Monday, April 26, 2010

Mystery in the Garden, Part 2

This hanging "bloom" is the first time my 'fake' daffodils have progressed beyond the 'airbud' stage. Not sure how it will develop further, if it will at all. Click to see in detail.

G A R D E N I N G — A couple of weeks ago, I posted about some 'fake' daffodils I had found in the woods around my house, original post here. I transplanted about a dozen of them 3 years ago into one of my perennial gardens, but have never seen them bloom. They bud quite easily, and in great number—I have about 100 buds right now—but they never progress past the buds. I've planted some in the full sun, which has proven to be the wrong place for them-they don't even bud in the sun. The ones in my partial shade garden, like the area I found them in the woods, seems to be what they like. But the buds dry out and turn brown before they open, and then the leaves disappear later in the season like every other type of daffodil. I've found two more patches of them in the woods, and none of them seem to progress past the airbud stage either. I'm really perplexed, and excited at this point, to see that one bud has broken open and this hanging proto-flower has appeared. I've not found anything like these plants researching online. I'll keep y'all posted as to the next stage!

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