I tried my best to present a selection of spring bulbs and in full bloom, right on queue, were these handsome daffs:
Narcissus 'Jetfire' is an absolute star with a bright yellow perianth and a rich orange tubular corona. It is also tough-as-nails; it can naturalize and reliably come back year after year.
Narcissus canaliculatus. A not often grown species that I just adore for its short stature and exquisitely sweet perfume!
One would assume that these blooming beauties would go flying off the table at $3.50 for a multi-nosed bulb in a 4" pot or an instant clump of 5 bulbs in a gallon pot for $10.00. Out of all the blooming daffodils I grew and brought, I sold 2 or 3. That's all.
I had some other things like species tulip hyrbids (a future blog entry) and early season perennials, but the daffodils just did not budge. And it wasn't like they were pasted their peak. All the pots are still loaded with buds ready to burst into bloom!
Now to find homes for these. I have them in the garden already!