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Early spring flowers indoors
#89275 February 11th, 2007 at 05:06 AM
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There are things poking their heads up, all over in my gardens, so I decided to throw a clump of Daffodils into a pot so I could bring them inside & have flowers early. (Thinking spring!) Duh

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#89276 February 11th, 2007 at 03:54 PM
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i don't know patty, but i'll go take some pictures of mine outside, they are blooming, and post them here for you later today

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#89277 February 11th, 2007 at 04:01 PM
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I would have said a combo of two things maybe,
Yes to more of the dirt *because usually those are planted pretty deep and are used to growing distances to get to the surfaces...
and maybe the other is lighting when it first
came up and out of the soil...

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#89278 February 12th, 2007 at 07:12 AM
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Wow! They look great! Major case of zone envy here!

I would say no because the roots need to have room in the pot and you'll need to water them a lot. Also the less disturbance, the better. However, they will be more likely to have the foliage flop when they are elevated like that. You'll need to put a little stake in there and wrap them up before that happens.

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#89279 February 12th, 2007 at 01:52 PM
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I did the same thing. But even though the tops of the bulbs pushed through my soil I didn't get any discoloration. So I'm thinking maybe it's not getting enough light. But that is a guess.

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#89280 February 12th, 2007 at 02:02 PM
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I dug mine up as well(for the move) and the lighter parts were under the soil- I would say pot them up deeper. Cover the lighter parts. They look great! My neighbors across the street have tons of blooms on theirs, but none on mine. My puppy ate the only bloom pod I had :p

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#89281 February 12th, 2007 at 02:07 PM
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How pretty Patty!!!

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#89282 February 12th, 2007 at 05:31 PM
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they will green-up with more light.

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#89283 February 14th, 2007 at 04:12 AM
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They Look OUTSTANDING Patty! I cannot wait until mines bloom. I'm only expecting around 3 or 4 blooms at the least...Kinda of sucks, hopefully nextyear something will happen and I can get much more blooms!

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#89284 February 15th, 2007 at 04:25 AM
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They didn't waste any time getting happy indoors! They started opening up today, & I expect them to be in full bloom tomorrow!
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I looked at the ones outside after I posted my question, & they were all whitish at the base of the stems too. While it probably wouldn't have hurt to put them in a bigger pot & add more soil, I left them as they were.

Tammy & Joclyn were on the right track, cuz they greened up after a couple days of sunshine through the window! Duh

PartyGirl, the stalks seem to be pretty sturdy & thick, so I don't think they're going to flop over. Duh Will have to wait & see, but I don't think I've ever seen Daffs staked up before. (It IS interesting that some of our flowers are so top heavy, that it's a wonder those skinny stems can hold them up!)

I thought I was bringing more flowers inside, but I guess I wasn't paying attention when I dug up this clump... Out of the 20 plants that are in this pot, there are only 4 flowers! Duh (I know that the babies don't flower the 1st year, but what about the Moms?)

My yard is crammed full of these right now, so I think I'll do it again tomorrow & get more flowers in here! (Tonya, next year maybe you should pot yours & put them out of your flower-muching puppy's reach!) [Linked Image]

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#89285 February 15th, 2007 at 11:27 AM
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Pattty, I needed that burst of spring today!!! Your daffs are beautiful. ~!!!! thumbup flw flw


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