from Doug Florey, who we visited for the first time in June 2014.
says, "We started planting daffodils en masse about 10 years ago, and each
fall we put in a few hundred more. Although I love some of the
more exotic-looking ones, we have found that many of these are not as reliable
as some of the old favorites when it comes to naturalizing, so lately we have
been planting mostly 'Mt. Hood', 'King Alfred', 'Salome', and 'Ice Follies'.
The deer, squirrels, chipmunks, and groundhogs steer clear of them, and the
clumps grow larger each year, so we feel they’re a great investment, especially
after a long, grey, Pittsburgh winter! In several of the beds, we’ve
interplanted the daffs with daylilies or peonies. This has worked well, since
the daylilies and peonies tend to hide the yellowing foliage of the daffodils,
which reduces my impulse to cut the dying leaves back (despite knowing I
shouldn’t!). Hopefully these photos will brighten up your days the same way
other gardeners’ photos have brightened mine."