Answering the question, “when will my spring bulbs bloom?” may take a little explaining. Spring bulbs grow and bloom when warmer temperatures arrive. They only form flowers if they have undergone the proper chilling period to break dormancy. This allows the bulb a chilling period of 12 to 15 weeks, which is necessary for spring bulbs to sprout.
I’ve always been taught that “patience is a virtue” and this spectacular display of spring color is an example of such. These beds were originally planted back in mid-October (see Haworth NJ Landscaping) with masses of daffodil bulbs. We chose daffodils because of the large deer population; because deer, as a rule, tend to stay away from daffodils. Only members of the Amaryllis family, which includes daffodils, snowflakes and snowdrops, are truly deer and rodent proof.