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Old 02-13-2020, 08:33 PM
 
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Thanks for all the questions and advice.
I'm pretty sure they are daffodils - the leaves aren't wide enough to be tulips and the greenery gets pretty tall.

I didn't plant them (they were here when we bought the house) so not sure if they were planted too deep or not.

There are about 15 daffodil plants with only one bloom out of the entire lot.

In the two springs that we have lived here, I have never cut back or tied down (have you seen those people who make a little French twist out of their daffodil greenery??? Weird) the greenery. I have always just let it die back on it's own.

Sounds like a good fertilizing this spring and again next fall might be what has been missing. I pass some old country homes in the area with GOBS of daffodils blooming all over their yards and I'm certain that no one has been doing squat to make that happen, but clearly mine are higher maintenance!
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Old 02-13-2020, 10:22 PM
 
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They could be planted too deep.
That's what I was thinking. But replanting will cost another season. Still what's there to lose?
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Old 02-14-2020, 05:49 AM
 
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Personally, i would dig them up and replant them. The bigger bulbs should flower. Smaller ones might need a year or so. You can fertilize upon replanting using a “bulb booster”. Blood meal is also good as slow nitrogen supply.
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:43 AM
 
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This is our third spring in this house and the daffodils that were planted here just don't produce flowers. Lots of green coming up, but only one bloom. It seems as if someone planted different varieties as the green varies, but only that one blossom. Is there anything that I can do to encourage flowers for next spring?



Sometimes the problem but sometimes the seller/growers sell flowers that don't flower. Have you inquired?
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:58 AM
 
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Tying or twisting them is not weird. The bulbs feed of the green which turns pretty unsightly. Our yard is tiny and SO brought me about 450 bulbs when we moved in 4 years ago and 150 last November which he chilled in the beer fridge to start with. Some of the fancies are outright weird! Without containing it would look like neglect.
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:59 AM
 
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Your neighbors....they may have seen something the former owners of your house did or didn't do that the neighbors did the opposite and the neighbors got nice daffodils while you didn't.

Neighbors can be a great source of info you wouldn't even think to ask. Amazing what they see happen when you're not looking. Something the previous owners did or didn't do...but also the trash guy who tossed his coffee on a patch etc.

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Old 02-14-2020, 10:22 AM
 
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When you say the green color varies...got me curious if you have yellow stripe or mosaic problems.
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Old Today, 11:09 AM
 
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Do you cut the leaves down after blooming? Bulbs need the leaves to draw nourishment from, and if they don't get nourishment from the leaves, they might be too weak to flower.
This.
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Old Today, 11:21 AM
 
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There are only 15 them. No great loss to dig them up and plant new bulbs of the type you want. Following planting directions carefully.
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