Daffodils Never Bloomed!

Hi, I planted daffodil bulbs in the Fall of 2006 and got flowers every Spring except this one (2009) The daffodils are the first to bloom (in March)...I kept waiting and waiting and NO FLOWERS! They currently look very healthy - nice long, green healthy looking stems but no flowers, no BUDS either! I know that daffodils don't last long, but I am sure I didn't miss them as I have been anxiously waiting for them to blossom since March! Any reasons you can think of as to why I never got any?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Actually daffodils generally do last for years, and multiply easily. I'm thinking that for some reason, the bulbs did not store enough energy and nutrition last summer for them to be able to bloom this spring.
It's possible that you removed the foliage too soon last summer. Do not remove bulb foliage until it is completely brown and pulls away easily from the crown of the plant. Do not braid or cover the foliage with mulch while you wait for it to die back. It's also possible that a bit of bulb fertilizer is in order. You can scratch a small amount of fertilizer into the soil around the bulbs, and that will help feed them for next spring's bloom show.


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