The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is once again celebrating spring with flowers from bulbs planted last fall. This year, though, our focus is daffodils rather than tulips.
Although tulips are typically “one shot” annuals because of our climate, many gardeners enjoy planting them because of the rainbow-like variety of colors available. One reason for the new focus this year is that tulips are susceptible to several pests and, as all good farmers know, crop rotation is a great tool to prevent problems and reduce pesticide use. Daffodils are much better suited to the climate of our region, are long-lived, and are mostly pest-free.