[NAFEX] daffodils and fruit trees

Jim Notkey nottke1 at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 12 10:22:06 EDT 2006


Ginda,
We have daffodils and hyacinth planted in the large leaf mulch beds under
our apple, pear, and pawpaw trees.  Seems to work very well - the area is
never mown, so the flowers are super and the greens can flourish as late as
they like.
Jim


> [Original Message]
> From: <list at ginda.us>
> To: NAFEX <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Date: 4/12/2006 7:38:49 AM
> Subject: [NAFEX] daffodils and fruit trees
>
> Has anyone planted daffodils or other bulbs under fruit trees?   
> Daffodils do most of their business before the trees come into leaf,  
> so the shade shouldn't be much of a problem.  But how badly do the  
> daffodils compete with the trees for nutrients, and water?  I'm  
> thinking of putting in some daffodils under my little apricot.
>
> Thanks,
> Ginda
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