I’ve never purchased Narcissus Rijnveld’s Early Sensation (daffodils), but my neighbors have. My neighbors are enjoying a garden full of the all-yellow beauties, while my later bloomers are getting ready to show off their amazing variety.
As with many gardeners, variety is not enough for me, I think I also need to be first. Or at least timed the same as my neighbors. Although I have crocuses and winter aconite and snowdrops to enjoy right now (and for the last month), I’m tired of watching my neighbors daffodils bloom a few weeks before mine.
Fortunately for both my garden and my soul, I can stop coveting them next year. When I order my bulbs this summer for fall planting, I resolve to get some of Mr. Rijnveld’s earlybirds so that I can join in my neighbor’s welcome of spring, instead of sitting on the sidelines and waiting.
If you’d like to stop coveting, you can Google the flower and you’ll get a number of reputable growers. I usually order all my bulbs from Colorblends and the Daffodil Depot. To find them, you can Google these wholoesalers/retailers too, I think they require a minimum order, but I don’t know what it is, having never spent close to the minimum.