Planting Daffodils in Charleston’s Parks
Come March, daffodils will be popping up all over Charleston. Over the course of three years, the Conservancy has planted 20,000 daffodil bulbs in select parks, including Brittlebank, Cannon Park, Corrine Jones Park, Allan Park and Chapel Street Fountain Park. This year 2,000 bulbs were added to Cannon and Corrine Jones parks and 4,000 bulbs were planted at Allan Park. Our good friends at the RiverDogs often help us out in their neigboring Brittlebank Park and here’s a video they produced of their work this month.
A big thanks to our volunteers who helped us! It definitely takes a few minutes to get that many bulbs in the ground. The daffodils will offer up a flowering show in March so make sure you visit the parks with camera in hand.
Be sure to watch our Facebook page and Twitter account for “bloom alerts” as we let you know what plants are blooming in which parks.
If you’d like to have a flower bed full of daffodils at your house, the best time for ordering is October so mark your calendar and then check out this video with our own Paul Wentz explaining everything you need to know for growing daffodils in the South, including the best varieties and tips for site selection.