Daffodils – Popping Up During Winter!

Q: I noticed today that my daffodils are beginning to pop up. Is there anything I should do?

A: Many are the anguished cries when gardeners notice that bulb foliage has emerged in early winter. The truth of the matter is that bulb foliage is rarely harmed by winter temperatures, no matter how low. If there is no swollen flower bud showing, the bulb will survive cold weather just fine. Even so, I have had daffodil’s bloom beautifully after the buds were covered with snow. If you simply MUST do something, cover the leaves very lightly with pine straw. The bulbs will survive and bloom as expected either way.