I know this is a task for October and not February, but since the weather turned sour and put the excitement for gardening activities on hold again, I thought I’d put together a list of interesting daffodil varieties to consider next fall.

Flower Drift is a double daffodil with pure white petals and a bright coral center, intensely fragrant.
My Story is a light pink variety with an ruffled salmon pink middle. Fragrant.
Apricot Whirl has a split corona which makes it look more like a day lily than a daffodil, including the pure pink color.

Hoop Petticoat is white and trumpet shaped with bright yellow stamens poking out. The outside petals are wispy rays growing around the center.

Rip Van Winkle looks like an exploding star, with countless yellow shards spiking in all directions.

Petit fours are pure pink with no hint of yellow; their double middle is baby pink, slightly darker than the barely blush exterior petals. Also fragrant.

Cassata has a split bright yellow corona overlaid on almost white exterior petals. It matures to pure white.

I am very fond of the classic yellow jonquils, and there is no lack of them in my garden. The older ones have naturalized and formed large clumps that delight me with bloom during the whole month of April.

Author's Bio: 

Main Areas: Garden Writing; Sustainable Gardening; Homegrown Harvest
Published Books: “Terra Two”; “Generations”; "The Plant - A Steampunk Story"; "Letters to Lelia"; "Fair"; "Door Number Eight"; "A Year and A Day"; "Möbius' Code"; "Between Mirrors"; "The Blue Rose Manuscript"
Career Focus: Author; Consummate Gardener;
Affiliation: All Year Garden; The Weekly Gardener; Francis Rosenfeld's Blog

I started blogging in 2010, to share the joy of growing all things green and the beauty of the garden through the seasons. Two garden blogs were born: allyeargarden.com and theweeklygardener.com, a periodical that followed it one year later. I wanted to assemble an informal compendium of the things I learned from my grandfather, wonderful books, educational websites, and my own experience, in the hope that other people might use it in their own gardening practice.