In Redding, CT, one of the most beautiful sights that I look forward to seeing each spring, is a local landmark, a large field that perennially brims with gorgeous, blooming daffodils.
After years of doing drive-bys, I finally decided to pull over to take a closer look. Property owner, 99-year old Bud McQuade, waved me in and greeted me warmly. This awe-inspiring gardener told me that over the course of 30 years, he’s planted over 50,000 bulbs. I really wanted to know what his secret was for successfully creating such a lush field, and he said, “After they bloom, I take a “lady’s shovel”, thrust it into the ground, right under the plant, and add more bulbs. On a good day, I can plant up to 200 bulbs an hour!”
I shot a little video that I just had to share with you. I hope that you’ll be inspired too!