Why do gardeners tie daffodil leaves into knots?

Daffodil knot (photo by Roger Browne - CC-BY)It’s an odd custom. Some gardeners will fastidiously tie all their daffodil leaves into knots at the end of the flowering season. What gives? Actually, the purpose served by the knots is more social than horticultural. Daffodils burst into bloom each April (or October south of the equator). The petals then fall off and, provided [more…]

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