The vast majority of the plants in my prairie garden are native to Texas. Moreover, the native plants in my garden were selected because they benefit the suburban wildlife populations of insects, including bees and butterflies, birds, and reptiles by providing food and shelter. So why am I growing these six inch "Tete-a-Tete" daffodils that do not benefit wildlife whatsoever?
I grow them just because I think they are cute. There, I said it. I think these little daffodils are cute. They do absolutely nothing for the wildlife, but for the week and a half that they bloom each spring, they brighten my days and make me smile.
And if they happen to brighten the day of a passerby or visitor to my garden, then maybe they do benefit wildlife after all because people can be pretty wild at times too.
By the way, after 39 months, this is post #100 of the Plano Prairie Garden blog.