I'm posting this here as opposed to the Bulb Forum as I'm beginning my 2007 gardening "due dilligence" early and would love some input from daffodil growers in our colder Minnesota hardiness zones. I have planting areas that support drifts of Siberian Scilla, Muscari, some random Chionodoxa, and have always had good luck with lilies so I'm guessing daffodils would work too, but... which types have proven successful for you? Can you trust the dazzling array of daffodil bulbs offered by the big box stores to really be appropriate for our climate? Do you rely on mail order or a good local nursery?
Thanks for any help you can give me. As a perennial grower I've learned to be patient, but the spring of 2008 (let alone the fall of 2007) seems light years away!