Jay John Pengra

It is with great sadness to inform you that Jay passed away on Tuesday June 13th  from complications after a heart attack and heart surgery. His memorial service is planned…

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Daffodil Digging

Daffodil Digging is the one part of showing daffodils that I really don’t like and dread each year as summer approaches.  I go out to…

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Noel Burr

June 16, 2017
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Many of you will have known Noel Burr, I see in our local paper that Noel died on June 4th this year. He had been…

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Thank you for the honour!

I am sorry that it has taken me so long to say this but I was totally blown away by Sacramento and completely caught out,…

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Hybrid Seedling Question

A question to hybridizes. I have more seedlings than I have a place to replant.  As all hybridizes know when you keep one seedling bulb…

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Bulbucodium N. cantabricus subsp luteolentus

I dug a large clump of N. cantabricus subsp luteolentus.  It’s a species bulbocodium 13Y-Y.  I must have had 100 to 150 bulbs in the…

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Helen Trueblood a couple of recent photos

June 3, 2017
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All As I struggle to find words during this painful time, I just think about the past memories of Helen and how much she made…

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Helen Update

June 2, 2017
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Per Helen’s wishes there will not be any obituary. She said “If they need to print something they can say, SHE CAME AND WENT”. I will…

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Hybridizing

A Beginning in Hybridizing The year 2017 was a successful year in my producing of daffodil seed from many of my crosses but not all. …

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Helen

May 31, 2017
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Sorry to hear about Helen. had hoped to see her at Joe’s show this spring. First time I met Helen she was judging Wells Knierim…

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Helen Trueblood

May 31, 2017
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It is with a heavy heart that I must report that our good Friend Helen Trublood has passed on yesterday May 30 durning surgery for…

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Autumn 17#6

There is no obvious boundary between autumn and winter here. It sure feels like winter. There were enough flowers to pick a bunch for a…

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Last daffodil of the year in Illinois

May 25, 2017
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My last daffodil of the year blooming here in Illinois near Chicago. Higgins #11-11, Ladell – name reserved with the RHS (N. jonquilla x N. wilkommii)…

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