Erlicheer and White Pearl

The  daffodil  season  is  moving  slowly  in  New  Zealand  and  most  areas  had  a rough  weekend  as  a severe  southerly front  moved  up  the  country . My  cutflower  numbers  for …

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Bulbs of Mitsch’s ‘Lemon Tree’

We have received a query from Denise who lives in Utah asking where she can buy bulbs of Grant Mitsch’s daffodil  ‘Lemon Tree‘ .  If…

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Introduction

July 15, 2017
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For my talk on bulbs last night I used the following abstract. I thought it was quite good myself and you are welcome to use…

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Open Pollination/culled daffodil seeds/bulbs

July 10, 2017
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If you go out into the fields or flower beds after dark you will sometimes see hundreds of not thousands of moths working over the…

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Chinese Sacred Lily

July 10, 2017
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I have known about the Chinese Sacred Lily for some time. I am giving a prestigious lecture on bulbs and have delved into literature and…

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Open Pollination

July 8, 2017
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  My first steps as a hybridizer were to cross standard daffodils. I read in the literature that it is not necessary to prevent open…

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Daffodils in Iceland

July 5, 2017
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My sister (Karen Spotts) and I visited Iceland for two weeks in early June. Iceland is quite interesting – with countless beautiful waterfalls and captivating…

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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.…

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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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