Monthly Archives: May 2017

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.  Probably the words that I…

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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 show in Cleveland. She was…

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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 a Pase Maker Insertion. Helen…

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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 friend’s birthday. The bunch includes…

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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) purchased from ADS fall 2016…

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New tetraploid Narcissus cordubensis/fernandesii

May 24, 2017
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    The diploid N. jonquilla cordubensis of the picture has been transformed to two tetraploid plants. This is to be seen in the photos of the sprouting pollen: The tetraploid plants…

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