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Plant Morphology question

November 4, 2013
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Friends, I’ve been trying to recall a the word which denotes the structure connecting the seed to the ovary in a narcissus.  I believe it starts with O, perhaps omb……

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Heirloom Daffodils: ID Help Needed

Friends: One of the participants in a garden walk I led last weekend at historic Filoli Gardens is hoping to identify a bloom remaining from his Mom’s time (and he’s…

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Earlier Spring flowering times

January 17, 2013
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It’s not just daffodils, folks, http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130117/global-warming-brings-early-us-spring-flowers-st Global warming trumps April showers when it comes to spring flowers, a new study finds. Record warm temperatures in 2010 and 2012 resulted in…

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Mrs. Langtry

From the recent Old House Gardens newsletter, here’s a question about the original name of the historic cultivar "Mrs. Langtry". Maybe Marilynn or another well-versed Daffnet reader can respond. Melissa…

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same crew

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Ironstone’s Irish daffodil float

Murphys holds an Irish Days parade at the same weekend as our daffodil show. Here Bob Spotts and Jan Moyers are aboard the rear steps, while John Castor & Kirby…

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