Science

This category is about the biology of daffodils and narcissus.

Narcissus cantabricus crosses

February 2, 2017
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   These two miniature daffodils are flowering in the greenhouse. The seedlings of both crosses often generate unreduced pollen. I shall try the first one out of doors this year…

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Autumn blooming Narcissus

Narcissus tazetta has a few Autumn blooming varieties from dry Mediterranean areas that bloom when the first rains arrive in the fall and winter, these varieties don’t need a winter…

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Daffodil Planting and Mulching

December 3, 2016
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Something more related to daffodils.  I have been planting my daffodils lately, starting right after Thanksgiving as November have been colder than normal where I live in NC.  I had…

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Master Gardener of the Year 2016 Currituck Co, NC

December 2, 2016
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Hi All, The Currituck Co, NC master gardeners sponsor our Barco, NC Daffodil Society; without them we would not have a show.  Fran and I joined the master gardeners about…

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Final Pick

Last week was the last significant pick of daffodils for the season. Just because it was possible a few of these were put in the Canberra iris show. Typically late…

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Paperwhites

Different paperwhites flower here in Canberra from about April to September. Flowering time is influenced by both rainfall and temperature. A couple more paperwhite N. broussonetii seedlings have flowered here and…

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