Flowering in Canberra today

August 7, 2016
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Hi While it has been cold and wet in recent times Canberra had a very warm autumn. The result is a lot of things opening earlier than normal. While it…

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A Life member from Hawaii?? A mystery that intrigues me

Working on the “In Memoriam” article for the September Daffodil Journal, I noted the name of Sheldon Lee Mun Kwai “Hamoa” Tom, age 68, of Honolulu. Nancy googled his obituary,…

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Strange Bulb Configuration

Hi, I was sent the picture  and the message below from a friend, Bob Issak, who shows up to some of the Daffodil Shows and helps out but may not…

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Help with naming this tazetta please

Wondering if anyone is able to identify this daffodil please. I believe it is an old variety – it came up in my garden and the house is 130 years…

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An Interview with Nancy Wilson

July 24, 2016
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We’ve just added another video to DaffTube titled Nancy Wilson Interview in which Nancy Tackett asks Nancy Wilson about how she became interested in daffodils. Nancy Wilson and her husband…

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Trips offered by the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society (PHS)

July 22, 2016
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The Pennsylvania Horticulture Society (PHS) is offering an exciting travel program for 2017. Please share this information with your members. Thank you. Gardens, Wine and Wilderness, A Tour of New…

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Unreduced ABC – Pollen from ABC – Narcissus Crosses

July 17, 2016
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The capital letters indicate different chromosome sets. One example for such a cross is N. cantabricus x Emerald Sea. The seedlings are composed of one chromosome set of Sea Dream…

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Hot Water Treatment

I need to give bulbs from one area hot water treatment to control nematodes.  Since formalin is no longer allowed, what disinfectant do any of you use in the HWT?…

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Emerald Sea Seedlings

The  John  Hunter  registration  ;  EMERALD  SEA ,  ( Seadream  x  N Viridiflorus  , –  reg  1999 )  is  flowering  now  and  also  in  bloom  currently  ,  in  that  difficult …

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RIP

July 9, 2016
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Forwarding from David Burdick; With a heavy heart, Victor Whitney asked me to pass along the very sad news of Eileen Whitney’s death on July 5 after a long battle…

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New tetraploid Narcissus jonquilla henriquesii

July 6, 2016
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N. jonquilla henriquesii has been transformed from diploid to tetraploid. The pollen volume of the tetraploid plant is about two times bigger than that of the diploid plant and the pollen…

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Early July

We are heading into mid-winter here but nevertheless there are plenty of daffodils. Bulbocodiums of course: Some nice tazettas – just. A cyclataz from N. cyclamineus x Autumn Colors: Some…

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2017 ADS Shows – Call for Information

I’m just taking over as ADS Awards Chair from Bob Spotts, and I have a lot to learn.  One thing I know I need is information about the 2017 ADS…

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