When, if ever, is the decision of the judges final?

Once upon a time, I suggested that the last question we would ever resolve concerning daffodil shows would be “When is the decision of the judges final?” Richard Ezell averred…

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Autumn 17#2

Some more elegans hybrids are flowering. The elegans scent, which I like, is now quite powerful.   My first new seedling for 2017 is the 8W-Y. It is not perfect…

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2017 Murphys Show – Miniature Awards

March 22, 2017
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Miniature Gold Ribbon and Miniature Rose Ribbon Winner exhibited by Box Spotts

Here are the miniatures exhibits that won ADS awards at the 2017 Murphys show. If an award is not mentioned, it means there were no entries competing for that award.…

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2017 Murphys Show – Standard Collection Awards

March 22, 2017
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Quinn Award Winner exhibited by Kirby Fong

In this post we cover the standard collections that won ADS awards. If an award is not mentioned, it means there were no entries in the class for that award.…

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2017 Murphys Show – Standard Single Cultivar Awards

March 22, 2017
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Gold Ribbon Winner exhibited by Kirby Fong

The Northern California Daffodil Society held its Murphys show at Kautz Ironstone Vineyards March 18-19, 2017 just a week after the American Daffodil Society national show in Sacramento.  Sixteen exhibitors…

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Evaluation of Seedlings

A question to hybridizers.  How do you evaluate your seedlings on a year when they have summer weather in February followed in March by three weeks of extreme cold and…

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Bob Spotts surrounded by his seedlings

March 22, 2017
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2017 ADS National Convention Sacramento CA. Staging area. Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone

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Larry Force with gold metal seedling

March 22, 2017
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Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone

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Harold and his creation

March 22, 2017
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At Sacramento ADS National Convention 2017

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Lobby Displays at the ADS National Show in Sacramento

March 21, 2017
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Maria Krenek's Artistic Design

Here are three photos of the displays in the lobby of the Capital Ballroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Sacramento where the national show was held March 10…

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Identification help (virus)

March 20, 2017
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I bought a bag of yellow daffodils 1 year ago,  they were all the same variety, but there was a pair of bulbs ‘variegated?‘. I don’t know if it’s just…

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More French pics

March 19, 2017
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I will use the one on the left instead of the standard pic of daff parts. On the far right, Tazetta narcissus, of course, but why “doubtful” narcissus on the…

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Interesting French daffodil drawings

March 19, 2017
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I found this page at the Chicago Botanic Garden Library some years ago and will excise a few blooms for illustrations in our show schedule which I am putting to…

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