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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Special first bloom in Georgia

December 5, 2016
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Special first bloom in Georgia

Just as begin planting all my bulbs for spring I find cantabricus smiling at me. It’s always fun to find the first bloom of season but this year it was…

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Much too late replanting of Mini. seedlings in polystyrene fish box.

Much too late replanting of Mini. seedlings in polystyrene fish box. A change from potting and it allows for gentle placement when the bulbs have already developed a little fringe…

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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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N. bulbocodium; N. triandrus; and their variable hybrids N. x foster

A rare occasion – 17th March 2011- St Patricks Day – maybe the luck of the Irish or a special Spanish gift on the day. Sometimes we are lucky and…

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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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Different seedlings of N. x xanthochlorus (N. cavanillesii x N. viridiflorus) are flowering

December 2, 2016
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The seedlings of N. x xanthochlorus should be fertile because they are allotetraploid. But some generate no viable pollen. Successful crosses with Maria Pia as the pollen parent were made.…

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N. cavanillesii crosses

November 24, 2016
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N. cavanillesii flowered three days after a heavy rain in southern Spain. Today, one month later I earned the seeds in the picture. The different pollen parents influence the size of…

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Otaki – a few more .

November 24, 2016
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  The  top  table  had a good  selection  across  the  divisions, reflecting  the  late  season .With  the  N I  National  only  a  week  away  ,quite a  few  growers  admitted  that …

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Kate Reade

November 23, 2016
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Dear All, Nial Watson just asked that I let Daffnet members know that Kate Reade has passed away. Kate was awarded the American Daffodil Society Gold Medal in 1992 and…

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Identification Help

November 23, 2016
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The bag said ‘Geranium’ however it is too early for this variety.  Please let me know your thoughts. Many daffodils are jumping out of the ground here due to early…

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Otaki Show , 2 September 2016

November 23, 2016
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The   Otaki  Horticultural  Society  held  our  annual  show  on  Friday  2  September .With  declining  membership , –  a  shortage  of   assistance  in  all  departments ,  we  opted for  a  smaller …

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From Chile and USA – to lie in the dirt and photograph little flowers in Spain

November 22, 2016
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From Chile and USA – to lie in the dirt and photograph little flowers in Spain. Love finds a way! Img 0129 Img 0130

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