Daffodilia

May 12, 2017
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Dear All, Now that the Daffodil season is over for me I can get down to doing some of the things I have asked to do! The rain has returned…

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Autumn 17#5

Bulbocodium season has now started. The first of the viridiflorus hybrids has just finished which means it has lasted over 2 weeks.               A…

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Design Show at Chicago Botanic

If you also like flower design with daffodil themes, check this link which shows the Design category at the Chicago Botanic Garden last weekend. Bill Hessel, a founding member of…

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With Sadness

May 3, 2017
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With sadness, I am reporting Petie Matheson of Gloucester, Virginia, passed last night.   She was a long time ADS member and judge.  She was in the judging school with…

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2017 Joe Hamms Show (PDGS)

May 2, 2017
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All Well, we have finally reached the end of my show photos for all the shows that I visited this year in the midwest of the country as well as…

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Easter Daffs – an International market .

Every   Easter  both  our  local  Supermarkets  have  good  displays  of  flowers  for  sale .It  is  currently  peak  chrysanthemum  season  here  , supplemented  by  the  year  round  availability  of  roses , …

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Surprise Blue Ribbon

I was sent a picture today from the Chambersburg, PA Daffodil show (a couple weeks ago) of my seedling #11-35 that I had given up on.  It’s a jonquil (cordubensis)…

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Easter 2017 Otaki , NZ

Our  Southern  season  is  beginning  very  slowly ,  with  much  of  the  North  Island  recovering from record  rainfalls ,  delivered  by  the  tail  end  of  two  tropical  cyclones .Soils are …

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2017 Niles Michigan Daffodil Show Sponsored by the IDS

April 30, 2017
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All A Newer Show  along the Southern Border of Michigan with Indiana was held in the hometown of Dr John Reed in the city of Niles. With this show, came…

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Bloom

April 30, 2017
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Kidling blooming today. The season is officially over. Earliest in memory. I also have my first peony blooming Prairie Moon. Azaleas too. Crazy year! Way too early. Naomi  

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Tête à Tête in the Sierra de las Nieves

April 30, 2017
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   In March I made a trip to Spain looking for narcissus species. I saw many different sites and visited also the Sierra de las Nieves near Ronda, where in…

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Later West Coast Blooms

April 29, 2017
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Here is a small collection of daffodils that bloomed in the last couple of weeks, ‘Nancy’s Fancy‘ with ‘Mesa Verde‘ in the background, ‘Rubilina‘, ‘Data Queen‘, and ‘Kenwell Centennial‘.  Today,…

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Sad News

April 25, 2017
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I learned last night, of the recent death in the UK of Richard Brook. He would have been personally known to older ADS members from his several visits to the…

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