Open Pollination

July 8, 2017
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  My first steps as a hybridizer were to cross standard daffodils. I read in the literature that it is not necessary to prevent open pollination because only 1 to…

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Daffodils in Iceland

July 5, 2017
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My sister (Karen Spotts) and I visited Iceland for two weeks in early June. Iceland is quite interesting – with countless beautiful waterfalls and captivating rugged territory. There are more…

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Jay John Pengra

It is with great sadness to inform you that Jay passed away on Tuesday June 13th  from complications after a heart attack and heart surgery. His memorial service is planned…

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Daffodil Digging

Daffodil Digging is the one part of showing daffodils that I really don’t like and dread each year as summer approaches.  I go out to the daffodil beds with my…

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Noel Burr

June 16, 2017
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Many of you will have known Noel Burr, I see in our local paper that Noel died on June 4th this year. He had been ill for some time. Laurie…

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Thank you for the honour!

I am sorry that it has taken me so long to say this but I was totally blown away by Sacramento and completely caught out, honoured and shocked to have…

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Hybrid Seedling Question

A question to hybridizes. I have more seedlings than I have a place to replant.  As all hybridizes know when you keep one seedling bulb for a few years it…

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Bulbucodium N. cantabricus subsp luteolentus

I dug a large clump of N. cantabricus subsp luteolentus.  It’s a species bulbocodium 13Y-Y.  I must have had 100 to 150 bulbs in the clump.  Can someone tell me…

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Helen Trueblood a couple of recent photos

June 3, 2017
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All As I struggle to find words during this painful time, I just think about the past memories of Helen and how much she made me laugh. She was always…

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Helen Update

June 2, 2017
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Per Helen’s wishes there will not be any obituary. She said “If they need to print something they can say, SHE CAME AND WENT”. I will be preparing something for the…

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Hybridizing

A Beginning in Hybridizing The year 2017 was a successful year in my producing of daffodil seed from many of my crosses but not all.  Probably the words that I…

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Helen

May 31, 2017
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Sorry to hear about Helen. had hoped to see her at Joe’s show this spring. First time I met Helen she was judging Wells Knierim show in Cleveland. She was…

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Helen Trueblood

May 31, 2017
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It is with a heavy heart that I must report that our good Friend Helen Trublood has passed on yesterday May 30 durning surgery for a Pase Maker Insertion. Helen…

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