One of the reasons I asked about this is that we have people coming to the information booths from all over the world. Especially lots of folks come to the botanical gardens where we have our main Texas Show there in Dallas.
Saturday the young lady from Germany wanted to know which species were native to her home country.
We had a couple from India or Pakistan or Turkey come through and get really excited about the photo showing n. Jonquilla. None of us understood a single word as they were obviously trying to explain that they were familiar with this species. They could not understand a word of what we were saying….
Just think how the world map of countries has changed since MANY of these daffodils were collected. Think about the trade routes that sprang up after conquering armies returned with treasures from far off lands.
We were trying to explain to children at times how good the various daffodils smelled. When we would get done explaining this some of the younger children would pick up a bulb and sniff it…..WHAT if we sprayed the fragrant daffodil bulbs with perfume to let the people know which ones will have scent:-))) NEXT year! Keith Kridler