Springing up in the Land of Oz [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

August 18, 2009
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Categories: Growing Daffodils, Hybridizing, Seedling, Show Results, Soil

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What with camera and computer problems, it has been a struggle to get any piccies for anyone to see. First up this year was N.cyclamineus. This photo if of the only one left vertical after a dose of half-inch hailstones recently.
Next out, four days ago was beautiful Beryl (6 Y-YYO officially, but it has always looked like Y-O to me). Next day came February Gold (6 Y-Y and obviously bred in the northern hemisphere)as the almost-in-focus photo shows; behind it is a heavily frost-bitten arid-zone chenopod.
Day before yesterday, Tete a Tete started flowering – only about two inches high: don’t know why so short, maybe because it’s a new bed with soil that hasn’t settled down yet. Alongside was the first Topolino (1 W-Y), also shorter than usual (and again, almost in focus), dwarfed by that Gazania flower and surrounded by self-sown parsley seedlings.
And last night when we got in from work: a single little N. wilkommii. I never grown this before – never seen it before, come to think of it. A quaint little daff.
I hope you all enjoy this dose of spring.
Ian & Julie Lester 6 Judith Wright St FRANKLIN ACT 2913

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2 Responses to Springing up in the Land of Oz [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

  1. August 19, 2009 at 4:59 am


    In a message dated 8/18/2009 10:34:48 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  title= writes:

    And last night when we got in from work: a single little N. wilkommii. I
    never grown this before – never seen it before, come to think of it. A
    quaint little daff.

    Hi Ian,
    Your N. willkommii is definitely not N. willkommii.
    Marilynn

  2. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    August 19, 2009 at 5:12 am

    Hello, Ian, Thanks for sharing your photos. Nice to see what’s blooming in other parts of the world. Your photo of Beryl doesn’t look like Beryl to me. Check the photos of Beryl on DaffSeek (www.daffseek.org and type in Beryl). There are lots of photos. And your photo of N. willkommii looks like some kind of bulbocodium or one of its hybrids. But enjoy them, by whatever name. 🙂
    Mary Lou