Historics date

March 7, 2010
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Categories: Daffodil Types, Historics

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Not just great garden flowers.  There’s a lot of older show flowers that been superseded by newer cultivars but they’re lovely in their own right.  For example, Empress of Ireland is a favorite of mine but it’s not a good garden flower.  (I have to keep it in a clean sandy raised bed.)  It was origianlly a valued show flower but has been edged out of its class by newer whites.  I don’t enter it myself, evn though I have a lot of it, nor have I noticed it entered in the few years I’ve been going to shows.  It’s a sweetly beautiful flower and is certainly historically significant if not “historic.”  A Classics class (or Masters?  like the Masters athletic program for aging athletes) would give me more of an excuse to keep it in a pampered show bed rather than kicking it out into the killing ground.

Kathleen

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