Nancy Tackett, California

Down Under Daff Photos

July 5, 2013
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To all Daffodil Photographers below the Equator,

While at the World Daffodil Convention last September in Dunedin, Ben and I were asked about Aussie and Kiwi photos still needed in DaffSeekHere is a link that has two spreadsheets of  Aussie and Kiwi daffodils, sequenced by daffodil name, that do not have photos in DaffSeek.  These are in spreadsheet format so you can sort it in a sequence useful for you.

We are looking forward to enjoying many photos on Daffnet of your upcoming season!  If you have any questions, please email me at  title=.

Many Thanks,

Ben and Nancy

 

4 responses to “Down Under Daff Photos”

  1. Lawrence Trevanion, Australia Lawrence Trevanion, Australia says:

    Hi Ben and Nancy,

    Thanks as always for your great work. Unfortunately I bought my digital camera just a couple of years too late – my extensive collection had already been severely culled.

    It occurs to me that it might be helpful to include a field on the spreadsheet that shows the number of times a flower has been a parent. Indexing it from high to low would then indicate the most important breeding flowers for which we do not have photos. Given that ideally we would like to have more than one photo (from different sources), my guess is that breeders would appreciate a list of daffodils from all around the world: – sorted according to the number of times they’ve been a parent; for which there is no photo or only one photo in daffseek. I notice for instance that you, Ben, are the only one to have submitted a photo of Goldcourt, so it could be a surprising list.

    P.S. I’ve just found some photos of daffodils that Rodney Emmerson showed in Leongatha in 2008. Will send when I have some time to look through them. I’m sure there are a number of people who can do wonders.

  2. Nancy Tackett, California Nancy Tackett, California says:

    Hi Lawrence and all,

    Almost half of the daffodils in DaffSeek do not have photos or historical images (>10,000)!  Since a list this long can be overwhelming, our approach is to focus on groupings each season. In this case, we were specifically asked for these two lists. To make it easy to generate these lists, only essential information for identification is provided. To provide anything more than this can be burdensome and time consuming, hence these short and sweet versions.

    Hybridizers usually send DaffSeek information and photos at the time of registration (many thanks!). so the majority registrations since 2006 have current photos.

    Additionally, Janet Hickman of Virginia has volunteered to scan slides or prints of needed daffodil photos for DaffSeek.  If you have any questions, please contact Janet at   title= or send your prints or slides to:
    Janet G. Hickman, MD, FAAD
    107 Lee Circle
    Lynchburg, VA 24503

    Thank you Janet and Many thanks to you all,

    Ben and Nancy

  3. Don Caton, Pennsylvania says:

    Trying to turn around ROBIN”S REWARD.  It should be in full bloom tomorrow, so a photo will be taken and sent.

  4. Lawrence Trevanion, Australia Lawrence Trevanion, Australia says:

    Thanks Nancy,

    Your lists are very much appreciated.

    My suggestion was informed by a couple of understandings.

    Firstly, I am very much aware that there are many more names in Australian catalogues than are on Daffseek. For example, I pull out Hancock’s 1961-2 catalogue and almost instantly find “Yarra” H.A. Brown 1b. I did not trouble myself with the many names like this when I created my own database because it seemed unlikely that very many of them are meaningful anymore. I think the same probably applies to many of the names that ARE on Daffseek. So when I think of missing photos of daffodils I think of daffodils that are significant. One easy measure of this (but of course not the only one) is whether it has been used as a parent. Using my old database I cut the Australian list from 2799 to 192 and the NZ list from to 2264 to 31. There are some really important and surprising flowers on those lists.

    Secondly, I am very aware that Australia and NZ have been importing daffodils for over a hundred years, so whereas there are probably not many old Australian and NZ daffodils in the US and UK the reverse is not the case. So it is not wrong to produce a worldwide list of needed photos for our upcoming season. Again, using my old database I came up with the following:

     DAWNGLOW 86 GOLDEN CITY 34 BEACON  39 RENOWN  32 DIMITY  29 BONNINGTON  29 MONARCH  25 MELISSA  24 PORTIA  22 SINCERITY  21 WARBIN  21 PINKEEN  20 BLODWEN  20 WARFLAME  19 MARY BLEWITT 19 IVO FELL  19 SPELTER  18 ASKELON  18 FAHAN  18 WHITEFOORD  18 GOLDEN ROBIN  18 DEPENDABLE  17 C.E. RADCLIFF  16 LILLIAN MURDOCH 16 PIGEON  15 DAVA  14 TRENOON  14 ST ALOYSIUS  14 GLENSHESK  14 MAID OF THE MIST  14

    Many of these are Australian but I would not be surprised flowers such as Spelter, Askelon, Pigeon, Dava, Trenoon etc are grown here.

    I hope these thoughts help,

    Lawrence