Jason Delaney, Missouri

Shaw Nature Reserve Daffodil Dig Day

February 27, 2014

Categories: Daffodil Enthusiasts, Daffodil Types, Growing Daffodils, Historics, Hybridizing, Landscapes and Naturalized Daffodils, Seedling

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On Tuesday, 08 April, from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., the Greater Saint Louis Daffodil Society will once again host our annual Shaw Nature Reserve Daffodil Dig Day in Gray Summit, Missouri.

Have any interest in digging historic daffodils of known and unknown varieties, and an infinite number of naturally occurring hybrids, to take home, for only the cost of the labor you put into digging them?   Then join us!

This year, barring a late spring, the famous Shaw Nature Reserve poets should be reaching peak bloom by our dig date.  As you may have heard, the poets are the absolute highlight of our annual digs.  I will guarantee that, unless you’ve visited us previously to participate in a dig or in an exploratory hike through the fields of poets, you’ve never seen so many variations of forms, colors, and sizes of poets, due to 80+ years of numerous Narcissus poeticus cultivars and sub-species freely self- and cross-pollinating, and self-sowing by the acre.   This is where Larry Force and others have found the genetic jackpot of miniature and other truly novel poets to introduce and to use for breeding.

Did I mention that the bulbs you get to dig and take home are free?

This is an R.S.V.P. event.  If you are interested, please contact me privately at  title=, by 17 march 2014.

Thank you,



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