Yearly Archives: 2018

Another bulbocodium hybrid.

December 31, 2018
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Lawrence Trevanian made ‘Gold Step’ a cross of ‘Alfriston, 2Y-R, by N. bulbocodium. This cross is fertile. I think Lawrence once told be that he had doubled the number of…

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Something to contemplate

December 30, 2018
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It seems to me a big part of breeding is the selection out of the seedlings – what are you looking for and does this advance things?  I am wondering…

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Ultra rapid seedlings in flower

December 26, 2018
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At the Sacramento Convention in 2017, Steve Hampson had a lovely pot filled with the bulbocodium ‘Julia Jane’ in full bloom. Also at the convention were a few cut flowers…

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A funny thing happened on the way to the show…

December 26, 2018
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Happy holidays. I am working on a newsletter for the newly-formed Gloucester (VA) Daffodil Club. Along with the goal of encouraging our members to “paint Gloucester yellow,” we want to…

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Sad News

December 20, 2018
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This morning I received an email from Naomi Liggett with some sad news: “Sad news. Tag (Delores) Bourne died this am. She was a long time member of ADS and…

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An interesting volunteer.

December 16, 2018
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I have had a pot labelled N. patula for a very long time. N. patula is a small 8W-Y. In 2004 I put the tazetta’s pollen onto ‘Emerald Sea’ and…

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