Finally blooming in Minnesota!

May 13, 2019

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Well, better late than never……these are in bloom in 2019 convention chair Margaret Macneale’s garden this AM.

We are expecting temperatures in the 70’s this week and possibly 80 late in the week.  Flowers will open in a hurry and not last long.  The wonders of our often short springs in Minnesota.

Thanks again to all who brought flowers to make the 2019 convention a huge success!  We couldn’t have done it without everyone who brought blooms.


3 Responses to Finally blooming in Minnesota!

  1. Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee
    Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee
    May 13, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    I apologize for not posting this before now, but you can blame 1) my post convention travels that ended a couple of days ago, 2) my signing up for 2-1/2 days of Flower School upon my return home, and 3) life in general with what we all have going on, in and out of the garden.

    THANK YOU to the wonderful group of people who put on the 2019 ADS Convention, the first ADS convention in the state of MN! Margaret MacNeale and Gary Cohen and their volunteers kept everything running smoothly despite many challenges. With their late spring and no flowers in bloom, they were most gracious hosts! If I were hosting a convention and show and didn’t have a single flower in bloom, I think I would be frustrated. Welcome to the reality of a MN daffodil grower! Here in middle Tennessee, we can plant from November to February or even March and can grow most daffodils; daffodil growers in MN are much more limited in their choices and their planting conditions. They planned the best they could to have flowers for their convention, but Mother Nature had other plans. Nevertheless, it was an incredible national show with a multitude of beautiful daffodils!

    THANK YOU for a fun convention, a beautiful show, some informative sessions and another wonderful gathering of daffodil friends!

  2. Michael Berrigan, Minnesota
    June 2, 2019 at 11:34 am

    The first is Stony Brook X Katrina Rea

    We have had a long and very late season here in
    Minnesota.  I am attaching a few seedling photos and will send a few more each week. This is Cuckoo X Jodi

      The pair is from the same cross



    . This is orange Julius X Carole Lombard


  3. David Adams, New Zealand
    June 3, 2019 at 3:51 am

    Look at it this way Michael. With climate change giving you later flowers you should have fresh flowers for Canberra next year.