Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio

Daffodils Blooming Now

March 20, 2020
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Categories: Classics, Daffodil Types, Intermediates, Miniatures, Standards

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Many thanks to Kirby and Tom for posting photos from daffodil shows this spring.  Since most all our shows are cancelled for the rest of the year, let’s do as Becky is doing and post flowers that are blooming in our gardens.  The season is just getting started here, but these are some early ones blooming now.

Top, left to right: a mini trumpet seedling of mine; also a mini trumpet seedling of mine; ‘Itzim’

Next row: Link mini trumpet seedling; ‘Norwester’; ‘Oakwood Sprite’

Next row: ‘Prologue’ a classic almost always among the first to bloom; ‘Rocket Man’ showing better color after the rain last night

Bottom row: ‘Tete-a-Tete’ and ‘Wayne’s World’

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12 Responses to Daffodils Blooming Now

  1. Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    March 21, 2020 at 3:52 am

    Nice start Mary Lou. Keep ‘em coming. Attached is Queen’s Guard, about first to flower here and one of my best 1W-Y’s.

    Also, ‘Early Choice’ 1Y-Y in an experimental photo using lights! I’ve a lot to learn about how to use these new toys.

    Brian

  2. Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    March 21, 2020 at 4:07 am

    OOPS! It seems pictures did not attach – first time I tried it.! Need advice.

  3. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    March 21, 2020 at 6:54 am

    Hi Brian,

    After you type your message, (or before) click on that little box that says “add media.”   Then upload your photo,  and  click  to  insert.  This  is  ‘Seven  Hills’,  a late  Div.  7.  So  now  let’s  see  your  photos.  🙂
     
     
     

  4. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    March 22, 2020 at 5:47 am

    Here are a couple of Brian’s seedlings. 
     
    The first is N. cyclamineus x N. rupicola, and the second is Maria Pia x Maria. Brian, would you like to comment on them please?
     

  5. Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    March 22, 2020 at 7:32 am

    Thanks MLG,

    The first is a very small seedling bred from N. cyclamineus x N. rupicola. This cross has produced many lovely little seedlings.

    The second is an Intermediate split bred from Maria Pia x Maria – flowered for the first time this year.

  6. Anne Wright, England
    Anne Wright, England
    March 22, 2020 at 8:37 am

    I have just spent 2 hours pollinating. No buzz left. The flowers that didn’t get to the Rosemoor daffodil competition were in perfect condition, so I’ve put them in vases and photographed them quick before they collapse!
    Happy Mother’s Day to all mums separated from our families.

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  7. Anne Wright, England
    Anne Wright, England
    March 22, 2020 at 8:40 am

    Mary Lou – please could you get my message next to my images? We’re a bit dim over this side of the pond…

  8. Annette Parker, Louisiana
    March 22, 2020 at 8:44 am

    Ms. Wright: could you post a link to the current gardening magazine
    article about your breeding of miniatures? I’ve read it online and feel
    that others would enjoy this finely written piece. Congratulations on your
    successes. Annette In LA

  9. Anne Wright, England
    Anne Wright, England
    March 22, 2020 at 8:47 am

    Hi Annette, Unfortunately I don’t think it is available online, at least over here. Where did you see it?

  10. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    March 22, 2020 at 10:43 am

    Hi Anne,

    I’ve sent an email off to Nancy and Ben about this problem.  We’ll see what the experts say.  At least you were able to upload your photos.  Brian couldn’t get them posted.

    Mary Lou

  11. Paula Karrh, Georgia
    March 22, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    These arrangements are so lovely with exquisite daffodils. Love all those cyclamineus along the lip of the vase. So pretty. Going to send a phone photo of the end of my camellias season with my last daffodils down here in SE Georgia if I can figure out how to do it. Paula Karrh

    Sent from my iPhone

  12. Lewis Turner, Maryland
    Lewis Turner, Maryland
    March 26, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    I am slow to introduce a seedling.  This was bred in 1995 and is growing well for me.  It is an intermediate, with an average diameter of 70 mm.   It has a tendency to some ribiness, but other than that, it is a great consistent garden performer.  I would classify it as a division 2Y-Y.

    I will share some other seedlings as they come into bloom.