Matt Duddy, Pennsylvania

Rip Van Winkle Time Lapse

March 11, 2020
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Categories: Daffodil Enthusiasts, Displays & Specialty Exhibits, General

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Hello Everybody!

This seems like a good place to drop this little movie. It’s a short time lapse of N. Rip Van Winkle opening.

Enjoy

7 Responses to Rip Van Winkle Time Lapse

  1. Dave Hardy, Northern Ireland
    Dave Hardy, Northern Ireland
    March 11, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    Matt, that is absolutely fabulous to see. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

  2. Anne Wright, England
    Anne Wright, England
    March 11, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Brilliant!

  3. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    March 11, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Fantastic!  About how long did it take for a bloom to open?

    Mary Lou

  4. Lawrence Trevanion, Australia
    Lawrence Trevanion, Australia
    March 11, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    We are running out of superlatives. Wonderful.

    Thanks

  5. Matt Duddy, Pennsylvania
    Matt Duddy, Pennsylvania
    March 12, 2020 at 8:54 am

    Good day all,

    I’m glad you enjoyed it. More will follow, but it takes some time.

     

    Ms. Gripshover —

    The time to open is a difficult question, and everyone wants to know. This varies by temperature, humidity, and light.

     

    These flowers opened in a studio at 72°F after 14 weeks of forcing in an unheated garage. I water them to get started.

     

    They “open” relatively quickly, but keep developing for an extended period. Six flowers had the following durations (in hours):

     

    8

    14.5

    21

    26.5

    37.5

    55

     

    That’s quite a range, and would vary considerably in the garden. But in a practical sense, one warm sunny day is enough.

     

    For photo enthusiasts, the image data is provided in the captions.

     

    -Matt

  6. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    March 13, 2020 at 5:35 am

    It’s fascinating.  Thank you for sharing.

    Mary Lou

  7. Melanie Underwood, England
    Melanie Underwood, England
    March 16, 2020 at 3:39 am

    Wonderful! Thank you.