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Double Minis

February 16, 2014
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The original miniature doubles seem to have been found by happenstance and until recently there was almost no deliberate effort to breed them. Good doubles are slow in coming as…

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Some red-cupped minis

February 16, 2014
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This year has been useful because it has allowed me to assess several new directions in breeding miniatures. When I started to work on miniatures some 15 years ago I…

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Very Early Daffodil Show

February 13, 2014
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Roger’s Gardens in Corona Del Mar, in California, is one of the premier garden centers in the USA. They approached us to help put on a daffodil show February 22nd…

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Some new and one old mini.

February 8, 2014
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It has always been difficult getting strong orange-red color into miniatures but some of the new ones this season are showing the way. The key seems to be to use…

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More Minis

January 29, 2014
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There was a pleasant surprise waiting for me yesterday. The first flower from ‘Pentire’ a division 11aY-R flower from Scamp by N. assoanus. It is a small flower with an evenly…

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New Miniatures

January 23, 2014
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For those of you suffering from the winter cold, we in Southern California have the opposite.  This is the worst drought on record and we have had hardly any rain.…

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