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Mistreating bulbs

May 10, 2012
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A couple of years ago I complained about not being able to rebloom lacticolor. In response, I got at least half a dozen suggestions for mistreating the bulbs in various…

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Golden Doubles

March 27, 2012
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Best-inShow doubles aren’t exactly thick on the bench, but they aren’t as scarce as hens’ teeth, or tazettas for that matter. From 1999 through 2008 (10 years), Muster won 3…

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Bulbocodiums

March 19, 2012
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The issue about how different from others a bulbocodium cultivar must be to support registration has been around for some time now, apparently without resolution. I have to think there…

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Early season (again)

January 13, 2012
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Early Sensation open here just north of D.C. Has never been this early. Bob Huesmann

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Early Season

January 2, 2012
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Early, for sure. For folks who exhibit, messy, too. Here, in Zone 7, I picked a lovely cantabricus on Christmas day. Golden Avalanche has buds 10″ above ground, and Polly’s…

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Narcissus fly control

August 1, 2011
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Narcissus fly can be eliminated virtually completely–I am tempted to say 100%–by using imidacloprid. It is sold in granular form as a grub killer for lawns. This chemical persists in…

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