Winter Blooming Daffodils

Some breeding/fertility questions

January 11, 2020
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I have a lot of tazettas blooming now and was looking through the pollen I collected last year to see what I might use for breeding. ‘Aspasia’ is my latest-blooming…

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Tazettas blooming December 26

December 26, 2019
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‘Nir’, one of the Autumn Colors group, and ‘Autumn Pearl’

Warm weather on Christmas Day opened a few tazettas for me. Here are potted ‘Nir’, one of the Autumn Colors group, and ‘Autumn Pearl’ side-by-side. The ‘Autumn Pearl’ is in…

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Winter bulbocodiums

Tazettas and the jonquil/viridiflorus hybrids like protection, so for me winter is bulbocodium season. This one may have an intersectional bulbocodium hybrid as a pollen parent. This one is Gold…

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2019 Season Early Interests .

We  are  about  a  week before  the  shortest  day  ;  we  have  had  a  few  cold  southerly  fronts  pass  through  but  the  autumn  has  been  warm  and  a  little dry…

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Rebloom in a paperwhite

A question put on Daffnet from Benjamin Whitacre about repeat flowering daffodils led to an interesting private correspondence. I have tried here to organise and add to my thoughts and…

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A View of the Northern California Daffodil Society’s 2019 March Season

April 18, 2019
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Our Bay Area 2018/2019 Fall weather was exceptionally mild – seemingly there was not enough chill to provide that needed for cultivars’ development and bloom for shows. Until late-January! The…

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