Planting

Basal rot treatment

A few prized tetraploid tazettas became infected with basal rot. I invented a treatment that successfully cured them. I am not scientist but a gardener and breeder of Narcissus who…

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Cold November

December 6, 2019
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Not much news on olde daffnet. It turned cold here in New Jersey about the first few days in November and stayed cold – and miserable.  I planted my few…

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Belated Happy Halloween & Fall Planting

November 1, 2019
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On a handout virtually copied from one Bob Spotts wrote years ago and that we adapted to our clime and calendar in Chicago, we advised: “Plant before Halloween.” Our Midwest…

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N. serotinus growing notes

October 28, 2019
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I thought I’d write about my experience growing Narcissus serotinus over the past year as I find things like this written by others to be fascinating. Feel free to offer…

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Daffodils on Instagram

August 25, 2019
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Hello! For those of you on Instagram and for those of you who enjoy daffodil photos, please check out my PHS Daffodils account, www.instagram.com/phsdaffodils Photos are uploaded (almost) daily of…

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Move to NJ

January 14, 2019
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Many of you knew that Fran and I were moving to New Jersey in 2018.  Mostly because I had a “fire” sale of my bulbs to get the numbers down…

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