Clay Higgins, North Carolina

Lessons Learned from the past daffodil season

May 16, 2017

Categories: American Daffodil Society, Breeding, Bulb Information, Daffodil Enthusiasts, General, Growing Daffodils, Hybridizing, Societies and groups

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I’m hoping this will be taken in the humor it was intended.  I had a few lessons learned from the past season that I thought was comical enough to post:

  1. I had a judge recommend to me that I add Master Gardener classes to my schedule.  What’s so funny about that?  All my membership is master gardeners.  So if I had master gardener classes who would be my small grower? Who would do the Historics? Who would show Classics? So now I call them my master gardener classes but leave them on the schedule as is.
  2. Entering many seedlings in the Richmond show a friend and I did our own judging of my seedling.  We picked a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.  So the funny part is that they finished in reverse order.  The one we said was 3rd won the Rose Ribbon, the one we said was 2nd was second to the Rose Ribbon and the one we said was 1st got no mention at all and was eliminated in the first round of voting by the judges.
  3. I criticized a daffodil on daffnet for having to many petals.  I was told that if I saw it I would realize how beautiful it was.  So what happened yesterday, I received a bulb of that daffodil in the email all the way from David Adams. 🙂  You are determined my friend. 🙂 Let’s see how it looks in my garden.



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One Response to Lessons Learned from the past daffodil season

  1. Jackie Turbidy, Georgia
    May 16, 2017 at 6:07 am

    Thanks Clay! Enjoyed your observations.
    Jackie Turbidy