Paper Whites & Alcohol

December 14, 2017
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I was at a garden club meeting today and they were handing out a paper that said if you added alcohol to the water of paper whites it would keep…

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Daffodil Bulbs – Thanks

December 7, 2017
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Today is Pearl Harbor Day.  A day to remember. I want to thank all the daffodil societies that took my excess bulbs this fall, with special mention to Dallas, Louisiana,…

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‘Verdant Sparks’

December 7, 2017
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My stocks of ‘Verdant Sparks’ have multiplied satisfactorily. It was down to only a couple of bulbs a few years ago.  Here is the row today with masses of the…

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Special day for John Hunter

December 2, 2017
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Happy Birthday to my “down under” twin; we were born on the same day in the same year and nearly the same time. John, I hope you have a wonderful…

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New generation Autumn Colors

I had the pleasure of receiving the latest generation of Autumn Colors by Bill Welch this season. I spoke to him over the phone and he informed me that he…

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Cyclamineus x viridiflorus

November 28, 2017
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Here is a photo of a cyclamineus x viridiflorus cross that bloomed a few days ago. Of course, was hoping to get more green in the flower and a longer…

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Pennings trip to China

November 27, 2017
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Last week we were in China on invitation of the Daffodil growers. We had a very good time.We saw Daffodil planting But also in flower on a big show. At…

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RHS Yearbooks are here!!!!

November 27, 2017
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2017 ADS Fall Forum Flower Show & Winners

November 26, 2017
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Good Morning All! I realized that I didn’t post these photos yet. Sorry to be late. The Fall Forum was held in Cincinnati at the Crown Plaza Hotel in suburb…

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Thanksgiving paperwhites

November 26, 2017
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Here in Georgia, USA, we’ve had mild weather. Here’s my first blooming paper white, Ziva 8WW one from Israel. Here in zone 8, it’s very early, pure white & nice…

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Names of autumn daffodils.

November 21, 2017
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I see that the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families at the Royal Botanic Gardens: Kew now accepts our usage of the names, for both Narcissus miniatus and Narcissus obsoletus. Narcissus…

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Herman McKenzie

November 18, 2017
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Herman McKenzie, longtime ADS member and husband of Loyce McKenzie, of Madison, MS died today, November 18, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS from cardiac arrest. Several ADS members…

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Indoor bulb display

November 17, 2017
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Hi all Susan Brown sent an interesting question to contactads.org I thought, given the wealth of knowledge, design sense and recent interest in growing daffodils to cut and show in…

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