Bulbs of N. cavanillesii

March 4, 2019
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These pictures were made yesterday near Conil de la Frontera  (Southern Spain). The soil is extremely dry. I needed a big hammer and a bit to dig out the bulbs.…

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Tazettas by Bill Welch

I wanted to share the many wonderful tazettas supplied by Bill Welch in California, like him my favorite division is 8 and the division I mostly hybridize in. I have…

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Summer census

February 27, 2019
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By the end of summer 7 tazetta varieties have flowered: – two 8Y-O, one 8W-Y and four 8W-O. The first, 14_05T is quite nice. It still has a few florets…

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Brook’s Bears; 8Y-O

February 24, 2019
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Thank you Bob Spotts! It blooms with abandonment for me. Bob always said the cup color reminded him of my daughter, Brooke’s hair color. She came with me for an…

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Fred Silcock’s Pride and Glory

February 19, 2019
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A “tradition” of the Kyneton Daffodil Show, a “must-see” for those with a hunger for innovative breeding was a display, usually of five vases of Fred Silcock’s seedlings. Here are…

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N. italicus Blooming in GA

February 18, 2019
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Prior to the late John Lipscomb’s property being sold, Georgia Daffodil Society members were invited to come dig. And we did! This clump of N. italicus sat for 3 years,…

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Daffodils around homesteads

February 18, 2019
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Good morning all This question sounded like something many of you would want to discuss. frank From: Laura Smith Subject: Daffodils at Chickamauga Battlefield Message Body: I visited Chickamauga Battlefield…

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Chinese Sacred Lily highly fertile offspring

February 16, 2019
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I produced the first ever batch of Single Chinese Sacred Lily seeds about 10 years ago using pollen from various true tazettas. Many excellent big vigorous polyploid plants resulted, including…

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Interesting Viridiflorus seedling

February 15, 2019
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This seedling is Fascination Waltz (an intermediate trumpet) x Dubose J11-2,  (Evenlode x viridiflorus) Used Fascination Waltz hoping to increase the length of the corona and hoping for green color…

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Fred Silcock Has Died

February 12, 2019
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Fred Silcock, one of the world’s finest daffodil hybridizers, left this earth on February 7, 2019 after a short illness. Fred’s magnificent seedlings were not widely known because he avoided…

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Optimum temperature for pollination

February 12, 2019
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Dear All, Having never had any success with early pollination, last year my crosses were all blown away by the Beast from the East! So this year I have two…

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First Flowers Downunder

This year most of the tazettas were planted early, shaded, and watered. In spite of high temperatures one seedling 14_05T has flowered earlier than any daffodil has flowered here. It…

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Margaret Ford

February 8, 2019
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Dear ADS friends: I just learn Margaret Ford, wife of Skip Ford, passed today. She was an ADS judge, avid daffodil grower and shower here in my home state of…

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