Lewisboro Daffodils

January 22, 2020
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Good morning I found an interesting article about the Lewisboro Garden Club and their project of planting Daffodils along their streets in the recent Country Gardens magazine. Lewisboro is north…

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Oakwood Daffodils

January 19, 2020
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Good afternoon I had a wonderful conversation with Dr Reed this afternoon. He is looking forward to spring. He is planning his 37th Oakwood Daffodils Catalog. Dr Reed wants everyone…

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Tax Credit Letters

January 18, 2020
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Good morning. I’ve been working non stop for the past several days trying to collect information about monies you may have donated to ADS in 2019 that are probably tax…

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Possibility of intergeneric hybrids.

January 16, 2020
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Reading about ×Howardara (a complex trigeneric hybrid involving species from Hippeastrum, Sprekelia, and Zephyranthes), as well as other intergeneric hybrids from the Amaryllidaceae, such as ×Amarcrinum, I was wondering about the…

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St Patricks Day 2006 – Happy people in front of a population of N. assoanus var praelongus near El Burgo, Spain. IMG_2195.jpg  

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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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The fertility of NNNX daffodil varieties

January 9, 2020
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The existing NNNX varieties you find in the table of the pdf file The fertility of nnnx daffodil varieties .More should be generated by hybridizers. Many of these plants are…

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First daffodils of the year in the grocery store here

January 4, 2020
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The first daffodils of the year have appeared in the grocery store.  The ubiquitous ‘Tete-a-Tete’ and a yellow/red I can’t identify.  Can anyone supply a name?

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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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Australian fires

Any idea if daff folks are affected by the catastrophic fires?

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Just an idea

December 29, 2019
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Inspired by the insect Xylocopa violacea, I have had the idea of makeing a little window in the perianth tube to access the stigma without touching the anthers or cuttig…

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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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Beautiful natural hybrid

December 24, 2019
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This is one of the most beautiful natural hybrid, between Narcissus fernandesii and Narcissus cantabricus. It has a dense marfil white, and N. fernandesii acts as the mother

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