Fat pods on Chinese Sacred Lily

February 1, 2018
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These will each have several seeds, of various sizes (possibly due to variations in ploidy). I have another stem also with 4 pods, and many with 2-3. Pods generally have…

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Call for 2018 Convention Boutique Vendors

The call is open for Boutique Vendors for the 2018 Music City Convention to be held April 5-8 in the Greater Nashville area.  Please contact Sandra Frank at or 615-383-7058…

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Double Autumn Colors seedling

January 30, 2018
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A few of these, pretty much identical to each other, have shown up over the years in the seed-grown Autumn Colors. They generally have stigmas and set seed. And have…

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Southern Living article

January 24, 2018
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The February issue of Southern Living has a colorful, several-page article about the Garden Club of Virginia Daffodil Show.  The author engaged in the whole show process and interviewed many…

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Autumn Colors x Constantinople

January 18, 2018
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Here on the immediate coast, and hence lacking a truly hot summer baking, Constantinople tends to not be as fully double as it should be, having the doubling generally confined…

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Tricollet form

I think the form of Tricollet is very attractive and have over the years grown seedlings from it. Although it is technically 11a the form is so distinct that I…

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This board is so boring.

January 14, 2018
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This board is boring. Honestly — it’s true. That leaves me no choice but to SHAKE YOU AWAKE…  with SEEDLINGS! These are just a few of the delights in my…

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Daffnet forum usage and behavior

January 13, 2018
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Daffnet was originally created as a mailing list in 1996.  Today Daffnet is a web forum followed by thousands of people world wide.  Most people are silent and just read…

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Some silly fun and convention memories

I came across this “story” today — something I wrote to help me pass my second ID Test in ADS Judges School II in 2002.  I had one incorrect item…

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Help with identification — WWY-YYO large-cup

January 11, 2018
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Help with identification — WWY-YYO large-cup

Hello all! This one should be easy. My records indicate that this is April Queen, but I don’t believe it. Also, it’s not Flower Record, that’s for sure. Any ideas,…

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Single Chinese not sterile after all?

There are scientific journals out there that say  N. Tazetta ‘Chinese sacred lily’ or ‘Orientalis’ is sterile. This is because the plant is triploid with 30 chromosomes and this causes pollen…

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December Journal

January 3, 2018
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Just wanted to mention how much I enjoyed this issue; Dan’s article about Larry Force was terrific.  Lots of great photos too.  I don’t really like the new size but…

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Happy New Year!

January 1, 2018
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Here is wishing all of you a Happy and Healthy 2018.  I have enjoyed the wide variety of subjects and the diverse and thought provoking comments. Thanks to many of…

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