Tazettas Seeding in cold, wet conditions

March 17, 2019
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Weather conditions here in Moss Landing, California have been pathetic for the last 3 months or so from a hybridization standpoint—or so I thought, based on a lifetime of what…

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2019 Murphys Show – Miniature Daffodil Awards

March 15, 2019
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Miniature Gold Ribbon Winner

As usual, we omit listing the ADS miniature awards for which there were no winning entries. Here they are in show report order. The Miniature Gold Ribbon is for the…

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2019 Murphys Show – Standard Daffodil Awards

March 14, 2019
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Gold Ribbon Winner

The 2019 Murphys show on March 9 & 10 was hosted by Ironstone Vineyards (who also hosted the 2010 ADS national show). With cold weather delaying bloom time, and rain,…

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Pink and Orange Perianths.

Getting color into the perianths of the miniature daffodils is as difficult as getting color into the perianths of standard flowers, but it is not impossible.  It turns out that…

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2019 Murphys Daffodil Show, March 9-10

March 13, 2019
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Weather was a factor – a significant one! Ironstone Vineyards, the Show location, was near the snowline on Friday evening! Still, this didn’t deter our basic group of exhibitors –…

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Comments on Livermore Show 2019

As Bob Spots pointed out our daffodil Season was close to its peak for the early Livermore show. Often in January we have a hot spell but that was not…

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2019 Livermore CA Daffodil Show

March 12, 2019
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The California daffodil show season began with the Livermore Daffodil Show on March 2-3, 2019. The advance weather was positive for blooms, having periods of light rain and mild winds,…

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2019 Livermore Show – Miniature Daffodil Awards

March 7, 2019
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Miniature Gold Ribbon winner

Here are the winners of the ADS awards for miniatures. The Miniature Gold Ribbon is for the best miniature daffodil in the show excluding the Container-Grown section. The winner was…

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2019 Livermore Show – Standard Daffodil Awards

March 7, 2019
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Gold Ribbon winner

The 2019 Livermore daffodil show was March 2 & 3 at Alden Lane Nursery. Winter started out mild before turning cold in February, followed by wind and rain. Bloom time…

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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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