A funny thing happened on the way to the show…

December 26, 2018
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Happy holidays. I am working on a newsletter for the newly-formed Gloucester (VA) Daffodil Club. Along with the goal of encouraging our members to “paint Gloucester yellow,” we want to…

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Sad News

December 20, 2018
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This morning I received an email from Naomi Liggett with some sad news: “Sad news. Tag (Delores) Bourne died this am. She was a long time member of ADS and…

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An interesting volunteer.

December 16, 2018
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I have had a pot labelled N. patula for a very long time. N. patula is a small 8W-Y. In 2004 I put the tazetta’s pollen onto ‘Emerald Sea’ and…

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Daffodil Sports – N Z , 2018

December 14, 2018
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We  all  accept  that  daffodils  will  very  occasionally  throw  sports –  different  flowers  from  established , known  parents  , vegetatively  propagated ,  not  seed  propagated .  Probably  the  best  known …

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Titan

December 11, 2018
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Does anyone know anything about the much advertised ‘Titan Pocket Scope’ at $46.95 ? It sounds too good to be true – and we all know about such things !…

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Green bulbocodiums

December 10, 2018
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Two seedlings from the cross N. romieuxii x 7G-G seedling are now open and these look promising. The few from this cross that flowered earlier were white, but these two…

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2020 World Convention

November 26, 2018
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Hi Folks, It is now only 20 months until the World Daffodil Convention in Canberra and I know that many of you are excited about the trip Down Under. This…

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The fertility of seedlings from N. cavanillesii x Emerald Sea, N. cavanillesii x (Ballygowan x N. viridiflorus), and N. x xanthochlorus x (Ballygowan x N. viridiflorus)

November 24, 2018
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   Seedlings from the first two crosses have two chromosome sets (CC) from N. cavanillesii, one (V) from N. viridiflorus, and one (N) from a tetraploid standard daffodil. Seedlings of…

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Something New

November 22, 2018
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This is the first flower from a new cross now in bloom. A cream colored N. romieuxii was crossed with pollen from a 7G-G seedling. Normally the 7G-G flowers in…

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It is fertile!

November 21, 2018
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Earlier on in October I posted a picture of the seedling from N. cavanillesii x Emerald Sea. Brian Duncan suggested pollinating it. While I found this flower intriguing I had…

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3847 – full face, 3847 – in profile

November 15, 2018
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What’s the view? Is this seedling – Wow! ? Bah! ? Pretty ? Ugly ? Commercial ? A keeper ? A Discard ? Or shoot the breeder ? 3847 –…

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Don Caton?

November 14, 2018
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Don, if you’re on Daffnet, would you please contact me privately at ?  I have a package for you and need your address.  Thanks.

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Recent autumn blooms

Here are the most recent autumn bloomers, most of these are autumn colors. Many thanks to Bill Welch and Bob Spotts who provided bulbs.

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