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jmorth
Mar 10, 2015 6:48 PM CST
Jumblie
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jmorth
Mar 10, 2015 7:04 PM CST
Yellowstone
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Name: Annette
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Cem9165
Mar 10, 2015 9:22 PM CST
Nice blooms jmorth!
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jmorth
Mar 10, 2015 9:43 PM CST
Thanks Annette, there should be a whole lot more soon...

under fluorescents in basement, prepping to come upstairs
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then there's still half a refrigerator full ready to put there when the that batch moves upstairs
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Name: Annette
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Cem9165
Mar 10, 2015 10:10 PM CST
The pots look wonderful, what a great way to get an early start to the growing season.
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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Mar 12, 2015 5:40 PM CST
JMorth, do you force your bulbs more than once? Or do you plant them in the ground after they bloom?
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jmorth
Mar 13, 2015 10:51 AM CST
Daffodils (iris reticulata and crocus) into the ground, tulips are discarded.
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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Mar 13, 2015 12:05 PM CST
Thanks. That's good to know.
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jmorth
Mar 24, 2015 9:29 AM CST
I was indisposed for about a week or so and missed moving some forcers from basement to upstairs for blooming on time. This, in turn caused a back up of forcers to be out of cold refrig period to cool light period...so things got bunched up...

Anyway, some more forcers -
Snipe Thumb of 2015-03-24/jmorth/ce2613 A white miniature Cyclamineus (div 6) daffodil.


Toto Another miniature (opens w/ yellow cylindrical cup that turns white), this one is a div 12 daffodil.


Snow Baby Yet another white miniature, this one's a div 1 (trumpet) dwarf.

Thumb of 2015-03-24/jmorth/568e08 Snow Baby (left) and Toto.

Couple of larger presentations - Galactic Star - neat name for a reverse bi-color daffodil

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and Thumb of 2015-03-24/jmorth/de491f (tag says Tropical Sunset, but I think that's wrong).


Thumb of 2015-03-24/jmorth/272f5b the 2 larger side by side

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jmorth
Mar 24, 2015 9:43 AM CST
Couple of tulips - 1st is Van Eijk (Darwin I think), 2nd is Orca, a double early tulip.
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jmorth
Mar 25, 2015 10:30 AM CST
Aperitif - Triumph tulip


Aperitif in group setting (w/ Galaxy Star
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Kaydee - My all time favorite forcer (div 6 daffodil)


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jmorth
Mar 26, 2015 1:03 AM CST
Due to traffic jam under fluorescents in basement 20 forcer pots are now awaiting bud/bloom formation in cool temps under lights. When bloom starts, they get moved upstairs to be appreciated. All of these were formally refrigerated necessary length of time (actually more than necessary). Moving them out of refrig allowed me to take some pots that were doing their cold period in the outside covered stairwell to basement into the refrig while I await room at table under fluorescents.
Under the stairwell remain a few totes of late acquired daffodils (from Brent and Becky's end of season half price sale). These particular cultivars were listed in groups of 25 but included some pricey ones (now at half price) that I thought it prudent to obtain to be forced, (as ground was frozen), enjoyed up close in containers, then relocated to garden for subsequent years blooming.
When these are brought forth blooming they should be super cool as they were planted in relatively large pots, some up to 25 per pot. I checked them yesterday and they appear fine and could probably be put into placement for cool time under lights before bloom, but alas, there's presently no room.
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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Mar 26, 2015 8:03 AM CST
Wow, JMorth, you've got a lot going on. I like your technique of buying at half price sales, forcing them and then relating to the garden for subsequent bloom. Forcing them allows you to enjoy then close up and brighten the home when the outdoor weather is not conducive. I need to adopt that method. Your blooms are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us. Thumbs up
Name: Annette
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Cem9165
Mar 26, 2015 8:37 PM CST
Gorgeous pictures @jmorth, blooms are wonderful!
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jmorth
Mar 27, 2015 2:56 AM CST
This pretty tall and lankey daffodil's tag says Pink Charm. Pink yet to manifest...if not, won't enter it into daffodil db cultivar ranks. Took nice pics.
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Also, another tulip opened up, Orange Sun, Thumb of 2015-03-27/jmorth/2a3a32

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Name: Neal Linville
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gemini_sage
Mar 27, 2015 5:07 AM CST
Pinks can vary a lot, and artificial lighting can effect the color, but it still doesn't quite look like Pink Charm to me. PC typically has a darker ring at the tip of the cup, which I think would still be visible on forced plants. The shape of the bloom looks different too, reminds me more of Chromacolor in form and the way its coloring. Where did you get the bulbs?

Also meant to ask you, where did you get Galactic Star? I really like that one!
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jmorth
Mar 27, 2015 9:39 PM CST
Orange Sun basking in the sun.


Group shot
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Toto
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Yellowstone (number 4 of 6)
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Pussywillow
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jmorth
Mar 29, 2015 1:47 AM CST
Galactic Star came from McClure and Zimmerman, so did Pink Charm.

Leen van der Mark blooms -



so too does Raspberry Ring - Thumb of 2015-03-29/jmorth/8d12d5

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jmorth
Mar 31, 2015 9:43 AM CST
Raspberry Ring looking better -
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Gen de Wet
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Ocra
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jmorth
Apr 2, 2015 5:27 PM CST
Tweety Bird
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