Articles 1600’s to Present


“Ohio Hybridizers and Cultivars Represented in the Heritage Garden,” Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden

“One Million (and One) Daffodils and Counting! City to mark planting of 1,000,000 daffodils on Nov. 19th” – Newport [RI] Buzz,, 2018

“Daffodil bulb identification research published,” Horticulture Week, Nov. 8, 2018

“End to the daffodil colour lottery in sight as scientists map the plant’s genetic code,” by Henry Bodkin, The Telegraph, Nov. 5, 2018

“Plant a little sunshine,” by Erica Glasener, Georgia Magazine, October 2018

“Faith in a Flower,” by Tovah Martin, the cottage journal

“Bulb shortages hit home,” by Matthew Appleby, Horticulture Week, Oct. 29, 2018

“On Gardening: Glorious geophytes daffodils deserve to be in your garden,” by Tom Karwin, Santa Cruz Sentinel, October 4, 2018

“Get professional garden advice at the Bulbs to Blooms Conference and Sale,” by Katy Barone, The Tyler Morning Telegraph e-edition, October 4, 2018

“Progressi nel mondo dei narcisi,” by Di Jindrich Shejbal, Notiziario ADIPA, pp. 71-110 Lucca (Italy) 2018

“Fenología antesis y anexo nomenclatural” (4 setiembre 2018)

“Nuevos apuntes sobre el género Narcissus en Jaén,” by Ines de Ballard Pecchio, Juan Luis Hervas Serrano, Antonio Lopez Morales, Javier Reyes Carrillo, and Maria Teresa Ruiz Cano, Micobotanica–Jaen, Year XIII, No. 2, April – June 2018

“Daffodil Hortus in Washington County is Joe Hamm’s paradise”, by Doug Oster, Everybody Gardens, April 24, 2018

“Lots of heart and beauty at Bradner’s 90th Flower Show,” by Brian Minter, Vancouver Sun, April 13, 2018

“In bloom: A look at  Joe Hamm’s daffodil gardens,” by Natalie Reid Miller, Observer-Reporter, April 12, 2018

“In the Garden, Daffodils have wide appeal in April,” by Richard Poffenbaugh, Mansfield News Journal, April 9, 2018

“Bradner [Canada] Flower Show a ‘blast from the past’,” by Kurt Langmann, Langley Times, April 6, 2018

“Atkinson Garden Club Garners Plant America Grant for Daffodil Project,” The National Gardener, Spring 2018

“Pick your new daffodil at show,” by Kevin Kirkland, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 30. 2018

“Daffodils’ DNA & broccoli soup,” by Antoinette Galbraith, The Scotsman, March 18, 2018.  (About Backhouse Rossie Estate in Fife, Scotland)

“Family History, Tracking Down the Backhouse daffodils;” Gardens Illustrated, Issue #258, March 2018

“Daffodil Breeding At Caerhays,” by Charles Williams; from the Newsletter of the Caerhays Estate, March 2018; first published in The Journal of the Cornwall Garden Society No. 58, February 2015

“Cornwall’s Daffodil King, P.D.Williams;” by Jean Carr, Cornwall Today, March 2018

“Best in Show,” by Jane Borden, Southern Living, February 2018

“Diagram of a Winner,”  page from Southern Living, February 2018 (formatted for PowerPoint)

“Diagram of a Winner,” page from Southern Living, February 2018

“La Familia Amaryllidaceae en Jaen,” Ines de Bellard Pecchio, Juan Luis Hervas Serrano, Javier Reyes Carillo, Micobotanica–Jaen Year 12, No. 4, 11/29/2017

“Daffodil Fanatic Jason Delaney,” by Marty Ross, The American Gardener, March/April 2017

Narcissus Bulb Carving, a Chinese art form

“2017: Year of the daffodil,” by David Graper,, February 3, 2017

“Novedades en Narcissus L. (Amaryllidaceae);” Alfredo Barra Lazaro, et al; Flora Montiberica 63, 103-111, 2016

“Sobre la Presencia de Narcissus scaberulus Henriq. (Amaryllidaceae) en Andalucia Occidental (Espana);” Javier Lopez Tirado et al; Flora Montiberica 63, 101-102, 2016

“Prevent flopping stems on paperwhite daffodils,”, Massachusetts  To see the complete article by Dr. Miller at Cornell University, search for “Pickling your Paperwhites.”

“Geraldine daffodil farm is on the market,” The Timaru Herald, New Zealand, Oct. 6, 2016

“A Dramatic Spring Show,” by Teresa Woodward, Home & Garden (Columbus, OH), Spring/Summer 2016

“Volunteers Plant Daffodils to Honor 9/11 Victims,” News12, Brooklyn, Sept. 10, 2016

“Bright Ideas for planting Bulbs,” Sara Thomas, Dayton Daily News, Sept. 9, 2016

“In the Garden: Kingwood fall bulb sale begins Friday,” Richard Poffenbaugh, Mansfield News Journal, Sept. 6, 2016

“‘Boston Blooms with Daffodils’ Program Returns in October,” City of Boston Parks and Recreation, Sept. 1, 2016

“Horticulture waits for glyphosate decision,” HorticultureWeek, 10 June 2016

extlinkicon  The ‘Colleen Bawn’ and the ‘Empress of Ireland’: a rich tradition of daffodil breeding, by Fionnuala Fallon, The Irish Times, March 28, 2016

“In Greg’s Garden,” Greg Grant, Texas Gardener, Jan-Feb, 2016

extlinkicon  Lost Daffodils return to National Trust from Down Under, about Brodie daffodils returning to Scotland, by Elizabeth Henry, Horticulture Week, July 28th 2015

The Chemistry of Daffodils, Created by Andy Brunning for Chemical & Engineering News, April 13 2015

“Daffodils — in your yard and at the flower show — are a sure sign of spring,” by Susan Smith-Durisek,, Lexington Herald-Leader website, March 27, 2015

  “Intermediate Daffodils are a Goal for Daffodil Hybridizers”, by Frank Nyikos, Hubpages website, February 2015

  “25 Years of Daffodil Dedication” by Annette Williams, Romona Home and Julian Journal website, February 26, 2015.

  “Daffodil Planting Guide 101”, by Frank Nyikos, Hubpages website, September 2014

  “Yes you can grow Daffodils (in Florida),” by Audrey Post, MS. Tallahassee Magazine, Sept-Oct 2013

“The Allure of Garden Daffodils,” Jason Delaney, ADS Daffodil Journal, Sept 2013

  “Daffodil Success at Filoli,” by Lucy Tolmach, Pacific Horticulture, April 2013

  “Bulb sale approaches,”, January 2013

  “The Simple Pleasures of Daffodils,” by Richard G. Turner, Jr., Pacific Horticulture, January 2013

  Daffodils named after ‘Redhill’, planted in tribute to wartime pilots and air crews, Life, October 17, 2012

  Daffodil Dividends, by Teresa Woodard, Wisconsin Gardening, September/October 2012

  “Drought tolerant daffodils,” by Lucy Tolmach, Pacific Horticulture, July 2012

  South Carolina and the History of American Daffodils, by Sara Van Beck,  Southern Edition March 2012

  Relict Gold: The Long Journey of the Chinese Narcissus, by Donn L. Todt, Pacific Horticulture, January 2012

  “Filoli’s Daffodils,” by Lucy Tolmach, Pacific Horticulture Society, January 2012

Omagh Gardening Society Annual Spring Show, 2011

“Non-Yellow Daffodils,” by Susan Mahr, Wisconsin Master Gardener Program, April 2011 

“Daffodils, regional proven performers,” Mary Lou Gripshover, American Gardener, March/April 2011

“Croft Originals” – by Jo Whittingham; photography ©AndreaJones/Garden Exposures Photo Library published in  The Garden, Royal Horticultural Society, March 2011

“10 Top Daffodils for the Midwest,” by Karen Weir-Jimmerson, photos by Mark Katzman/Ferguson Katzman, Midwest Living, March 2010

“Filoli’s Daffodil Collection” by Lucy Tolmach, Director of Horticulture, 2010

  “The Lowdown on Daffodils” by Juergen Steininger, Longwood Gardens grower, in the Greenhouse Grower, about planting in pots., February 2010


  “Daffodils for the Deep South by Sara Van Beck”Southern Edition, Retrieved July 17, 2009

  “Daffodils in Early Southern Gardens by Sara Van Beck”, Southern Edition, Retrieved July 17, 2009

  “The Daffodil Growers”, about Robert and Sarah Backhouse; Parks & Gardens, UK, 2008

“Quilled Daffodils,” by Mary Lane, Craft Creations Ltd. Magazine, 2007

  “A Notable Narcissus Nursery,” by Catherine Beale, Spring 2007

  “Daffodils are My Favorite Flower”, with David Burdick featured, by Kathy Purdy, Cold Climate Garden, March 29, 2007

  Heirloom bulbs vs latest hybrids, interview of Scott Kunst by Molly Day, Muskogee Phoenix, February 7, 2007

“Taxonomical and chorological contribution to the Sardinian flora [N. supramontanus],” by Pier Virgilio Arrigoni, Bocconea 19 — 2006

“The Image of Daffodil in Art and Botanical Illustration: Clues to the History of Domestication and Selection of Narcissus subgenus Ajax (Amaryllidaceae),” Diego Rivera et al; Floriculture, Ornamental and Plant Biotechnology, Volume IV, Global Science Books, UK, 2006

  “The Bulb Hunter”, by Gina Bellafonte, The New York Times, July 6, 2006

  Scientists hope daffodil crop will help tackle dementia, by James Meikle, The Guardian,  March 2006

   Bulbs for Central Florida Gardens, by Sarah Kinbar, Orlando Sentinel,February 2003

   Narcissus and Daffodil, The genus Narcissus, edited by Gordon R. Hanks, 2002

  “Daffodil Growers, Start your Engines,” New York Times, April 12, 2001–Daffodils, 1997 – 2005


 “The King Alfred Story,” Rose Brady, The Daffodil Society (UK) Newsletter, 1999

Division 5-9 Panel Discussion, South-Western Ohio Daffodil Society, July 1994

Wild Collected Bulbs, December 1993, draft from The World Wildlife Fund and Garden Club of America

“Comments on Division 6 cultivars,” Dave Karnstedt Round Robin Letter, Jan. 15, 1992 (Referenced in the above article; he lived in Minnesota.)


“E tempo di narcisi, Un fiore 10,000 varieta,” Nadia Ceschin, Enrico Shejbal, Gardenia n.23, March 1986

“The Daffodil,” Peggy Macneale, GWAA, January-February 1983

“American Narcissism,” Allen Lacy, Horticulture, 1982

“Daffodils,” Mary Lou Gripshover, Handbook on Bulbs, Autumn 1981


“Narcissi of the Section Pseudonarcissus,” A.W. Taylor, Alpine Garden Society Bulletin, March 1970

Narcissus poeticus in its Natural Habitat,” Matthew Zandbergen, ADS Daffodil Journal March 1971


“Amaryllids in Central California Winter-Rainfall Garden,” by Leo Brewer, Plant Life, January 1961

“England’s Bourne Cup,” Frederick E. Board, ADS Daffodil Journal, Dec 1966

“The Modern Daffodil,” J.S.B. Lea, Journal of The Royal Horticultural Society, August 1962


Daffodils, Mrs. Thomas Linton, Nashville, TN, 1957

“Gold Was Where He Found It,” Reader’s Digest, March 1956, about Charles Heath

“In praise of Narcissus ‘Stella Alba’,” Mabel Symmes, The National Horticultural Magazine, April 1956

“The First National Daffodil Symposium,” ADS, The National Horticultural Magazine, April 1956

“Narcissus Notes for Gulf Coast, B.Y. Morrison,” The National Horticultural Magazine, April 1956

“Narcissus in the Garden,” Henry M. Biekart, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, August, 1953

“Daffodils: The Pinks, Miniatures, Naturalizing, Decoratives, and a Comprehensive Beginners’ List,” Carey E. Quinn; Herbertia, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1953

“Daffodils in Piedmont Virginia,” Harry I. Tuggle; Herbertia, Vol. 9, No.1, 1953

“Daffodils in 1952,” Grant E. Mitsch; Herbertia, Vol. 9, No.1, 1953

“Daffodils in Northern California,” Harold I. Johnson; Herbertia, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1953

Narcissus Culture, Bulletin No. 44, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, 1950


Early, Midseason, and Late Varieties of Daffodils, J.Wister, C.Mueller, Plants and Gardens, Autumn 1948

“The Daffodil in Australia – Some Recent Developments,” Harold Alston; Herbertia, Vol. 13, 1946

“Maintaining Soil Fertility for Narcissus,” J.S. Cooley; Herbertia, Vol. 13, 1946

“Narcissus for the Subtropics,” Wyndham Hayward; Herbertia, Vol. 13, 1946

“Narcissus Culture in Northwest Texas,” Willie May Kell, Herbertia, Vol. 13, 1946

“Garden Culture of Narcissus in Florida,” John V. Watkins; Herbertia, Vol. 13, 1946

Alexander Wilson, by John Hunter


“Pioneers of Daffodil Culture in Canterbury, NZ;” The City Beautiful, 1936

“The State of Health of Daffodils in the Netherlands,” Dr. van Slogteren, Laboratorium von Bloembollenonderzoek te Lisse, December 1936

“Narcissus Hispanicus Maximus,” A. F. Calvert, RHS Daffodil Yearbook 1935

“The Fairy Narcissi,” P.L. Giuseppi, Alpine Garden Society Bulletin, December 1935

“This Time of Daffodils,” Walter R. Courtenay, D.D.

1600 – 1929

Florists exchange article on daffodil breeding, 1920

  History of daffodils on the Isles of Scilly, 1882

  Parkinson’s Paradisi in Sole, Paradisus Terrestris, or A Garden of Pleasant Flowers, from 1629.