Newspaper Clippings

This is a collection of newspaper clippings, many about major events and people. These are ordered by date in descending order.

2010 – Present

Every year the Aussee region in Austria puts on a daffodil festival with large flower sculptures. Clubs, companies and families take part by creating figures covered in handpicked daffodils from the region. Watch this beautiful daffodil festival video.

“Daffodil smile completes Easter season,” Lifestyles,, April 24, 2019

“Ron Scamp selected by Royal Horticultural Society,” Falmouth Packet, February 10, 2019

Narcissus signals the arrival of a new year,” by Greg Grant, Lifestyle,, January 2, 2019

“Dazzling, deer-resistant daffodils,” by Ann Lovejoy, Kitsap Sun, Washington, September 19, 2018

Brian Minter, “Time to plan your spring daffodil displays;” Vancouver Sun, September 7 2018

“Daffodil supplants iris as Athens’ official flower,” by Sam Jones,, September 2018

“9/11 Memorial:  New Yorkers for Parks giving away 500,000 daffodil bulbs to honor victims ,” by Lauren Cook, am New York, August 20, 2018

“Athens replaces official flower to enhance highway beautification project,” by Olivia Adams,, August 18, 2018

“Like daffodils? Get growing then!”, by Annette Hinkle, Shelter Island Reporter, May 18, 2018

“Daffodils grown by farmer in Wales could help 225k Alzheimer’s patients,” by Stephen Matthews, Daily Mail Online, April 27, 2018

“Where the Wild Daffodils Grow,” by Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois, Yesterday’s Island, Todays Nantucket, April 26, 2018

“Spring is finally here, and Detroit has the daffodils to prove it,” by Jack Nissen, Metro Times News Hits, April 24, 2018

“Mini daffodils are perfect for small spaces (and budgets),” by Adrian Higgins,, Washington Post, April 13, 2018

“In bloom: A look at Joe Hamm’s daffodil gardens,” 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

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

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

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

“Daffodil Project planting season kicks off Saturday,” Gillian Slade, Medicine Hat News, Canada, Sept 18, 2017

“The real dirt, having daffodils from January to April,” Jeff Oster, ChicoER Home and Garden, Sept 14, 2017

“‘Orange’ You Special, Daffodils Gone Wild;” by Melody Parker, Growing Things, The Waterloo [Iowa] Courier, September 10, 2017

“The National Garden Bureau declared 2017 as the Year of the Daffodil,” by Marianne Ophardt, Tri-City Herald, Washington, Sept 9, 2017

“Downtown Daffodil Dash Set for Nov 11,” Atlanta Jewish Times, Sept 5, 2017

“Bridge construction done, Stillwater roadside features sunny flower garden,” by Mary Divine, Twin Cities Pioneer Press, May 15, 2017

“Garden Wise: Caring for Your Spring Bulbs,” Tom Schwartz for the Times News, Twin Falls, Idaho;, May 13, 2017

“From the Ground Up,” , Nantucket, April 30, 2017

“From the Chamber,” South Bend Tribune (IN), April 23, 2017

“In photos: A family hobby that is now blooming,” Esker Farms, The Impartial Reporter, Northern Ireland, April 23, 2017

“Welcome spring, and welcome back the daffodils,” by Lynette L. Walther, The Republican Journal, Belfast, ME, April 21, 2017

“7 gorgeous places to visit daffodils this spring,” by Kristi Palma,, April 21, 2017

“Garden Club spotlights special Daffodil Delight,” The Gettysburg Times, April 21

“Daffodils celebrated on Collessie estate,” Kingdom FM, Fife, Scotland, April 12, 2017

“Lego Daffodils Appear in Hull,” by Catherine Wyatt,, April 10, 2017

“GARDENING GLIMPSES,” Mrs.Herman McKenzie, The Weekly Northside Sun, March 8, 2017

“The Lost Gardens of Heligan in St Austell celebrates Cornish daffodils as spring approaches,” Shannon Hards, CornwallLive, March 8, 2017

“Cornwall’s daffodil trains celebrated in new exhibition in Falmouth as organisers hunt floral queen,” W B Davies, CornwallLive, March 7, 2017

“GARDENING GLIMPSES,” Loyce McKenzie, The Weekly Northside Sun, March 2, 2017

“Garden Guru: Narcissus: Official trumpets of spring bring incredible joy,” Norman Winter, Savannah Morning News, January 28, 2017

“Huge lottery cash boost for Tamar Valley daffodils project,” Sam Hughes, Tavistock Times Gazette, January 26, 2017

“GARDENING with ALI MARSHALL: My top tips for growing daffodils,” Torquay Herald Express, UK, January 25, 2017

“Daffodil–Trumpeter of Spring and Bulb of the Year for 2017;” Arlene Marturano, Columbia Star (SC), January 6, 2017

“Pinecrest School plants daffodils honoring children from the Holocaust,” Forsyth Herald, Georgia; December 14, 2016

“How to force bulbs to bloom for a brighter Winter,” by Henry Homeyer. Providence Journal, Nov. 3, 2016

“Second annual daffodil project plants twice the amount in remembrance of the Holocaust,” by Rachel Leung; The Michigan Daily, Oct. 30, 2016

“Bulb planting time is here!” by Pamela Corle-Bennett; My Dayton Daily News, October 28, 2016

“Green Thumb:  Toad lilies attractive despite name,” by Christine Arpe Gang, The Commercial Appeal, Oct. 28, 2016

“FOCUS:  Daffodils to be planted November 13 to remember holocaust,” Charleston Currents, Oct. 24, 2016  

“Painting the town yellow,” by Kiera Blessing, Eagle Tribune, Atkinson, NH, Oct 24 2016

“Think beyond yellow for daffodils this fall,” by Nancy Brachey, The Charlotte Observer, Oct 21, 2016

“Planting bulbs is super easy and brings bouquets of spring flowers,” by Debbie Arrington, The Sacramento Bee, Oct. 21, 2016

“Should I pre-cool my daffodil, narcissus and Dutch iris bulbs?” by Dan Gill, New Orleans Times- Picayune, October 15, 2016

“2000 golden daffodils to be planted in Hell’s Kitchen to honor 9/11 victims,” by John Marshall, Blog TimeOut, New York, Oct. 13, 2016

“Let’s Get Daffy Again! Free daffodil bulb give-away this Saturday, October 15, 9 – 1pm at Easton’s Beach,” by Christian Winthrop, Newport Buzz, (RI) Oct. 11, 2016

“Fall-planted bulbs bring sensational springtime scenes, DIGGIN IN,” Daily Press, Hampton Roads, VA,, Oct. 10. 2016

“Here’s what to plant for a colorful spring,” by Gregg Eyestone, The Mercury, Manhattan, Kansas, Oct. 9, 2016

“Let’s plant daffodils,” The West Milford Messenger, New Jersey

“Volunteers help daffodil society plant 2200 flowers in 33 minutes,” by Emily Mesner, MLive Media Group, Oct. 1, 2016

Marianne Binetti: “It’s fall–and time to think about spring,” The Olympian, Washington, Sept. 30, 2016

“DCMH Daffodil Campaign honors special people/events,” Greensburg (IN) Daily News, Sept. 30, 2016

“Little Wonders: Alan Titchmarsh on growing dwarf narcissi,” The Express, London, Sept. 3, 2016 

“Sow There! A little on care and feeding of daffodils in the Sacramento Valley,” by Heather Hacking, Chico Enterprise-Record, Sept. 1, 2016

videoicon  Video – Making  Crepe Paper Daffodils with Morgan Levin and Martha Stewart, June 2016

“Nantucket Daffodil Festival features parades, picnics, ball and show,” Haley Cote, Cape Cod Times, April 28, 2016

“Katrina Hancock wins national honor,” Lindsay Pykosz, The Inquirer and Mirror, Nantucket, April 28, 2016

“Delightful Daffodils, ” by Barbara Perry Lawton; The Gateway Gardener, April 2016

“Daffodil World Descends upon St. Louis,” The Gateway Gardener, April 2016

extlinkicon  Boston Marathon Daffodils Send Message of “home and rebirth”, CBS News, Apr 15, 2016

“Tupelo residents plant 12,000 daffodils,” Zack Orsborn, The Clarion-Ledger, Dec. 6, 2015

Daughters of the American Revolution chapters to honor Holocaust victims with flowers; Marjorie Dana, The Charlotte Observer, Sept. 30, 2015

extlinkicon  Daffodil bulb sale raises funds for scholarships, by Annie Garau, Indiana Daily Student, September 2015

“Bet on Spring Bulbs,” Christine Arpe Gang, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Oct 26 2014

“Only official daffodil garden in W.Pa. open during April,” by Christi Campbell,, April 18, 2014

  Daffodils bring spring, Molly Day, Muskogee Phoenix, March 20, 2014

  Now is the time to select daffodils, Molly Day, Muskogee Phoenix, September 11, 2013

  Doomed Daffodils: Blooms meant for sale, Nick McDermott, MailOnline, UK, April 2013

  Scottish farmer will lose 15 million daffodils,  Rob Cooper, MailOnline, UK, March 2012

  “The Daffodil Growers”,  (a link to, August 7, 2011) featuring Robert and Sarah Backhouse; Parks & Gardens UK

  “49th Annual Daffodil and Spring Show/Results”  link to Omagh Gardening Society,  May  2011

  “Unusual Green Daffodils”  featuring Bob Spotts, by Charlotte Germane,  link to,  March 10, 2010

  “Daffodil show set to bloom in Murphys”  featuring Bob Spotts,By Roni Gehlke,  link to insideBayArea,  March 3, 2010

2000 – 2009

  “Love of bulbs spans the world”  featuring Jan Pennings, link to The Nelson Mail,  September 22, 2009

   Daffodil Spring Delights, by Holly Kerr Forsythe,  The Australian, September 5, 2009

  “In Search of Daffodil Perfection at Weardale”, a link to The Telegraph, by Paul Wilkinson, May 2, 2008

  “Narcissus: Old Gold”, a link to The Telegraph, by Noel Kingsbury, Mar 21, 2008

  Alec Wilson, a “Notable Narcissus Nursery”, Catherine Beale, 2008

World Tours, 1998, 2008, clippings

  “Daffodil show welcomes spring in Winton”, a link to The Southland Times, featuring Lesley Ramsay, September 30, 2007

John Hunter, “Breeder sends bulbs back to Brodie Castle”,  New Zealand Mail, September 2007

Amason, Carl, obituary, 2005

“Dedicated to Daffodils,” Mary Lou Gripshover; by Beth Burwhinkel, Cincinnati Enquirer, 2004

  “Hills of gold daffodils”, a link to, by Victor Yool featuring Gene Bauer and Jacquie Williams-Courtwright, February 2003

Roxane Daniel, American Profile

“Flowering Passion,” by Scott Brooks, Knoxville News Sentinel, March undated, featuring Lois van Wie

1940 – 1999

William G. Pannill, “Crazy Over Daffodils,” The Palm Beach Post, May 30, 1999

“Tiny Corbett Becomes Worldwide Daffodil Power,” Anita Marks, Portland Business Journal, September 29, 1996

“Dabbling in Daffodils at Descanso,” by Elizabeth Christian, Los Angeles Times, March 4, 1989

“Daffodils All Ablaze For Exhibit,” by Clara Hieronymus, The Tennessean Living, March 28, 1983

Daffodil Show was Best Ever, The Omagh Constitution, May 4, 1979

Canby Grower has Introduced over 300 New Daffodil Varieties, Oregon Farmer-Stockman, April 1978  featuring Grant Mitsch

Surgeon is Daffodil Authority, Iowa Methodist Medical Center News, Summer 1977, featuring Dr. Tom Throckmorton

Interview with Madeline Kirby, “Daffodils, Smiles of Spring,” by Suzanne Ashmun, The Oregonian, April 22, 1976

Historic Photos from Tennessee shows in the 1960s

“Mr. Noton wins five daffodil trophies,” c.1965, probably a Birmingham, UK, paper

Weston, home of the Weston poet daffodils, The Horn

1900- 1939

  “Daffodil Culture”, published in The New Zealand  Railway Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 8, November 1, 1935

  A Collection of Historical Articles about a daffodil business in Alma, Illinois 1910-1997, from several publications, a link to Kinmundy Historical Society

  “Daffodil Show”, The Southland Horticultural Society’s Annual Show, a link to Southland Times, New Zealand,  1904

“Daffodil and Narcissus,” The Jennings [LA] Daily Times Record, June 12, 1902

1899 and Earlier

  “The Daffodil”, (a link)  published in the New Zealand Star, September 20, 1895.

A.H. Haworth, obituary August 24, 1883  published 1833 issue of The Gentleman’s Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, Vol CIII, Part II