The Door County Master Gardeners Association announces a free public continuing education program featuring George Dorner of the Midwest Daffodil Society. He will present “Different Daffs – Overview of an Addiction” on March 27, 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay.
The annual appearance of thousands of yellow daffodils marks the return of spring to Door County. Residents and visitors alike relish the sight, but rarely pause to explore the fascinating world of narcissus, the daffodil. Daffodil fanciers often say that they suffer from the Yellow Fever, but true daffodil addicts recognize that most of their present interests and activities are rarely constrained only to yellow daffodils. Join the Master Gardeners in an exploration of this addiction, the world of daffodils. After a very brief discussion of the whys and hows of growing this favorite spring bloom, this talk will delve into unusual forms of narcissus, into new colors, new seasons, current hybridizing trends, and how the internet has changed the hobby of growing and showing daffodils.
Dorner is a hobby gardener in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, where his first planting of tulips at a new house was mowed down by deer in less than a season, never to return. He discovered daffodils as a possible remedy and got hooked on daffodils in the bargain. George has served as frequent President of the Midwest Daffodil Society, which is centered at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and he served as President of the American Daffodil Society from 2009-2011.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information visit dcmga.org.