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2017 Events & Shows
February 24th-26th, 2017 - Filoli's "Daffodil Daydreams" at Woodside.
ADS National, NCDS and Fortuna Daffodil Show Schedules for 2017
March TBA - No show this year - a presentation about daffodils will be given at Alden Lane Nursery, Livermore
March 10th - 12th 2017 - American Daffodil Society National Show and Convention, at Sacramento California
March 18th-19th 2017 - 22nd Annual Mother Lode Daffodil Show co-hosted by Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys
March 18th, 2017 7:00 p.m. - Daffodil Celebration Evening at Camps Restaurant in Angels Camp
March 25th -26th 2017 - 42nd Annual Daffodil Show hosted by the Fortuna Garden Club, at River Lodge Conference Center, Fortuna
October TBA, 2017 - NCDS Fall Board of Directors Meeting at Alden Lane Nursery, Livermore
October TBA, 2017 - Annual Fall Bulb Sale & Potluck at Alden Lane Nursery, Livermore
Come join us for some Daffodil fun!
Filoli's "Daffodil Daydreams"
Filoli, part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and a designated American Daffodil Society Display Garden, will host their grand spring opening "Daffodil Daydreams". Filoli is located in the outskirts of Redwood City. NCDS members will join this celebration and bring daffodils and host an information table.
A presentation will be given Saturday morning by Nancy Tackett about growing daffodils in Northern California and Saturday and Sunday afternoons Melissa Reading will give a walking tour of the Filoli gardens. NCDS will provide helpful handouts and display a set of beautiful educational daffodil banners that are a must see!
We invite you to visit Filoli's beautiful web site at: www.filoli.org.
ADS Judging Schools & Refreshers
March 4th & 5th
Come celebrate Spring with the Flower of Hope at Julian, which is just an hour east of San Diego, in the beautiful Cuyamaca mountains. The Daffodil Show will be held at the Julian Town Hall, 2129 Main Street in the center of town.
Click on this link, "Julian Daffodil Show 2010" to see beautiful photos from that year's show.
Friday, noon to 4 p.m. – Bring all daffodils for display & judging. Names and questions about daffodils will be answered by Daffodil Society experts.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Open to the Public
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Contact Connie Colten (619) 562-0867
Ironstone Winery, Murphys
The horticulture show will be held in the Heritage Room, one floor below the Museum & Jewelry Shoppe. Entries will be accepted Friday afternoon and evening and early Saturday morning. The show opens at 12 p.m. Saturday and 10am Sunday.
You will be awed by the millions of naturalized daffodils growing in the countryside around Ironstone. This is one of the reasons it is a designated American Daffodil Society Display Garden. This is St. Patrick's Day weekend and there will be much to enjoy! On Saturday, the town of Murphys hosts its annual celebration "Irish Days".
Show Entry, Judging and Display Schedule:
11:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Open to the public- free admission
March 18th 7:00 p.m. ----- Camps Restaurant, Angels Camp
On Saturday evening, there will be a dinner open to daffodil enthusiasts at a lovely restaurant in Angels Camp. Enjoy a wonderful meal while reconnecting with our friends in the California's Gold Country. Contact Bob Spotts if you would like to join us for this wonderful dinner.
There will be an ADS judges refresher course on Saturday, March 26th at the River Lodge at 2:00 PM.. The fee for this course is $5.00. We are honored to have Nancy Wilson of Garberville and miniature daffodil fame teaching this refresher course. The public is welcome.
Enjoy wonderful music, coffee, tea, "special" punch, and cookies provided by the Fortuna Garden Club. View the beautiful daffodil arrangements as well as the wide range of show daffodil varieties. Purchase a pot of blooming daffodils to take home/
If you cannot attend, you can watch this event live on the Internet via the FortunaCam!
Show Entry, Judging and Display Schedule & Times:
E-mail your reservation and menu selection to Janean Guest
Sunday, October TBA 2017
Our last daffodil event of the year is for NCDS members only and is our Fall Potluck Party and Daffodil Bulb Sale, beginning at 12:00 PM until 4pm at the Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore.
Keep in mind, by joining NCDS ($15 per household) you are eligible to enjoy all afternoon events including the bulb sale - easily a value far in excess of the cost of a membership! There are bulbs donated from hybridizers and bulb growers from all over the world. Experts will be available to assist new members with your bulb selections and growing advice.
The party format will be the following: a bulb sale with each ticket purchased guaranteed a daffodil bulb; bulb auction of select daffodil bulbs, followed by a potluck meal; refreshments, dinner plates, and cutlery furnished by NCDS. Jan plans to bring her famous smoked turkey!
We thank Jacquie Williams-Courtright of Alden Lane Nursery for inviting us back again this year.
Be sure and put our bulb sale on your calendar as a 'must attend' for an afternoon full of daffodil bulbs, fun and great food!
Photos by Nancy Tackett, Ben Blake and Jesse Snipes