DaffTube News

Announcements about changes and additions to DaffTube are listed in reverse chronological order on this page. This is not a blog; only the DaffTube administrators can update this page. Obsolete or out-of-date announcements may be deleted without an announcement.

May 2, 2020

We’ve added 19 more MP3 audio files to DaffTube, completing the work that was started with the poeticus panel added on October 18, 2019. These are all digitizations of old audio cassettes.  All but one are of talks given at ADS conventions in Columbus (1978), Newport Beach (1981), Nashville (1982), and Williamsburg (1983). Speakers include Wells Knierim, Bill Bender, Peggy Macneale, Tom Throckmorton, Bill Pannill, Bill Roese, Roberta Watrous, Ruth Pardue, Bill Ticknor, Harold Koopowitz, Helen Link, Frances Armstrong, Nancy Wilson, Phil Phillips, and Jack Romine. ADS member Sheldon Tom sent us a cassette of a lecture by William Hu on the cultural aspects of Narcissus that was given in Hawaii in 1990. The sound quality on these cassettes was not good, and the content may be dated, but these recordings may be historically interesting. And hearing the voices of those who are no longer with us may give you a sense of who they were.

April 24, 2020

At the ADS fall board meeting October 26, 2019 in Lynchburg, Virginia, a symposium of four talks related to small gardens included two talks on miniatures and two talks about growing in pots. Three of these talks were recorded and are added here. Harold Koopowitz spoke about bulbocodiums, Karen Cogar spoke about how she grows miniatures, and Jan Pennings spoke about commercial growing of daffodils in pots in Holland. Brent Heath spoke about how to grow daffodils in pots but did not use the recording microphone so we have no useful recording of his talk.

October 18, 2019

There was a session devoted to poeticus daffodils at the 1978 ADS convention in Columbus, Ohio which was recorded and made available on an audio cassette tape. We have digitized the tape and made the recording available as an MP3 file.

July 1, 2019

Seven more videos have been added. Five of them are interviews with daffodil hybridizers who attended the World Daffodil Convention in Saint Louis, Missouri in 2016. These are interviews with David Adams, Denise McQuarrie, Graeme & Faith Miller, Graham Fleming, and Wilf Hall. At the same convention, Graeme Miller was asked to relate what some of the daffodil people in New Zealand have been doing to encourage students in some of the schools to grow and show daffodils. This was recorded in a sixth video. The seventh video added is a recording Rose Bradley made of a panel discussion at the American Daffodil Society national convention in Sacramento, California in 2017. The panel was titled “What’s Up with the Daffodil World”

June 4, 2019

A PowerPoint presentation and instructions were added. The presentation is called “Judges Jeopardy” and is modeled after the television program “Jeopardy.” It was used as a judges refresher at the national show in Blooming, Minnesota in May 2019. It was so popular that participants asked that it be made available for subsequent use. You will need Microsoft PowerPoint on a Windows or Macintosh computer to play the presentation. It uses macros to update the display, so you will have to allow macros to be enabled in PowerPoint. There are accompanying instructions on how a group of people should play the “game.”

August 5 & 6, 2017

Five more videos were added. One video is of the talk that Elise Havens gave at the ADS convention in Sacramento in 2017 in which she surveyed the Mitsch and Havens introductions. Three of the videos are interviews that Becky Fox Matthews conducted at the World Daffodil Convention in Saint Louis in 2016. These are interviews of David Jackson, Graham Phillips, and Spud Brogden. (There were several more interviews that have yet to be turned into videos for DaffTube.) The fifth is a copy from a DVD produced in 2010 and which has been available for sale at the ADS web store. It’s a recording of Bob Spotts’ talk on judging intermediate daffodils.

July 24, 2016

A twenty-four minute interview with species and miniatures expert Nancy Wilson is now available. Nancy Tackett conducted the interview on March 27, 2016.

January 2, 2016

A twelve and a half minute interview with noted daffodil hybridizer Brian Duncan is now available. Becky Fox Matthews conducted the interview in the fall of 2014.

December 7, 2015

Shows and Events were split into menu items and the presentations moved accordingly. At this time, all the Events presentations happen to be about trips to major daffodil events outside the United States. Added to the Shows category is a presentation of the collected images of ADS award winners that were posted on DaffNet in 2015. (Yes, the show winners for 2014 may be added some day.)

October 13, 2015

We’ve taken the 2-hour VHS tape of the 2000 World Daffodil Convention in Portland, Oregon, digitized it, and divided it into 5 parts, each under 30 minutes. The set of videos can be viewed on line under the title “2000 World Daffodil Convention.” The videos can also be downloaded and saved for off-line viewing. Since VHS is somewhat less than standard definition, we have made only 320 x 240 videos from the VHS tape. One more button named “Videos” has been added to the header menu to allow faster navigation to the (currently three) videos in DaffTube.

August 31, 2015

“Let’s Grow Daffodils!” as a video for viewing on a computer, tablet, or smart phone is released.  It may be viewed on-line or downloaded for off-line viewing.

January 28,2014

“Show Your Daffodils!” is the first video to be released on DaffTube. Also released are three pages in the side bar that explain the hyperlinks to various versions of videos.

October 17, 2013

Late on October 16, Pacific Daylight Time, DaffTube opened to the public! The initial content is all the presentations that used to be on the References and Resources page of the American Daffodil Society’s main web site, daffodilusa.org. More content (like videos) will gradually be added and will be announced on this page.

October 6, 2013

Work on DaffTube content begins.