Daffodil Show at the Dixon 

A prize-winning daffodil, says June Davidson of the Mid-South Daffodil Society, is like a good child.

"They have a clean face, a nice pose, sit up straight, and look you in the eye," he says. "And when you hold them gently by the stem, they nod their heads and say, 'hello' and 'good morning.'"

Next week, the Daffodil Society is holding its annual Daffodil Show at the Dixon. The show features a workshop on how to prepare daffodils for competition and a talk by former American Daffodil Society president Ted Snazelle. After the talk, there will be a champagne toast to daffodils in the cutting garden. The competition is open to everybody, just bring your best daffodil to the Dixon on Friday, April 1st between noon and 4 p.m. and Saturday, April 2nd from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Volunteers will be on hand to spread the daffodil knowledge.

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There are orange daffodils and white daffodils and pink ones and yellows ones, and some have a little green in them. The most commonly seen are the Carlton and Ice Follies. The great appeal of the daffodil is its durability. Davidson says he has daffodils that originate with his grandmother and some that have moved around with him from Mississippi and Arkansas.

Davidson says that the daffodil is uniquely suited to Memphis and its summer heat. "Daffodils are forever. All they need is some rain and sunshine, and they bloom for years and years."

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