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2017 is the Year of the Daffodil
National Garden Bureau presented the Year of the Daffodil in partnership with the American Daffodil Society. The official botanical genus name for Daffodils is narcissus, which comes from the Greek word ‘Narkissos’ and its base word ‘Narke’, meaning sleep or numbness, attributed to the sedative effect from the alkaloids in its plants. The plant family is Amaryllidaceae, meaning all members are poisonous, which is great for gardeners because that makes them critter proof. Daffodil is actually just a nickname, not a scientific or Latin name.

HortScholars Program Deadline Approaching
The HortScholars program is open for any college student in a horticulture-related program. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2017.