Bob Spotts, California

Daffodil Show Report, Murphys CA, March 15-16, 2008

March 19, 2008
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Daffodil Friends,

The past weekend at Murphys was certainly a memorable time. We arrived at Ironstone at the peak of daffodil blooming there. The view of the daffodils naturalized along the roadways, in the vineyards and throughout the landscape was lovely.

For us inside for the weekend, the weather outside was stunning. Occasionally sunny, with huge impressive clouds and occasional intervals of light hail and snowflakes. Outside, the threatening-but-not-really-delivering weather system likely discouraged some people from attending the Saturday Irish Day parade and celebration in downtown Murphys. In doing so it lightened the attendance at the Daffodil Show as well. Even so, we had a constant flow of visitors. We might have had even more had I remembered to put a sign inside the always-crowded Ironstone Vineyards tasting room to remind the visitors there of the daffodil show nearby.

The 2008 Murphys Show had the most blooms in horticulture – 1410 – of any show that the NCDS has ever produced. It was a group effort. Thanks to all who participated!

Bob Spotts
Murphys Show Chairman

 Daffodil Show Report Name of Show: Mother Lode Daffodil Show Location:  Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys, California Dates:   March 15-16, 2008 Sponsors:  Northern California Daffodil Society and the Calaveras County Garden Club Chairmen:  Bob Spotts (NCDS) and Angela Harmon (CCGC) Horticulture:   Number of Exhibits: 548        Number of Exhibitors:  24  Number of Blooms:   1410 Artistic Arrangements:   Number of Exhibits: 38        Number of Exhibitors:  16  Best in Show Exhibitor: Bev Switzer     Title:  Lode of Gold Photography:  Number of Exhibits: 38        Number of Photographers:  7  Best in Show Photo Exhibitor: Tim Saunders     Title: By the Old Oak HORTICULTURE      WINNING EXHIBITOR   WINNING CULTIVAR Best in Show:   Ben Blake       Lavalier  5YYW-W Vase of Three:   Ben Blake       Lavalier  5YYW-W Best Mini in Show: Jon Kawaguchi       Baby Boomer  7Y-Y Mini Vase of Three: Harold Koopowitz & Marilynn Howe   Itsy Bitsy Splitsy  11a Y-Y Best Seedling:   Bob Spotts       #8-2-26  1Y-O                Ruddynosey x seedling Best Mini Seedling: Harold Koopowitz & Marilynn Howe   #02-138/1  2P-P                Little Ruby x Candlepower Youth Best Bloom: Sierra Johnson       Conestoga  2W-GYO Youth Vase of Three: Sierra Johnson       Mount  Hood 1W-W Best Small Garden: John Castor       Triple Crown 3Y-YYR Best Historic Bloom: Kirby Fong       Princeps 1W-Y  1830 Historic Vase of 3: Larry Ringland       Rip van Winkle  4Y-Y  1884 Best Intermediate: Bob Spotts       #8-2-26  1Y-O Container Awards:   Standard:  Rosemary Scholz       Golden Dawn 8Y-O   Miniature: Bob Spotts       Zeals 8W-W   Species:   Bob Spotts       N. willkommii  13Y-Y Most First-Place Ribbons: Kirby Fong  (38)              COLLECTIONS Best 5 Stems Standard         Best 5 Stems Miniature  Bob Spotts (Division 12 Collection)     Kirby Fong #8-2-68  12Y-GYY         Olumbo  10 W-Y #8-2-6  12YYG-GGY         Little Kibler  9W-GYR #8-2-44  12W-GYO         Curlylocks  7Y-Y #8-2-34  12W-G           Zeals  8W-Y Mesa Verde  12G-GGY         Keira #K2/2000  6W-Y Best 5 American Bred Standards       Best 5 American Bred Miniatures  Bob Spotts           Jon Kawaguchi Pacific Rim  2Y-YYR    Mitsch     #05-132-01  10G-W  N. bulb. graelsii op La Paloma  3W-GYR    Roese     Classic Gold 10Y-Y   Blom #8-2-77  1W-Y             Baby Boomer  7Y-Y   Heath #8-2-103  1Y-Y  Tuscarora x (Midas Touch x Hager sdlg) Zink 93-30  10Y-Y Zinkowski American Classic  2Y-WYY  Havens     #08-101-02  7Y-Y Best 5 Reverse Bicolors         Youth – Best 5 Stems  Melissa Reading           Sierra Johnson Goff’s Caye  2YYW-W         Conestoga  2W-GYO Kernow  2Y-WWY         Pleiades  8W-Y Avalon  2Y-W           Rory’s Glen  2O-O Young American  1YYW-WWY       Goblin  1W-Y Helford Dawn  2Y-W         Pink Charm  2W-WPP Best Historic 5  Melissa Reading Thalia  5W-W      1916 Actaea  9W-YYR   1927 Verger  3W-R     1930 White Lady  3W-Y   1898 Mount Hood  1W-W   1938 Best 9 Miniatures from 3+ Divisions  Jon Kawaguchi Oregon Petticoat Group  10Y-Y       Minnow 8W-Y N. bulbocodium  13Y-Y         Tony Goode Farrer  10Y-Y Yellow Xit  3W-Y         N. bulbocodium var. filifolius  13Y-Y Irwin BDP 15/95  8W-W         Golden Bells 10Y-Y N. jonquilla early form  13Y-Y Best 12 Standards from 4+ Divisions  Melissa Reading Arwenac  11a Y-YYO         Crackington  4Y-O Hot Gossip  2Y-O         Goff’s Caye  2YYW-W Trigonometry  11a W-P         Golden Aura  2Y-Y Bravoure  1W-Y           Sonar  2Y-YYR Ozone 2W-W           Hungarian Rhapsody  11a W-P Queen Mum  1W-Y         Red Aria 2 O-R Best 12 Standards  from 3+ Divisions 5 thru 10  Bob Spotts Kokopelli  7Y-Y           #8-2-37  8Y-O Matador x N. scaberulus Katrina Rea  6W-WOO         Quail  7Y-Y #8-2-76  8W-Y Matador x N. triandrus     #8-2-106  7W-Y Little Soldier  10Y-Y         #8-2-105  8W-Y  Matador x Festivity #8-2-107  6Y-O  Backchat x Rufus       Fancy That  8Y-O #8-2-51  7Y-Y           #8-2-80  8W-Y Best 12 Miniatures from 4+ Divisions  Jon Kawaguchi Oregon Petticoat Group  10Y-Y       Snipe  6W-W Moncorvo  7Y-Y         Gadget  10Y-Y Idol Group 7Y-Y           Yellow Xit  3W-Y N. bulbocodium  13Y-Y         Crevette  8W-O Xit  3W-W           N. jonquilla early form  13Y-Y Sabrosa  7Y-Y           Minnow  8W-Y Best 15 Stems Standards – Different Classifications  Bob Spotts Little Soldier  10Y-Y         #8-2-74  12WWG-GYO Cherry Bounce  3W-R         Mesa Verde  12G-GGY Kokopelli  7Y-Y           #8-2-025  2WWY-YOO Chindi  2Y-YPP           Muster  4W-O Katrina Rea  6W-WOO         Zimplats 3Y-O #8-2-36  1YYW-P         #8-2-48  1Y-Y  La Paloma  3W-GYR         Double Play  4Y-O #8-1-13 3Y/W-Y Best 24 Stems Standards from 5+ Divisions  Kirby Fong Sheezmokin  11aY-R         Merlin’s Pal  3W-YYO Colin’s Joy  2W-GWR         Kahurangi  8Y-YYO Kingsleigh  1Y-Y         Duration  4W-OOY Godsend  1W-W         Gamebird  1Y-Y Furneaux  2Y-Y           Nimbin  2W-P Blue Star  2W-W         Gold Mine  2Y-Y Rival  6YYG-Y           Gold Ingot  2Y-Y Havens GH 13/2  1W-O          Blossom Lady 4W-O Gold Bond  2Y-Y         Legislator  3Y-Y Denali  1W-W           Fehre  4W-O Utiku  6Y-Y           Greatwood  1Y-Y Muster 4W-O           Beautiful Eyes 7W-O

 

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