Margaret Seconi, New Zealand

Titahi Bay show NZ champion and Intermediate Premier

September 7, 2008
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Categories: Daffodil Types, Intermediates, Show Results

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Hi Daffnetters
Our little annual Spring show was held on the 6th & 7th September fo;;owing several very stormy days. We had 11 people entering a total of 102 entries in the daffodil classes and a considerable increase in the number of people visiting the show because of an excellent preview in the district paper several weeks ago. Claude Poulsen judged for us.
The Champion daffodil also won the Amateur  class and is unnamed because it was bought in a bag of mixed bulbs. Hopefully it will be entered in the new non member class next week at the North Isand Nationals. Margaret Kuper grew it.
The Intermediate Premier is Red Atom shown by me, Margaret Seconi.
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3 responses to “Titahi Bay show NZ champion and Intermediate Premier”

  1. Melissa Reading says:


    Margaret:
    What a lovely thing to find from a bag of mixed bulbs! And what a wonderful way to inspire new growers to enter shows and become part of the community, that you judge the bloom on its merits rather than knowledge of its breeding.  It would be unthinkable in the US for an unnamed daffodil to be a Champion, or even to be judged at all, in most shows, and of course it is the tentative newcomers who may be most likely to have such an unknown.  It is a gorgeous bloom, and you have captured a coppery sheen on the petals.  Here in the US we bemoan the aging and dwindling of the daffodil "club" and wonder how to bring in new enthusiasts.  I submit that you have a useful example of one way this can be done.
    Melissa

    At 03:18 AM 9/7/2008, LG and MA Seconi wrote:

    Hi Daffnetters
    Our little annual Spring show was held on the 6th & 7th
    September fo;;owing several very stormy days. We had 11 people entering a total of 102 entries in the daffodil classes and a considerable increase in the number of people visiting the show because of an excellent preview in the district paper several weeks ago. Claude Poulsen judged for us.
    The Champion daffodil also won the Amateur class and is unnamed because it was bought in a bag of mixed bulbs. Hopefully it will be entered in the new non member class next week at the North Isand Nationals. Margaret Kuper grew it.
    The Intermediate Premier is Red Atom shown by me, Margaret Seconi.
     
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  2. Ivor Clark says:

    Hi Margaret
    I am amazed that an unnamed Bloom could not be supreme champion or even judged in the US. Surly you have a set of Judging standards by which every bloom is judged and points awarded accordingly:irrespective of the variety shown.
    I am pleased to say here in the UK there are often instances of unknown blooms receiving awards
    Best Regards to all
    Ivor Clark

  3. Clay Higgins says:

    Ivor,
    In the US, unnamed but numbered seedling can be awarded ribbons, etc.  However, totally unknown daffodils are not judged, except at the Northeast North Carolina Daffodil Show where we give the best “unknown” daffodil a special prize and a “ribbon.”  This spring the best of the unknown daffodils at the NE NC Daffodil Show was given the “Wild Goose” award which really was “salvaged” Canadian Goose head from a hunting “decoy” painted to look like a Canadian Goose head and neck, wild holding a daffodil in the beake.
    At least we have fun with the unknown daffodils!!!  Actually, there are few unknown daffodils, they are just orphans that we don’t know the proper cultivar name. LOL
    Clay

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