Getting ready for shows and to travel in regards to my son’s coming August wedding, I missed this dity from Clay. I disagree completely.
Personally I think a daffodil shows itself off best in the collections of 3s. Winning 3 silvers betters your reputation. It does not make you a pig.
Take the class 2W-P. In most shows that is the is the single stem class with the most entries. A less than truly top flower will not look good at all in the single stem class. In fact it will be lost in the mass. But if you have 3 fairly good blooms of the same flower, they can really stand out in the class of 3s.
I personally not a fan of doing large collections of 24, 15, 12, or 9 unless there is competion in that class. If you are the only entry, you will win a blue unless you misname a flower, have a dead flower, or you entered such a class at a show that was just too late for your flowers. I did the latter at the national in St. Louis. My flowers were just too old to win the blue in any collection at that show.
I must also admit that I do not think I am a very good competitoer or shower, as I have never won the Purple ribbon. I consider that the prize. You really have to compete to get that, because there usually so many good entries and you have to have 5 good flowers. Except for the Tuggle at a regional show, I am not entering any large collection classes until I win the purple ribbon.
In conclusion LETS HERE IT FOR 3S.