2010 Texas Show

March 10, 2010

Categories: Show Results, Shows

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This last Friday and Saturday the Texas Daffodil Society hosted it’s annual State Daffodil show at the Dallas Arboretum despite the fact that our season had barely started. We’ve had en extremely cool and extended winter. Our February high temperatures averaged in the forties and lows often freezing or below. Had it not been for School II already scheduled and students flying in from out of town, we probably would have cancelled, but we decided the show must go on. We begged everyone to bring whatever flowers they had regardless of their show quality. As a result we had 20 exhibitors making 194 entries with 370 stems dominated by historics and other older but reliable varieties. Not only did we have over eighty entries in the historic section, but they dominated the other sections as well.
This was contrasted by a stunning Mitsch Daffodils’ commercial display of 3 stems each of thirty-five modern varieties. Most of these cultivars ended up in the Judging School Identification Test. Much appreciation goes to Elise Havens for providing these blooms.
We also had a special section for a Dallas intercity elementary school where several of our members are involved in having each grade plant its own garden. There were about thirty-six entries in that section with lots of blue ribbon winners.
Of the 20 exhibitors in the ADS approved sections only yours truly was not awarded a blue ribbon!
The ADS awards were as follows:
Gold Ribbon for the best standard was Ceylon which came from the White Ribbon vase of three exhibited by Glenda Brogoitti.
White Ribbon for the best vase of three was Ceylon exhibited by Glenda Brogoitti.
Rose Ribbon for the best standard seedling was a 7Y-Y Sdlg #95-6(Coesus x Jonquilla) exhibited by Keith Kriedler.
Mini-Gold for the best miniature bloom was N. bulbocodium exhibited by Shawn Kriedler.
Mini-White for the best vase of three was Smarple exhibited by Shawn Kriedler.
The Youth Best Bloom was also a Ceylon(Are you beginning to see a pattern here?)exhibited by Katie Hibbs.
The Youth Best Three Stems was Ice Follies exhibited by Katie Hibbs.
The Best Youth Collection was a collection of Brackenhurst, Grand Primo, Ziva, Avalanche & Ceylon also exhibited by Katie Hibbs
The Small Growers Award was Saint Keverne exhibited by Mary Ganter.
The Historic Award was also a Saint Keverne exhibited by Glenda Brogoitti.
The Historic Award for the best 3 stems was Sweetness also exhibited by Glenda Brogoitti.
The Historic Collection of five stems was Erlicheer, Sweetness, Saint Keverne, Cragford & Grand Primo exhibited by Ann Hibbs.
The Purple Ribbon for the best five stem collection not eligible for any other ADS award was won by Ann Hipps for her division 2 collection of Saint Keverne, Brackenhurst, Gigantic Star, Ceylon and Ice Follies.
The Wells Knierim Award for the best photo in the Photography Division was won by Sandra Nance for her photo titled “Spring Time at the Arboretum”.
The Silver Ribbon Award was won by Ann Hibbs with 12 blue ribbons abruptly ending the Kridler family’s streak of dominating that Award forever. Way to go Annie!

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