Kirby Fong, California

2013 Murphys Show – Standard Single Cultivar Awards

March 20, 2013
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The Murphys daffodil show was held at Kautz Ironstone Vineyards in the old gold mining town of Murphys in the Sierra foothills of California March 16 and 17. The show is timed to coincide with the annual Murphys Irish Day festivities which is always a Saturday near Saint Patrick’s Day. We were pleased that it did not snow this year as it did the last two years! In this post I’ll cover the American Daffodil Society awards that involve only one standard cultivar. Subsequent posts will cover awards for exhibits that have multiple standard cultivars and awards for the miniatures.

The Gold Ribbon is awarded to the best standard daffodil excluding the Historic and Container Sections. The winning bloom was ‘Banker’ 2Y-O exhibited by Joy Palmer. Joy is a new exhibitor but one with an advantage. She and her husband bought the home formerly owned by Richard Hunt who has moved to a gated community in his retirement. Richard however has continue to mentor Joy on the daffodils left around his former home, and of course he had planted exhibiton quality daffodils there.

Gold Ribbon winner exhibited by Joy Palmer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rose Ribbon is for the best standard seedling excluding the Container Section exhibited by its originator. The winner was Bob Spotts’ seedling 13-2-28 11aY-GGO.

Rose Ribbon winner exhibited by Bob Spotts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The White Ribbon is for the best exhibit of three stems of a standard cultivar.  The winner was ‘Mesa Verde’ 12G-GGY exhibited by Bob Spotts.

White Ribbon winner exhibited by Bob Spotts

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Best Youth Bloom Ribbon was awarded to ‘Barnesgold’ 1Y-Y exhibited by Nick Swanson. This flower was also our reserve champion bloom. Nick is thirteen years old (I think) and is the grandson of Anna Fine.

Youth Best Bloom Ribbon winner exhibited by Nick Swanson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Small Grower Award is for the best bloom in the Small Grower Section. This section is reserved for exhibitors who grow 50 or fewer cultivars. The winning bloom was ‘Colorburst’ 2Y-GYO exhibited by Anna Fine.

Small Grower Award winner exhibited by Anna Fine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ribbon for the best bloom in the Historic Section went to ‘Silver Chimes’ 8W-W (1914) exhibited by Albert Elings.

Best Historic Bloom Award winner exhibited by Albert Elings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The award for the best set of three in the Historic Section went to ‘March Sunshine’ 6Y-Y (1923) exhibited by Janet Hickman who brought them from her home in Virginia all the way to California.

Historic 3 Stems Award winner exhibited by Janet Hickman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The award for best bloom in the Classic Section and award for the best single stem exhibit in the Classic Section went to ‘Barrett Browning’ 3WWY-O (1945) exhibited by yours truly.

Classic Best Bloom and Best Single Stem Exhibit exhibited by Kirby Fong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The award for best three stems of one cultivar in the Classic Section went to ‘Torridon’ 2Y-O (1964) exhibited by Bob Johnson.

Classic Best 3 Stems exhibited by Bob Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ribbon for the best intermediate daffodil was won by Bob Spotts’ seedling 13-2-20 1Y-O which was in his intermediate collection.

Best Intermediate Award winner exhibited by Bob Spotts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ribbon for the best set of three intermediate daffodils went to ‘Chindi’ 2Y-YPP exhibited by Bob Spotts.

Intermediate 3 Stems Award winner exhibited by Bob Spotts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ribbon for the best container of standard daffodils went to ‘Ceylon’ 2Y-O exhibited by yours truly.

Container Standard Award winner exhibited by Kirby Fong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ribbon for the best container of miniature daffodils went to ‘Otaki Pearl’ 8W-W exhibited by Bob Spotts.

Container Miniatures Award winner exhibited by Bob Spotts

 

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2 Responses to 2013 Murphys Show – Standard Single Cultivar Awards

  1. Bill Carter, Washington
    Bill Carter, Washington
    March 20, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Kirby – It was good to meet you at Ironstone and love your enthusiasm with your photography.  I was wondering is there anyway to get copies of photos shown on Daffnet that are not dumbed down?  I like to have a good photographic records of parents that I use for breeding new varieties.  My wife Teri took many photos of our favorites but your photo quality is impecable.

  2. Kirby Fong, California
    Kirby Fong, California
    March 20, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Bill,

    Yes, if your e-mail server can accept large attachments, I can send the original files as taken by my camera.