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2016 Livermore Show – Miniature Collection Awards

March 9, 2016
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One of our prominent exhibitors of miniature daffodils was unable to attend the Livermore show this year, but Harold Koopowitz and Marilynn Howe saved our Miniatures Section with their fabulous display of their seedlings. As you look at the pictures and the classifications, you’ll realize there are many new forms and classifications possible that aren’t generally seen elsewhere in the U.S. (or the world for that matter). Indeed, Harold and Marilynn’s exhibits won all the awards shown on this page.

Miniature Red-White-Blue Ribbon Winner, Livermore 2016

Miniature Red-White-Blue Ribbon Winner, Livermore 2016

The Miniature Red-White-Blue Ribbon is for the best collection of 5 American-Bred miniature daffodils. The flowers are:
2003-036-12 8W-W, 2003-036-9 8W-P, 2006-X-14 11aW-W, 03-036-AB 8W-P, ‘Puppy Love’ 2W-P.

Lavender Ribbon Winner, Livermore 2016

Lavender Ribbon Winner, Livermore 2016

The Lavender Ribbon is for the best collection of 5 miniatures. (And, yes, under recent rule changes, the American-bred collection is now eligible for the Lavender Ribbon.) The flowers in the winning collection are:
2011-127-1 8W-P, 2009-026-1 6Y-Y, 2008-008-1 8Y-Y, 2006-020-4 2Y-O, 2003-036-9 8W-P.

Bankhead Ribbon Winner, Livermore 2016

Bankhead Ribbon Winner, Livermore 2016

The Bankhead Ribbon is for the best collection of 9 miniatures from at least 3 RHS divisions. Flowers in the winning collection are:
Back row: 08-047-4 11aY-Y, 2011-117-1 4W-W, 2010-005-1 7Y-Y;
Middle row: 2003-036-AB 8W-WPP, 2008-047-3 8W-Y, 2012-088-5 7Y-W;
Front row: 2012-036-6 2W-O, 08-056-3 10Y-Y, 2009-100-2 2W-Y.

Watrous Award Winner, Livermore 2016

Watrous Award Winner, Livermore 2016

The Watrous Award is for the best collection of 12 miniatures from at least 3 RHS divisions. The winning flowers are:
Back row: 2012-085-9 7Y-W, 2009-002-1 2W-W, 2012-088-5 8Y-Y, 2012-085-6 7Y-W;
Middle row: 2012-101-2 8W-P, 2006-020-5 2Y-Y, 2012-111-2 8W-O, 08-056-4 10Y-Y;
Front row: 08-045-1 5Y-Y, 2012-085-3 2W-W, 1998-X-4 1Y-Y, N. panizzianus 13W-W.

Premier Miniature Collection Ribbon Winner, Livermore 2016

Premier Miniature Collection Ribbon Winner, Livermore 2016

The Premier Miniature Collection Ribbon is for the best collection of 24 miniatures from at least 5 RHS divisions. Flowers in the winning exhibit are:
Back row: 2006-036-7 5Y-Y, 2011-040-1 4W-O, 2011-089-1 4Y-Y, 2011-117-4 4W-W, 2003-029-1 4Y-Y, 2006-036-9 5W-W;
3rd row: 2006-036-8 5W-W, 2009-024-1 2O-R, 2006-036-5 5Y-W, 2009-011-1 2Y-YRR, ‘Polar Cub’ 2W-W, 2006-036-1 5Y-Y;
2nd row: 2012-085-1 7Y-W, ‘Puppy Love’ 2W-P, 2006-035-1 2Y-Y, 2007-049-3 8W-P, 2006-020-1 2Y-Y, 2012-088-1 8YYW-W;
Front row: 2011-056-1 7G-W, 08-047-4 11aY-Y, 2011-040-1 4W-W, ‘Itsy Bitsy Splitsy’ 11aY-O, 2006-036-14 5YYW-W, 2011-X-52 11aY-Y.

3 Miniatures by Hybridizer Ribbon Winner, Livermore 2016

3 Miniatures by Hybridizer Ribbon Winner, Livermore 2016

The Three Miniatures by Hybridizer Ribbon is for the best set of three different miniatures hybridized and originated by their exhibitor. The flowers in the winning set are:
2010-056-2 4Y-O, 09-100-1 2W-YYO, 2008-021-1 8W-W.

6 Miniatures by Hybridizer Ribbon Winner, Livermore 2016

6 Miniatures by Hybridizer Ribbon Winner, Livermore 2016

A step up from 3 is 6 miniatures hybridized and originated by their exhibitor. Here we have:
Back row: 2003-036-9 8W-P, X-24 11aY-Y, 2008-077-3 8W-W;
Front row: 2008-077-6 8Y/W-YYP, 2009-100-3 W-Y, 2011-007-1 2Y/W-W.

12 Miniatures by Hybridizer Ribbon Winner, Livermore 2016

12 Miniatures by Hybridizer Ribbon Winner, Livermore 2016

Last but not least is the 12 miniatures exhibited by the hybridizer and originator. The winning flowers are:
Back row: 2011-117-4 4W-Y, 2012-088-4 7Y-W, 2003-036-9 8W-WPP, 2008-019-1 4Y-Y;
Middle row: 2011-081-1 4Y-Y, ‘Polar Cub’ 2W-W, 2006-020-4 2Y-Y, 2011-040-1 4W-W;
Front row: 2010-068-1 8W-P, 2009-027-2 2Y-Y, 99-114-2 11aW-P, 2011-043-3 7Y-Y.

This posting concludes the series of three postings with the ADS award winners at the 2016 Livermore daffodil show.

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7 Responses to 2016 Livermore Show – Miniature Collection Awards

  1. Suzy Wert, Indiana
    March 10, 2016 at 3:08 am

    Holy cow, these are amazing!  The breadth of divisions and color codes you’re working with is staggering. I am especially in love with, and impressed by, the six-headed triandrus and the three headed bulbocodium in the Watrous, and the MiniGold 2O-R, but they’re all spectacular. Congratulations!

    I forgot to say that the photos are wonderful and I am impressed by the sharpness of such large collections. Thank you for posting, Kirby.

    ~Suzy

  2. Harold Koopowitz, California
    Harold Koopowitz, California
    March 10, 2016 at 6:34 am

    Suzy:

    It is nice to know that someone actually looks at them. It makes all the work worthwhile. Thank you.

  3. Robin Hill, New Zealand
    March 10, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Hi Harold,

    I can assure you that there are Daffnet members in New Zealand who greatly admire your work.

    If only we could get the same results with our own seedlings. Keep up the good work and keep posting these wonderful photographs.

    Robin

  4. Lynn Slackman, Missouri
    March 11, 2016 at 5:05 am

    Congratulations to all of the winning exhibitors at the Livermore Daffodil Show! All of the flowers were extraordinary and Kirby’s photography was outstanding.

    Thanks so much for sharing the show photos and results with us…Lynn

  5. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    March 13, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Harold, your flowers are amazing!  I am impressed by the range of divisions and colors.  You are truly changing the face of miniature daffodils.

    Thanks, Kirby, for posting the  photos. And congratulations on winning the Throckmorton and Quinn awards.

  6. David Adams, New Zealand
    March 15, 2016 at 1:51 am

    Quite the best set of miniatures I think we have ever seen. There is divisional variety, colour breaks and well formed flowers. We stand in awe of Alec Gray and John Blanchard with regard to miniatures. We are fortunate to be part of the future’s awesome ones.

  7. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    March 15, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Well said, David.