Clay Higgins, North Carolina

Gloucester Daffodil Show Sat March 24th

March 24, 2018

Categories: American Daffodil Society, Daffodil Enthusiasts, Displays & Specialty Exhibits, Fertility, General, Hybridizer, Hybridizing

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My last post said I was going to the Gloucester, VA show with little to show.  That was today.  Never listen to me when I say I have nothing to show.  I went with 23 miniatures and 23 Standards and another 7 standard seedling.

I’ve been told that my post sound like bragging instead of the actual enthusiasm that I have for daffodils.  So I will not post my pictures and hopefully someone from Gloucester will do that instead of me,   But least to say, what I didn’t win seems to have been won by Janet Hickman.  She got the Silver Ribbon. Not the 55 blue ribbons Bob Spots won at the Livermore, CA show, but enough.  I won 16 awards and ribbons.  Gold Ribbon, rose ribbon, Lavender and Purple ribbons, Bozievich award ( no Quinn or Throckmorton) and the Watrous Ribbon.  Individuals that are interested in the pictures any of these contact me privately by email and I will send them to you.

I used a lot of my own named standards and miniatures in the show and they held their own very well.  I’m thinking about offering one each of my ‘Leola’ and ‘Bells Island’ both 5Y-Y to the ADS convention auction coming up.  When they are side by side, there is a significant color difference- Bells Island is beige yellow, and Leola is a brighter yellow.


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2 Responses to Gloucester Daffodil Show Sat March 24th

  1. Ceci Brown, Virginia
    March 25, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Congrats Clay! You work hard on your daffodils and deserve to win! Good luck in the future and keep it up! Ceci

  2. Clay Higgins, North Carolina
    Clay Higgins, North Carolina
    March 26, 2018 at 5:21 am

    Thanks Ceci,

    I’m really slowing down. I was surprised that I won what I did, when I only entered a fraction of the number of stems into the show that I usually enter.

    Fran and I have decided that we are no longer going to slave over putting as many daffodils into the show as possible. We are getting… shall I say it, old.