Clay Higgins, North Carolina

TDS Chambersburg, PA

April 21, 2018

Categories: American Daffodil Society, Breeding, Daffodil Enthusiasts, Displays & Specialty Exhibits, General, Growing Daffodils, Hybridizing

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Chambersburg Show 2018.  This is my 6th and last show of the year 2018.


The Tuscarora Daffodil Society had it’s 82nd consecutive Daffodil Show on Sat and Sun April 21 and 22 at the First Lutheran Church in Chambersburg, PA under the co-chairmanship of Mitch Carney and Richard Ezell.  There were 887 stems of beautiful daffodils.  I was pleased to see three of the judges there that I have known around the daffodil world since I got started in Daffodil.  Ann Donnell Smith my first daffodil teacher. Kathy Anderson that I clerked for the first time I went to a daffodil show and put in Exhibits and Martha Best who has always been a main-stay with the Baltimore and WDS programs.


Judging was conducted on Saturday April 21 while the weather was sun shining we started the day under a threat of freezing according to the local weathermen.  Will spring ever come this year.


The head table after the judgeing:


Gold Ribbon: Millennium Perfection 1Y-Y exhibited by Ann Donnell Smith

White Ribbon: Blue Danube 1W-W exhibited by Ann Donnell Smith

The Purple Ribbon was the Division 2 Collection.  I did not get the name of the exhibitor or the picture.


Silver Ribbon:  Janet Hickman 21 Blue ribbons


Best Intermediate Bloom:  Pogo 3W-GYO exhibited by bob and Lina Huesman

Rose Ribbon:  Seedling # 01-09-54 2W-WWP Originated by Mitch and Kate Carney

Mini Gold:  Stafford 7Y-YYO exhibited by Bob and Lina Huesman

Mini White; Shillingstone 8W-W exhibited by Katherine Anderson

Lavender: Exhibited by Mitch and Kate Carney

Back row:  Little Kibler 9; Little Becky 12;Segovia 3:

Front: Little Rsky 7; N. jonquilla 13


Bankhead:  Exhibited by Clay & Fran Higgins


Back row:  Seedling 14-140 7Y-Y Baby Moon X OP; Segovia 3W-Y; Ladelle 7Y-Y; Crevette 8W-O; Woodstar 5Y-YWW:

Front Row: Clare 7Y-Y; Xit 3W-W; Yellow Xit 3W-Y; Stafford 7Y-YYO


Best Classic: Foxfire 2W-GWO 1968  Exhibited by Janet Hickman

Best Historic: Firebrand 3 1897 exhibited by Mitch & Kate Carney

The Red White & Blue was exhibited by Janet Hickman


Back: Montpier 3W-Y Gripshover;  Shipshewana 3Y-Y Reed; Spindletop 3W-Y Panill

Front Cross Current 5Y-Y Havens; Havens SHO 1/1 Div 2 Havens



That’s all that I have.




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6 Responses to TDS Chambersburg, PA

  1. David Adams, New Zealand
    April 22, 2018 at 3:24 am

    Thanks Clay. We appreciate the six shows that you have covered.


  2. Clay Higgins, North Carolina
    Clay Higgins, North Carolina
    April 22, 2018 at 5:52 am

    My apologies to Richard Ezell for misspelling his last name.
    After putting in Exhibits, judging, and driving 400 miles to get home last night, I’m lucky to be able to spell my own name.

  3. Clay Higgins, North Carolina
    Clay Higgins, North Carolina
    April 22, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Thank you Dave. We did have fun this year. We enjoy the shows and the people we see there.


  4. Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    April 22, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Hi Clay,

    I’m just amazed that anyone would drive 400 miles each way to show daffodils! But then I realise that I fly 500 miles, hire a car and drive 40 miles each way, stay in a hotel – all to show a few little daffodils! Are new all daft?


  5. Malcolm Wheeler, New Zealand
    Malcolm Wheeler, New Zealand
    April 22, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Yes we are a LITTLE daft Brian, We ( Rozanne and myself) think nothing of driving to Te Anau for a show (607 Kms). Can’t help being daff crazy sometimes

  6. Clay Higgins, North Carolina
    Clay Higgins, North Carolina
    April 23, 2018 at 5:29 am

    Brian and Malcolm,

    Okay, just 387 miles one way – I rounded up.  We are a little daff to do this.  However, the People in Chambersburg, PA are really good people and Fran and I have enjoyed them and their show for over 20 years.  The were a lot closer when we were in Maryland.

    And, the six show are not so bad except the one week where we go to three show.  That wears us out and leaves us exhausted and ready for a vacation. 🙂