Minnesota 2023 show ADS winners

Here are some photos of the “big” winners from the Daffodil Society of Minnesota’s show May 6-7, 2023.  We had many more blooms than we had expected based on the weather, and over all it was a great show!  All photos are by Gary Cohen – thank you!

Best Standard in Show – Steve Horan won with ‘Maria Pia’ (bottom bloom in 3 stem entry)

Steve also won the Red-White-Blue collection, with ‘Commodore Perry’, ‘Ruby Rim’, ‘Pacific Rim’, ‘Oregon Pioneer’, and ‘Blushing Lady’.

Juliette Faber-Savage won Best Youth Bloom with ‘Teal’.

Kirina Welch won Best Youth 3-stem and Best Small Grower stem, all with some fabulous ‘Pink Wonder’ blooms.


Myrna Smith won Best Historic stem with ‘Sweetness’ (top bloom).

Margaret Macneale won Best Historic 3-stem with ‘Mrs. R. O. Backhouse’.  She also won the Historic collection, but no photo is available.

Margaret also won the Best Classic stem, Best Classic 3-stem, and Best Classic from Single Stem Classes, all with ‘Falstaff’.  She also won the Classic collection, but no photo is available.


Michael Berrigan won many ADS awards, including the Silver (most blues), and Best Standard 3-stem with ‘Activist’.  He won Best collection of 5 (Purple) with an all white collection, four of five of which were crosses of ‘Lady Diana’ and ‘Louise Randall’, the fifth bloom was a cross of ‘Easter Moon’ x ‘River Queen’.  They were stunning!  Michael also won the mini Lavender 5 stem collection and the Mini Gold from that collection, with ‘Pequenita’.  Michael also won the Best Standard Seedling with a 1 Y-O unrecorded cross (no photo available).