Despite the adverse cold and windy/rainy conditions on Sunday morning, 30 MCDS members and 7 non-members participated in the *Daylily Fantasia* flower show, entering 157 on-scape and 89 off-scape flowers, 16 floral designs
and volunteering for Show Committee work.
Congratulations to the official winners of the 2015 show!
Best of Show is the Best Unusual Form H. ‘Adavier’ (Williams-S 2012) shown by Steve Williams
King of Show (runner up) is the Best Small H. ‘Baby Moon Cafe’ (Trimmer 1998) shown by Bill Johannes
Best Extra Large: H. ‘Red Eyed Jack’ (Gossard-R 2003) shown by Bill Johannes
Best Large: H. ‘Rose Hampton’ (Trimmer 1998) shown by Gail Johannes
Best Miniature: H. ‘Reginald’ (Apps 1995) shown by Debby Colvin
Best Double, Multiform, or Polymerous: H. ‘Raspberry Ripple Cupcake’ (Herrington-T 2007) shown by Gail Johannes
Best Spider: H. ‘Marked By Lydia’ (Temple 1994) shown by Bill Johannes
Best Youth: H. ‘Dancing Elf’ (Gossard 2006) shown by Nathan Sayer
Best Popularity Poll: H. ‘Primal Scream’ (Hanson-C 1994) shown by Gail Johannes
Sweepstakes Award (most blue ribbons out of 20 entries) goes to Bill Johannes
Tricolor Award: Jackie Lundberg for her floral design “The Chinese Dance”
Novice Award (best first time blue ribbon): Becky Stickel for showing H.’Little Grapette’ (Williamson 1970)
People’s Choice Awards went to Jeff Kerr for showing ‘Ruby Spider (Stamile 1991) on-scape and to a tie between Dick Henley for showing ‘Getting Airborne’ (Gossard 2006) and Judith Nestel for showing ‘Night Wings’ (Williams-J 1985) in the off-scape display.
Visitors commented that the quality of the show and the floral designs was exceptional, and everyone was attracted to the colorful and fragrant off-scape display organized by Beth Veldey.
The Ohio Hybridizers Historic Garden was beautiful thanks to Fred Blyth and his helper who mulched the beds, to Trish Callis for weeding/deadheading earlier in the week, and to Judy and Tony Montei who deadheaded Saturday afternoon in the rain.
Jerry Ciula, Jeff and Darlene Kerr set up the classrooms late on Saturday afternoon. The sun did come out for the Garden Judging Workshop held at the Historic Garden Sunday afternoon, and many Conservatory visitors enjoyed the garden.
Thanks to everyone—see you in August for the big dig and the sale!
Karen Ciula, Show Chair
Division 1-Horticulture On Scape Winners
Division IV-Artistic Design
Off Scape Display