Yearly Archives: 2000

2000 Livermore Show Results

32th Annual Spring Daffodil Show in the Bay Area at Livermore

2000 Livermore Show Results

Below are the results of 2000 Livermore Show held on March 11th & 12th hosted by Alden Lane Nursery.

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The beautiful banner at Alden Lane announcing our show!

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Show results information are presented in the following format:

  1. the identification of the award;

  2. the name of the cultivar(s) and possibly the division (a number from 1 thru 13) followed by the color of the petals, a dash, and the color of the cup;

  3. and the name of the exhibitor.

Some of the daffodils have multiple colored petals and cups, so you will see more than one color identified between the dashes. For more information about the classification of daffodils see Classification Definitions.

Show Statistics:

Horticulture: Number of Exhibits: 356
Number of Exhibitors: 14
Number of Blooms: 541

Artistic Arrangements: Number of Exhibits: 13
Number of Exhibitors: 6

Surrey , 2Y-R

GOLD RIBBON – Surrey, 2Y-R,  Kirby Fong


WHITE RIBBON – 88-100-1, 2YWG-W (Suede x  Irresistible), Bob Spotts

Minnie, 6Y-Y

MINI GOLD RIBBON- Minnie 6Y-Y, Kirby Fong


MINI WHITE RIBBON – Snipe, 6W-W, Stan Baird

ROSE RIBBON: Seedling # 89-84-1, 12Y-GGY, Bob Spotts

MINI ROSE RIBBON: Seedling # 89-M-3, 7Y-Y, Bob Spotts

JUNIOR AWARD – Geranium, 8W-O, Miranda Fay

Intermediate Award –  Hager Seedling # 210, 2Y-O, Sid DuBose

SMALL GROWER AWARD – Quail, 7Y-Y, Judy Saelens

Historic Daffodil Award – Halvose, 8Y-O, 1927, Kirby Fong

Standard Container Grown Award – Phalarope 6W-Y, Bob Spotts

Miniature Container Grown Award –  Toto, 12W-W, Bob Spotts

Species Container Grown Award – No Entries

SILVER RIBBON (for most blue ribbons) – Kirby Fong with 28 blues

PURPLE RIBBON – Yellow collection, Bob Spotts

  • Bender 90/215, 2Y-Y
  • Koanga 85/89, 2Y-Y
  • Glissando, 2Y-Y
  • Tuscarora, 1Y-Y
  • 95-70-1, 2Y-Y


RED-WHITE-BLUE Ribbon – Sid DuBose

  • Hager 659, 2Y-P
  • Nob Hill, 2, DuBose
  • R103-1, 2W-P
  • R21-58-1, 1Y-Y
  • Hager D210-6, 2Y-P

MINI RED-WHITE-BLUE Ribbon – no entries

MAROON RIBBON – no entries

GREEN RIBBON – no entries


  • Quince, 12
  • 89-M-3, 7
  • Kokopelli, 7
  • 88-M-1, 7
  • Jumblie, 12
  • Sundial, 7
  • 89-M-5, 7
  • N. bulbocodium, 13
  • Minnow, 8
  • Midget, 1
  • Picoblanco, 2
  • Moncorvo, 7


  • 94-21-2, 2Y-YOO
  • 97-41-2, 8Y-O
  • 99-30-2, 2Y-O
  • 88-100-1, 2YWG-W
  • 98-40-1, 1Y-Y
  • 96-37-1, 2YWG-O
  • 96-4-2, 1W-WWP
  • 98-15-2, 2W-Y
  • 96-14-1, 1W-P
  • 99-10-1, 1WWG-P
  • 86-13-1, 3W-OOY
  • 92-6-1, 2W-WYY
  • 89-84-1, 12Y-GGY
  • 88-V-5, 3WWG-GWW
  • 88-V-2, 12WWG-GGY

Carey E. Quinn Award –  Kirby Fong (repeat)

  • Pacific Rim, 2Y-YYR
  • Fragrant Rose, 2W-GPP
  • American Dream, 1Y-P
  • Cape Point, 2W-P
  • Surrey, 2Y-R
  • White Sapphire, 2W-W
  • Doctor Hugh, 3W-GOO
  • Ormeau, 2Y-Y
  • Clubman, 1W-Y
  • Triple Crown, 3Y-GYR
  • Cameo Ice, 1W-W
  • Shepherd’s Hey, 7Y-Y
  • Jolly Good, 2Y-YOO
  • Colonial White 2W-W
  • Bryanston, 2Y-Y
  • Hunter JAH 8/71A, 2W-R
  • Caithness, 2Y-Y
  • Remembered Kiss, 2W-WWP
  • Lapwing, 5W-Y
  • First Snow, 2W-W
  • Mangaweka, 6Y-Y
  • Foundling, 6W-P
  • The Alliance, 6Y-Y

Northern California Daffodil Society Show Awards

Hybridizing Trophy: Bob Spotts for a tazetta collection

Ben Hager Award: Sid DuBose

Pink Collection Trophy: no entries

White Collection Trophy: Kirby Fong

Yellow Collection Trophy: Kirby Fong

Murray Evans/Grant Mitsch Memorial Vase: Kirby Fong for Pacific Rim

Reserve Champion Trophy: Stan Baird for Proska

Bill and Rosemary Roese Trophy: Bob Spotts for Pink Belladona

White Daffodil Trophy: Stan Baird for Aplomb

Southern California Daffodil Society Trophy: Dian Keesee for Willett

Novice Trophy: Judy Saelens for Quail

Betty Fawkes Trophy: Dorothea Tinkler

2000 Mother Lode Show Results

5th Annual Mother Lode Show Results at Ironstone Vineyards

Below are the results of 5th Annual Mother Lode Show held March 18 & 19  and hosted by Kautz Ironstone Vineyard.

Show Statistics:  Count: 948 blooms and 20 exhibitors.
Artistic Arrangements:  41 arrangements and 19 exhibitors.

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This show results information is presented in the following format:

  1. the identification of the award;
  2. the name of the cultivar(s) and possibly the division (a number from 1 thru 13) followed by the color of the petals, a dash, and the color of the cup;
  3. and the name of the exhibitor.

Some of the daffodils have multiple colored petals and cups, so you will see more than one color identified between the dashes. For more information about the classification of daffodils see Classification Definitions.

Solar Tan 3 Y-R
GOLD RIBBON – Gold Ribbon, Solar Tan 3Y-R
exhibited by Wayne Steele


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WHITE RIBBON – Theorum, 1W-Y, exhibited by Bob Spotts

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ROSE RIBBON –   Sdlg Y134-9, 2YYW-P,  Sid Dubose

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MINI GOLD RIBBONPequenita, 7Y-Y, exhibited by Kirby Fong


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MINI WHITE RIBBONBlanchard 71-A-31, 7Y-Y exhibited by Kathy Leonardi

MINI ROSE RIBBON –  Sdlg  # M-21-1, 7Y-Y, Bob Spotts

Intermediate Award –  Sdlg # Hager D221, 2Y-R, exhibited by Sid DuBose

Small Grower Award – Loch Lundie, 2 Y-O, Tracey Ellifritz

Historic Daffodil Award – Mount Hood, 1W-W, Kirby Fong

Standard Container Grown Award – no entries

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Miniature Container Grown Award – Sundial, 7Y-Y, Bob Spotts

Species Container Grown Award – no entries

SILVER RIBBON (most blues) – Kirby Fong  31 Blue Ribbons


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JUNIOR AWARD – High Society, 2W-GWP, Miranda Fay

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PURPLE RIBBON -Bob Spotts -Division 2 collection

  • Pacific Rim,
  • Springston Charm,
  • Geometrics,
  • 00-49-X, 2W-W
  • Clouded Yellow

LAVENDER RIBBON – no entries

RED-WHITE-BLUE Ribbon – Bob Spotts

  • 00-286-1, 2Y-Y
  • 00-271-2, 2W-Y
  • 00-291-1, 2Y-P
  • 00-279-1, 2W-O
  • 00-296-1, 2YYW-W


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Mini RED-WHITE-BLUE Ribbon – Bob Spotts

  • M-23-3, 7Y-Y
  • M-21-3, 7Y-Y
  • Junior Miss, 12W-Y (Pannill)
  • M-21-2, 7Y-Y
  • Kokopelli, 7Y-Y (Spotts)


  • 00-222-1, 3W-WWY
  • 00-43X-1, 2Y-Y
  • 00-271-1, 2W-P
  • 00-229-1, 8Y-R
  • 89-89-1, 12Y-GGY
  • 00-253-1, 1W-P
  • 00-223-2, 4Y-O
  • 00-267-2, 3W-YOY
  • 00-247-1, 9W-GYR
  • Chindi, 2
  • 00-278-1, 3W-O
  • 00-285-1, 2Y-O


Roberta C. Watrous Award – Bob Spotts  (repeat)

  • M-32-2, 7Y-Y
  • Minnow, 8Y-Y
  • Angel O’Music, 5Y-Y
  • M-22-1, 7Y-Y
  • N. bulbocodium, 13Y-Y
  • Junior Miss, 12W-Y
  • M-21-1, 7Y-Y (Mini Rose winner)
  • Moncorvo, 7Y-Y
  • Xit, 3W-W
  • Yellow Xit, 3W-Y
  • Pixie’s Sister, 7Y-Y
  • Mary Plumstead, 5Y-Y


  • Glissando, 2Y-Y
  • Peach Garter, 3W-WOW
  • Rival, 6YYG-Y
  • Doctor Hugh, 3W-GOO
  • Clouded Yellow, 2YYW-Y
  • Calamansack, 2W-YYR
  • Banker, 2Y-O
  • Springston Charm, 2W-W
  • Salute, 2Y-R
  • Obsession, 2W-P
  • Francolin, 1Y-Y
  • Braid Song, 9W-GYO
  • Theorum, 1W-Y
  • La Traviata, 3Y-YYR
  • Hawley Sunset, 2W-O

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Quinn Award – Sid DuBose (repeat)

  • Nob Hill, 2
  • M6-1, 3W-W
  • Achduart x Red Ember, 2Y-O
  • V16-1, 2W-P
  • HA77-8, 2Y-Y
  • R11-1, 2W-P
  • Geometrics, 2W-Y
  • Q77-12, 2Y-R
  • K13-4, 2W-YYP
  • Hager D349, 2Y-O
  • V-38, 2W-P
  • Hager D700, 2Y-OOR
  • Hager D386, 2YYW-W
  • W-130-3, 2W-P
  • HA46-2, 2Y-Y
  • HA51-9, 2W-P
  • Gilt Complex, 2
  • Bryce Canyon, 2
  • 1-46-6, 7W-P
  • 00-202-1, 2YYW-YYP
  • Z13-10, 5W-W
  • AA77-7, 2Y-Y
  • 07-1, 8W-O
  • Y134-9, 2YYW-P (Rose Ribbon winner)

Comments from Bob Spotts, Show Chairman

The many of you who visited the Murphys Daffodil Show got a memorable
treat. Those of you who missed it, we invite you to join us next year! The
weather was perfect and the Kautz Ironstone Vineyards grounds just
spectacular with their expanses and beds of naturalized daffodils. The view
of daffodils and vineyards that opened to view as one rounded the curve on
the road outside KIV was eye-popping.

The support provided us by John Kautz and his KIV staff was exemplary. KIV
staff (especially Chris Gomez, Larry Ringland, and Tracey Ellifritz)
provided to our needs: storing and transporting our equipment to the show
area, providing and setting up the tables, serving lunch to our judges and
workers, and providing coffee and wine to our exhibitors. Many thanks!

Still, much of the show success resulted from the dedicated support of our
own NCDS members:

* Anna Rawls, Anna Fine, and Nancy Tackett who were at the Hospitality
Desk answering questions from visitors, enrolling new members, and selling
daffodil items (especially Brooke Ager pins) from our boutique supply

* Rich & Jane Hunt and Stephanie Arrich – our Gold Country members always behind the scenes with essential help

* Our newer members Mike Larmer, Norman Thompson, and Lori Smith who
helped set up the show and also brought some wonderful flowers (which
garnered some considerable rewards from the judges)

* Anita Hartshorn, our publicist, who saturated newspapers and radio
stations with notice of the show

* Sid DuBose for the 50+ dozen cut blooms for arrangers and for
distribution to merchants through-out the town of Murphys

* Jan Moyers who organized the show area, kept things under control
throughout the two days, and supervised the show take-down

* Kirby Fong, Sid DuBose, Wayne Steele (won best in show – hardly slowing
in his 80s), Kathy Leonardi, Dian Keesee, Nancy Tackett, Rich Hunt, Miranda Fay, and Bob Johnson for the superb flowers in the show – we had BOTH quality and quantity!

* Harold Koopowitz, the master of staging miniatures (he made my sows-ear
Watrous into a silk-purse)

* Nancy and Gene Cameron who came down from Portland on Saturday after entering and judging in the Amity Show to join us for the Saturday-night
dinner and Sunday. (This only required an hour drive to the Portland
Airport, a two-hour flight to Sacramento, and a two-hour drive to Murphys!)

* David Oakley who was always there to help wherever needed – and needed
he was!

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Special thanks must also go to:

* Members of the Calaveras Garden Club for the lovely artistic
arrangements which greeted attendees and enhanced the show

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*Bernice Oakley for bringing supplies and staging artistic arrangements
on behalf of the Amador Valley Garden Club

* Grant Mitsch Daffodils for their lovely display sent despite supporting
and attending a concurrent show in Oregon

* Distinguished guest Rod Barwick who staged exhibits in the show (with
great success) and entertained us throughout the weekend, the apex being
his Saturday afternoon talk on “Daffodils, Angels, and Wine”

* Our international visitors who pitched in on show setup, flower staging,
and show take-down:

* Jennie Jamieson (Australia) who was my right-hand in staging my
exhibits. I mustn’t forget teenagers Tahlia and Damien who were most handy
workers and husband Phil who tolerated an extremely skimpy evening meal and very late bedtime Friday)

* Brian Duncan (Northern Ireland) and David Adams (New Zealand) who were everywhere helping exhibitors

* Wim Lemmers (Holland) and John Hunter (New Zealand) who provided
helpful critique on improving exhibits

* Dear friends Maureen & Tom Handley and Pat & Tony James (England) and Betty Duncan (Northern Ireland) who did yeoman work as always during the setting up of the show

Thanks to all above, we not only had a great time ourselves, we presented
an awesome display much appreciated by the public!

Bob Spotts
Murphys Show Chairman

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Judges pondering voting on the show winner.  From left to right, Bob Spotts Show Chairman, Wayne Steele, Kathy Leonardi, Brian Duncan (N. Ireland), Tony James and Tom Handley (both from England).

Comments from the President, Kirby Fong

The Northern California Daffodil Society just concluded its second show this season, this time at Kautz Ironstone Vineyards in the Mother Lode gold mining town of Murphys. As last year, the show was held on the floor of the fermenting cavern which is covered to keep rain out but open on one side to the cold.

The show was complemented this year by artistic designs so more of the space in the cavern was filled. Also the shuttle bus between the winery and the downtown Irish Days festivities stopped right outside the entrance to the cavern so that we had more visitors. Speaking of visitors, some of the attendees of Portland daffodil convention are already here taking in the sights of California as well as Oregon. I was honored to have Brian and
Betty Duncan stop by my daffodil beds on their way up to Murphys and John and Marie Hunter after the show. Also at Murphys were Tom and Maureen Handley and Tony and Pat James from England, David Adams from New Zealand, and Phil and Jennie Jamieson from Australia. And of course the guest of honor was Rod Barwick from Tasmania. He has returned home, so if you didn’t meet him in Murphys, you’ll have to go to Australia to see him.

Knowing we were going to have several daffodil enthusiasts from around the world, we made a big effort to put in as many daffodils as we could so that they could see cultivars they might not have seen before. Our visitors came not only to see daffodils, but they also helped us stage our flowers.  Sid DuBose sent a lot of flowers but did not come to the show himself.  Rod Barwick who was not judging helped stage Sid’s flowers.


Photos by Kirby Fong, Ben Blake and Nancy Tackett

2000 Fortuna Garden Show Results

2000 Fortuna Garden Club Daffodil Show Results

Fortuna River Lodge
Fortuna River Lodge by the Eel River

Below are the results of 25th Annual Daffodil Show “Daffodils, the Poetry of Spring” hosted by the Fortuna Garden Club on March 25th & 26th.

Show Statistics:

418 exhibits
982 blooms
61 artistic arrangements
16 arrangement exhibitors.

Show results information is presented in the following format:

  1. the identification of the award;

  2. the name of the cultivar(s) and possibly the division (a number from 1 thru 13) followed by the color of the petals, a dash, and the color of the cup;

  3. and the name of the exhibitor.

Some of the daffodils have multiple colored petals and cups, so you will see more than one color identified between the dashes. For more information about the classification of daffodils see Classification Definitions.

Fortuna Show Awards Table
One of the Awards Tables

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GOLD RIBBON – Surrey,  2Y-R, Stan Baird

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WHITE RIBBON – Conestoga  2Y-GYO,  Richard Hunt

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MINI GOLD RIBBON – Swagger 6W-W, Nancy Wilson

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MINI WHITE RIBBON – Kokopelli. 7Y-Y, Kirby Fong

ROSE RIBBONSeedling # 00-315-1, 2W-P, Bob Spotts

MINI ROSE RIBBON:    Seedling # M300-1, 7Y-Y, Bob Spotts

Fortuna's Second Awards Table
The second Awards Table


Intermediate Award: Dreamlight 3W-GYR, Bob Spotts

Small Grower Award: Tahiti, 4Y-O, Maria Kreneck

Historic Daffodil Award:  Telemonius Plenus 4Y-Y (1620) Lori Smith

Standard Container Grown Award:  Abba, 4W-O, Lori Smith

Miniature Container Grown Award: Returned

Species Container Grown Award: Returned

SILVER RIBBON (most blues) – Kirby Fong with 26 blue ribbons

Judges at Fortuna Show
Judges voting on “Best in Show.”    Through the impressive glass windows is the Eel River.

PURPLE RIBBON WINNER: Kirby Fong – Division 2 Collection

  • Clouded Yellow, 2 YYW-Y
  • Polar Sunset, 2 W-YYP
  • Banker, 2 Y-YO
  • Idealism, 2 W-W
  • Cape Point, 2 W-P


  • Bebop, 7Y-Y
  • Little Rusky, 7 Y-GYO
  • Kokopelli, 7 Y-Y
  • M-300-1, 7 Y-Y
  • Yellow Xit, 3 W-Y


  • New Penny, 3 Y-Y (Pannill)
  • Monitor, 2W-WWR (Mitsch)
  • Highpoint, 2Y-Y (Frey)
  • Audubon, 2W-WWP (Mitsch)
  • Pacific Rim,  2Y-YYR (Mitsch)


  • M-300-1, 7Y-Y
  • M-316-1, 7Y-Y
  • Kokopelli, 7 Y-Y (Spotts)
  • M-316-2, 7Y-Y
  • Little Rusky, 7Y-Y (Watrous)

no entries



  • Dunkery 4 Y-O
  • Oops  2W-O
  • Surrey 2Y-R
  • Virginia Walker  1W-W
  • Artful  2W-P
  • Whiskey Mac 2YYW-Y
  • New Hope 3Y-W
  • Crystal Star 2Y-Y
  • Pzaz 3Y-O
  • Ben Avon  1W-W
  • Fly Half  2Y-R
  • Olathe 3W-GYO

Stan Baird and Collections
Stan Baird reviewing the collections


  • Minnie,  6Y-Y
  • Yellow Xit, 3W-Y
  • Fenben, 7Y-Y
  • Angel’s Breath, 5Y-Y
  • Xit, 3W-W
  • Wells, 86-212, 12W-W (N. dubius x MJB 212)
  • Swagger, 6W-W
  • N. ruplicola, 13 Y-Y
  • N. triandrus pallidulus 13Y-Y
  • N. fernandesii 13Y-Y
  • Moncorvo, 7Y-Y
  • Stella Turk, 6Y-Y


  • Hartlebury, 3W-OOR
  • Moomba, 3W-YYO
  • Solar Tan, 3Y-R
  • Rose Garden, 4W-R
  • Killernan, 9W-GYR
  • Lemon Lyric, 2YYW-Y
  • Crown Gold, 2W-O
  • Three Trees, 1W-Y
  • Geometrics, 2W-Y
  • Lemon Sails, 2Y-Y
  • Red Hugh, 9W-GRR
  • Trigonometry, 11aW-P
  • Oregon Music, 2W-W
  • Claverley, 2W-P
  • Circuit, 7Y-Y


Collections at Fortuna Show
Collections and Arrangements


Lunch at Fortuna Show
Volunteers were treated to a wonderful lunch provided by the Fortuna Garden Club.  What a view we enjoyed while eating!  Standing are hosts Mike and Dian Keesee.

Comments of Kirby Fong, ADS Awards Committee Chairman

The Fortuna daffodil show was held last weekend in the new River Lodge conference facility in Fortuna, a small town in the northwest of California. The building is situated along the Eel River with great scenic views across the river.

The Fortuna Garden Club and the Heather Society have donated plants and labor to help landscape the facility.

Visitors at Fortuna Show
Show visitors enjoyed strolling through the tables of flowers, collections, and arrangements.

It is a comfortable and spacious place to have a daffodil show.  The space enabled 18 arrangers to show off 57 artistic design entries. The tri-color winner had a couple rectangular black frames, some modern, rectangular containers, and what seemed like a helix of yellow-red daffodils.

In picking the best of show, one of the two final candidates was Ron Scamp’s S686, 11aY-O.  This was also the best intermediate in the show.  It lost to Sid DuBose’s seedling in a very close vote.

Those of you planning to take the pre-convention tour from San Francisco to Portland next year will get to see the Fortuna show and will be glad you did!

Refreshment table at Fortuna Daffodil show
The Fortuna Garden Club serves refreshments for all visitors to the Daffodil Show.  The home-made treats served with coffee and  punch, makes this one of the friendliest shows in California.

    Photos by Ben Blake and Kirby Fong