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2002 Fortuna Garden Show Results

2002 Fortuna Garden Club Daffodil Show Results

Fortuna River Lodge
Fortuna River Lodge by the Eel River

Below are the results of 27th Annual Daffodil Show hosted by the Fortuna Garden Club on March 23th & 24th.

Show Statistics:

364 exhibits
776 blooms
?  exhibitors
59 artistic arrangements
9 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.

GOLD RIBBON – Capree Elizabeth,  2Y-P, Stan Baird

WHITE RIBBON –   Mesa Verde 12Y-GGY, Bob Spotts

MINI GOLD RIBBON – Wilson Seedling #02-1-ER, 7 Y-Y , Nancy Wilson

MINI WHITE RIBBON – Bagatelle 1Y-Y, Gene Cameron

ROSE RIBBONNot awarded

MINI ROSE RIBBON:    Wilson Seedling #02-1-ER, 7 Y-Y , Nancy Wilson

JUNIOR AWARD – Unsurpassable, 1 Y-Y, Amy Eastman

Intermediate Award: Brooke Ager, 2 W-P, Wayne Steele

Small Grower Award:Pink Charm 2W-WWP, Anne Curry

Historic Daffodil Award:  Van Sion, 4 Y-Y (1620), Norman Thompson

Standard Container Grown Award:  Jetfire 6Y-Y, Norman Thompson

Miniature Container Grown Award: Laura 5W-W, Nancy Wilson

Species Container Grown Award: N. bulbocodium, 13 Y-Y, Dian Keesee

SILVER RIBBON (most blues) – Bob Spotts with 19 blue ribbons

PURPLE RIBBON WINNER: Wayne Steele – Division 3 Collection

  • Feock 3W-YYR
  • Greenodd 3W-YYW
  • Trecara 3W-ORR
  • Fussy 3Y-R
  • Colley Gate 3W-YOR



  • Kokopelli 7Y-Y (Spotts)
  • 02-343 5W-W
  • 02-345, 5Y-O
  • 02-390, 5W-W
  • 02-307, 5Y-Y


  • M3-303 7Y/W/Y-Y
  • M3-302, 7Y-Y
  • M3-304, 7Y/W/Y-Y
  • M3-305, 7Y-Y
  • M3-306, 7Y/W/Y-Y


  • Hawera 5Y-Y
  • Sundial 7Y-Y
  • Minnow 8W-Y
  • 02-1-ER, 7Y-Y
  • Low 536-1, 1W-W
  • N. bulbocodium conspicuus 13Y-Y
  • Little Emma 12Y-Y
  • 2002-2, 7Y-Y
  • N. fernandesii 13Y-Y
  • 2002-3, 10W-W
  • Smarple 10W-W
  • Snipe 6W-W


  • Yore Bride 3W-W
  • 88-4.3.JR, 4Y-O
  • Splatter 11aW-Y
  • Think-o-Me 3W-W
  • 86-39AJR, 2Y-Y
  • Fania 2W-P
  • Ulster Bank 3Y-R
  • Affair to Remember 2W-Y
  • Sighing 7W-O
  • N. cypri 13
  • N. x intermedius 13Y-Y
  • Demitasse 12W-Y


  • Hot Gossip 2Y-O
  • Ringhaddy 3W-GYO
  • Otaihape 2Y-Y
  • Polar Sky 2W-WWP
  • Len’s Legacy 2Y-R
  • Artists Dream 2WWY-Y
  • Goldfinger 1Y-Y
  • Langley Dandy
  • 3W-GYR
  • Avalon 2Y-W
  • Buzzie 3W-W
  • Vineland 6Y-Y
  • Fresh Field 2W-W
  • American Lakes 2Y-P
  • Fairlight Glen 2W-YYO
  • Little Soldier 10Y-Y


  • Canarybird 8Y-GOO
  • Honeybourne 2W-Y
  • Corbiere 1Y-YOO
  • 2-335, 2W-Y
  • Chobe River 1Y-Y
  • Welch 97/7, 8W-Y
  • Pearson 94-36-Q45, 1W-W
  • 02-380, 1Y-Y
  • Dream Maker 3W-WWO
  • 02-315, 1Y-Y
  • 001-312, 3W-YOO
  • Gold Bond 2Y-Y
  • 02-376, 2Y-YYO
  • 02-373 12W-GYY
  • Norma Jean 2Y-Y
  • Shadow Mist 2W-WWP
  • Red Flare 2Y-R
  • Rosevine 3W-WPP
  • Mitsch KK17-3 2W-P
  • 02-398, 6Y-Y
  • Icon 3W-GOR
  • Aunt Betty 1Y-O
  • 02-371, 7Y-Y
  • Kokopelli 7Y-Y

2002 Mother Lode Show Results

7th Annual Mother Lode Show Results

Below are the results of 7th Annual Mother Lode Show held March 16th & 17th  and hosted by Kautz Ironstone Vineyard.

Horticulture Show Statistics: 706 exhibits, 403 blooms, 18 exhibitors.
Artistic Arrangements:  37 arrangements and 16 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.

GOLD RIBBON – Clouded Yellow, 2YYW-Y, exhibited by Kirby Fong

WHITE RIBBON – Potential, 1W-P, exhibited by Sid DuBose

ROSE RIBBON – Sdlg # 02/9, 4 Y-R(Matador x Tahiti) exhibited by Bill Welch

MINI GOLD RIBBON – Pequenita, 7Y-Y, exhibited by Kirby Fong

MINI WHITE RIBBON – M22-13, 7Y-Y, exhibited by Bob Spotts

MINI ROSE RIBBON –  Sdlg  # M22-08, 7Y-Y, exhibited Bob Spotts

Intermediate Award –  Sdlg # 02-273, 2W-Y, exhibited by Bob Spotts

Small Grower Award – Barrett Browning 3WWY-O, exhibited by Bob Johnson

Historic Daffodil Award – Twink 4Y-O 1925, exhibited Mike Larmer

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

SILVER RIBBON – Bob Spotts with 27 Blue Ribbons

PURPLE RIBBON -Bob Spotts-Division 1 collection

  • Aunt Betty 1Y-O
  • Tuscarora 1Y-Y
  • Reed Seedling 85-137-1, 1Y-Y
  • Lancelot 1Y-Y
  • Chobe River 1Y-Y


  • N. calcicola 13Y-Y
  • Pequenita 7Y-Y
  • N. bulbocodium serotinus 13Y-Y
  • Rock Garden Gem 6Y-GYY
  • Cupid 12Y-Y

RED-WHITE-BLUE Ribbon – Bob Spotts

  • 02-220, 1Y-Y
  • 02-266, 2W-Y
  • 02-267, 2Y-O
  • 02-250, 2WWG-P
  • ‘Lemon Lyric’ 2YYW-Y (Mitsch)

Mini RED-WHITE-BLUE Ribbon – Bob Spotts

  • M22-01, 7Y-Y
  • M22-02, 7Y-Y
  • M22-04, 7Y-Y
  • M22-03 7Y-Y
  • M22-05, 7Y-Y


  • Truculent 3W-WWY
  • Banker 2Y-O
  • Lewis George 1Y-Y
  • Caribbean Snow 2YYW-W
  • Pengarth 2YYW-WWY
  • Grand Monarque 8W-Y
  • Crackington 4Y-O
  • Glasnevin 2W-W
  • Diversity 11aW-PPW
  • Bloemendaal 2W-W
  • Williamsburg  2W-W
  • Clouded Yellow 2YYW-Y


  • Kokopelli 7Y-Y
  • 02-230, 8Y-O
  • Matador 8Y-GOO
  • Perpetuation 7YYW-W
  • 02-234, 8Y-GYO
  • 02-209, 8Y-O
  • 02-205, 5W-W
  • Havens TEH53/1, 6Y-O
  • Dreamlover 6YYW-W
  • 02-239, 6Y-Y
  • 02-237, 6W-Y
  • Utiku 6Y-Y


Quinn Award – Kirby Fong (repeat)

  • Otaihape 2Y-Y
  • Cinder Hill 2W-O
  • Clouded Yellow 2YYW-Y
  • Affirmation 2Y-P
  • Edgbaston 2Y-YOO
  • Orange Walk 3W-OOY
  • Hijack 2W-R
  • Hunter JAH21/30A 2Y-R (‘Air Marshall’ x ‘Torridon’)
  • Kiwi Carnival 2W-OYO
  • Goldfinger
  • 1Y-Y American Lakes 2Y-P
  • Sketrick 1Y-Y
  • Dispatch Box 1Y-Y
  • Stellar Dream 2W-YYP
  • Arthurian 1Y-Y
  • Harbour View 2W-P
  • Hever 4Y-Y
  • Aintree 3W-O
  • Trecara 3W-ORR
  • Vineland 6Y-Y
  • Muster 4W-O
  • Mangaweka 6Y-Y
  • Langley Dandy 3W-GYR
  • Rapture 6Y-Y

Comments from Bob Spotts, Show Chairman

An exhibitor always wishes for (1) good growing weather during the Spring, (2) good picking weather for the days before the show, (3) peak bloom just before show time, and (4) quality blooms. Damned if all these wishes weren’t granted this year for me! The result was a carload of good flowers taken to the show at Kautz Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys. I can remember such fortuitous circumstances all happening only once before: in 1989 for the ADS National Convention in San Francisco.

Our Northern California Daffodil Show is part of the “Spring Symphony of Daffodils” festival at KIV. As such, we benefit from their publicity and the resultant flood of visitors coming for the festival. The town of Murphys nearby also has a major St Patrick’s Day “Irish Days” celebration on Saturday and shuttle buses run all day between downtown and the winery.  This obviously provides many more visitors. The show area was packed from opening on Saturday morning to its close on Sunday afternoon. I would guess that we get as large a walk-through crowd as any daffodil show in the US.  Now established, it behooves us to do effective planning to get more ADS and NCDS members from show visitors.

This year, members of the local Calaveras County Garden Club provided an Artistic Arrangements section. The exhibits were stunning!  Judging was done by Dian Keesee, currently an ADS Pacific Region Director. This coming weekend Dian dons yet another hat as Show Chairman for the Fortuna Daffodil Show.  We anticipate being a Garden Clubs “Standard Flower Show” next year.

Murphys is in the Sierra foothills at an elevation of 2000′. The foothills region is a prime climate for growing daffodils. Along the fields and hillsides are many patches of daffodils growing from long abandoned homestead/farm gardens; some date back over 100 years. We think one of the local citizens has a patch of ‘Twink’ 4Y-O on her property dating from the 1930s. It would be challenging to try to validate that identification. Three years ago this lady heard of our show and brought a bucketful of blooms from this extensive patch. She returns with a bouquet each year! It’s the only daffodil she grows (actually she watches, nature grows it). Our challenge is to turn the extensive flower interest of the locals toward
the NCDS and ADS.

This year, a hot show item was the Grant Mitsch catalog. As an experiment, Elise Havens sent us a bunch of catalogs which we sold out within a couple of hours. Next year, we must at least triple that order. Let’s hope that many of the folks who bought the catalogs follow-through with their enthusiasm and buy bulbs. That will help us get local folks growing modern daffodils! Next year, we’ll solicit catalogs from the other growers too.

This year, we directed many people to the Internet Home Pages of ADS and NCDS. If you didn’t comprehend the wisdom and importance of changing the ADS Home Page “URL” to “”, it will become obvious when you are telling people where to find us on the ‘Net.  The NCDS address is “”. Credit for reserving and implementing the Internet addresses goes to Ben Blake and Nancy Tackett.  Amazingly, I found that a majority of the visitors had access to Internet. A silly oversight: we didn’t print the Home Page URLs on the schedule!

We experienced practical benefits from the ADS and NCDS Home Pages. One plant-interested couple from several hundred miles away e-mailed me a couple of days before the show. They were starting a two-week junket around California and asked if they could HELP OUT at our show! They arrived Friday at 2pm before I did, bustled into setting up the show, and stayed until 10:30pm that evening! They filled test tubes from 4pm til 10pm!  They then returned on Saturday morning and CLERKED during the  judging. All they got for their efforts were lunch and a complimentary bottle of wine. They said they had a great time; and were then off 300 miles south to see the wildflower preserve in Antelope Valley. Daffodils followed by California poppies!

A professional plant propagator for a major California fruit-tree nursery e-mailed us the week of the show. As a hobby, he is very interested in applying his energies to daffodils. He wants to hybridize, but also has
facilities for meristeming which might be usable to cleanup some important cultivars (eg, ‘Eileen Squires’ comes to mind).  He came to the show on Saturday and spent lunch and the afternoon with us. Bob Darling did a exemplary job explaining the the basic time process involved in hybridizing, the ADS relationship with hybridizers, and exploring useful options.

Yes, Bob Darling of Washington DC exhibited and judged at the show. He brought a group of his miniature seedlings, which won its five-stem miniature class. They were excellent. This is a side of Bob we we not aware of on the West Coast. He also spent Saturday using his digital camera. We were privileged to see the pictures on his laptop that evening after dinner. Kudos Bob!

Gene and Nancy Cameron came for the third year! Portland to Murphys is a 700 mile drive! Gene and Nancy staged Sid DuBose’s blooms. They also helped set up the show – and were judges. Help we could hardly do without. Thanx Gene and Nancy!

KIV is a near-perfect setting for a daffodil show. The surrounding area is in bloom with naturalized daffodils. Contrasted by the pruned but dormant vines, it is a remarkable landscape.

We had 21 exhibitors this year. That is a large number for an NCDS Show, especially when you consider that most exhibitors had a several-hours drive to get there and stayed overnight at local motels (which had to be reserved ahead several months). Of these, 18 exhibitors won a Blue Ribbon. I won the Pig Prize for the most Blues (36) but Kirby Fong (28) and Wayne Steele (20) were piggish as well. First-year exhibitor Bill Scholz did pretty well – eleven Blues! (Bill and Wayne are our octogenarian pair. What a fearsome foursome it will be when Sid DuBose and Stan Baird join them.)  Bob Darling got four Blues as a reward for his journey. The Camerons groomed Sid DuBose’s modest quantity but high-quality blooms into ten Blues.

KIV grows many show cultivars, waiting to establish them in the quarter-acre hillside daffodil garden site under preparation. From these came six Blue Ribbon winners (most were Barwick or Ramsay cultivars). Local citizens Tracey Ellifritz, Chris Gomez, and Lore Gates won Blues. The Calaveras County Garden Club also submitted several horticultural entries.

The show contained 528 exhibits totaling 870 stems. Of these, 762 blooms were Standards; 108 were Miniatures. 497 blooms were exhibited as single- or three-stem entries. There were 33 blooms in the special classes for local residents only. There were 25 entries in the classes for exhibitors growing 100 or fewer cultivars. There were ten excellent container entries.

Kirby has listed the winners of the ADS awards in another e-mail.

As with last week’s Livermore Show at the Alden Lane Nursery, the Murphys Show has the perfect host. Each of these two facilities provides us with exemplary space for a show. We have a synergistic relationship with our hosts. We add a facet of interest to draw the public, and we greatly benefit from visitors/customers at their facility.

As show organizers, could it be better to arrive at the show site and see the tables already in place and covered with tablecloths? And to see the boxes of our equipment already moved into the show area? At show end, could it be better than just to repack the equipment and leave the boxes on the floor?

We give a hearty round of appreciation for the support given us by Kautz Ironstone Vineyards. On to 2002!

Bob Spotts

PS. We missed Rod Barwick. Several people inquired about Rod. They thought
he was a permanent part of the weekend!

Comments from the President, Kirby Fong

 I just got home from the Murphys daffodil show held at the Kautz Ironstone Vineyards in the Sierra foothills of California.  The show coincides with the Murphys Irish Days, so there are a lot of people in town.

The vineyard has tons of daffodils planted around the countryside and many half wine barrels planted with daffodils at the winery.  Because the winery lets people park for free to take the free shuttle into town, there are a lot of people wandering around the winery and into the daffodil show.

Several of the daffodil judges in California were unable to attend this show, and we are grateful for Gene and Nancy Cameron of Oregon and Robert Darling of Washington, D.C. coming to judge.  Robert even brought flowers!

The best in show was a triandrus seedling bred by Bob Spotts. Though described as 5Y-Y, the cup was a deeper yellow than the perianth.  The two florets had very smooth, symmetrical perianths.  Runner up in the voting for best in show was my stem of Cameo Rebel.

Kirby Fong

Photos by Ben Blake

2002 Livermore Show Results

34th Annual Spring Daffodil Show in the Bay Area at Livermore


2002 Livermore Show Results

Below are the results of 2002 Livermore Show held on March 9th & 10th 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: 325
Number of Exhibitors: 20
Number of Blooms: 554

Artistic Arrangements: Number of Exhibits: 16
Number of Exhibitors: 78

GOLD RIBBON – Akala, 1 Y-Y, exhibited by Stan Baird

WHITE RIBBON – Jackson Seedling #119/89, 6YYW-W, exhibited by Marilynn Howe & Harold Koopowitz

ROSE RIBBON – Sdlg # 02-050, 2 W-P, exhibited by Bob Spotts

MINI GOLD RIBBON – Minnie, 6Y-Y, exhibited by Kirby Fong

MINI WHITE RIBBON – Yellow Fever, 7Y-Y, exhibited by Kirby Fong

MINI ROSE RIBBON –  Sdlg  # M2-61,7Y-Y, exhibited Bob Spotts

Intermediate Award – Little Tyke,1Y-Y, exhibited by Kirby Fong

JUNIOR AWARD – Red Mission, 2 Y-R, exhibited by Miranda Fay

Intermediate Award –   Hager Seedling D220 2Y-YYO, Sid DuBose

SMALL GROWER AWARD – Marabou 4W-P, Helen Changras

Historic Daffodil Award – Van Sion 4Y-Y 1620, Norman Thompson

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

SILVER RIBBON – Kirby Fong with 28 blues ribbons

PURPLE RIBBON – Division 12 collection, Kirby Fong

  • Kylami 2Y-Y
  • Cameo Frills 2Y-YOO
  • Scamp Seedling S474, 2W-P
  • Cameo Baron 2Y-R
  • Clouded Yellow 2YYW-Y

LAVENDER RIBBON – Harold Koopowitz & Marilynn Howe

  • N. calcicola 13Y-Y
  • 98-83-1, 12Y-Y (N. bulbocodium x N. jonquilla)
  • N. jonquilla 13Y-Y
  • Glenbrook GBF 4/89, 12Y-Y (N. fernandesii x N. cyclamineus)
  • N. bulbocodium nivalis 13Y-Y

RED-WHITE-BLUE Ribbon – Sid DuBose

  • Sid DuBose
  • R85, 1Y-Y
  • Hager D775, 1W-Y
  • Hager D218B, 2Y-Y
  • T76-2, 1W-W
  • W-131, 2Y-Y

MINI RED-WHITE-BLUE Ribbon – no entries

MAROON RIBBON – no entries


  • Loch Leven 2O-ORR
  • Aberfoyle 2Y-YOO
  • Torridon 2Y-O
  • Squabble 1Y-Y
  • Pops Legacy 1W-Y
  • Phil’s Gift 1Y-Y
  • Farrago 3W-W
  • Pengarth 2YYW-WWY
  • Centrefold 3W-YYR
  • Wheal Coates 7Y-O
  • Bittern 12Y-O
  • Falconet 8Y-R


  • Snipe 6W-W
  • Yellow Fever 7Y-Y
  • Fenben 7Y-Y
  • Snook 6Y-Y
  • Second Fiddle 6W-Y
  • Yimkin 2Y-Y
  • Swagger 6W-W
  • Blynken 6Y-Y
  • Little Star 6Y-Y
  • Little Becky 12Y-Y
  • Minnie 6Y-Y
  • Towai 12Y-Y