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2003 Livermore Show Results

35th Annual Spring Daffodil Show in the Bay Area at Livermore

2003 Livermore Show Results

 

GOLD RIBBONMenucha 2W-GWW,  Kathy Leonardi

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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: 388
Number of Exhibitors: 17
Number of Blooms: 718

Artistic Arrangements: Number of Exhibits: 11
Number of Exhibitors: 5

GOLD RIBBON – Menucha 2W-GWW,  Kathy Leonardi

 

WHITE RIBBON – Pink Silk 1W-P, Wayne Steele

MINI GOLD RIBBON- N. cantabricus cantabricus, Nancy Wilson

MINI WHITE RIBBON – Snipe 6W-W,  Nancy Wilson

ROSE RIBBON: Seedling # 03-1-85 RHS Div/Color Code: 5W-P, Parentage: (Dewy Rose x China Lake)  x N. triandrus, Bob Spotts

MINI ROSE RIBBON: Koopowitz & Howe    Seedling # 99-140 RHS Div/Color Code: 2P-P Parentage: Rimski x N. willkommii

JUNIOR AWARD – no entries

Intermediate Award –   Hager HBR23 2Y-YYR, Sid DuBose

SMALL GROWER AWARD – Rapture 6Y-Y,  Jacque Baclace

Historic Daffodil Award – Beryl 6W-YYO 1907, Bob Spotts

Standard Container Grown Award – Culmination 2W-P, Sid DuBose

Miniature Container Grown Award –  Mite 6Y-Y, Bob Spotts

Species Container Grown Award – N. obvallaris 13Y-Y, Kirby Fong

SILVER RIBBON (for most blue ribbons) – Kirby Fong with 30 blues

PURPLE RIBBON – Division 1 collection, Kirby Fong

  • Gold Fusion 1Y-Y
  • Nederburg 1Y-O
  • Sideling Hill 1Y-Y
  • Stann Creek 1YYW-WWY
  • George Again 1Y-Y

LAVENDER RIBBON – Bob Spotts

  • Moncorvo 7Y-Y
  • Minnow 8W-Y
  • Xit 3W-W
  • M-03-6 7Y-Y

RED-WHITE-BLUE Ribbon – Sid DuBose

  • Hager D219 2Y-O
  • Hager D86 2Y-O
  • Hager DR293 1Y-Y
  • Hager D575 2Y-O
  • Hager DR296 2Y-R

MINI RED-WHITE-BLUE Ribbon – Koopowitz & Howe

  • 99-102 1W-W (Gipsy Queen x Northan)
  • 99-08 1W-Y (Charles Warren x N. cyclamineus)
  • 99-140 2P-P (Rimski x N. willkommii)
  • 99-36 1W-W (Little Beauty x Candlepower)
  • 99-88 2W-P (Pink China O.P.)

MAROON RIBBON – no entries

BOZIEVICH – GREEN RIBBON – Wayne Steele

  • Botlar 3Y-R
  • Wild Honey 2YYW-Y
  • Miss Primm 2Y-Y
  • Nakajima 3Y-R
  • Pink Silk 1W-P
  • Parnell’s Knob 1Y-Y
  • Special Envoy 2Y-Y
  • Honeybourne 2W-Y
  • Lavalier 5YYW-W
  • Graffiti 2W-YYO
  • Truculent 3W-WWY
  • Rapture 6Y-Y

WATROUS AWARD WINNER: – Bob Spotts (repeat)

  • M-03-10 7Y-Y
  • M-03-13 7Y-Y
  • Minnow 8W-Y
  • M-03-18 7Y-Y
  • M-03-1 7Y-Y
  • M-03-5 7Y-Y
  • N. bulbocodium 13Y-Y
  • Xit 3W-W
  • Picoblanco 2W-W
  • Moncorvo, 7
  • Sundial 7Y-Y
  • Sabrosa 7Y-Y

THROCKMORTON AWARD –  Bob Spotts

  • S-1209-1 1Y-Y
  • Compute 1W-Y
  • 03-1-40 2YYW-P (Memento x Pink Silk)
  • Mirrabooka 2W-W
  • 03-1-76 2Y-YOO
  • Aintree 3W-O
  • S-1220-2 2YYW-WYY
  • 03-1-37 2W-Y (Pure Joy x seedling)
  • 03-1-11 2YYG-Y (Misquote x (Easter Moon x N. triandrus))
  • 03-1-36 12W/G-GWW
  • S-1262-3 3Y-O
  • 03-1-06 2W-P (Geometrics x Raspberry Rose)
  • 03-1-30 6Y-Y (Backchat x Rufus)
  • Sweet Victory 9W-GYR
  • Dreamlover 6YYW-W

Carey E. Quinn Award –  Kirby Fong

  • Sketrick 1Y-Y
  • Icebound 2W-W
  • Wayby 2Y-R
  • Sea Legend 2W-W
  • Ombersley 1Y-Y
  • Far Croonin 3W-W
  • Godsend 1W-W
  • Cameo Frills 2Y-YOO
  • Havens VH3/1 1W-P
  • Crackington 4Y-O
  • Cameo Marie 3W-YYO
  • Red Hen 3Y-R
  • Badbury Rings 3Y-YYR
  • Cryptic 1W-P
  • George Again 1Y-Y
  • Aintree 3W-O
  • Tywara 1Y-Y
  • Ramora 2W-P
  • Katrina Rea 6W-WOO
  • Trehane 6Y-Y
  • Kildavin 2W-P
  • Caithness 2Y-Y
  • Weary Dearie 7W-P
  • Rapture 6Y-Y

HAVENS AWARD – Bob Spotts

  • 03-1-26 8Y-O (Matador x Soleil d’Or)
  • 3-1-25 8Y-GYO (Matador x unknown)
  • 03-1-24 8Y-O (Matador x N. scaberulus)
  • 03-1-49 8Y-O
  • 03-1-40 8Y-YOO (Matador x Loch Hope)
  • 03-1-19 8Y-O
  • 03-1-38 6Y-Y (Backchat x unknown)
  • 03-1-70 7W-P ((Dewy Rose x China Lake) x N. fernandesii)
  • 03-1-80 8Y-Y (Matador x N. scaberulus)
  • Kokopelli 7Y-Y
  • 03-1-20 9W-GYR
  • 03-1-85 5W-P ((Dewy Rose x China Lake) x N. triandrus)

Photos by Kirby Fong




2003 Mother Lode Show Results

8th Annual Mother Lode Show at Ironstone Vineyards

GOLD RIBBON –  Banker 2Y-R, exhibited by Bob Spotts

8th Annual Mother Lode Show Results

Below are the results of 8h Annual Mother Lode Show held March 15 & 16  and hosted by Kautz Ironstone Vineyard.

Show Statistics:  Count: 907 blooms, 486 exhibits,  and 19 exhibitors.
Artistic Arrangements:  40 arrangements and 12 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 –  Banker 2Y-R, exhibited by Bob Spotts

Reserve Gold Ribbon – River Queen, 2 W-W, exhibited by Kirby Fong

WHITE RIBBON – Best Friend, 3Y-YYO, exhibited by Bob Spotts

ROSE RIBBON –   Sdlg 03-2-115, 2YYP-WPP,  Bob Spotts

MINI GOLD RIBBON – N. calcicola, 13Y-Y, exhibited by Kirby Fong

MINI WHITE RIBBON – Irwin BDP 15/95,  8W-W, exhibited by Kirby Fong

MINI ROSE RIBBON –  Sdlg  # M-03-2-2, 7Y-Y (N. willkommii op), Bob Spotts

Intermediate Award –  Elfin Dell, 2W-P, exhibited by Bob Spotts

Small Grower Award – Archduart, 3 Y-R,  Melissa Reading

Historic Daffodil Award – Grand Primmo, 8W-Y, Kirby Fong

Historic Vase-of-Three Award – Beryl,  6W-YYO, Bob Spotts

Standard Container Grown Award – Limbo, 2O-R, Kirby Fong

Miniature Container Grown Award – Pacific Coast, 8Y-Y, Bob Spotts

Species Container Grown Award – N. triandrus, 13W-W, Bob Spotts

SILVER RIBBON (most blues) – Kirby Fong  32 Blue Ribbons

JUNIOR AWARD – not awarded


PURPLE RIBBON -Wayne Steele – White collection

  • Alimony, 3W-W,

  • River Queen, 2W-W

  • Lady Diana, 2W-W

  • Glasnevin, 2W-W

  • Bon Voyage, 3W-W

LAVENDER RIBBON – Kirby Fong

  • Fenben, 7Y-Y

  • N. rupicola, 13Y-Y

  • N. haeticus, 13Y-Y

  • Little Emma, 12Y-Y

  • Angel’s Whisper, 5Y-Y

RED-WHITE-BLUE Ribbon – Sid DuBose

  • Hager D501 2Y-YYO

  • Hager DSC 50-F11, 2Y-O

  • Hager D386 2Y-O

  • Hager D503 2Y-YOO

  • Pale Hands, 2Y-P (DuBose)

Mini RED-WHITE-BLUE Ribbon – Bob Spotts

  • M-03-2-2, 7Y-Y (N. willkommii.op)

  • M-03-2-13, 7Y-Y (N. fernandesii op)

  • M-03-2-14, 7Y-Y (N. fernandesii op)

  • M-03-2-26, 7Y-Y (Baby Moon op)

  • M-03-2-28, 7Y-Y (Baby Moon op)

BOZIEVICH  RIBBON 12 Standard Daffodils – Richard Hunt

  • Soothing Touch 2 Y-WWY

  • Muster 4 W-O

  • Daydream 2 Y-W

  • Chanson 1 W-P

  • Conestoga 2W-GYO

  • Penkivel 2W-P

  • Rhapsody 2W-W

  • Nob Hill 2 YYW-Y

  • Towson Rose 1Y-P

  • Celtic Gold 2 Y-Y

  • Crackington 4 Y-O

  • New Penny 3 Y-Y

Roberta C. Watrous Award 12 Miniature Daffodils–  Bob Spotts  (repeat)

  • Minnow, 8Y-Y

  • N. bulbocodium, 13Y-Y

  • Moncorvo, 7Y-Y

  • Xit, 3W-W

  • Yellow Xit, 3W-Y

  • Sundial 7 Y-Y

  • Fairy Chimes 5 Y-Y

  • Sabrosa 7 Y-Y

  • M-03-2-1 7 Y-Y

  • M-03-2-5 7 Y-Y

  • M-03-2-9 7 Y-Y

  • M-03-2-12 7 Y-Y

THROCKMORTON AWARD WINNER –  Kirby Fong

  • Cameo Ice, 1W-W
  • Kabanova, 2 Y-P
  • Fortesque, 4 W-R
  • Helen O’More, 4 Y-O
  • Ramora, 2 W-P
  • Golden Aura, 2 Y-Y
  • Refresh, 3 W-R
  • Cape Cornwall, 2Y-YYO
  • Polar Island, 2W-W
  • Samsara, 3Y-YRR
  • Banker, 2Y-O
  • Best Friend, 3Y-YYO
  • Namraj, 2Y-YYR
  • Covier 3W-W
  • Red Ember, 3Y-R

Quinn Award – Bob Spotts

  • Gold Fusion, 1Y-Y
  • Postles 25/91 1 Y-O
  • Geometrics, 2W-Y
  • Williamsburg, 2W-W
  • Clouded Yellow  2YYW-Y
  • 03-2-96, 2 W-WPP
  • 03-2-115, 2 YYW-YPP, Bookmark x ?
  • 03-2-131, 3 W-Y
  • 03-2-32, 3 Y-YYO
  • Southern Hospitality 4Y-R
  • 03-1-85 5W-P (Dewy Rose x China Lake) x N Fernandesii
  • Elfin Gold, 6Y-Y

 

  • Kokopelli, 7Y-Y
  • 03-2-105, 7W-Y (Polar Imp x N. jonquilla)
  • Storyteller, 8Y-Y
  • 03-2-1, 8 Y-O (Matador x N. scaberulus)
  • 03-2-159, 8 Y-O (Matador x ?)
  • 03-2-159, 8 Y-Y (Matador x N. triandrus)
  • Ireland’s Eye, 9W-GYR
  • 03-2-7 9W-GYR
  • Little Soldier, 10 Y-Y
  • Ruksans S-94-15, 11a W-Y
  • 03-2-58, 12 W-GYY [Lollipop x (Dallas x viridiflorus)]
  • 03-2-44, 6Y-YOO (Backchat x Rufus)

Comments from Bob Spotts, Mother Lode Daffodil Show Chairman (3/17/2003)

Daffodil Friends,

The NCDS is fortunate in that it has the best venues possible for its two shows. The Alden Lane Nursery, site of the Livermore Show, erects a sturdy tent with lighting for the show. The Nursery provides tables, provides publicity, and looks after our needs throughout the show weekend. The early-March arrival of sunny Spring weather always means good crowds of gardeners enjoying the Nursery’s grounds and plant inventory as well as the daffodil show. Over its several acres, the Nursery has one of the most comprehensive stocks of plants (eg, flowers, shrubs, fruit trees) in the Bay Area. Gardeners are potential daffodil-society members and during the weekend we usually add a number of new members to our membership roll.  Livermore is beyond the congested portion of the Bay Area and most people who live in the area have space to garden.

In Murphys, the show is on the working floor of the Kautz Ironstone Vineyards. The daffodil show is part of the KIV weekend Spring festival of wine and daffodils. KIV staff attends our every need. NCDS members need only show up with blooms, energy and enthusiasm. Clothed tables are provided, our show equipment is warehoused at the winery and waiting in boxes on the show floor when our set-up members arrive on Friday afternoon.  Saturday lunch is provided to workers and judges. Bottles of wine are given to winners of major awards. KIV staff helps disassemble the show at closing. The KIV festival receives widespread publicity and the result is a constant flow of visitors that keeps the show floor crowded. The winery grounds staff presents an awesome display of daffodils in half-barrels on the upper level of the winery where there are the tasting -room, gift shop, jewelry shop, deli, outdoor barbecue, and juried art show. Shuttle buses take visitors down to the working level to visit the show and to tour the wine-storage caves. The buses also shuttle visitors between the winery and the town of Murphys, a mile away. Murphys, with its boutiques and little restaurants, hosts its annual “Irish Days” on the Saturday nearest St. Patrick’s Day (not by chance, during our show weekend).

As you approach the winery by car, you are treated to an expanse of naturalized daffodils – everywhere along the roadside and winery  property.  This view alone is worth the 2.5 hour drive from the SF Bay Area. At 2000′ elevation in the foothills of the Sierra, country-atmosphere Murphys has a most hospitable climate for daffodils. Even so, we find most of the show visitors are not area residents. Rather, they are visitors for the weekend of festivities.

Since the NCDS has found these two sites for our shows, the effort to publicize daffodils has been greatly reduced. It would seem that next to good flowers, a good site is most important. A show needs visitors and a good setting to present good flowers.

The NCDS offers kudos to the Alden Lane Nursery and the Kautz Ironstone Vineyards.

If you have the opportunity in the future, come join us in a March daffodil weekend.

Photos by Kirby Fong andWayne Steele




2003 Fortuna Daffodil Show Results

2003 Fortuna Show Results

GOLD RIBBONTullybeg  3W-GYR,  Kirby Fong

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.

GOLD RIBBONTullybeg  3W-GYR,  Kirby Fong

WHITE RIBBON – Salon 3 W-GYY, Kirby Fong

MINI GOLD RIBBON- Xit, 3 W-W, Nancy Tackett

MINI WHITE RIBBON – Rupicola, 3 Y-Y, Nancy Wilson

ROSE RIBBON: Bob Spotts

MINI ROSE RIBBON: Nancy Wilson

JUNIOR AWARD – no entries

Intermediate Award –  ?

SMALL GROWER AWARD – Wileeta Philbrick

Historic Daffodil Award – Lori Smith

Standard Container Grown Award – Kirby Fong

Intermediate Container Grown Award – Bob Spotts

Miniature Container Grown Award –  no entries

Species Container Grown Award – Bob Spotts

SILVER RIBBON (for most blue ribbons) – Kirby Fong with 36 blues

PURPLE RIBBON – Kirby Fong

LAVENDER RIBBON – Bob Spotts

RED-WHITE-BLUE Ribbon – Sid DuBose

MINI RED-WHITE-BLUE Ribbon – Nancy Wilson

MAROON RIBBON – no entries

BOZIEVICH – GREEN RIBBON – Kirby Fong

Bronze  Ribbon –  no entries

Miniature Bronze Ribbon –  Nancy Wilson

WATROUS AWARD WINNER: – no entries

THROCKMORTON AWARD –  Richard & Jane Hunt

Carey E. Quinn Award –  Wayne Steele

HAVENS AWARD – Bob Spotts




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

LAVENDER RIBBON WINNER: returned

 RED-WHITE-BLUE RIBBON WINNER: Bob Spotts

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

MINI RED-WHITE-BLUE RIBBON WINNER:  Bob Spotts

  • 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

WATROUS AWARD WINNER: Nancy Wilson

  • 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

BOZIEVICH – GREEN RIBBON – Nancy Wilson

  • 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

THROCKMORTON AWARD WINNER: Kirby Fong

  • 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

QUINN AWARD WINNER: Bob Spotts

  • 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

LAVENDER RIBBON – Kirby Fong

  • 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

BOZIEVICH – GREEN RIBBON – Wayne Steele

  • 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

HAVENS AWARD – Bob Spotts

  • 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 “daffodilusa.org”, it will become obvious when you are telling people where to find us on the ‘Net.  The NCDS address is “daffodil.org”. 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

BOZIEVICH – GREEN RIBBON – Wayne Steele

  • 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

WATROUS AWARD WINNER: – Kirby Fong

  • 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



2001 Fortuna Garden Show Results

Fortuna River Lodge
Fortuna River Lodge by the Eel River

Below are the results of 26th Annual Daffodil Show “A Symphony of Daffodils” hosted by the Fortuna Garden Club on March 24th & 25th.

Show Statistics:

502 exhibits
927 blooms
18 exhibitors
52 artistic arrangements
12 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 – Fire Blade,  2Y-YO, Bob Spotts

WHITE RIBBON –   Citronita 3Y-Y,  Kirby Fong

MINI GOLD RIBBONN. rupicola 13Y-Y, Nancy Wilson

MINI WHITE RIBBON – Snipe 6W-W, Nancy Wilson

ROSE RIBBONSeedling # 001-332, 9W-GYR, Bob Spotts

MINI ROSE RIBBON:    Seedling # 0389, 9W-YYR, Nancy Wilson

JUNIOR AWARD – Salome 2W-PPY, Monica Dekat

Intermediate Award: Maya Dynasty 2Y-Y, Kirby Fong

Small Grower Award:Lingerie 4W-Y, Karin King

Historic Daffodil Award:  Queen of the North 3W-Y (1908), Kirby Fong

Standard Container Grown Award:  Ice Wings 5W-W, Lori Smith

Miniature Container Grown Award: Golden Quince 12Y-Y, Karin King

SILVER RIBBON (most blues) – Bob Spotts with 26 blue ribbons

PURPLE RIBBON WINNER: Bob Spotts – Division 3 Collection

  • Spindletop 3W-Y
  • Little Karoo 3Y-O
  • Green Jacket 3W-GYR
  • Caye Chapel 3W-GYO
  • Royal Princess 3W-WWR

LAVENDER RIBBON WINNER: Nancy Wilson

  • N. jonquilla 13Y-Y
  • Yellow Xit 3W-Y
  • Snipe 6W-W
  • Exit 3W-W
  • N. jonquilla henriquesii 13Y-Y

 RED-WHITE-BLUE RIBBON WINNER: Bob Spotts

  • Remembered Kiss 2W-WWP DuBose
  • Spotts 001-320 6Y-Y
  • Spotts 001-328 3Y-O
  • Conestoga 2W-GYO Bender
  • DuBose D57-26 2W-P

MINI RED-WHITE-BLUE RIBBON WINNER:  Bob Spotts

  • 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)


MAROON RIBBON WINNER:
Bob Spotts

  • Spotts 001-300 7Y-W
  • Spotts 001-304 7Y-W
  • Spotts 001-362 2Y-W
  • Star Tracker 2Y-W
  • Altun Ha 2Y-W

QUINN AWARD WINNER: Bob Spotts

  • 89-83-1 12Y-GGY
  • 001-375 2W-YOO
  • 001-303 8Y-YOO
  • 001-304 3W-WYY
  • 001-306 8W-YYO
  • 001-316 3W-YYO
  • 001-300 7Y-W
  • 001-319 3WWY-YOO
  • 001-358 2Y-P
  • 001-337 2W-YRR
  • 001-320 6Y-Y
  • 001-344 2W-P
  • 001-324 4Y-Y
  • 001-348 3W-Y
  • 001-326 8Y-O
  • 001-349 2W-Y
  • 001-302 3W-WWY
  • 001-373 8Y-Y
  • 001-332 9W-GYR
  • 001-378 7Y-Y
  • 001-380 6W-P
  • 001-415 8Y-Y
  • 001-308 7W-W
  • 001-355 5W-W

WATROUS AWARD WINNER: Kirby Fong

  • Sir Echo 1W-Y
  • Curlylocks 7Y-Y
  • Angel’s Whisper 5Y-Y
  • Segovia 3W-Y
  • N. jonquilla 13Y-Y
  • Gadget 10Y-Y
  • Blynken 6Y-Y
  • Little Star 6Y-Y
  • Sabrosa 7Y-Y
  • Minnie 6Y-Y
  • Pixie’s Sister 7Y-Y
  • Little Rusky 7Y-GYO

THROCKMORTON AWARD WINNER: Kirby Fong

  • Irish Fire 2Y-R
  • Absolute 2W-YYP
  • Balalaika 2Y-YYR
  • Good Fishing 2W-YOO
  • Sharnden 1Y-Y
  • Artist’s Dream 2WWY-Y
  • Muster 4W-O
  • Half Moon Caye 2YYW-WWY
  • Teina 3W-R
  • Gough 2W-W
  • Fine Romance 2W-WPP
  • First Born 6YYW-GYP
  • Kathy’s Clown 6W-WWP
  • Hero 1Y-O
  • Ringer 9W-GYO



2001 Livermore Show Results

33rd Annual Spring Daffodil Show in the Bay Area at Livermore

2001 Livermore Show Results

Below are the results of 2001 Livermore Show held on March 10th & 11th 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: 10
Number of Blooms: 585

Artistic Arrangements: Number of Exhibits: 15
Number of Exhibitors: 7

GOLD RIBBON – Des Oldham 2W-P,  Kirby Fong

WHITE RIBBON – American Classic 2Y-WYY, Kirby Fong

MINI GOLD RIBBON- Spotts 90-M-1 7Y-Y, Bob Spotts

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

Des Oldham was in the Throckmorton collection.  I bought it from Jamie Radcliff in Tasmania.  It was bred by the late D. T. Oldham, and I presumed named in his honor after his death.  The mini gold winner was from the Watrous collection and was also the mini rose ribbon winner.

ROSE RIBBON: Seedling # 89-32-1 RHS Div/Color Code: 12G-GGY     Parentage: not given, Bob Spotts

MINI ROSE RIBBON: Seedling # 90-M-1 RHS Div/Color Code: 7Y-Y  Parentage: not given, Bob Spotts

JUNIOR AWARD – Hillstar 7YYW-W, Miranda Fay

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

SMALL GROWER AWARD – Lemon Silk 6, Bill Scholz

Historic Daffodil Award – Orange Queen 7Y-Y 1908, Kirby Fong

Standard Container Grown Award – Duke 2Y-O (unregistered Spotts cultivar), Sarah Lazarakis

Miniature Container Grown Award –  Rip Van Winkle 4Y-Y, Bob Spotts

Species Container Grown Award – No Entries

SILVER RIBBON (for most blue ribbons) – Kirby Fong with 30 blues

PURPLE RIBBON – Division 12 collection, Bob Spotts

  • Spotts 89-85-1, 12W-Y
  • Spotts 89-83-1, 12G-GGY (Rose Ribbon Winner)
  • Spotts 89-85-2, 12W-O
  • Spotts 89-84-1 12Y-GYR
  • Spotts 89-85-3 12W-GW

LAVENDER RIBBON – Bob Spotts

  • Spotts 93-M-2 7Y-Y
  • Spotts 91-M-5 7Y-Y
  • Moncorvo 7Y-Y
  • Moncorvo 7Y-Y
  • Sabrosa 7Y-Y

RED-WHITE-BLUE Ribbon – Bob Spotts

  • Spotts 001-35 2W-OOY
  • Sun Kachina 2YYW-W
  • Spotts 001-29 2W-P
  • Spotts 001-36 1Y-Y
  • Spotts 001-8 2W-YOO

MINI RED-WHITE-BLUE Ribbon – no entries

MAROON RIBBON – no entries

BOZIEVICH – GREEN RIBBON – Wayne Steele

  • Compute 1W-Y
  • Oregon Lights 2W-O
  • Geometrics 2W-Y
  • Dabster 1W-Y
  • Demand 2Y-Y
  • Torridon 2Y-R
  • Loch Levin 2O-ORR
  • Twilight Zone 2YYW-WWY
  • Protocol 6W-W
  • Emperor’s Waltz 6Y-YYO
  • Max 11Y-YYR
  • Beryl 6W-YYO

WATROUS AWARD WINNER: – Bob Spotts (repeat)

  • Minnow, 8
  • Hohokam 7
  • Oz 12
  • Spotts 90-M-1 7Y-Y
  • Spotts 8-M-15 7Y-Y
  • Sundial 7
  • Angel o’Music 5Y-Y
  • Yellow Xit 3W-Y
  • Angel’s Whisper 5Y-Y
  • Moncorvo, 7
  • Little Rusky 7
  • Sabrosa 7Y-Y

THROCKMORTON AWARD –  Kirby Fong

  • Tamar Lad 2Y-O
  • Nederburg 1Y-O
  • Pacific Fire 2Y-YOO
  • Huntley Down 1Y-Y
  • Timberman 1W-Y
  • Fong 94-4 3Y-Y
  • Marjorie Treveal 4Y-Y
  • Veridian 2W-W (unregistered Mike Temple-Smith cultivar)
  • Arapawa Icon 4Y-R
  • Cameo Ice 1W-W
  • Capree Elizabeth 2Y-P
  • Rubicon Blush 1W-P
  • Desert Storm 2Y-ORR
  • Des Oldham 2W-P
  • Some Day 2Y-R

Carey E. Quinn Award –  No entry




2001 Mother Lode Show Results

6th Annual Mother Lode Show Results

Below are the results of 6th Annual Mother Lode Show held March 17th & 18th  and hosted by Kautz Ironstone Vineyard.

Horticulture Show Statistics: 528 exhibits, 870 blooms, 21 exhibitors.
Artistic Arrangements:  37 arrangements and 15 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 – 001-172, 5 Y-Y, exhibited by Bob Spotts

WHITE RIBBON – Francolin, 1Y-Y, exhibited by Bob Spotts

ROSE RIBBON – 001-172, 5 Y-Y, exhibited by Bob Spotts

MINI GOLD RIBBON – Mary Plumstead, 5Y-Y, exhibited by Bob Spotts

MINI WHITE RIBBON – Snipe 6W-W, exhibited by Nancy Wilson

MINI ROSE RIBBON –  Sdlg  # 001-M33, 7Y-Y, exhibited Bob Spotts

Intermediate Award –  Sdlg # 001-114, 3O-R, exhibited by Bob Spotts

JUNIOR AWARD – Tahiti, 4Y-O, exhibited by Miranda Fay

Small Grower Award – Lemon Silk 6YYW-W, exhibited by Bill Scholz

Historic Daffodil Award – Pencrebar 4Y-Y 1929, exhibited Kirby Fong

Standard Container Grown Award – Phalarope 6W-Y, exhibited Kirby Fong

SILVER RIBBON – Bob Spotts with 36 Blue Ribbons

PURPLE RIBBON -Kirby Fong -Division 2 collection

  • American Classic 2Y-WYY
  • Dasher 2W-Y
  • Kathleen Nightingale 2Y-YYO
  • Homestead 2W-W
  • Gold Mine 2Y-Y

LAVENDER RIBBON – Kirby Fong

  •  Bird Flight 6Y-Y
  • Blynken 6Y-Y
  • Picoblanco 2W-W
  • Little Becky 12Y-Y
  • Yimkin 2Y-Y

RED-WHITE-BLUE Ribbon – Bob Spotts

  • Spotts 001-72 1Y-Y
  • Spotts 001-126 1W-Y
  • Spotts 001-186 2Y-O
  • Spotts 001-57 2Y-Y
  • Spotts 001-195 2W-P

Mini RED-WHITE-BLUE Ribbon – Bob Spotts

  • Spotts 001-M1 7Y-Y
  • Spotts 001-M5 7Y-Y
  • Spotts 001-M15 7Y-Y
  • Spotts 001-M2 7Y-Y
  • Spotts 001-M8 7Y-Y

Roberta C. Watrous Award – Bob Spotts  (repeat)

  •  Kokopelli 7Y-Y
  • Sun Disc 7Y-Y
  • Xit 3W-W
  • Yellow Xit 3W-Y
  • Crevette 8W-O
  • Sabrosa 7Y-Y
  • Fairy Chimes 5Y-Y
  • Mary Plumstead 5Y-Y
  • Rikki 7Y-Y
  • Moncorvo 7Y-Y
  • Minnow 8W-Y
  • Clare 7Y-Y

HAVENS AWARD – Bob Spotts

  • Spotts 001-172 5Y-Y
  • Spotts 001-62 7W-Y
  • Spotts 001-175 7Y-O
  • Spotts 001-199-1 8Y-Y
  • Spotts 001-71 6Y-Y
  • Spotts 001-116 8Y-O
  • Spotts 001-92 8Y-O
  • Spotts 001-90 5W-W
  • Spotts 001-77 5W-W
  • Spotts 001-99 6Y-Y
  • Spotts 001-146 5W-Y
  • Spotts 001-156 6Y-Y

 

Quinn Award – Bob Spotts (repeat)

  • Honeybourne 2W-Y
  • Finchcocks 2Y-R
  • Spotts 001-73 1W-WPP
  • Spotts 001-128 8Y-O
  • Theorum 1W-Y
  • Storyteller 8Y-O
  • Solar Tan 3Y-R
  • Geometrics 2W-Y
  • Spotts 001-147 2Y-P
  • Spotts 001-115 12WWG-GYY
  • Aberfoyle 2Y-YOO
  • Spotts 001-35 2W-OOY
  • Glenwherry 3W-R
  • Spotts 89-31-1 12G-GGY
  • Colin’s Joy 2W-GWR
  • Spotts 001-189 3Y-O
  • Spotts 001-188 3W-O
  • Ferndown 3Y-Y
  • Spotts 001-155 2Y-YOO
  • Rapture 6Y-Y
  • Spotts 001-139 3W-YOO
  • Spotts 001-150 6Y-Y
  • Glen Alladale 3W-WYO
  • Spotts 001-99 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 “daffodilusa.org”, it will become obvious when you are telling people where to find us on the ‘Net.  The NCDS address is “daffodil.org”. 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




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

Spotts88-100-1

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

Minnie, 6Y-Y

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

Snipe

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

LAVENDER RIBBON – No Entries

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

WATROUS AWARD WINNER: – Bob Spotts

  • 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

THROCKMORTON AWARD –  Bob Spotts

  • 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