Lilies forum: claremont lilium and summer flower show 2013

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Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
idont havemuch-but ihave everything
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gwhizz
Jan 13, 2013 5:02 AM CST
I made a bold public statement, more than a month ago, that this would be the 'best' Claremont lily show ever..!..Not long after that, the weather gods, fired in every possible negative, extreme heat,weeks of non stop wind, fires and cold snaps and many a curse flew from my lips,., Sad ..very worrying, concerns were raised about few entrants and entries,.Come Friday, I became concerned as I was one of the early entrants, but upon my arrival ,with a 2nd truckload of entries, faith was restored,Many entries and of an extremely high standard., ..Saturday proved even better, even though I saw little of it, as I was preparing refrigerated liliums from as far as 13 days earlier,. but at closing of entries and commencement of judging, I realised, the 'quality' bar had been raised and this was going to be a 'brutal' show of 'the best',.Good publicity 'both days' meant good attendance, Sunday's, doubling Saturday,.,.you little beauty,.I managed a champion stem entry and many a win in seedling flower, asiatic flower, trumpet flower and seedling stem and trumpet stem, 2 wins with Dahlias,.,Coming home Sunday eve, covered in pollen, exhausted, running on adrenalin, with a packet of Larry Daihl's Thunderbolt cross seeds, somebody slipped me..Am I happy?-You Betcha Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumb of 2013-01-13/gwhizz/9b1ac2
lily freaks are not geeks!
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
idont havemuch-but ihave everything
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Australia Lilies Seed Starter Bulbs
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gwhizz
Jan 13, 2013 5:24 AM CST
I took a heap of photos, as that 1st one does no justice at allThumb of 2013-01-13/gwhizz/f177a6
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Name: della
hobart, tasmania
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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dellac
Jan 13, 2013 5:26 AM CST
It was a fantastic show! I'm really pleased to have come along and been involved. I hope I can come back next year Big Grin And a great team of people you have on board - so much energy and knowledge. Thank you to everyone that has built up the Claremont show into such a welcoming celebration of lilies and the summer garden.

I wish I'd had my camera - some lilies that really caught my eye included a green trumpet, and a L. henryi-style flower in white. As for the floral art... i've never before seen shark jaws paired with lilies, but the 'blood' stained teeth really made my day. nodding
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jan 13, 2013 5:50 AM CST
Looks like everyone pulled together and made a nice show.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jan 13, 2013 10:25 AM CST
Congrats Anthony!!!! And I'm glad you sound so happy.

So, what exactly did you win, and what did lily did you win it for?
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
idont havemuch-but ihave everything
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Australia Lilies Seed Starter Bulbs
Plant and/or Seed Trader Hellebores Birds Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Art Cat Lover
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gwhizz
Jan 13, 2013 1:14 PM CST
Ameteur lilium stem - With Conc'D'Or,.,.,my best stem,,,Silk Roads were not even in the hunt Blinking
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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Jan 13, 2013 9:30 PM CST
Waiting (in suspense). I think I'll get ready for a great show!
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
idont havemuch-but ihave everything
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Australia Lilies Seed Starter Bulbs
Plant and/or Seed Trader Hellebores Birds Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Art Cat Lover
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gwhizz
Jan 14, 2013 2:02 AM CST
ok Drooling ..I donated 'LanKon as a 4th raffle prize..The lovely old lady that just a while ago collected the pot, from here, had not long ago lost her husband, but was overwhelmed by the show..There are some great stories Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumb of 2013-01-14/gwhizz/91c176
lily freaks are not geeks!
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
idont havemuch-but ihave everything
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Australia Lilies Seed Starter Bulbs
Plant and/or Seed Trader Hellebores Birds Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Art Cat Lover
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gwhizz
Jan 14, 2013 2:09 AM CST
Thumbs up Lorn, I can hold my head high in seedling raised trumpet stem-I entered a 'Gavin Gray' [West Australia ] special 3 header-this isnt it Hilarious! Thumb of 2013-01-14/gwhizz/601a17
lily freaks are not geeks!
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
idont havemuch-but ihave everything
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Australia Lilies Seed Starter Bulbs
Plant and/or Seed Trader Hellebores Birds Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Art Cat Lover
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gwhizz
Jan 14, 2013 2:16 AM CST
Della won a biggie too[but not saying much about it] 100% strike rate.. 1entry-1 champion Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! this isnt itThumb of 2013-01-14/gwhizz/a62f22
lily freaks are not geeks!
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
idont havemuch-but ihave everything
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Australia Lilies Seed Starter Bulbs
Plant and/or Seed Trader Hellebores Birds Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Art Cat Lover
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gwhizz
Jan 14, 2013 2:22 AM CST
Drooling Drooling Every section was 'choc a block' Drooling Drooling Thumb of 2013-01-14/gwhizz/4f9518
lily freaks are not geeks!
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
idont havemuch-but ihave everything
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Australia Lilies Seed Starter Bulbs
Plant and/or Seed Trader Hellebores Birds Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Art Cat Lover
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gwhizz
Jan 14, 2013 4:07 AM CST
The quality was very high I agree Thumb of 2013-01-14/gwhizz/a44e92
lily freaks are not geeks!
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
idont havemuch-but ihave everything
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Australia Lilies Seed Starter Bulbs
Plant and/or Seed Trader Hellebores Birds Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Art Cat Lover
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gwhizz
Jan 14, 2013 4:44 AM CST
Every category[except species] was well represented,.[remember, its been hot]Thumb of 2013-01-14/gwhizz/f52b43
lily freaks are not geeks!
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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dellac
Jan 14, 2013 5:37 AM CST
Hahaha - I think the phrase "this isn't it" is about to enter my lexicon with all associations attached. Brilliant Hilarious!

(And I took along one stem and one flower - basically a bud still opening, but by judging time it was almost there, and managed to win its little division in novice - I haven't ever entered anything at Claremont before - and the stem won novice stem... so I'm looking forward to some special bulbs from the generous sponsor of said division nodding Anthony sure donates alot in time, effort and goods!)

Hurray!
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Jan 14, 2013 5:59 AM CST
Nice show.
I wish Della had nor forgot her camera, yours Anthony are still blurry :)
Must have been the excitement or all that perfume got to your head (->dizzy)
LOL

I must say I prefer to see full stems than rather a bloom.
Are these two different categories?
Is there more?

And why is it I see non-lily exhibits? Like roses and gladioli ?

I am sure you had a great weekend!
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
idont havemuch-but ihave everything
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Australia Lilies Seed Starter Bulbs
Plant and/or Seed Trader Hellebores Birds Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Art Cat Lover
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gwhizz
Jan 14, 2013 8:29 PM CST
Everybody has to be catered for ,Calin..Its a community event-even categories for children..''.BLURRY PHOTOS'' Shrug! -I was running taking them!! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! ..We have stem entries and single flower entries :tiphat:..Della, Imagine if 'Michael Jackson' had sung''This is'nt it'' Hilarious! Thumb of 2013-01-15/gwhizz/f811c0
lily freaks are not geeks!
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
idont havemuch-but ihave everything
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Australia Lilies Seed Starter Bulbs
Plant and/or Seed Trader Hellebores Birds Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Art Cat Lover
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gwhizz
Jan 14, 2013 8:37 PM CST
The pictures are getting clearer ,Calin. I must have started to lose energy and slow down,.,.Brilliant stem examples were on show I tip my hat to you. Thumb of 2013-01-15/gwhizz/0c8119
lily freaks are not geeks!
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
idont havemuch-but ihave everything
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Australia Lilies Seed Starter Bulbs
Plant and/or Seed Trader Hellebores Birds Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Art Cat Lover
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gwhizz
Jan 14, 2013 8:53 PM CST
Always in a hurry!Thumb of 2013-01-15/gwhizz/0ad1f3
lily freaks are not geeks!
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
idont havemuch-but ihave everything
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Australia Lilies Seed Starter Bulbs
Plant and/or Seed Trader Hellebores Birds Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Art Cat Lover
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gwhizz
Jan 14, 2013 9:00 PM CST
Thumbs up Thumb of 2013-01-15/gwhizz/1dd9cd
lily freaks are not geeks!
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
Jan 14, 2013 9:54 PM CST
Looks to have been quite the show, Anthony and Della.

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