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All About Daylily Shows

By tink3472
October 13, 2013

Did you know that there are Daylily shows held each year throughout the United States? Here's a sneak peek at what you might expect to see at one.

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Name: Mike
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Calsurf73
Oct 12, 2013 6:45 PM CST
I've always wanted to go to one of those daylily shows buy never knew where or when they were held
Thanks for a great article and for the links.
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plantladylin
Oct 12, 2013 7:47 PM CST
Michele: I really enjoyed your wonderful article; very informative! Thumbs up
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Name: Michele
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tink3472
Oct 12, 2013 9:01 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Oct 13, 2013 7:00 AM CST
I was at the mall many years ago when a daylily show was going on. Didn't even know what daylilies were at the time.

Boy have I come a long way since then! Even considered entering in the local daylily show this year but it didn't work out. It was just days before when I found out about it, so it was too late to get everything together.

Michele, that head table is gorgeous! Is the glassware prizes? I noticed that the vases are all the same in the picture of the judges. Do all of the daylilies get put into the same style of vase for a reason? I thought if I entered one, it would be displayed in the vase I took it in. I will definitely have to go next year and pay attention!

p.s. edited to correct spelling of Michele's name. I'm afraid that spelling someone's name wrong when it is right in front of me is one of my pet peeves. It's like a 'duh' moment!
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DavidofDeLand
Oct 13, 2013 10:04 AM CST
I thought your article was very informative and interesting! Smiling I tip my hat to you.
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Oct 13, 2013 12:02 PM CST
blue23rose said:

Michelle, that head table is gorgeous! Is the glassware prizes? I noticed that the vases are all the same in the picture of the judges. Do all of the daylilies get put into the same style of vase for a reason? I thought if I entered one, it would be displayed in the vase I took it in. I will definitely have to go next year and pay attention!


Yes the glassware are the prizes. Some clubs do plaques, crystal trophies, other type of glassware while others do gift cards (the money kind and the ones for certain merchants) or garden art type things. And then there are clubs who just do the purple ribbons/rosettes. It really depends on how much money a club has or wants to spend on these things.

Using the same vases keeps everything looking uniformly (did I say that right). We actually have some taller vases and some small ones to accommodate the taller flowers (like some spiders) and the miniature ones, but they look just like the others and are the same color. If everyone brought in there own vases it may look like a jumbled mess; not all vases are the same size/height so it just keeps it neat looking.
Another thing is that it wouldn't be feasible for some people to have to bring their own vases since they enter 40, 50, 60 or more flowers and it would be hard to transport that many vases. Here's a link to the various ways we transport the flowers to the show http://www.daylilies.org/Transporting/TransportingDaylilies....
Now if a person only enters a few them bringing them in vases would be fine but they just won't stay in them. Now the club that puts on the show where you are may do it differently, but most provide the vases.
You will see different ones at different shows also. I have seen wine bottles in clear and a gorgeous blue, PVC pipe (bottom sealed so water stays in) that fits into wooded bases, among other things.

I would definitely try and go next year. It doesn't take much to go out and cut a few scapes and take them to the show. They should have an area set up to do the grooming of the scape before it gets placed on the table.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 13, 2013 2:04 PM CST
Michele: Again, thanks for more interesting and valuable information!! Those methods of transporting for show are so creative!

Re: the vases for shows ... I belonged to a little African Violet club here in town a few years ago and I remember the president saying something about any and all Gesneriad plants for the show had to be in white pots ... no other color was accepted which does make sense; keeps everything much more uniform and one can concentrate on the beautiful plants/blooms rather than an array of colorful pots/vases.
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Oct 13, 2013 2:49 PM CST
That last example of transporting method is so cool looking. There were a lot of great ideas in that article. Thanks, Michele!
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Name: Michele
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tink3472
Oct 13, 2013 3:04 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Lindalee Stuckey
Glen Ellyn, IL (Zone 5a)
LindaleeS
Nov 1, 2015 11:19 AM CST
I wish more clubs would put on standard flower shows. I know it is a lot of work and many gardeners don't get the gardening bug till they are older.

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