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May 18, 2013 8:38 PM CST
|We had a great Daylily Show today. We had a member from another club, the MS Gulf Coast Daylily Society, show up thank goodness or we would have been hurting for entered scapes. We had a total of 99 scapes entered and she brought 43 of them. Normally I bring 30-40 and all I could get was 16. Either things were about bloomed out or just not opened. Anything that would have required a lot of grooming I just left in the garden. Fred usually brings quite a bit also and he only had 19 to enter.|
I'm going to have to get a different colored backdrop for the photos because it seems to distort the colors somewhat with the black and then the lighting that the mall has.
CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE (especially if they are cut off)
And the WINNERS are........
Best Extra Large.......VORACIOUS VIXEN won by Michele
Best Large......BRANTLEE PHILLIPS won by Michele
Best Small.......JUST FOR BREAKFAST won by Michele
Best Miniature......BROADWAY SHOWGIRL won by Michele
Best Unusual Form..... LILLIAN'S VAPOR TRAILS won by Fred
Best Spider......LINGUINI won by Michele
Best Double......MICRODOTS won by Fred
Best Seedling won by Fred
R.W. Munson Jr award (anything that has a pattern, watermark, etc)
WHALE TAILS won by Michele
Jack Temple Spider Award.... the Best Spider also wins this award
won by Michele
Best Off Scape...... ORANGE BLOSSOM TRAIL won by a club member Elizabeth B
And a Drum Roll please..............
BEST IN SHOW
LILLIAN'S VAPOR TRAILS won by Fred
Here's a few other photos of the show
Part of the prep area
Club members relaxing while the judging is going on
Sales Table almost sold out
I took some photos with Fred's camera so he may have something a little different
May 18, 2013 8:56 PM CST
|CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH OF YOU|
May 18, 2013 10:18 PM CST
|Congratulations to you and Fred for your lovely daylily winners.|
May 18, 2013 10:35 PM CST
|Way to go Fred and Michele!! Ya'll always work so hard for the shows and your hard work is appreciated by all.|
May 18, 2013 10:49 PM CST
|Congratulations, Fred and Michele. Great entries. Good job.|
May 18, 2013 11:09 PM CST
|Congrats Michele and Fred!! Great job!|
May 18, 2013 11:16 PM CST
| Awesome job Michele & Fred!!!!!|
May 19, 2013 4:47 AM CST
|I was pretty d--n proud of Michele yesterday, she works her butt off for these things, and to bring so few daylilies and win over half of the awards it shows her dedication to the daylily,the club, and AHS. I have been in this stuff a long time and have never seen anyone learn as much in such a short time as Michele has. I am now asking her about daylily related things instead of her asking me. Congratulations Lady!!|
I have basically the same photos so I want post any.
May 19, 2013 5:19 AM CST
|Congratulations to both of you!!!! Great job!!!|
May 19, 2013 5:20 AM CST
|You only ask because you are getting old and your memory isn't what it used to be |
But, thank you Fred, I have learned most of what I know from you.
May 19, 2013 5:43 AM CST
|Congrats to both of you! |
And thank you for sharing pictures of the show
Love what you teach and teach what you love!
May 19, 2013 6:07 AM CST
|Congratulations to you, Fred and all of your club members for a superb job with your 2013 show. Lots of hard work is involved in pulling off something of this magnitude. Sounds as if the sale went well too. Great pictures also for any who haven't seen an Exhibition. May I use a couple of your pics on the Judges page of the Member Portal? ( if they will download? ) How many panels of judges did you have? I'm getting ready to judge 3 shows this year and am looking forward to it! Our shows in Region 3 are spread out so there's a lot of driving involved. ( that part isn't fun.) We have one show weekend with the Pittsburgh show on Saturday and the NCDC ( National Capital Daylily Society) show on Sunday. It is held in Silver Spring, MD. The Richmond VA show is coming up in just 2-3 weeks. too. Can't believe bloom season is coming on so quickly. I saw the first scapes here yesterday. |
May 19, 2013 6:24 AM CST
|Yes Juli you can use any photos you would like. If they don't download just let me know and I can email them. I think next year I am going to designate a member to do photos because I end up missing a lot and then take them quickly because I'm busy with show stuff. |
We had 2 panels of judges. The first year I joined the club and entered the show the person in charge at that time got only one panel and the judging took way too long. So when I took over now chair the show I make sure we have 2 panels. I would rather have too many judges and they get done quicker than to have 1 panel and then they may feel rushed to get done for the public opening. I believe the basic guideline is 1 panel for every 60-80 scapes.
May 19, 2013 6:30 AM CST
|Thanks, Michele. Yes, it is better to have more panels of judges when possible. All the shows I have judged use either 3 or 4 panels, and even then, sometimes the going is slow if you get a person who is very long winded ( but the chair tries to move it along.) But one panel would take forever. You mean you were show chair as well as everything else? Gee whiz. You surely do deserve a lot of credit. A photographer would be a great idea! |
May 19, 2013 8:16 AM CST
|It looks like you and Fred had some wonderful winners at the show. Congrats! I like that your club has the show at a mall, so more people learn about daylilies. I wish my club would do that.|
May 19, 2013 8:20 AM CST
|Awesome Michelle and Fred!! |
My first iris show ever was at a mall. It got lots of attention it otherwise would not have gotten. Later our shows were at the new Botanical Gardens Arboretum.
May 19, 2013 8:23 AM CST
Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cackle maniacally and people back away from you slowly.
May 19, 2013 8:53 AM CST
|That is so very cool, well done both of you - and Michele, all your hard work and dedication shows.|
Well done ~Jan
May 19, 2013 9:24 AM CST
| Thanks everyone. I was sooooo happy that Fred won Best in Show with LILLIAN'S VAPOR TRAILS. It truly was the best!!!|
Yes Juli, I am club president, therefore, since no one wanted to be show chair I took that job as well I pretty much have it organized pretty good especially since I got us in at the mall and I don't have to look for a place each year and check costs. We have lots of members who will work their butts off; they just don't want the responsibility of having a position.
I don't mind doing it; it gets stressful at times but it is well worth it.
What was really hectic is when the Mobile club had their show and we had ours the day after. Fred, me, and James Hall enter both shows as well as me and Fred working the show. I help with clerking and placement in Mobile so I don't have to worry about the whole thing We are going to start having them on different weekends so it doesn't wear us out as much.
May 19, 2013 10:53 AM CST
|Michele, I posted many of your images on the AHS Portal ( giving you credit of course.) These are in a photo album on both the Exhibition Judges Only page and Exhibition Judges General Information page. Great addition !! Any AHS member can visit the General information page and any member can add/ download images to this folder if you have other show images. If any others of you have a show and would like an album for your show pictures, let me know and I will create one! I love looking at pictures of shows, but it is such a great idea to have a designated photographer. Hoping to lug my camera along for the shows I'll be visiting this year. |
Thanks Michele for letting me use your images on the Portal.