The Garden Club of Gloucester 61th Annual Daffodil Show held Saturday, March 26, and Sunday, March 27, at its new location Ware Academy, 7936 John Clayton Memorial Highway, Gloucester, Virginia, attracted 1335 blooms entered by 129 exhibitors, adults and youths, in 702 exhibits from 4 states (Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and Pennsylvania). Award winners have been announced as follows:
American Daffodil Society Silver Ribbon and the Dr. Raymond S. Brown Memorial, a perpetual trophy, for the most blues, won by Clay and Fran Higgins of Harbinger, North Carolina, receiving 20 blues.
ADS Gold Ribbon and Mr. and Mrs. George W. Heath Memorial for best standard bloom, won by Laura Anne Brooks of King William for her entry, Tuscarora 1Y-Y.
ADS Miniature Gold Ribbon and Agnes Crawford Bates Memorial for the best miniature bloom, won by Mitch and Kate Carney of Boonesboro, Maryland, for their entry, Chamber Music 6Y-Y.
ADS White Ribbon and Mary Douglas Anderson Memorial for best vase of three blooms, won by Margaret Barnett, Henrico, for her entry, Rapture 6Y-Y.
ADS Purple Ribbon and Mr. and Mrs. John L. Whitehead Memorial for best collection of five stems, won by Laura Anne Brooks, King William.
ADS Rose Ribbon and Frank R. Yazenski Memorial for best standard seedling exhibited by the originator, won by Clay and Fran Higgins, Harbinger, North Carolina, for their entry, Teal x OPS 10-31 2.
ADS Miniature White Ribbon and Jackson-Holden Memorial for best vase of three miniatures, won by Karen Cogar of Alexandria, for her entry, Stocken 7Y-Y.
ADS Lavender Ribbon and Edward H. Ould Memorial for best collection of five miniatures, won by Clay and Fran Higgins of Harbinger, North Carolina.
ADS Miniature Red/White/Blue Ribbon and Raymond S. Brown Jr., Memorial for the best collection of five American-bred miniatures, Mitch and Kate Carney of Boonesboro, Maryland.
ADS Miniature Rose Ribbon, Mrs. Henning Rountree Memorial, best miniature seeding exhibited by the originator, Mitch and Kate Carney of Boonesboro, Maryland, for their entry, SDL 09-01-01 Golden Bells OP.
ADS Aqua Ribbon and Dee Evans Memorial for best collection of 9 miniatures, Mitch and Kate Carney of Boonesboro, Maryland.
Roberta C. Watrous Award, for the best collection of 12 different miniature cultivars, won by Mitch and Kate Carney of Boonesboro, Maryland.
ADS Small Growers Ribbon and Granville Hall Memorial for the best standard daffodil exhibited by a grower growing less than 50 cultivars, won by Stan Tucker of Richmond for his entry, Pink Silk, 1W-P.
ADS Historic Ribbon and Mary Ann James Memorial for the best pre-1940 cultivar, Randy Brown of Tappahannock for her entry, Saint Kerverne 2Y-Y.
ADS Historic Ribbon set of three and Elizabeth Clopton Brown Honorary Award, Melanie Paul of Hampton for her entry, Beryl 6W-YYO.
ADS Historic Daffodil Collection of Five Ribbon and Dorothy Early Memorial, won by Glenna Graves, Harrisonburg.
ADS Intermediate Ribbon and Ann Brown Dischinger Memorial for best intermediate bloom, won by Dianne Spence of Williamsburg for her entry, Pink China, 2W-P.
Garden Club of Gloucester award and Mrs. E. Wright Noble Memorial for best collection of red/orange cupped daffodils, Ceci Brown of Gloucester.
Garden Club of Gloucester award and Mrs. Webster S. Rhoads Jr., Memorial for best collection of pink cupped daffodils, no entries.
Garden Club of Gloucester award and the Col. And Mrs. R. F. C. Vance Memorial for best collection of white daffodils, no entries.
ADS Red, White and Blue Ribbon and President’s Award for best five stems of American bred daffodils, won by Laura Anne Brooks of King William.
ADS Maroon Ribbon and Chairman of Show award for best five stems, reverse bi-color, Petie Matheson of Gloucester.
ADS Marie Bosievich Ribbon and Louise DeShazo Hawkins Memorial Award for best collection of twelve standard cultivars and/or species from at least four divisions, won by Laura Anne Brooks of King William.
Elise Havens Ribbon and Jane Henley Honorary Award for best collection of 12 cultivars from Divisions, no entry.
ADS Dr. Tom D. Throckmorton Ribbon and Raymond W. Lewis Memorial Award for the best collection of fifteen standard cultivars and/or species from at least fifteen different RHS classifications, each labeled with name and complete classification, no entry.
Carey E. Quinn Award (silver medal or ribbon) for best collection of 24 standard cultivars
and/or species from at least 5 divisions, won by Clay and Fran Higgins, Harbinger of North Carolina.
Youth Division for exhibitors ages 15 or younger.
ADS Youth Ribbon and Leland C. Bowditch Memorial Award for best cultivar, won by Garvin Corcovan of Gloucester for entry, Trousseau 1W-Y.
ADS Best of 3 Ribbon and Alison Randolph Memorial Award for best vase of 3 stems of one daffodil, won by Will Sadler of Richmond for entry, Intrigue 7Y-W.
ADS Youth Collection Ribbon and McClanahan Ingles II Memorial Award for the best collection of 5 different cultivars, won by Will Sadler, Richmond.
Special Horticultural Awards
Founders Cup, a perpetual trophy, for most points in horticulture won by a Garden Club of Gloucester member, won by Elizabeth C. Brown of Gloucester.
Gloucester Woman’s Club Historic Award, a perpetual trophy, in memory of Betty Lewis Constantine, to a resident of Gloucester or Mathews County for the best collection of five pre-1940 cultivars, won by Elizabeth C. Brown of Gloucester.
John Edwin DeHardit and Patricia DeHardit Hicks Memorial, a perpetual trophy, novice class, one stem from any division, eligible only to residents of Gloucester and Mathews who have never won a blue in any ADS show, won by Sandy Geiger of Gloucester Point for her entry, Rapture 6Y-Y.
ADS Photography Division
ADS Photography Division had 23 exhibitors and 71 exhibits in five classes.
The Garden Club of Gloucester Special Photography Awards the James V. and Violet R. Morgan Community Service Award, a perpetual trophy, to the photography depicting the best public display of daffodils beautifying the community, to the winning photographer Patricia Wagner of Ark of this location, Main Street, Gloucester Court House.
The Gloucester Veteran’s Award, perpetual trophy, awarded to the photograph deemed Best-In-Show in Photography Division, Melanie Paul of Hampton.
This entry also receives the ADS Wells Knieim Photography Ribbon for best photograph from classes 226-230.
In the Artistic Division there were 36 exhibitors and exhibits entered with the theme, "Color Your Imagination." Awards were as follows:
Toddsbury Cup, a perpetual trophy, in memory of Mrs. Charles Beatty Moore and Mrs. Catherine Sanders Mott Catlett, for best arrangement in show, won by Cam Williams, entry from Class 239, titled ‘Whirlwind of Color’.
Cynthia Matthews Rhodes Award, a perpetual trophy, in memory of Cindy Rhodes for her appreciation of the beauty of flowers and her care of all living things for the most creative arrangement in the show, won by Cam Williams of Ware Neck, for her entry from Class 239, titled “Whirlwind of Color’.
General William H. Tunner Memorial, Class 231, ‘Celebration in Red’, a free style design. Winners were Blue, Vivian Shackelford, Mathews, Red, not awarded, Yellow, Kathy Klein, Gloucester, Honorable Mentions, Shannah Cooper, Gloucester, and Suzanne Hudson, Ware Neck.
Mrs. Hugh Keanne Dabney Memorial, Class 232, ‘Let the Sun Shine In”, a Tussie Mussie design, Novice Class, for those who have never received a blue ribbon in an artistic division. Winners were Blue, Pat Davis, Red, Marion Baker, Yellow, Meredith Watkins, Honorable Mention, Beth Richardson, all of Gloucester.
Mrs. James Bland Martin Memorial, Class 233, ‘Rhapsody in Blue’, a Reflective Design, Winners were Blue, Joan Jackson, Red, Sarah Finney, both of Gloucester, Honorable Mentions, Sandy Geiger and Melissa Ashe, both of Gloucester Point.
Katharine Lewis Pickett and Rear Adm. Ben B. Pickett Memorial, Class 234, ‘Passionately Purple‘, a Dutch Flemish design. Winners were Blue, Kitty Martin of Gloucester Point, Red, Emily Barbee, Gloucester, Yellow, Terry Buntrock, Williamsburg, Honorable Mention, Aaron Ward, Deltaville.
Shirley Lyons Robinson Memorial, Class 235, ‘In the Pink’, a miniature arrangement. Winners were Blue, Felicity Ericson, Gloucester, Red, Judy Doyel, Ware Neck, Yellow, Nancy Choquette, Gloucester, Honorable Mention, Peggy Robins, Gloucester Point.
Catherine ‘Kitty’ Hankins Wilson Memorial, Class 236, ‘Wonderful White’, a Parallel Design. Winners were Blue, Judy Cathey, White Marsh, Red, Cara Randolph, Hardyville, Yellow, Dorothy Long, North, Honorable Mention, Joanne Bartlett, Gloucester.
Beverly R. W. Marshall Memorial, Class 237, ‘It’s Not Easy to be Green ‘, in a Landscape design. Winners were Blue, Sarah Hylton, Ordinary, Red, Jeannie Hockaday, Gloucester, Yellow, not given, Honorable Mentions, Ann Garrett and Pat Zima, both of Gloucester.
William Gilbert and Blanche Morris Memorial, Class 238, ‘Orange U Gorgeous’, a Synergistic design. Winners were Blue, Fran Zabicki, Gloucester, Red, Amelita Thomas, Wicomico, Yellow, Mary Ann Griffin, Gloucester, Honorable Mention, Tish Grant, Ware Neck.
Irving Lewis Smith Memorial, Class 239, center exhibit, ‘Whirlwind of Color’, a functional table design of many colors. Winners were: Blue, Cam Williams, Ware Neck, Red, Carol Negus, Gloucester Point, Yellow, Alex Watkins, Gloucester, Honorable Mention, Amy Richardson, Gloucester.
Youth Artistic Division had 22 exhibitors in 2 classes for youths, ages 6 to 13, interpreting “Rainbow of Color”. They used their imagination and followed the rainbow to the pot of golden daffodils.
Malo Grandchildren Honorary Award, Class 240, ages 6 to 9, had eleven exhibitors. Winners were Blue, Jacob Ward, Hayes, Red, Charlotte Quinlan, Kinsale, Yellow, Alex Barbee, Gloucester, Honorable Mentions, Peyton Arnow, Olney, Maryland, Holli Gubeli, Ella Hodges, Alice Strawn and Louise Strawn, all of Gloucester, Augustus Kettle, North, Josh Ward and Harrison Zima, both of Hayes.
Zima Grandchildren Honorary Award, Class 241, ages 10 to 13, had eleven exhibitors. Winners were Blue, Alexandra Richardson, Red, Margaret Strawn, Yellow, Chloe Hodges, all of Gloucester, Honorable Mentions, Alexandra Fuccella and Carolyn Fuccella, both of Urbanna, Kathyrn James, Olivia McDaniel, and Jessica Hogge, all of Hayes, Kylee Hockaday, Yorktown, Gibson Hylton, Ordinary, Ashley Shackelford, Gloucester.
A Special Award
The L. Cameron Gregory People’s Choice Perpetual Award, in memorial of Cameron Gregory "in celebration of his love of people and his belief that all people should have the freedom to vote," awarded to Cam Williams for her interpretation of ‘Whirlwind of Color”, Class 239.