Spring Shows

Spring Shows


 FIRS hosted the Region 5 regional meeting in April 2019.  Therefore, we did not have a 2019 spring show.  Below are the results of the 2018 show held on Saturday April 14, 2018 at the Spalding County Extension Office on Memorial Drive, Griffin GA.   This was an American Iris Society accredited show where growers may submit their irises for judging.    Show Chairman was Sherry Caldwell  and  Co-Chairman was Jeannie Hatfield.  We had 70 horticulture entries, and 17 exhibitors.  We had  40 visitors.  Our next spring show will be in April 2020. 

Horticulture Awards

Queen of Show: "Joyce Terry" - grown in UGA Garden beds planted and maintained by Flint River Iris Society.

(The following received Large Purple Rosettes and Club Award)

Best Tall Bearded: "Oasis Omelette", Sam Caldwell TB

Best Median: "Congo Bongo", Sara Russell Section B, Group 1 - Border Bearded (BB)

Best Non-Bearded: "Bishops Cloth", Sally Henderson Section C, Group 3-Bulbous Dutch Iris

Best Historical: Indian Chief", Sam Caldwell TB

Seedling: James Merritt TB, plicata Purple Rosette and Club award

Also on Queens Table:

"Rosalie Figg" TB, UGA Garden; "

"Swingtown" - TB, Gail Berthe (visiting exhibitor)

Sweepstakes: Most Blue Ribbons, Sam Caldwell

Second Most Blue Ribbons, Emily Wilbert

Artistic/ Educational/Youth


Class I "Special Holiday Celebration" Blue Ribbon: Karen Sutton with "St. Patrick's Day" 

Class II "A Favorite Family Event" Blue Ribbon Sara Russell with " Fourth of July Celebration"

Class III "A Moment in Time" Blue Ribbon Jeannie Hatfield

Best Design of Show: Sara Russell's Fourth of July Celebration (photo above)

Club Award for Favorite: Sara Russell's 


Clair Knapp, "Art Angel" TB - Red Ribbon

Benji Knapp, "Smothering Fire" TB - Honorable Mention


First Place: Nancy Osteen, Blue Ribbon and Bronze Medal

2nd Place: Jeannie Hatfield - Red Ribbon   

To view photos of this show, click here