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.
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
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