Our annual Spring Show was held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 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. We had 62 horticulture entries, and 53 varieties. We had 48 visitors, 14 members, and 3 new members attend. Some of the show results are:
Queen of Show, Penny Wendt; Best Tall Bearded, Sara Russell; Best Non-Bearded, Sam Caldwell; Best Historical, Karen Sutton; Best Seedling, James Merritt; Best Space Ager (new category), Sam Caldwell; Best Singe Bloom, Phyllis Gerike. Horticulture Sweepstakes/Most Blue Ribbons(Silver Medal), Sam Caldwell and 2nd Place(Bronze Medal), Phyllis Gerike.
Seven designs were entered. Sweepstakes, Sherry Caldwell, Best Artistic; Blue Ribbons - Class I, Jeannie Hatfield; Class II,none/only 1 design entered; Class III, Sherry Caldwell. Favorite Artistic Arrangement (popular vote) was won by Jeannie Hatfield.
CONGRATULATIONS to all who entered and to all who won.