Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The bitter cold, the biting wind, and the incessant rain didn’t seem so bad this past weekend as the Breath of Spring Flower Show officially heralded the arrival of a new season at Cypress Gardens.
The show was sponsored by the Belle Isle Garden Club, the Camellia Garden Club of Greater Charleston, the Garden Club of Otranto, and the Town and Village Garden Club.
“The warm weather we experienced in January presented a challenge for this year’s floral designs,” said flower show chairman Michael Pound, “But we still had a significant number of entries. Anything more than 200 entries is considered a good show.”
The show, in its seventh year, was entitled “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” and featured 267 entries over three categories, with 218 horticultural entries, 48 flower design entries and three educational exhibits.
A complete listing of all award winners include:
• Flower Design Division
Award of Design Excellence: Michael Pound, "Open to the Future"
Designers Choice: Michael Pound, "Open to the Future"
Tri-Color Award: Jerry Weise, "Vortex"
Petite Award: Jerry Weise, "Yesterday's Travels"
Table Artistry Award: Nancy Rice, "Retro Settings"
• Horticulture Division
Award of Horticulture Excellence: Martha and Wesley Fisher for their Camellia Japonica "Betty Sheffield Supreme"
Award of Merit: Martha and Wesley Fisher for Camellia Japonica "Betty Sheffield Supreme"
Best Camellia Japonica Award: Martha and Wesley Fisher for Camellia Japonica "Betty Sheffield Supreme"
Award of Merit: Jerry Weise for daffodil "Gigantic Star"
Best Large-Flowering Daffodil Award: Jerry Weise for daffodil "Gigantic Star"
Award of Merit: Jerry Weise for flowering vine "Yellow Jessamine"
Grower's Choice Award: Susan Miller for "Geranium"
Grower's Choice Award: Carolyn Conlon for Philodendron Cepolina
Arboreal Award: Jerry Weise for "Prince Charming" flowering peach
Best Miniature Daffodil Award: Linda Rounds for miniature daffodil Jonquilla
Best Non-Reticulata Award: Martha and Wesley Fisher for Camellia Hybrid "Waltz Dream"
Best Camellia Tray Award: Martha and Wesley Fisher for Camellia Japonica "Guilio Nuccio"
Sunshine Award: Lib Rentz for Dutch Iris "Professor Blaauw"
Mesmerizing Foliage Award: Annegell Mc Cants for Staghorn Fern cutting
Yesterday's Breeze Award: Susan Miller for Rabbit's Foot Fern
• Special Exhibits Awards
Educational Award: The Garden Club of Otranto
• Local Top Exhibitors Awards
Garden Club Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Award for horticulture: Camellia
Garden Club of Greater Charleston
Garden Club Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Award for Designs: Camellia Garden
Club of Greater Charleston
Cypress Garden Award for Horticulture: Michael Pound for Split Leaf Philodendron
Cypress Garden Award for Design: Linda Bodiford for flower design entitled: "Wi-Fi"
Cypress Gardens Award for Educational Exhibits: Belle Isle Garden Club
Show Chairman Award for Horticulture: Laura Courtney for Cyclamen "Bright Scarlet"
Show Chairman Award for Horticulture: Laurette Sweet for Begonia Leaf "Iron Cross"
Show Chairman Award for Design: Patricia Weeks for design entitled "The Awakening"
Show Chairman Award for Design: Lib Rentz for design entitled "Present Prefect Settings"
Show Chairman Award for Educational Exhibits: Camellia Garden Club of Greater Charleston
Award of Appreciation for Design: Janice Gleaton for design entitled "Now Generation"
Award of Appreciation for Design: Nancy Stuckey for design entitled "The Awakening"
Award of Appreciation for Design: Rosella Luther for design entitled "Open to the Future"
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