Thursday, May 21, 2015

2015 American Peony Society Southern Peony Winners

Wow! I can hardly believe it. I actually won a ribbon in the APS show, and not just one, lots of them! This was my first time showing peonies - ever. There was also a special blue and light blue ribbon, an APS Southern Peony Court of Honor Winner for 'Keiko' ('Pink Double Dandy'). I feel like I made so many mistakes, and could have done much better. I have definitely learned a lot for the next time I exhibit flowers. I'm not sure when I'll exhibit again, though. It was almost a last minute decision to enter flowers into the show this year. Originally I had planned on flying to the convention. However after evaluating the cost of driving and staying in the Galt House Hotel against flying and staying in a budget hotel, driving was a bit cheaper. So I decided to drive, which opened up the possibility of bringing peonies for the APS Exhibition. I'm not sure I'm up for the challenge of getting peonies to a show via an airline yet. So it may be a while before the opportunity to show presents itself again. We'll see though. Once you enter some peonies in the show, and you do well, it make you want to do it again! Also I thought these were the only peonies I had that won a ribbon, but apparently I didn't look the tables over closely enough. Apparently I won 1 more ribbon! Wow!
3 Blooms
Peony 'Bartzella'
First Award
3 Blooms
Peony 'Pink Double Dandy'
Second Award
3 Blooms
Peony 'Cora Louise'
Second Award
Peony 'Pastel Splendor'
Third Award
Peony 'White Emperor'
Second Award
Peony 'Bartzella'
First Award
Peony 'Soft Lemon Kisses'
Honorable Mention
Peony 'Roy Pehrson's Best Yellow'
Second Award
Peony 'Grace Root'
Third Award
Peony 'Pink Spritzer'
First Award
Peony 'Pink Luau'
Second Award
Peony 'Feather Top'
Second Award
Peony 'Do Tell'
Second Award
Peony 'Angel Cheeks'
Second Award
Peony 'Kansas'
Second Award
Peony 'Bowl of Cream'
Third Award
Peony 'Pink Double Dandy'
First Award
Court of Honor
Peony 'Smith Opus 2'
Honorable Mention

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