Report on the ORLS Annual Show, 2017

The show was held in the RBG Atrium, July 15 & 16. There were 150 entries in the horticultural section, 164 stems in total considering the three stem classes. There was a good mixture of the various types of lilies. Named hybrids were mainly Asiatics, LA’s and OT’s. Approximately half the entries were seedlings, mostly Asiatics but a good selection of trumpets and OT’s also.

 

John Kepkiewicz won the President’s award for best stem with an excellent stem of a L. davidii hybrid.

The design section was very impressive as always. There were five full classes. The entries were admired by members and visitors and added much to the show. Elizabeth Matheson won Best in Show and the Judge’s Choice was awarded to Irina Cole. Thanks to Anne Clark-Stewart and Mary-Ann Vercammen, design co-chairs, for organizing this section so well, and to their registrar Marguerite Husband and to their class conveners. Thank you to all the design exhibitors. Your contribution to the show is greatly appreciated.

Ontario Regional Lily Society 2017 Awards
Horticultural Division Awards

 

President’s Award:  for the best stem exhibited in Sections A to G. This stem must be worthy of a first. Name: John Kepkiewicz

Stem: L. davidii hybrid

James C. Taylor Sweepstakes Award:  awarded to the exhibitor receiving the most first place ribbons in the show.   In case of tie, second place ribbons will count. Name: Brian Bergman

No. of 1st Ribbons: 52

Royal Botanical Gardens Award:  for the best stem of a named hybrid clone entered in Section A, classes 1 to 7.   (Asiatic, Martagon, Euro-Caucasian or American hybrids or Longiflorum lilies) Name: Brian Bergman

Stem: Music Art

E. Frank Palmer Award:  for the best stem of a named hybrid clone entered in Section A, classes 8 to 13.   (Trumpet and Aurelian or Oriental hybrids) Name: Declan Whelan

Stem: Pink Picotee

Charles Robinson Award:  for the best stem of a named hybrid clone entered in Section A, classes 14 to 18.   (Other hybrids, Division VIII). Name: Brian Bergman

Stem: Lankon

North American Lily Society Award:  for the best three stem entry in Section B, classes 19 to 21. Name: Brian Bergman

Stems: Kaveri

T. Ross Martin Award:  for the best stem in Section C, classes 22 to 29. Name: David Maltby

Stem: trumpet

Isabella Preston Award:  for the best stem, of an unnamed seedling lily grown from seed by the exhibitor in Section E, classes 32 to 36. Name: Brian Bergman

Stem: A-30

William D. Evans Award:  for the best stem, of an unnamed seedling lily grown from seed by the exhibitor in Section E, class 37 intended to promote interdivisional breeding and to encourage hybridizing of American, Martagon and Euro-Caucasian hybrids. Name: Brian Bergman

Stem: OT-9

Fred H. Hayes Award:  for the best stem of a lilium species in Section F, class 32 or in Section H, classes 40 and 41 Name: No Award

Stem:

Gordon Brown Award:  for the best stem exhibited by a novice exhibitor in Section G. Name: Beverly Parnaby

Stem: Courier

 

 

Design Division Awards

Best In Show Award:   for “Best In Show” in the Design Division. Name:   Elizabeth Matheson

Class Name:   The Blue Nose

Barbara Laking Memorial Award:   for “Judge’s Choice” in the Design Division. Name: Irina Cole

Class Name:   Bonhomme Carnivale

Other Class Winners: Name:   Elizabeth Matheson
Class Name: Changing of the Guard

Name: Lil Taggart
Class Name: Canada Blooms

Name: Allison Osterman
Class Name: Calgary Stampede