- Aug 25, 2006
- Reaction score
30.5 inch petals. Very Large flowers for caudatum
Believe it or not, this phrag only got a second place ribbon. i don't think it got an AOS award, but am not positive on that.
Yup, I couldn't have said it any better, Rick. There have been plenty of times I've had some pretty underwhelming plants take the blue ribbon, only because the competition in a particular category wasn't outstanding. I've also had the opposite happen where I walk into plant registration thinking I've got a pretty spectacular plant...only to see what I'm competing against and my 15 spike whatever looks rather pale against its 35 spike competitor.
if a judge knowledgeable enough of the award history of this species notices the plant and checks it out against the standards.
Although every entry in a show is looked at by at least a couple of judges, if its a big show with hundreds of entries then even great plants may not get the time of day for a thorough AOS critique.
Yes the commercial growers and all the local judges knew which exhibit was the prof growers. I don't mind competing with them. The quality of their plants was nothing special although they are phenomenal exhibitors and display makers.Ken, when you say professional grower I take this to mean a commercial grower/vendor? In our society commercial folks aren't allowed to compete with us. They have their own category. Best commercial display etc.
Be sure to post your AM's. Congrats!