Remember our friend from last Winter? The winter that wouldn’t leave? The snow still arriving in May? You can imagine the committee’s dismay and worry that the horticulture classes of Kaleidosocope might be less than robust.
To our immense delight and pride, the (mostly but not all) Zone III exhibitors turned lemons into lemonade with a whopping 426 entries in the horticulture division!! Twenty-two of those entries were in Spectrum, a rainbow-hued container class, shown above arrayed in the glass atrium of the RRCC.
This entry in the Blue & Purple division of Spectrum won the Rosie Jones Horticulture Award. The citation read: “Joyous!”. The Rosie Jones is awarded to a plant or collection of plants that celebrates the joy of growing.
Too bad there isn’t an award for Transportation of Horticulture, the challenge of safely transporting and entering this magnificent (21 year old) Disambiguation cv H. carnosa would have won a 10+ for travel difficulty! This fascinating plant is known more informally as “Hoya’ or Wax Plant or Hindu Rope, the latter being my favorite name.
A last look at the gorgeous wealth of plants….congratulations to our hard-working horticulture co-chairmen, our ZIII Hort Rep, and many, many others who contributed to this great success!!! Thank you!