2012 Flower Show Results at the Herkimer County Fair
The Flower Show had 34 exhibitors and 197 entries in which 159 placed first, 50 placed second, and 11 placed third. Seven entries did not qualify for an award.
Entries included 58 annual flowers, 61 biennial and perennial flowers, 12 flowers grown from bulbs, corms, or tubers, 5 roses, 20 container grown plants, 21 orchids, 16 cut tree, shrub or vine specimens, and 4 design pieces.
The Josephine Fitzgerald Memorial High Point Trophy was awarded this year to Harriett Geywits of Richfield Springs. She will receive a trophy and gift certificate from Flowers by Suzanne in Herkimer. A gift certificate from The Flower Barn in Ilion was awarded to second place high point winner Darlyne Prezelski of Cold Brook. The award for third place in high points went to Patricia Hellings of Fort Herkimer who will receive a gift certificate from Brick House Acres of Roberts Road in the Town of Frankfort.
The Best of Show award was given to R.H. Braue Jr. of Ohio for his Prosyclia Green Hornet Orchid. He will receive a rosette and a gift certificate from Flowers for You of Newport that was given in memory of Gladys Chrisman. Runner up for Best of Show was David Dudgeon of Kast Bridge for his Asters. The gift certificate for this award is from Elizabeth’s Country Garden in Little Falls.
The theme for the 2012 Fair was “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock-N-Roll”. First place for the Theme Award was presented to Carolyn Neverusky of Herkimer for her creative arrangement of sunflowers in a pitcher and wash bowl with a background of records and straw hat. She received a gift certificate from Mohawk Valley Florist. She also placed first in the Design Division for this entry and received a gift certificate from Brick House Acres in the Town of Frankfort. The Second place Theme Award went to Harriett Geywits for her creative arrangement of wild flowers in a pitcher and wash bowl with records. For this award she received a gift certificate from the Mohawk Valley Florist of Ilion.
Best of Division rosettes are given to the entry judged best for its division. The winner for annual flowers was Charlene Lawless of Frankfort for her Celosia entry. She was given a gift certificate from T & J Fruits and Vegetables of Herkimer. She also was the winner for the trees, shrubs and vines division for her hydrangea tree entry. A gift certificate from the Newville Greenhouses was presented for that award. Melissa Schneegas of Mohawk won the perennial class for her hibiscus bloom and will receive a gift certificate from Brick House Acres in the Town of Frankfort.
Darlyne Przelski of Cold Brook placed first in the container grown plants for her fern plant and received a gift certificate from Annutto’s Greenhouses in East Herkimer. Nancy Smith of VanHornesville won for a gladiolus entry in the division for flowers grown from bulbs, corms or tubers and received a gift certificate from Newville Greenhouse.
The top orchid award went to Lori Burritt of Poland for her Oncidium orchid. She will receive a gift certificate from Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses in Dolgeville. There were no awards this year for top entry in the Roses or African Violet divisions.
The judges’ choice for most creative and original entry went to Richard H. Braue Jr. of Ohio for his Dendrobium orchid and he received a gift certificate from Pineview Greenhouses of Richfield Springs.
Honorable mention awards went to Barbara Gorham of Poland for her Phaleonopsis Orchid, James DiSpirito of Frankfort for a sunflower and to John Reese of Ilion for a Celosia entry.
The Superintendent for the Flower Show is David Dudgeon, assisted by Herriete Feldbrugge. Judges were Judy Applegate and Joanne Chapman. Nancy Knapp gave demonstrations on growing of Bonsai.
Other volunteers included Roberta Farosche, Marion Pizer, Joyce Cristiano, Joan Lein, Judith Schad, and Carolyn Neverusky.