American Hemerocallis Society Garden Judges’ Workshop 1 Timeline: Hybrid Daylilies & Awards The Garden Judge Plant Evaluation Criteria Cultivar Awards The Awards and Honors Committee Responsibilities of Garden Judges Etiquette in the Garden Accreditation Course Outline
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Garden Judges’ Workshop 1
Perry’s ‘Margaret Perry’ (1925)
Class discussion:How has someone else added to your ideas of merit in a daylily?
Arlow Burdette Stout
H. ‘fulva’ var. rosea
Class discussion: which “specialty” cultivars do you think are “champion performers” in your garden?
Like the head judge in a dog show, you must know excellence in all the types of daylilies.
Class Discussion: What are the performance differences between a new plant and an established clump?
Complete plant: beauty,
branching, bud count
STOUT SILVER MEDAL
AWARD OF MERIT
Excerpt from the four-page ballot showing part of the HM section. Voting instructions appear at the top. More than 300 on the list. You can’t know them all.
Note the space for a write-in vote. If you do this, make sure the daylily is eligible.
Excerpt from the four-page ballot showing part of the AM section for 2007. Voting instructions appear at the top.
This is an excerpt from the four-page ballot showing the Stout section for 2007. Voting instructions appear above the list of candidates.
No write-in votes.
H. ‘Primal Scream’
H. ‘Moonlit Masquerade’
H. ‘Ed Brown’
H. ‘Bill Norris’
RECENT STOUT MEDAL WINNERS
Awards Related to Floral Dimension
Awards Related to Color Patterns
Awards Related to Time of Bloom
Awards Related to Blossom Form (Configuration)
The hybridizer determines at the time of registration if a cultivar meets the AHS spider definition.
The length of the longest petal, when manually stretched out, must be at least 4 times the widest point of the same petal as naturally presented (no flattening).
Spiders may vary from one region to another, so the Garden Judge may decide to take measurements.
Class Discussion: Do you know of any spiders that have very good flowers but serious flaws in other respects?
Should seriously flawed cultivars with superb blossoms be considered for awards?
Crispates pinch, flex, twist, curl, or display these characteristics in combination.
Twisted/Curled Crispate, presenting a corkscrew or pinwheel effect
Quilled Crispate with floral segments turning in upon themselves along their lengths to make a tubular shape
Pinched Crispate with pinching on the outer third of the petals.
Pronounced curling or cascading (like a waterfall or wood shavings)
Spatulate (like a kitchen spatula), with segments markedly wider at the ends
Questionable example above: (see upper left petal); can’t tell from the photo if all three petals are spatulate.
Unusual Forms often exhibit more than one of the characteristics and may vary from hour to hour and day to day.
Twisted cascade presentation
All 3 petals or all 3 sepals must exhibit an Unusual Form characteristic, though notnecessarily the same characteristic. The UF definition recognizes variation in form.
The standard of consistency has a different meaning for the UF flower. The judge looks for consistent display of UF characteristics, but not necessarily the same characteristics every day.
Feathered eyezone and midrib
Hue and midrib variation, rings
Feathered eyezone and midrib
Rings + ellipses
Peony style double
Unusual form Double
Question: Where should you mail your completed ballot and what is the deadline?
Let the garden owner know you have arrived.
Don’t carry a tripod.
Don’t grab pollen.
Don’t step in beds.
Candidates must have held AHS membership for Board.24consecutive months prior to applying. (Current dues paid!)
Training may begin after 12months of membership.
Candidates must have attended at least one of their own regional meetings within the last 3 years or a national convention within the last 5 years that included garden tours.
Candidates must regularly see large numbers of award-eligible daylilies and grow a representative sample.Initial Appointment – 5 Years
You’ll be notified before your term expires. The AHS Garden Judges’ Records Chairman will let you know how to renew.
You send your 5-year log of garden visits.
You should have made at least 25 bloom-season visits to at least 10different gardens.
Fifteen visits must be in your own region.Reappointment – 5 Years
If you don’t:
You will be disqualified as a Garden Judge.
Next: The Written Exam