With the help of NOTG members who collected and prepped specimens in Katie’s studio before the show, Katie Rafferty, our Horticulture Delegate, presented your NOTG specimens to take 6 ribbons. We are often able to drive specimens to zone meetings, but not this year! Katie reports sinking feelings when they were asked to deplane in Atlanta, and she imagined all of the NOTG specimens wilting away in the cargo hold. Thanks to great plant stock (and a little gin added to the water), our club received the following honors:
- First place ribbon awarded for Sidney Thornton’s calla lily
- Second place ribbons awarded to specimens from Midge Morse, Carro Gardner, Flora and Shane French, and Harriet Nelson
- Third place ribbon awarded to a specimen from Carro Gardner
- Finally, Barbara Rosenberg, our Floral Design Delegate, won BIG with a Blue Ribbon and the Sandra Baylor Novice Design Award for her floral design!