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AHS Tricolor Winners Through the Years

AHS Tricolor Winners Through the Years

AHS Tricolor Winners Through the Years All of these designs are AHS Tricolor Winners

AHS Tricolor Winners Through the Years All of these designs are AHS Tricolor Winners at an AHS accredited show. As such they have met the judging standards established by the National Council of State Garden Clubs. We hope that this slide show will provide an inspiration and give ideas for the design section of a show. Throughout the program, note themes, containers, backgrounds and line materials. In all cases daylilies must dominate the designs. Please review the requirements for competition as noted in AHS "Exhibition Judges Handbook The first 74 photos were originally a slide presentation available from the AHS The text is from notations on the slides and the slideshow script These slides include a variety of both local and national winners Compiled and Contributed by Nell Shimek Organized into a Power. Point by Patsy Cunningham in 2015 It is followed by additional recent local AHS Tri-Color Award winners from Nell Shimek and other credited sources.

1. “Heavenly Harp” is theme. Daylilies and black bamboo follow the lines of the

1. “Heavenly Harp” is theme. Daylilies and black bamboo follow the lines of the harp creating a different angle. Cultivar is SHIMEK SEPTEMBER MORNING. Note that the arrangement “fills” the niche. The requirement is generally at least 2/3 of the niche.

2. This basket with a mass design is titled “Shakespeare and I”.

2. This basket with a mass design is titled “Shakespeare and I”.

3. Note in this parallel design the spaces and placement of the daylilies. Cultivar

3. Note in this parallel design the spaces and placement of the daylilies. Cultivar is BOLD STREAKER, and the use of black bamboo creates “Heat Wave”. 3. Design and photo by Nell Shimek. Heat Wave, a parallel design. Line material is black bamboo. Scored 99. 1998.

4. This is a dramatic example of a mass design. Note that the colors

4. This is a dramatic example of a mass design. Note that the colors are blended throughout the design. 4. 1998

5. Another mass design, this one titled “Tattooed Lady”. Note the large amount of

5. Another mass design, this one titled “Tattooed Lady”. Note the large amount of plant material. 5. Pat Crooks Henley, 1998

6. This creative stretch design is titled “Step Ahead”. Cultivar is IRISH MIST. 6.

6. This creative stretch design is titled “Step Ahead”. Cultivar is IRISH MIST. 6. Jessie Cohen, 1998

7. A creative design titled “Sunshine on My Shoulder” uses circles for effect. 7.

7. A creative design titled “Sunshine on My Shoulder” uses circles for effect. 7. 1998

8. This photograph of the entry was disqualified because of the ribbons and cards.

8. This photograph of the entry was disqualified because of the ribbons and cards. Refer to AHS Judging Daylilies Handbook. Also note that no writing should appear on the back of the print. All ribbons, awards, and trophies must be removed before the photograph is taken. 8. 1998

9. This design is titled “Bat Column”. The cultivar is GOLD CITATION. 9. 1996

9. This design is titled “Bat Column”. The cultivar is GOLD CITATION. 9. 1996

1997 AHS Tricolor Winner Nell Shimek, Texas 10. The theme is “Indian Love Call”

1997 AHS Tricolor Winner Nell Shimek, Texas 10. The theme is “Indian Love Call” and the exhibitor explains the design with “he is offering his fair maiden his love with his daylilies”. The cultivars are seedlings. 10. Design by Nell Shimek, Houston show, 1997. Indian Love Call. Music Makes the World Go Round.

11. The design title is “Moon Walk”. 11. Moon Walk Phases of the Moon

11. The design title is “Moon Walk”. 11. Moon Walk Phases of the Moon by Nelma Martin. Lone Star show, 1997. Space City's Lunar Lilies.

12. A line design with clever usage of the container. 12. Michael Traynor, 1997,

12. A line design with clever usage of the container. 12. Michael Traynor, 1997, Middletown, MD

13. A line mass design using cultivar ELISE SPALDING and hemerocallis flava. 13. 1997

13. A line mass design using cultivar ELISE SPALDING and hemerocallis flava. 13. 1997

14. A design titled “Bridal Shower”. Note the ribbon and class card, which automatically

14. A design titled “Bridal Shower”. Note the ribbon and class card, which automatically disqualifies this photograph entry. 14. NIDS, Priscilla Segel, 1997

15. A line design titled “Scarecrow” using the cultivar FAIRY CHARM with a straw

15. A line design titled “Scarecrow” using the cultivar FAIRY CHARM with a straw place mat base. A straw place mat effectively covers the container and a old corn stalk is incorporated. 15. MCDS, 1997

16. A mass design. 16. Hattiesburg, MS

16. A mass design. 16. Hattiesburg, MS

17. A small mass design. 17. ODS Show, 1997, Rita Whitney

17. A small mass design. 17. ODS Show, 1997, Rita Whitney

18. A parallel design titled “Eyes of Texas” with the containers contributing to theme.

18. A parallel design titled “Eyes of Texas” with the containers contributing to theme. Cultivar is INNOCENT EYES, an eyed daylily, again in line with theme. 18. 2 nd place, 1996

19. The line mass design titled “Waving Crowds” uses cultivar hemerocallis flava, GOLLY DOLLY

19. The line mass design titled “Waving Crowds” uses cultivar hemerocallis flava, GOLLY DOLLY and CHARLES JOHNSON. 19. Middle Tenn. Daylily Soc. , John Starbuck, 1996

20. A design titled “Clear Waters” incorporates water. NCDC, Reg. 3, 1996

20. A design titled “Clear Waters” incorporates water. NCDC, Reg. 3, 1996

21. The design title “Moon Over Miami” is fitting. Cultivars are BY MYSELF and

21. The design title “Moon Over Miami” is fitting. Cultivars are BY MYSELF and a seedling.

22. A creative design with movement is titled “Summer Heat”. 22. CVDS Show, 1996

22. A creative design with movement is titled “Summer Heat”. 22. CVDS Show, 1996

23. A synergistic design using three black containers is titled ‘Triple Pleasures”. Cultivar is

23. A synergistic design using three black containers is titled ‘Triple Pleasures”. Cultivar is a seedling. 23. 1996

24. “Daylily Tango” with the palms representing flaring skirts during the tango. The cultivar

24. “Daylily Tango” with the palms representing flaring skirts during the tango. The cultivar is TOUCHED BY MIDAS. 24. Daylily Tango by Nell Shimek, 1997, Brazosport club show, theme: Born to Boogie with Daylilies

25. ‘Vegas Lights” is the title. Cultivar is SCARAMOUCHE and the exhibitor explains with

25. ‘Vegas Lights” is the title. Cultivar is SCARAMOUCHE and the exhibitor explains with a card noting “Spinning wheels keep spinning at Las Vegas”. 25. 1996

26. A photograph of the design that was disqualified because of the ribbons and

26. A photograph of the design that was disqualified because of the ribbons and the paper signs shown.

1993 AHS Tri-Color Award Helen Richards, Alabama 27. A mass design with a creative

1993 AHS Tri-Color Award Helen Richards, Alabama 27. A mass design with a creative base.

1994 AHS Tri-Color Award Gary D. Wooley, Texas 28. A creative design full of

1994 AHS Tri-Color Award Gary D. Wooley, Texas 28. A creative design full of rhythm and movement.

1996 AHS Tricolor Winner Betty Randig, Texas 29. A creative mass design using the

1996 AHS Tricolor Winner Betty Randig, Texas 29. A creative mass design using the cultivar TOUCHED BY MAGIC.

1992 AHS Tricolor Winner Nell Shimek, Texas 30. A design titled “Make Mine Country

1992 AHS Tricolor Winner Nell Shimek, Texas 30. A design titled “Make Mine Country Style” using the cultivar “VELVET GEM. 30. Houston show by Nell Shimek, 1992

I 999 AHS Tricolor Medal Winner Harvey Shimek, Texas 31. The I 999 AHS

I 999 AHS Tricolor Medal Winner Harvey Shimek, Texas 31. The I 999 AHS Tricolor Medal Winner “Court Jester” is a creative line design. The container is a brake shoe constructed by the exhibitor. Cultivar is MARIE BABIN. 31. Reg. 6 show, winner Harvey Shimek

32. A creative line design “Slender Lady” with the cultivar MOTHER’S LOVE. A trimmed

32. A creative line design “Slender Lady” with the cultivar MOTHER’S LOVE. A trimmed palm bract adds to the daylilies, complete with a chinstrap from the palm bract. 32, Houston Area, Nell Shimek, 1999, photo by Mary Gage

33. A traditional line design titled “Til the End of Time”. 33. 1966

33. A traditional line design titled “Til the End of Time”. 33. 1966

34. The title of the design is “Shooting Stars” with the daylilies representing shooting

34. The title of the design is “Shooting Stars” with the daylilies representing shooting stars from the window—the black frame. 34. Houston Area, Reg. 6, Nell Shimek

35. The design title “Guys and Dolls” is reflected in the two separate black

35. The design title “Guys and Dolls” is reflected in the two separate black structures. 35. By Nell Shimek

36. This design has the requisite movement. 36. 1999

36. This design has the requisite movement. 36. 1999

37. The theme “Harvest Moon” is carried out with this mass design. The cultivars

37. The theme “Harvest Moon” is carried out with this mass design. The cultivars are PRAIRIE MOONLIGHT and LAVENDER DEAL. 37. 1999

38. The title is “Easy Living”. Cultivar is COPPERHEAD. 38. 1999

38. The title is “Easy Living”. Cultivar is COPPERHEAD. 38. 1999

39. A parallel design.

39. A parallel design.

40. A mass design titled “Mary had a Little Lamb” with the cultivars HUSH

40. A mass design titled “Mary had a Little Lamb” with the cultivars HUSH LITTLE BABY and JOAN SENIOR carrying out the color imagery in the title. 40. 1999

41. A line design entitled “Stars & Stripes” with the daylilies as the stars

41. A line design entitled “Stars & Stripes” with the daylilies as the stars and the container the stripes. Cultivars are seedlings. 41. East Texas Soc. , Harvey Shimek, Reg. 6

42. A creative Tricolor design titled “Jazz”. The mechanics are invisible to the eye.

42. A creative Tricolor design titled “Jazz”. The mechanics are invisible to the eye. 42. Brazosport show in Lake Jackson, TX, Ray Houston, score 99, 1994

43. An exhibition table design titled “Columbus Day Fiesta”. 43. Chattahoochee Valley Daylily Soc.

43. An exhibition table design titled “Columbus Day Fiesta”. 43. Chattahoochee Valley Daylily Soc. , Columbus, GA. Mrs. Clark Duncan, 1992

44. A creative design reflecting movement that illuminates the arrangement. Note the presence of

44. A creative design reflecting movement that illuminates the arrangement. Note the presence of ribbons, which eliminated this photo of the entry from competition. The title “I 792 - A New Capital for North Carolina”. Cultivar is PERSIAN PEACH. 44. 1992

45. A mass design titled “Garden Concert” leaves viewer with a feeling of music

45. A mass design titled “Garden Concert” leaves viewer with a feeling of music in the garden. 45. 1992

46. A line design “Crosses the Ocean Heading West—Seeking the Far East’. The cultivar

46. A line design “Crosses the Ocean Heading West—Seeking the Far East’. The cultivar is ARACHNE. 46. Lorraine Meyer

47. A line design, using seedling, entitled “Tall, Dark & Handsome”.

47. A line design, using seedling, entitled “Tall, Dark & Handsome”.

48. A line design titled “A Shadow Mountain Sail. ”

48. A line design titled “A Shadow Mountain Sail. ”

49. A creative design entitled “Uniquely Different. ” The cultivar is MOLOKAI. 49. 1995

49. A creative design entitled “Uniquely Different. ” The cultivar is MOLOKAI. 49. 1995

50. A line mass design called “Outrageous Orange” uses an orange seedling. 50. Brazosport

50. A line mass design called “Outrageous Orange” uses an orange seedling. 50. Brazosport Daylily Soc. , Ruth Goza, 1995

51. A line mass design titled “Daylilies, Jewels of the Garden”. 51. Suwannee Valley

51. A line mass design titled “Daylilies, Jewels of the Garden”. 51. Suwannee Valley Hemerocallis Soc. , Lake City, FL, 1994

52. A photograph of the same design, but note that the bottom of picture

52. A photograph of the same design, but note that the bottom of picture shows the note card. 52. Suwannee Valley Hemerocallis Soc. , Lake City, FL, 1994

53. A line mass design is titled “Summers Fun”. Cultivars are SCARLOCK and SCARLET

53. A line mass design is titled “Summers Fun”. Cultivars are SCARLOCK and SCARLET ORBIT. 53. Austin, TX, show. Anna Marie Rosen, 1994

54. A line design titled “Gone with the Wind”. Cultivar is SIDEWALK BEAUTY. The

54. A line design titled “Gone with the Wind”. Cultivar is SIDEWALK BEAUTY. The container helps carry out theme, however this photograph of the entry was disqualified because an award is included. 54. Fort Worth, TX, show. Diane Bevel, 1994

55. 1994 55. An exhibition table entitled “The Wonders of Entertaining”.

55. 1994 55. An exhibition table entitled “The Wonders of Entertaining”.

56. A mass design titled “Precious Jewels as Colorful as Jacob’s Coat”. Note the

56. A mass design titled “Precious Jewels as Colorful as Jacob’s Coat”. Note the even distribution of color throughout the design. 56. 1994

57. A twist on theme concept with the title Fairy Tale Pink. The exhibitor

57. A twist on theme concept with the title Fairy Tale Pink. The exhibitor had to come up with a fairy tale or nursery rhyme. This is “Jack and the Beanstalk”. Here Jack stole the giants singing harp. 57. 1994

58. The title of this one is “Waiting in the Wings”.

58. The title of this one is “Waiting in the Wings”.

59. A mass design entitled “Enchanted Daylilies - Sandia”. The perfect blend of colors

59. A mass design entitled “Enchanted Daylilies - Sandia”. The perfect blend of colors and the containers relationship to the design was the reason this was selected as the show’s Tricolor winner.

60. This is the same design, but photographed incorrectly. 60. Albuquerque Daylily show, Our

60. This is the same design, but photographed incorrectly. 60. Albuquerque Daylily show, Our Peak of Perfection, a vertical design. Kreg Hill, 1994

61. A mass design titled “Moonlight Nights”. Cultivars are hemerocallis fulva and HYPERION. 61.

61. A mass design titled “Moonlight Nights”. Cultivars are hemerocallis fulva and HYPERION. 61. NCDC, photograph by Jessie Cohen, 1993

62. A mass design, but the ribbons in the photograph disqualified this entry in

62. A mass design, but the ribbons in the photograph disqualified this entry in the national competition. 62. 1994

63. A line mass design, but the title and class signs disqualified the entry.

63. A line mass design, but the title and class signs disqualified the entry. 63. MCDC, 1994

64. A line design and a better photograph without ribbons and cards. 64. 1992

64. A line design and a better photograph without ribbons and cards. 64. 1992

65. This mass design represents theme of the show “A Place in the Sun”

65. This mass design represents theme of the show “A Place in the Sun” and also the class “Some Like It Hot”. Cultivars are BURNING DAYLIGHT, BEAU SOELEIL and FRANS HALS. 65. CMHS, Reg. 11

66. A creative dual container design, with strong lines. 66. 2000

66. A creative dual container design, with strong lines. 66. 2000

67. A line design titled “Stringed instruments of India”, using PALO DURO CANYON. 67.

67. A line design titled “Stringed instruments of India”, using PALO DURO CANYON. 67. Ruth Goza, winner

68. A parallel design using a most unusual container. 68. 2000

68. A parallel design using a most unusual container. 68. 2000

69. A creative line design what disqualified this entry?

69. A creative line design what disqualified this entry?

70. A mass design titled “Sizzles”. Cultivars are PAPERBUTTERFLY, WITCH STITCHERY and ATLANTA MOONLIGHT.

70. A mass design titled “Sizzles”. Cultivars are PAPERBUTTERFLY, WITCH STITCHERY and ATLANTA MOONLIGHT. Plant materials are green sansavera, ornamental garlic, hostas, and ferns. 70. 2000

71. A stretch design titled “Over the Edge”, with green onion sets, iris leaves,

71. A stretch design titled “Over the Edge”, with green onion sets, iris leaves, hydrangeas, and unknown daylilies. 71. NCDC show, photo by Mike Lee, 2000

72. A line mass design— note the dominance of daylilies in this and all

72. A line mass design— note the dominance of daylilies in this and all the designs. 72. 2000

73. A transparency design titled “History of Daylilies Across the Millennium”. Here the daylilies

73. A transparency design titled “History of Daylilies Across the Millennium”. Here the daylilies behind the “window” are lighter—more faded, than the ones in the front.

74. A line design titled “Hearts Afire”. The cultivar is a red seedling with

74. A line design titled “Hearts Afire”. The cultivar is a red seedling with iris and philodendron leaves. 74. 2000

For more information on designs, the National Council of State Garden Club is a

For more information on designs, the National Council of State Garden Club is a good source. We encourage participation in the design section of AHS accredited shows. The public enjoys this display and it is a part of our charter to educate the public and promote the genus hemerocallis.

Additional Recent Local Tri-Color Winners

Additional Recent Local Tri-Color Winners

Nell Shimek Southwest Flare - Alvin TX

Nell Shimek Southwest Flare - Alvin TX

Nell Shimek Let's Frame It - Houston

Nell Shimek Let's Frame It - Houston

Nell Shimek Great Gumption – Houston 2015

Nell Shimek Great Gumption – Houston 2015

Nell Shimek What Fun Pearland, TX 2015

Nell Shimek What Fun Pearland, TX 2015

Patsy Cunningham Peace at Last Patriot Daylily Society 2008

Patsy Cunningham Peace at Last Patriot Daylily Society 2008

Yvonne Calvin Central Missouri Hemerocallis Society 2010 Courtesy of Charley Blackmore Central Missouri Hemerocallis

Yvonne Calvin Central Missouri Hemerocallis Society 2010 Courtesy of Charley Blackmore Central Missouri Hemerocallis Society webmaster

Barbara Schuette Show Theme: Year of the Dragon Central Missouri Hemerocallis Society 2012 Photo:

Barbara Schuette Show Theme: Year of the Dragon Central Missouri Hemerocallis Society 2012 Photo: Charley Blackmore Courtesy of Charley Blackmore Central Missouri Hemerocallis Society webmaster

Barbara Schuette Show Theme: Its All Greek to Me Central Missouri Hemerocallis Society 2013

Barbara Schuette Show Theme: Its All Greek to Me Central Missouri Hemerocallis Society 2013 Photo: Leemer Cernohlavek Courtesy of Charley Blackmore Central Missouri Hemerocallis Society webmaster

Alice Havard “Singin’ and Dancin’ in the Rain” Central Missouri Hemerocallis Society 2015 Courtesy

Alice Havard “Singin’ and Dancin’ in the Rain” Central Missouri Hemerocallis Society 2015 Courtesy of Charley Blackmore Central Missouri Hemerocallis Society webmaster

Patsy Cunningham Patriot Daylily Society 2016 “National Treasure”

Patsy Cunningham Patriot Daylily Society 2016 “National Treasure”

Betty Ann Galloway Tidewater Daylily Society 2015 photo by Jack Geyser

Betty Ann Galloway Tidewater Daylily Society 2015 photo by Jack Geyser

I would welcome more photos of local Tri-Color winners to be added to this

I would welcome more photos of local Tri-Color winners to be added to this and other Power. Point presentations. I hope it will be helpful for encouraging AHS members to begin using their daylilies in arrangements for their home and for societies to add a design section to their shows For more information on adding a design section to your show and guidelines for awarding a local Tri-color award, please review the requirements for competition as noted in the AHS Judging Daylilies Handbook Patsy Cunningham [email protected] com 2016