2013 Austin

 

Austin AVSA 2013 Convention and Show

Violets Dance Across Texas, 2013 Award Winners

The Austin Convention featured a large showroom in the Austin Renaissance Hotel showcasing over 1,000 Horticulture and Design entries from growers and designers worldwide.  For a narrated tour of this large show and interviews with award winning growers, be sure to order a copy of the AVSA Convention DVD from the Store using the "Store" link above in the menu bar.  This is a perfect complement to club meetings.  The full printed list of awards is here:

Horticultural Division

Best African Violet in show,  Best Trailer - Rob's Galiwinku - Won by: Ben Haning from Allen, TX

2nd Best African violet in show, Best Semiminiature - Rob's Fuddy Duddy - Won by: Andrea Worrellfrom Downer's Grove, IL

3rd Best African violet in show, Best miniature - Jolly Jubilee - Won by: Debbie McInnis from Floyds Knobs, IN

Best AVSA Collection - Standards - Mary Craig, Silent Prayer, Mariah -  Won by: Ben Haning from Allen, TX

2nd Best AVSA Collection - Standards - Cajun's Hot Expectations, Cajun's Freckleface Kid, Psychedelic Show -  Won by: Belinda Thibodeaux from Patterson, LA

Best AVSA Collection - Minis & Semis Petite Blarney, Optimara Little Crystal, Jolly Orchid - Won by:Anne Brown from Halifax, NS, Canada

Best Texas-hybridized Collection - Standards - da

2nd Best AVSA Collection - Minis & Semis Jolly Disco, Little Blue Bandit, Winsome -  Won by: Kathy Lahti from Annandale, MN

Best Texas-hybridized Collection - Standards - Lonestar Twilight, Western Sunrise, Rodeo Country- Won by: Ben Haning from Allen, TX

Best Texas-hybridized Collection - Minis & Semis - Jolly Peach, Red Bandito, Jolly Texan - Won by: Ben Haning from Allen, TX

Best Holtkamp Collection - Optimara Little Ruby, Optimara Little Sapphire, Optimara Little Crystal - Won by: Kathy Lahti from Annandale, MN

2nd Best Holtkamp Collection - Optimara Little Pearl, Optimara Rose Quartz, Optimara Little  Ruby - Won by: Susan Hapner from Chesterfield, MO

Best Robinson Collection - Rob's Pogo Stick, Rob's Slap Happy, Rob's Dodo Bird -  Won by: Debbie McInnis from Floyds Knobs, IN

2nd Best Robinson Collection - Rob's Fuddy Duddy, Rob's Scrumptious, Rob's Pink Buttercups -  Won by: Anne Nicholas from Denton, TX

Best Buckeye Collection - Buckeye Candy Kisses, Buckeye Sketch Artist, Buckeye Nostalgia -  Won by: Ben Haning from Allen, TX

Best AVSA Registered Russian Hybrid Collection - Ian-Minuet, Zhemchuzhnye Zvezdy, Kofeinyi Aromat -  Won by: Catherine Thompson from Cedar Falls, IA

2nd Best AVSA Registered Russian Hybrid Collection - Belye Nochi, EK-Boginia Krasoty, Ian-Tornado -  Won by: Alcie Maxwell from Shreveport, LA

Best Lyon's Collection - Little Ebony, Red Tiger, Sultan - Won by: Ben Haning from Allen, TX

Best Standard African Violet Zhemchuzhnye Zvezdy - Won by: Catherine Thompson from Cedar Falls, IA

Best Species African Violet S. 5b clone confusa Mather E -  Won by: Ben Haning from Allen, TX

Best Vintage African Violet Mary Craig -  Won by: Ben Haning from Allen, TX

Best New Cultivar Sport of Lonestar Helen Mahr -  Won by: Susan Kautz from Taylor, TX

Best Other Gesneriad Primulina linearifolia -  Won by: Elmer Godney from Tulsa, OK

Best Holtkamp Memorial - Standard Rhapsodie Rebecca -  Won by: Catherine Thompson from Cedar Falls, IA

Best Holtkamp Memorial - Semiminiature Optimara Choctaw -  Won by: Anne Nicholas from Denton, TX

Best Holtkamp Memorial - Miminiature Optimara Little Rhodonite -  Won by: Kevin Degner from Oshkosh, WI

 

Commercial Division

Best African Violet on Display Table - Comm. Cajun's Pink Crepe Paper - Won by: B.J. Ohme from Lincoln, NE

Best African Violet in  Show - Comm. - S. 8 clone Cha Simba - Won by: B.J. Ohme from Lincoln, NE

2nd Best African Violet in  Show - Comm. - Natural Rose Gem -  Won by: B.J. Ohme from Lincoln, NE

3rd Best African Violet in  Show - Comm. - Precious Red - Won by: B.J. Ohme from Lincoln, NE

Best AVSA Standard Collection - Comm. Wrangler's Dixie Celebration, Natural Rose Gem, Fresh Air - Won by: B.J. Ohme from Lincoln, NE

Best AVSA Mini/Semimini Collection - Comm. - Irish Flirt, Jolly Dear, Jolly Rain - Won by: B.J. Ohme from Lincoln, NE

2nd Best AVSA Mini/Semimini Collection - Comm. - Little Blue Bandit, Mac's Kismet's Knight, Frosted Denim - Won by: Ken Froboese from Boerne, TX

Best Holtkamp Collection - Comm. Rhapsodie Rosalie, Optimara Picasso, Optimara Millennia - Won by: B.J. Ohme from Lincoln, NE

Best Other Gesneriad - Comm. - Kohleria 'Napoleon' - Won by: Patty Daniel from Winfield, KS

Best New Cultivar - Comm. - Cajun's Fair Maiden - Won by: B.J. Ohme from Lincoln, NE

2nd Best New Cultivar - Comm. - Sweet Affair - Won by: Paul Sorano from Dolgeville, NY

3rd Best New Cultivar - Comm. Jolly Happy Time - Won by: Jan Davidson from Red Oak, TX

 

Design Division

Best Deign in Show - "Wild Cavern" - Won by: Suzanne Robert from Dallas, TX

2nd Best Deign in Show - "Fiesta" - Won by: Ruth Goeke from Brenham, TX

3rd Best Deign in Show - "Indian Powwow" - Won by: Ruth Goeke from Brenham, TX

Best Container Garden - "Wild Cavern" - Won by: Suzanne Robert from Dallas, TX

Best Interp. Plant Arrangement - "Fiesta" - Won by: Ruth Goeke from Brenham, TX

Best Interp. Flower Arrangement - "Indian Powwow" - Won by: Ruth Goeke from Brenham, TX

Best Dish Garden - "Edwards Aquifer" - Won by: Dolores Gibbs from San Marcos, TX

 

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Horticultural Sweepstakes 69 blue ribbons - Won by:  Won by: Ben Haning from Allen, TX

Runner-Up to Horticultural Sweepstakes 54 blue ribbons - Won by:  Catherine Thompson from Cedar Falls, IA

Design Sweepstakes 12 blue ribbons - Won by: Glenda Williams from McDade, TX

Runner-Up to Design Sweepstakes 9 blue ribbons - Won by: Jane Rexilius from McDade, TX

Commercial Horticulture Sweepstakes 30 blue ribbons - Won by:  Ken Froboese from Boerne, TX

Runner-Up to Commercial Horticulture Sweepstakes 23 blue ribbons -  B.J. Ohme from Lincoln, NE

 

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