AVSA 2012 "Violets Bridge Borders" Award Winners

The AVSA Convention in Detroit featured a large showroom showcasing some of the best Horticulture and Designs from both Canadian AVC and AVSA growers.  For a narrated tour of the show, be sure to order a copy of the AVSA Convention DVD from the Store using the "Store" link above in the menu .


2012 Detroit Award Winners

 

AVSA/AVSC Convention and Show

June 2 - June 10, 2012 Detroit, MI

"Violets Bridge Borders"

Horticulture Division

Best African Violet & Best Semiminiature AV in Show Eternal Orbit Won by: Kathy Lahti from Annandale, MN

2nd Best African Violet in Show & Best Standard Frozen in Time Won by: Olga Semova from Newmarket, ON Canada

3rd Best African Violet in Show Pink Playmate Won by: Tracy Lorence from Brunswick, OH

Best AVSA Collection - Standards/Amateur Buckeye Sentimental Reasons, Ko's Green Dragonfly’, Picasso

Won by: Marge Farrand from Ann Arbor, MI

2nd Best AVSA Collection - Standards/Amateur Buckeye Cranberry Sparkler, Buckeye Colossal, Buckeye Sentimental Reasons  Won by: Debbie McInnes from Floyds Knobs, IN

Best AVSA Collection - Minis & Semis/Amateur Rob's Rinky Dink, Beginner's Luck, Jolly Waltz  Won by: Debbie McInnes from Floyds Knobs, IN

2nd Best AVSA Collection - Mini's & Semis/Amateur Ness' Angel Babe, Little Blue Bandit, Windsome Won by: Kathy Lahti from Annandale, MN

Best Holtkamp Collection – Amateur Optimara Little Crystal, Optimara Little Ruby, Optimara Rose Quartz, Won by: Kathy Lahti from Annandale, MN

Best Robinson Collection Rob's Outer Orbit, Rob's Combustible Pigeon, Rob's Suicidal Squirrel Won by: Diane Miller from Anaheim, CA

2nd Best Robinson Collection Rob's Calypso Beat, Rob's Combustible Pigeon, Rob's Inner Orbit Won by: Marie Burns from Baltimore, MD

Best Buckeye Collection Buckeye Country Gal, Buckeye Sentimental Reasons, Buckeye Cranberry Sparkler Won by: Debbie McInnes from Floyds Knobs, IN

2nd Best Buckeye Collection Buckeye Northern Lights, Buckeye Seductress, Buckeye Sentimental Reasons Won by: Marge Farrand from Ann Arbor, MI

Best AVSA Registered Russian Hybrid Collection - Ian-Minuet, EK-Goluboglazaia Rossiia, EK-Boginia Krasoty Won by: Marie Burns from Baltimore, MD Best Lyon's Collection Calico Queen, Victorian Parasol, Moon Child Won by: Steve Turner from Southgate, MI

2nd Best Lyon's Collection Rockin' Robin, Lyon's Lavender Magic, Calico Queen Won by: Marie Burns from Baltimore, MD

Best Miniature African Violet Rob's Jitterbug Won by: Debbie McInnes from Floyds Knobs, IN

Best Trailer Rob's Boolaroo Won by: Marge Farrand from Ann Arbor Best Species African Violet S. ionantha subsp. ionantha var. diplotricha 'Parker' Won by: Bill Price from Vancouver, BC Canada

Best New Cultivar – Amateur Sport of Yukako Won by: Debbie McInnes from Floyds Knobs, IN

Best Other Gesneriad Sinningia speciosa 'Carangola' Won by: Eileen McGrath from Carleton, ON Canada

Best Chris Leppard (Maas) Won by: Lynn Allen from Bloomfield Hills, MI

Best Picasso Won by: Marge Farrand from Ann Arbor, MI

Best Precious Red Won by: Leonard Re from Fountain Valley, CA

Best Everdina Won by: Hans Inpijn from Dana Point, CA Best Lonestar Helen Mahr Won by: B J Ohme from Lincoln, NE

Best Optimara Ontario Won by: Donna Turner from Southgate, MI

Best Precious Pink Won by: Marie Burns from Baltimore, MD

Best Jolly Orchid Won by: Marie Burns from Baltimore, MD

Best Thad's Episcia 'Thad's Gold Fever' Won by: Lorna Russell from Nepean, ON Canada

Best Ozark Sinningia Sinn. 'Ozark Scentimental Journey' Won by: Paul Kroll from East Aurora, NY

Best Streptocarpus Strep. 'Heartland's Peacock' Won by: Dale Martens from Sherrard, IL

 

Best Canadian Origin (Section IX) Picasso Won by: Marge Farrand from Ann Arbor, MI

Best Plant Grown by a Canadian Exhibitor Frozen in Time Won by: Olga Semova from Newmarket, ON Canada

Commercial Division

Best AV on Display Table – Comm. Newtown's Beaumont Bluster Won by: Donna Brining from Hamminton, NJ Best African Violet in Show – Comm. Blue Dragon Won by: Donna Brining from Hamminton, NJ

2nd Best African Violet in Show – Comm. Ness' Satin Rose Won by: Donna Brining from Hamminton, NJ

3rd Best African Violet in Show – Comm. Night Fever Won by: Donna Brining from Hamminton, NJ est AVSA Standard Collection – Comm. Sansoucy' Coco, Blue Dragon, Night Fever Won by: Donna Brining from Hamminton, NJ

Best AVSA Mini/Semimini Collection – Comm. Rob's Dodo Bird, Ness' Crinkle Blue, Ness' Satin Rose Won by: Donna Brining from Hamminton, NJ

2nd Best AVSA Mini/Semimini Collection – Comm. Cupid's Jewel, Shirl's Senior Moment, Rob's Pewter Bells Won by: Linda Rowe from Red Creek, NY

Best AVSC Standard Collection – Comm. Bob Serbin, Aca's Red Ember, Picasso Won by: Doris Brownlie from Mississauga, ON Canada

Best Other Gesneriad – Comm. Aeschynanthus humilis Won by: Paul Sorano from Dolgeville, NY

Best New Cultivar – Comm. Cranberry Crush (New) Won by: Paul Sorano from Dolgeville, NY

2nd Best New Cultivar – Comm. Lilac Fanfare (New) Won by: Paul Sorano from Dolgeville, NY

3rd Best New Cultivar – Comm. Lady Charm Won by: Paul Sorano from Dolgeville, NY

Best Horticulture Showcase Won by: Donna Brining from Hamminton, NJ

2nd Best Horticulture Showcase Won by: Paul Sorano from Dolgeville, NY

Best Commercial Display Table Won by: Donna Brining from Hamminton, NJ

Design Division

Best Design in Show "Arch Bridge" Won by: B.J.Ohme from Lincoln, NE

2nd Best Design in Show "Covered Bridge" Won by: Mel Grice from Englewood, OH

3rd Best Design in Show "Passport Booklet" Won by: Deanna Belli from Toronto, ON Canada

Best in Section XI - Interpretive Plant Arrangements "Covered Bridge" Won by: Mel Grice from Englewood, OH

Best in Section XII - Interpretive Flower Arrangements "Arch Bridge" Won by: B.J.Ohme from Lincoln, NE

Best in Section XIII - Container Gardens "Landscape design 12 - 24 inches" Won by: Mel Grice from Englewood, OH

Publications

Best Yearbook San Mateo County AVS – Yearbook Won by: Heather Morgan, Ed. San Mateo County AVS from San Mateo, CA

Second Best Yearbook First Austin AVS – Yearbook Won by: Glenda Williams, Ed. First Austin AVS from McDade, TX

Third Best Yearbook Columbus AVS – Yearbook Won by: Richard Carr, Ed. Columbus AVS from Reynoldsburg, OH

Best Newsletter Lone Star AV Council – Newsletter Won by: Marjorie Bullard, Ed Lone Star AV Council from Corpus Christi, TX

Second Best Newsletter Columbus AVS – Newsletter Won by: Nancy Carr, Ed Columbus AVS from Reynoldsburg, OH

Best Magazine Ohio State AVS – Magazine Won by: Mel Grice, Ed Ohio State AVS from Englewood, OH

Second Best Magazine Bay State AVS – Magazine Won by: Nancy Manozzi, Ed Bay State AVS from Framingham, MA

Horticulture Sweepstakes 49 blue ribbons Won by: Debbie McInnes from Floyds Knobs, IN

Runner-Up to Horticulture Sweepstakes 27 blue ribbons Won by: Marge Farrand from Ann Arbor

Design Sweepstakes 9 blue ribbons Won by: Karyn Cichocki from Lafayette, NJ

Runner-Up to Design Sweepstakes 7 blue ribbons Won by: Mel Grice from Englewood, OH 45322-2235

Commercial Horticulture Sweepstakes 8 blue ribbons Won by: Doris Brownlie from Mississauga, ON L5A 2B4; Canada

Runner-Up to Commercial Horticulture Sweepstakes 8 blue ribbons Won by: David Harris from Springfield, MO

 

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