Thursday, December 10, 2015

2015 Awards Banquet

The Utah Dahlia Society's 
Annual Awards Banquet 
was held on November 11, 2015.
The competition at our show this year was tough with more experienced growers bringing flowers that were amazing. 
 Congratulations once again to all the winners!

Mark Hurst, President of the Utah Dahlia Society 
presented the awards.

Karen Crook, Wanda Aurora Best AA

Ryan and Julie Williams,  Emory Paul Largest Bloom

The Williams Family

Stephan LeCheminant and Marlene Johnson

Mark & Sue Hurst, Dick Taylor and Dave and Laree Ross

Becky, Lumpy, Bill and Barbara Hughes

Spence and Emily Mortensen with Vergil and Kathy Young

Another great dinner from Joe Morely BBQ

Mark presenting Bill Hughes the vase for 
Best of Show flower, Show n' Tell

Bill Hughes, Best A and Best of Show flower Show n' Tell

Julie Williams, Best Arrangement

Megan Badger was not able to join us but won the award for Best 3 Blooms for her Embrace.   
She may not have been at the Banquet but she did all the work before she left town to make sure everything was in place for a great evening.  Thanks Megan!!

Stephan LeCheminant, Best Pompon Glen Place

Bill and Barbara Hughes, Best Ball - Greendor 
and Best Exotic - Verrone's Morning Star

Stephan LeCheminant, Best M - Weston Spanish Dancer

Elizabeth Palmer, Best BB - Nicholas

Mark Hurst, People's Choice - Ketchup and Mustard

Ryan Williams, Best B - Just Married

 Last but not least thanks to everyone who helped dig the Demonstration Garden Tubers on November 14th.  We had a nice day to get that job done.  The plants were divided between Sandy, Mark, Stephan and Karen to process.  Thanks to Megan and Ryan and Julie for storing many of the tubers.   
Fingers crossed for success next spring!

Speaking of Megan, Ryan and Julie....
Congratulations to them for starting a new cutting business. 
 It will be the place to buy cuttings in 2016.  
Look for more information on:
Stonehouse Dahlias!!!


  1. So sorry I wasn't able to be at the awards banquet. It looks like it was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who made it happen. Thank you Karen Crook for this awesome blog. What a wonderful way to record the history of the Utah Dahlia Society.

  2. Thanks for the shout out Karen. Anyone out there interested in growing their dahlias from live rooted plants, come check out Stonehouse Dahlias at