1975 Seattle Rhododendron Show
Richard L. Scales, Bellevue, Washington
This year's Seattle Rhododendron Show was staged on May 16, 17 and 18 in conjunction with the National Convention in Bellevue, Washington. The participation was outstanding; with displays entered from many of the local chapters and an exhibit of Malaysian rhododendrons was flown in by a chapter from the San Francisco area. 42 exhibitors showed 112 specimen plants and 92 exhibitors from 7 chapters entered 732 trusses and sprays. Again we were pleased to have a non-competitive exhibit of Bonsai rhododendrons and a new Ikebana display of rhododendron flower arrangements. The following exhibitors were recipients of trophies:
- Frederick & Nelson Perpetual cup for Best Landscaping Design, Garden Valley Nursery, Woodinville, WA.
- Don Kennedy Award for Best Deciduous Azalea Plant in Landscape Exhibit, R. sanctum - Garden Valley Nursery.
- Griswold Nursery Award for Best Evergreen Azalea Plant in Landscape, 'Stewartstonian' - Pacific Northwest Nursery.
- Agro Fertilizer Award for Best Species Rhododendron Plant in Landscape Exhibit, R. augustinii Lackamas Blue - Pacific Northwest Nursery.
- Garden Valley Nursery Award for Best Hybrid Rhododendron Plant in Landscape Exhibit, 'Purple Lace'—Hopkins Nursery, Bothell, WA.
- Seattle Trust & Savings Perpetual Cup for Best Plant in Show, R. pronum - Warren Berg
- Bellevue Square Trophy for Best Azalea Plant in Show, 'Hino-crimson' - Betty Weiss
- Nordstrom Trophy for Best Species Plant in Show, R. pronum - Warren Berg
- Richard Kolesar Novice Trophy for Best Plant entered by a Novice 'Hino-crimson' - Betty Weiss
- Elizabeth and Clarence Bledsoe, M. D., Award for the Best New Hybrid Rhododendron Plant, not previously shown, and exhibited by its hybridizer. (yaku-elliottii) x yaku - 'Corona') - E. C. Brockenrough, M. D.
- Mrs. William M. Culliton Trophy for Best Dwarf Rhododendron Plant, R. keiskei var. cordifolia, - Warren Berg
- Seattle Chapter of Washington State Nurserymen's Association for the Best Named Washington Hybrid Rhododendron Plant. 'Maricee' - Mrs. Joseph Moodie
- Seattle Rhododendron Society Annual Achievement Award for Best Truss of a New Hybrid Seedling, 'Diane' x 'G. Waterer' - Eric and Bob Korn
- Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Trophy for Best Truss in Show, R. augustinii - David Goheen
- Karl Korn Award for the Best Truss of a Rhododendron Hybrid either of whose parents are in the Thomsonii Series, 'Crest' - Mrs. Richard Kolesar
- John L. Scott Real Estate Perpetual Trophy for the Best Spray or Truss of a Deciduous Azalea, R. schlippenbachii- Mae Granston
- Puget Sound Power & Light Perpetual Trophy for Best Educational Exhibit - Howard Wilson, M. D.
- Seattle Rhododendron Society Award for Best Display by an Affiliated Chapter - Grays Harbor Chapter
- Lincoln First Federal Savings Sweepstakes Trophy - Warren Berg