|Blue ribbon terrarium by Lynn Cook & Troy Ray|
Story # 127,
The area at the Philadelphia Flower Show that displays specimen plants for judging is the most interesting to me. It’s amazing that so many hobbyists devote the energy required to grow top quality plants and manage the entry process with the hope of a blue ribbon prize.
This year the challenge class was Sinningia‘Li’l Georgie’. The plants are distributed through Meadowbrook Farm in the Fall and the challenge is to grow it to perfection for the March show. 15 – 20 were entered and were grown well.
More ‘Georgie’s’ were shown off in the big terrarium class by Lynn Cook and Troy Ray. The terrarium had Hemizygia ‘Candy Kisses’, Selaginella ‘Brownii’ and Sinningia ‘Li’l Georgie’. It earned the Blue as it was excellent.
Lynn and Troy also had a domed terrarium with a cluster of S. ‘Li’l Georgie’.
There is a category for returning challenge plants from previous years. Sinningia ‘Prudence Risley showed up there. I hope some ‘Li’l Georgie’ can return in next years show.