Local growers win big in Wiregrass Daylily Society show

Published 6:17 am Friday, May 25, 2012

SHOWN ARE SOME of the show’s division winners, left to right, Jim Netherton of Blakely, Ga., Drew Miller of Donalsonville, Ga., Claire Herrick of Bainbridge, and B.J. Yance of Dothan, Ala.

Special to The Post-Searchlight

On Saturday, May 19, in the Wiregrass Commons Mall in Dothan, Ala., the Wiregrass Daylily Society presented its Fourth Annual Daylily Show and Plant Sale. Several of our Bainbridge members of the Southwest Georgia Daylily Club won purple ribbons that continued on to win their divisions. All moved up to the Head Table and won awards of crystal, as well as ribbons.

Local winners in their divisions were:

Extra Large Flower, “Strung Out,” shown by Jim Netherton of Blakely, Ga.

Large Flower, “Teresa Atwater,” hybridized by Climax resident, Emmett Moore, and shown by Clare Herrick of Bainbridge

Miniature Flower, “Elva White Grow,” shown by Drew Miller of Donalsonville, Ga.

Double Flower,” Jim My Love,” hybridized and shown by Jim Netherton of Blakely

Spider Flower, “Skin Walker,” shown by Drew Miller of Donalsonville

Unusual Form Flower, “Pale Ale,” shown by Drew Miller of Donalsonville. This flower and grower also won the Best in Show.

Best Seedling was a flower that was hybridized by Drew Miller of Donalsonville.

Daylily Clubs are for everyone — men, woman, young and old. It is a great family affair. For the youth there are opportunities to win scholarships for college education. The mission of the club is to educate, promote, encourage and foster the development and improvement of the flower “Hemerocallis,” and to increase the public interest in them in southwest Georgia.

If anyone would like to know more about the local clubs, contact Claudia Miller at 229-400-2486 (day) or 229-524-8015 (night); or you may contact Clare Herrick by email at genielady@mchsi.com. The club meets once every other month between September and May. Local annual club dues are $10 per person or $15 for family.