As expected the Dykes Medal went to Florentine Silk.
YES! I have this one and I love it. COOL!
As you said, irisrover, this was by no means a surprise. Nevertheless, it still makes me happy. I'm a Keith Keppel fan in general, but this is one I grow quite successfully, and it's always beautiful. Do you know anything about the Wister Medal or the other winners?
Someone posted the winners on the Iris Lovers page on Facebook.
Boy that bunch are a lot of rude stuck up people!
I posted a pic for help in IDing a Iris that I got in a trade. OMG they cut me to shreds. I felt so bad I have never gone bad to that page. Uppity bunch and rude to boot. IMHO!
This is the full set of Medal winners:
DYKES MEDAL - FLORENTINE SILK (Keith Keppel)
JOHN C. WISTER MEDAL -
GYPSY LORD (Keith Keppel)
...KATHY CHILTON (Frederick Kerr)
CHIEF JOHN JOLLY (Tom Parkhill)
KNOWLTON MEDAL - CROWÃ¯Â¿Â½S FEET (Paul Black)
HANS AND JACOB SASS MEDAL - NICKEL (Paul Black)
WILLIAMSON-WHITE MEDAL - PLUM QUIRKY (Riley Probst)
COOK-DOUGLAS MEDAL - BLUEBEARDÃ¯Â¿Â½S GHOST (Paul Black)
CAPARNE-WELCH MEDAL - DOLLOP OF CREAM (Paul Black)
CLARENCE G. WHITE MEDAL - NOBLE WARRIOR (Richard Tasco)
WILLIAM MOHR MEDAL - SUSPECT (Thomas Johnson)
FOUNDERS OF SIGNA MEDAL - Z Z ZANZIBAR (Brad Kasperek)
RANDOLPH PERRY MEDAL - FOR JAY (Jill Copeland)
SYDNEY B. MITCHELL MEDAL - tie
BLUE PLATE SPECIAL (Joseph Ghio)
OCEAN BLUE (Joseph Ghio)
MARY SWORDS DEBAILLON MEDAL - GINNY'S CHOICE (Wayland Rudkin)
MORGAN-WOOD MEDAL - SO VAN GOGH (Marty Schafer/Jan Sacks)
ERIC NIES MEDAL - SOLAR FUSION (Lee Walker)
PAYNE MEDAL - COHO (Chad Harris)
WALTHER CUP - GINGER TWIST (Marty Schafer/Jan Sacks) SIB
Meanies! I've had a few say some things to me that would curl your toes. That's why I like Gardenweb.
Florintine Silk is so beautiful it nearly makes me cry when I see it. And I'm not emo, ya know, ha ha. But gads I love pastel iris and this one is la creme de la creme of pastels.
I love it when it is faded as well--it's got a whole 'nother "antoque" sort of look when faded.