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Blooms abound at BC/Yukon peony show held in Castlegar

Lots of West Kootenay winners

The BC Yukon Peony Show was held in Castlegar last weekend. Organizers were pleased with the number of entries and visitors. Rather than bringing in a professional judge, this year’s event saw visitors vote for the best blooms.

Best Single: Scarlet O’Hara, entered by Holly Pender-Love, Warfield, BC

Best Japanese: Gay Paree, entered by Shirl Bayer of Winlaw, BC

Best Semi Double: Buckeye Belle, entered by Shirl Bayer of Winlaw, BC

Best Double/Bomb: Command Performance, entered by Alexis Stratton, Nelson BC

Best Fernleaf: Early Scout, entered by Adriana & Marvin Work, Beasley, BC

Best Tree Peony: Delayvii, entered by Dutch Girl Peonies, Beasley, BC

Best Itoh/Intersectional: Bartzella, entered by Holly Pender-Love, Warfield, BC

Best Seedling: Lemon Chiffon, Open Pollinated, entered by Jen Boss, Fruitvale, BC

Best collection of multiples: Coral Sunset, entered by Angela Price of Rossland, BC

Best Garden Beauty (Unknown Cultivar), entered by Deb Ryder, Slocan Park, BC

Best Floral Design #1: Oriental design, entered by Jennifer Boss, Fruitvale, BC

Best Floral Design #2: Country Love, Celebrating Peonies, Coast to Coast, entered by Jennifer Boss, Fruitvale, BC.

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Betsy Kline

About the Author: Betsy Kline

After spending several years as a freelance writer for the Castlegar News, Betsy joined the editorial staff as a reporter in March of 2015. In 2020, she moved into the editor's position.
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