BRENDA NEWTON/FOR THE SUN
Can-West Iris Society members provide information to the public viewing the exhibits following judging of the event on June 10.
Brandon gardener Barbara-Jean Jackson took home top honours the weekend of June 9-10 at the fifth annual Can-West Iris Society show in Winnipeg.
Eleanor Hutchison (left) of the Can-West Iris Society show committee presents local gardener B. J. Jackson with the award for Best in Show. (BRENDA NEWTON/FOR THE SUN)
Jackson received the American Iris Society Silver Medal and Certificate for most first place stems in the show as well as the award for Best Stem in Show for Miniature Tall Bearded Iris ‘Ace’.
Further, she was also awarded the Can-West Iris Society Award for the Best Historic Iris in Show and the OnRussell Cup with Tall Bearded iris ‘Ranger’ which was registered in 1943.
Both winning stems were grown and cut from the Brandon University gardens she maintains on the campus as a volunteer gardener.
Other results from the show include:
• Section A Miniature Dwarf and Section B Standard Dwarf Bearded — Not Awarded
• Section C Intermediate Bearded — Brenda Newton (Brandon) for Raspberry Blush
• Section D Miniature Tall Bearded — B. J. Jackson (Brandon) for Ace
• Section E Border Bearded — Not awarded
• Section F Tall Bearded — Hildegarde Karchevsky (Winnipeg) for Stepping Out
• Section G Other (bearded and non-bearded species, Siberian and spuria) — Ted Sobkowich (Hazelridge) for I. Rudskyi
• Section H Collections and Section I Seedlings — Not Awarded
• Section J Historic Iris — B. J. Jackson (Brandon) for TB Ranger
• Section K Unknown — Wilma Maurice (Winnipeg)
• Best Historic Iris in Show (sponsored by David Jewell, OnRussell Gardens, Ontario) — B. J. Jackson for Ranger (Kleinsorge, 1943)
• Best Canadian Hybridized Stem in Show (sponsored by Chuck Chapman Iris) — Sandy Eggertson (St. Andrews) for TB Garden Bride (Chapman, 1998)
• People’s Choice (voted by show visitors) — Hildegarde Karchevsky (Winnipeg) for TB Stepping Out
American Iris Society Awards
Medals and certificates
• AIS Silver Medal and Certificate for most first place ribbons — B. J. Jackson (Brandon)
• AIS Bronze Medal and Certificate for second most first place ribbons — Sandy Eggertson (St. Andrews)
• AIS Best Stem in Show (Queen of Show) — B. J. Jackson (Brandon) for MTB Ace.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 21, 2012