The grand finale of the Flower Show portion of the 2016 Clinton County Fair was judged Friday, July 15 by daylily expert and enthusiast Edgar “Ed” Mongold, of Washington Court House. Ed has judged daylily shows in Columbus, in Cincinnati, and at the Ohio State Fair. His main interest is in miniature daylilies, which he grows and hybridizes in his own gardens.
Because daylilies bloom only one day, registration for the day’s entries took place that morning. A total of 65 entries were registered, in a wide range of categories, sizes and colors. Division 3 of the show was judged first; Judge Mongold provided a humorous and instructive discourse as he inspected and awarded first and second place winners.
“Best of Show” in Division 3 was awarded to Charlotte Satterthwaite of Wilmington, for a miniature pink daylily named “Luther”. Charlotte also won the Sweepstakes rosette with the largest number of cumulative points of all participants for the daylily show.
“Best Design” winning rosette for Division 4 was presented to Debbie Hirsch of Wilmington for her design entry using the “Three Little Pigs” theme. She actually won two first place ribbons for two different classes of designs within the category; the “Best Design” entry contained numerous shades of daylilies skillfully displayed within a stick enclosure, and was magnificent.