Most years, the DSO designates a “Flower of the Year” for competition at the DSO Annual Show. All exhibitors are welcome to enter the competition and the best bloom is chosen and placed on the Court of Honor. Jackie Mae Staas was named 2020 Flower of the Year, but unfortunately our Annual Show has been cancelled for 2020 (COVID-19). This cultivar, originated by our own Tony Evangelista, is a BB, incurved cactus, light blend, and was named for his and Jackie’s grandaughter.
Perhaps we will see this flower chosen again in the future.
Previous Flower of the Year winners are shown below.
|No Flower of the Year||2019|
|Kenora Wildfire||2018||Harriet Chandler and Jim Chuey|
|Carl||2017||Harriet Chandler and Jim Chuey|
|Any BB Midwest Intro|
|2016||Ron and Barb Miner|
|Just Peachy||2014||Todd Imhof|
|Taratahi Ruby||2013||Linda Vuletich|
|Barbara Miner||2012||Dave and Joyce Habager|
|Magic Moment||2011||Harriet Chandler and Jim Chuey|
|Baron Jerry||2010||Dave and Joyce Habager|
|Valley Porcupine||2009||Randy and Kathy Foith|
|Kenora Wildfire||2008||Randy and Kathy Foith|
|Mary's Jomanda||2007||Harriet Chandler and Jim Chuey|
|Baron Katie||2006||MIke Weber|