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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean

Annual Rhododendron Show

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One of MCBG
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The elegant tent featured a cascade of vibrant rhododendrons, raffles, a silent auction, people
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Sweepstakes winners, Dennis and Valerie McKiver show off some of their winning trusses. Photo by Dick Jones, Noyo Chapter American Rhododendron Society gallery image
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Photo by Dick Jones, Noyo Chapter American Rhododendron Society gallery image
The Gardens took away quite a few awards this year! gallery image

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Results from the 39th Annual John Druecker Memorial Rhododendron Show

Trophy Winners

Best of Show - Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Big Leaf hybrid

Best Noyo Chief - Dick Jones

People's Choice – Valerie & Dennis McKiver, ‘Pt. Defiance’ spray

Best Deciduous Azalea Truss – Lloyd G. Turner Memorial Award

Valerie & Dennis McKiver, ‘Homebush’

Best Deciduous Azalea Spray – Rose Turner Award

Phillip and Lucy Johnson, unknown

Best Evergreen Azalea Spray - Philip B. Cornell Memorial Award  

John Winding, ‘Shin Kotobuki’ 

Best New Introduction – Peter Schick Memorial Trophy

Phillip and Lucy Johnson, ‘Nancy Evans’ X ‘Noyo Chief’

Best Red Rhododendron – Celeri & Son Nursery Trophy 

Tom & Kathryn Charters, ‘Captain Jack’

Best Lavender Rhododendron

Valerie & Dennis McKiver, ‘Fastuossum Flore Pleno’

Best White Rhododendron - David and Rhoda Ward Trophy 

Bob & Judy Mathey, R. edgeworthii

Best Large Hybrid Spray - Bluewater Trophy 

Valerie & Dennis McKiver, ‘Pt. Defiance’ spray

Best Small Species Rhododendron - The Philp Family Trophy 

Ken & Nodga Jones, R. concatenans

Best Yakushimanum Hybrid Truss - Bill & Lorraine Fee Trophy

Dick Jones, ‘Senator Jackson’

Best Pink Rhododendron - Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden Trophy 

Valerie & Dennis McKiver, ‘Georgeous George’

Sweepstakes Award – Dennis & Valerie McKiver


Blue Ribbon Winners

13 winners of the 59 blue ribbons awarded (13 winners of 58 in 2015)

Tom & Kathryn Charters (4)

Bruce & Julie Donaldson (2)

Phillip & Lucy Johnson (2)

Dick Jones (8)

Ken Jones (3)

Byron & Teresa Jonk (2)

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (7)

Dennis & Valerie McKiver (24)

Nancy Mahaffey (1)

Ed Monsen (1)

Rosalie Stanley (2)

Scott Vorhees (1)

John & Susan Winding (2)

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