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The Annual Daffodil Show was held in the greenhouses at Bartlett’s Farm April 23 & 24, 2022!   A record attendance of over 1875 viewed 1,097 daffodils in the horticulture classes.  American Daffodil Society Judges traveled from as far away as Georgia, Maryland, New York, Connecticut and New Hampshire to judge the entires.  After a two-year hiatus of in person shows, the 2022 show, Island Treasures, was a wonderful success thanks to the efforts of this years Co-Chairs:  Ruth Plandowski, Martha Polachi and Robin Youngman.  The 2022 winners are:

Nantucket Garden Club Special Awards for Daffodils Grown on the Island

Best Standard Daffodil in Show – Ann Sanford Bowl – Ann Maury
Best Miniature Daffodil in Show –  Laird V.W. Williams Award – Daisy Hancock
Best Collection of Five Cultivars – Jean MacAusland Award – Sarah Knauft
Best Pink Daffodil – Mary Malavase
Best White Daffodil – Daisy Hancock
Best Colored Daffodil – Kara Carlson
Best Youth Daffodil – Helene Whitehead Award – Daisy Hancock
Most Blue Ribbons Youth Division – Daisy Hancock

Best Collection of 3 Stems of one cultivar – 25th Anniversary Award – Kara Carlson
Sconset Trust Award – Mary Malavase
Most Blue Ribbons in a Novice Class – Daisy Hancock
Best Historic Daffodil – Kitty Pochman
Best Classic Daffodil Single Stem – Kara Carlson
Best Adult Photograph – Sandra Palchanis
Best Youth Photograph – Rylee Malavase
Best Collection of 12 Daffodils, three stems each – Mary Malavase

American Daffodil Society Awards 2022

Gold Ribbon:  Catherine Felton
Mini Gold:  Dianne Mrak
Most Blus Ribbons:  Daisy Hancock
Purple Ribbon:  Sarah Knauft
Red, White & Blue Collection:  Dianne Mrak
Miniature Collection of 5:  Dianne Mrak
White Ribbon:  Ann Maury
Youth Best Bloom:  Daisy Hancock
Youth Best 3 Stems:  Daisy Hancock
Youth Collection of 5:  Daisy Hancock
Small Grower Award:  Barbara Medaugh
Historic Award:  Kitty Pochman
Historic Best 3 Stems:  Ann Maury
Historic Daffodil Collection of 5:  Sarah Knauft
Wells Kneirum Best Photograph Ribbon:  Sandra Palchanis
Best Youth Photograph:  Rylee Malavase
Best Classic Daffodil:  Kara Carlson
Best Single Classic:  Kara Carlson
Best Classic 3 Stems:  Kara Carlson
Intermediate Daffodil:  Catherine Felton
Intermediate Collection of 5:  Dianne Mrak
Brooke Alger Youth Challenge Class Ribbon:  Daisy Hancock

Youth Daffodil Winners:  Number of Winning Entries

Daisy Hancock:  10 First, 2 Second, 1 Honorable Mention
Michael Konetchy:  1 First, 2 Second
Alyssa Stone:  1 First, 1 Second, 1 Honorable Mention
Abby Heise:  1 Second, 1 Honorable Mention
Ridley Brooks:  1 Second, 5 Honorable Mention
Beau Brooks:  3 Third, 2 Honorable Mention
Evelyn Heise:  2 Third, 1 Honorable Mention
Cassidy O’Brien:  1 Third
Cecilia Wendelken:  1 Honorable Mention

Nantucket Garden Club Flower Arrangement Winners
Adult Entries

Most Creative Arrangement – Mary Armstrong Box – Mark Budaj

Most Colorful and Dramatic Flower Arrangement – The Jean MacAusland Ivory Easel – Maryann Wasik

Youth Entries

Best Youth Arrangement – Helene Whitehead Award – Cooper and Eva
Best Youth Daffodil – Helene Whitehead Award – Daisy Hancock

Men’s Arrangement:  Nantucket Blues

1st:     Mark Budaj
2nd:   Tim Walker

Mass Arrangement:  Madaket Sunset

1st:    Cricket and Campbell Sutton
2nd:  Jill Sandole
3rd:   Diane Dietle
Honorable Mention:  Bee Gonella
Honorable Mention:  Julia Dell’Erba

Small Arrangement:  Light Up Your Lighthouse

1st:     Elaine Flynn & Ronnie Roberts
2nd    Kathleen Myers
3rd:    Maria Zodda

Miniature:  Take It Or Leave It

1st:    Neely Bower
1st:    Janet MacKay
2nd:   Bee Gonnella
Honorable Mention:  Ann Zia
Honorable Mention:  Diane Dietle
Honorable Mention:  Judy Carty

Special Arrangement Class

1st:   Our Island Home Residents

Youth Arrangements

What’s Your Nantucket Treasure  (Pre-School and Elementary)

1st:    Cooper and Eva
1st:    Clementine Carty
1st.    Rosey Baker & Una Wixted
1st.    Thleia Sutton

Family and Group Arrangements:  Nantucket Sleigh Ride

1st     Ames Family
1st.    Brooke, Campbell, Elizabeth and Porter Sutton


Nantucket Garden Club Photography Winners:

Daffodils in the Landscape of Nature

1st:     Tim Walker
2nd:    Sandra Palchanis
3rd:     Greg Hill
Honorable Mention:  Mary Malavase
Honorable Mention:  Sandra Palchanis

Portraits of Daffodils

1st:     Mary Malavase
1st:     Mary Malavase
2nd:   Sandra Palchanis
3rd:    Maecanthony Crimi

Daffodils and People or Animals

1st:     Jill Sandole
2nd:    Sandra Palchanis

An Arranged Still Life

1st:     Mary Malavase
2nd:   Judi Hill

Youth Entry Photographs

1st:     Rylee Malavase

Photography Special Award Winners: 

Best in Show Adult Photograph for Nantucket Garden Club Award:   Jill Sandole

The American Daffodil Society Wells Kneirum:  Sandra Palchanis

Best in Show Youth Photograph for Nantucket Garden Club Award and the
American Daffodil Society Best Youth Photograph Ribbon:     Rylee Malavase

PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS:     Show Photographer – Heidi Drew



                                              THE 46TH ANNUAL DAFFODIL FLOWER SHOW:   ‘ISLAND TREASURES’

                                          VIEW 2022 PROGRAM


In 2021 a Virtual Community Daffodil Flower Show was held with People’s Choice voting.  Our thanks to all who participated!

View the winners entries here.


The History of Daffodil Weekend on Nantucket, with Mary Malavase and Suzanne Daub.  WATCH a daffodil webinar


The Nantucket Garden Club continues to expand the display of Daffodils on the island by donating thousands of Daffodil bulbs annually to be planted by the school children. Today one sees over 4 million Daffodils swaying gently along the roadways and bicycle paths island wide.

DONATIONS to our Daffodil Planting Fund are always welcome!  Checks can be made out to:  Nantucket Garden Club and
sent to:  Nantucket Garden Club, PO Box 627, Nantucket,MA  02554;   OR


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