Whoo Who Kent!

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Postby Minnow » Jul 02, 2007 5:24 pm

So when will Ribbon Dancer be avaliable? :-? Congrats on the FL Award! 8-) :D :D 8-)

If anybody does not know what I am talking about, I am sure that Kent will fill you in soon! :wink:

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Postby Kent » Jul 02, 2007 5:55 pm

Thanks Elizabeth,

Yes Ribbon Dance won the top award at First Look this year for best seedling as determined by the AHS Judges. It was a close call with a beautiful Red petioled vase shaped seedling from Alttar that almost beat Ribbon Dancer out.

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Postby Kent » Jul 02, 2007 5:58 pm

Oh to answer your question Elizabeth...Ribbon Dancer we be TCed by Walter's so it will be a few years before it's on the market.

Thanks for the interest!

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Postby Wanda » Jul 02, 2007 6:05 pm

Oh, Kent, I AM SO PLEASED you won! Ribbon Dancer took Atom Smasher’s place at the top of my LUST LIST the first time you showed it to us!!! Absolutely stunning and so glad to see your hard work rewarded. And ecstatic that this one wasn’t involved in the son+dog incident...whew! I was afraid to even ask about it afterwards.

Oh, no...we have to wait YEARS? Bummer...oh well, will give me time to save up - this one is a GOTTA have!

You did keep a piece of this one, didn’t you? Please say yes so I can sleep at night...

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Postby Patrushka » Jul 02, 2007 6:41 pm

Congrats Kent! :cool: :cool: :cool: It's a real beauty!
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Postby newtohosta-no more » Jul 02, 2007 6:45 pm

Beautiful form and such an appropriate name! Congrats, Kent! :D
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Postby wishiwere » Jul 02, 2007 7:18 pm

:cool: Congrats Ken! Great growing!
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Postby Jamie » Jul 02, 2007 7:36 pm

Hi Kent,
That plant looks deathly sick so you should send it here for me to evaluate LOL.. No really CONGRATS on the win and I can see why you won it with a beauty like this. But Dang your going to make us wait 2 years to see this in tc :wink: :o
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Postby largosmom » Jul 02, 2007 7:43 pm

Kent, it's only got better looking from the first time I saw it. Glad you found something to take to First Look. And, I look forward to adding it to my collection in a few years!

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Postby LucyGoose » Jul 02, 2007 7:44 pm

Hi Kent!!

I love it!!!!! Wow!! Congrats to you ...The best man/plant won!! :wink:
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Postby bengal » Jul 02, 2007 7:52 pm

A look in hostas that's new to me. I've seen only a few semi-like it -- and I love them. I will definitely be getting that one when it's available. Congratulations on your win. I've no idea what your competition was like, but it must have been intense. Which means your seedling must be quite extraordinary!
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Postby DBoweMD » Jul 02, 2007 7:53 pm

I love it! Nice graceful arch to each leaf, and very wavy.
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Nice form

Postby wzbt03 » Jul 02, 2007 8:40 pm

Great form and coloration.

I like it quite a bit.
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Postby Arlene » Jul 02, 2007 8:43 pm

Beautiful! And we saw it here first (well, almost!!)! I'm sure a lot of us will be waiting for RD to come to market! Congratulations!
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Postby caliloo » Jul 02, 2007 8:45 pm


That is fantastic news! What a beauty that is and I am so sorry I missed FL this year. I will certianly NOT schedule any family vacations that conflict next year :roll:

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Postby Chris_W » Jul 02, 2007 9:01 pm

Congrats Kent. Lovely form :)
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Postby janey » Jul 02, 2007 9:09 pm


I love the name! It suits the form of the plant so perfectly...did you come up w/ that name in a flash of inspiration, or was the name in your brain all along from some other connection?

Very :cool:
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Postby Kent » Jul 02, 2007 9:18 pm

Thank you all :D

I can't take credit for the name, it was given to me by Sharon Knight, I think she hit the nail right on the head with that one.

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Postby GrannyNanny » Jul 02, 2007 9:23 pm

What a lovely, lovely thing! Congrats! Phyllis
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Postby tsneal » Jul 02, 2007 10:40 pm

Congratulations Kent!!! :cool:

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