How did I miss the Viola?!?
Due to an oversight of this year's judges, the Veronica, Mahonia, and Viola will all be awarded the gold medal. It seems upon inspection the Viola odarata was found to have flowers that had already gone to seed putting into question the standings for the medals. Viola may have come in ahead of Veronica and Mahonia, placing Viola at the head of the pack. Therefore da head judge has decided to award all three flowers the gold medal for 2008.
Congratulations to all!