Great Falls Garden Club
Biennial Flower Show
May 1-2, 2009
The theme for the 2009 small standard flower show was "Hooray, It's Summer." Two divisions, Horticulture and Design, provided Club members with numerous opportunities to participate.
In the Horticulture Division, there were sections for bulbs, corms, rhizomes and tubers; perennials; and flowering trees and shrubs. The plant material had to come from the garden of the exhibitor, and be identified according to National Garden Club rules, including genus, species and variety or cultivar. The wide assortment of entries and caliber of the plant materials was stunning.
In the Design Division there were three classes to test the abilities of exhibitors. They included the following:
Class 1: Let's Go to the Shore - which was be a miniature design (no more than 5" in height, width and depth) staged on a 12" pedestal topped with an 8" round..
Class 2: Let's Hike in the Mountains - was to be a design staged on a 30"x30" area on a table 31" in height covered in beige material. Designers had freedom of style and choice of components..
Class 3: Let's Read a Good Book - Was a design staged on a 30"x30" area on a table 31" in height covered in beige material. Again, designers had freedom of style and choice of components.
The show was held at the Great Falls Library in the Community Room, and open to the public from 1:00 to 5:00 on Friday, and 10:00 to 3:00 on Saturday.
The purpose of a standard flower show is to educate club members and the viewing public, to stimulate interest in horticulture, to provide an outlet for creative expression, and to convey to the community the objectives of National Garden Clubs, Inc.
General Chair and Awards Chair: Karen Lucas
Horticulture Chair: Genny Chadwick
Design Chair: Elizabeth Huebner
Design Consultant: Rilla Crane
Placement Chair: Laura Barlow
Judges Chair: Karen Lucas
Clerks Chair: Caroline VanWagoner
Schedule Chair: Ellen Spencer
Publicity Chair: Candace Campbell
Staging Chair: Barbara Cobb
Hostess Chair: Alexandra Shirley
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