Co-Superintendents Laura Steele and Barb Andrus are happy to announce this year’s Floral Winners. The stated, “What a menagerie of colors in bloom and varieties of horticulture, yes it was a fantastic showroom to behold.”
In comparison to last year, the number of entries in the Senior and Junior Divisions has increased. The number of exhibitors in both Divisions is less as follows; 2018 Junior – exhibitors 14, exhibits 55; Senior – exhibitors 35, exhibits 256; 2019 Junior – exhibitors 17, exhibits 55; Senior – exhibitors 37, exhibits 318.
In the Senior Division Grand Champion and Best of Show in Flower is Stacey Brown.
Best of Show in Plant was awarded to Peggy Walters.
The Dan Roy Memorial Large display and Sweepstakes Winner is Diane Bradford.
Most Unusual Plant was awarded to Alaina Dewing.
The Heritage Garden Club Tropical Award was given to Gene Martin.
Cynthia Walton was second in bringing the most exhibits; she brought 46; 22 were Blue Ribbon winners.
In the Wildflower Classes there were eight entries in the Senior Division. Bernie Petry won First Place, Second Place was Claudia Wagner who named her entry ‘Flower Stew” of wildflowers in a white casserole with ladle spoon accent dipping flowers in the spoon, Third Place was Vivienne Slear posed in a clear glass vase with Queen Anne’s Lace surrounded by orange Day lily, purple clover, ferns, Flebane, Hairy Skullcap and Bouncing Bet. Fourth Place went to Vivian Hall, Charlene Aber, Lynda Homet, Caroline Hall and Peggy Walters.
Bernie Petry’s First Place arrangement displayed quite a variety of Verbena hastata, Swamp Milkweed, Tansy, Blackeye Susan, Wild Phlox (Hesperis matronalis), Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum) and yellow Treefoil in a large red vase. Again this year, Bernie had Monarch caterpillars in the Swamp Milkweed munching on the leaves and pooping on the shelf.
A new section, 11 – Petite Designs, required each submission to have dried plant material in the design.
In the Fairy Garden Class, First Place went to Diane Bradford, Second Place to Bonnie Bell, Third Place to Daphne Aber, and Fourth Place to Collen Cotter.
In The Junior Division, the Grand Champion and Best of Show in Plant was awarded to Allison Bradford.
Best of Show in Flower and Sweepstakes winner is Rachel Kirkman. She entered 15 exhibits with seven earning Blue Ribbons!
The Heritage Garden Club Tropical Award was awarded to Lana Bradford.
Brooke Lyon won the Dan Roy Memorial Large Display. Most Unusual Award recipient is Nora Harris.
Barb Andrus and Laura Steele would like to thank all the exhibitors! Those in the Junior Division were as follows; Adaline Hall, Rachel Kirkman, Martina Bradford, Marissa Bradford, Allison Bradford, Lana Bradford, Kellen Cotter, Brooke Lyon, Allie Lyon, Jacob Woodruff, Shanelle BeirneLeighto, Kaitlynn Rodriguez, Mason Close, Elizabeth Close, Kate Dewing, Nora Harris and Anson Harris.
The Heritage Garden Club is going to be hosting a National Garden Club (NGC) Flower Show entitled “Thyme After Time” at the Heritage Days Festival on Sept. 21 and 22. There will be Design Classes (Traditional Mass, Creative Line and Petite Class). The Design Classes will require preregistration. There will be Horticulture to exhibit as cut specimens very similar to the Troy Fair Floral Department. So if you have flowers that will be blooming this fall, you’ll want to enter in the Horticulture Division; this does not require preregistration.
Contact Barb Andrus or Charlotte Lyon if you’re interested.
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