“A Moment in Time,” the Carillon Garden Club’s standard flower show, will be held on Oct. 7 and 8 at the Hague Community Center.
“The show will celebrate the art of floral arranging and the expertise of growing fine horticulture,” Betty Rettig, president of the garden club said.
Free public viewing will be available on Friday, Oct. 7, 2 to 4 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 8, 1 to 4 p.m.
A reception will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday.
“Guided tours, demonstrations, special exhibits and a relaxed atmosphere along with pleasant conversation will be on tap for the evening,” Rettig said. “Tasty refreshments will be served. A $5 donation at the door will help aid the club to further its mission to beautify areas in Ti and Hague.”
Members of the Carillon Garden Club have been learning floral design techniques through demonstrations by professional designers as well as National Garden Club certified judges and fellow club members. Entries in the design division of the show are limited to club members, but the horticulture division will be open to the public.
Horticulture classes are open to members and non-members of the Carillon Garden Club and must be pre-registered with Jackie Viestenz at 546-9855, prior to the show. Container grown plants must have been in the possession of the exhibitor for at least 90 days except for multiple plants grown together must have been in the possession of the exhibitor for at least six weeks. Other entries must have been grown by the exhibitor. Clear green glass bottles will be provided for cut specimens. Plates will be provided as needed.
Horticulture classes include:
Section A – Perennials (one cut stem): Sedum, Rose, Chrysanthemum, any other.
Section B – Shrubs and Trees (one cut branch 15”-30”): Needled Evergreens, Broadleaved Evergreens, Berried and Fruited branches.
Section C: Collections (five cut specimens or 5 plants in individual 4” pots: Herbs, Cut flowers of the same species, Container grown plants.
Section D: Green Wonders (container plant grown for foliage): Pot size under 6”, Pot size 6-10”, Pot size15” maximum.
Section E: Combination plantings in a container: Any combination in a container less than or equal to 15”, Any combination in a container greater than 15”.
Section F: Annuals (one stem per glass container): Marigolds, Geraniums, Zinnias, Any other.
Section G: Fruits and vegetables: Fruit (three specimens with stems), Pumpkin/squash/gourd (one specimen), Root vegetables (three specimens), Any other (three specimens).
For more information about the Carillon Garden Club or the flower show call Rettig at 585-7247.