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Flower Shows

Spring Flower Show

Every other year the Garden Club of Cape Coral teams up with Potpourri Designers to hold a flower show. The show is open to the public and is usually held at the Southwest Cape Coral Library on Friday afternoon and Saturday at the end of April/beginning of May. The next spring flower show is April 30th to May 2nd, 2020.
The goal of our show is to give club members the opportunity to display their horticulture expertise and express their artistic abilities through floral design and botanical arts. The show complies with the National Garden Club requirements and objectives for a Standard Flower Show and awards are given in both the horticulture and design areas.
The theme for the 2020 show is "Golden Years of Cape Coral" to tie in with the 50th anniversary of Cape Coral.

New Beginnings Flower Show

A National Garden Club Small Standard Flower Show
Open to Members Only
DATE: Jan 18, 2020
LOCATION: At the homes of Sue Lawson and Judy & Tom Peltier
TIME:
Set Up: 8 AM to 10 AM
Judging: 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Open to Visitors: 12 PM to 3 PM

The Garden Club of Cape Coral is pleased to stage this show so that novice designers in the club will become enthused about shows and respond enthusiastically to entering our Spring 2020 Standard show "Golden Years of Cape Coral".
New Beginnings will reflect the developing skills of new exhibitors and designers emerging from the club's membership.

New Beginnings

DIVISION I HORTICULTURE

All container items must have been in exhibitor's possession for at least 90 days.

SECTION A: "A TOAST TO THE NEW YEAR"

Container Grown - Foliage
Class 1 Bromeliaceae - Bromeliads
Class 2 Succulents
Class 3 Hanging Baskets
Class 4 Any other worthy entries

SECTION B: "A TIME TO CELEBRATE"

Container Grown - Blooming
Class 5 Orchidaceae - Orchids
Class 6 Christmas cactus
Class 7 Impatiens
Class 8 Begonia
Class 9 Any other worthy entries

SECTION C: "CHEERS TO THE NEW YEAR"

Cut Specimens
Class 10 Foliage
Class 11 Blooms
Class 12 Any other worthy entries

DIVISION II DESIGN

All staging will be supplied by the committee except underlays. All classes are designer's choice of plant material and components.

CLASS 1: THE PROMISE OF SPRING - AMERICAN TRADITIONAL LINE DESIGN

Entries consultant: Sandy Gove
Design staged on a 34" x 20" surface, underlay optional (designer's choice).

CLASS 2: OLD THINGS MADE NEW - GROUPED MASS DESIGN

Entries Consultant: Nancy Colgan
A creative design, staged on a 24" x 48" of the provided surface, underlay required, provided by the designer.
CLASS 3. A CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION - FUNCTIONAL TABLE DESIGN

Entries Consultant: Sue Lawson
A functional table for two people with a decorative unit (a completed floral design using plant material and other accessories) included. A container grown plant alone is not a design. Staged on a surface 36.5" x 20.5", covered with beige tablecloth. Additional designer's choice underlay permitted.

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Show Chairs: Fran McIntyre & Sylvia Swartz
Horticulture Chairs: Judy Peltier & Carolyn France
Design Chairs: Sue Lawon & Nancy Colgan
Clerks Chair: Charlene Anderson
Judges(3) Chair: Kathy Woodlock

AWARDS

The Standard System of Awards will be used to judge exhibits.
First Place - Blue (Must score 90 or more)
Second Place - Red (Must score 85 or more)
Third Place - Yellow (Must score 80 or more)
Honorable Mention - White (Must score 75 or more)