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.
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.
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
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)