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Thursday, 09 July 2015 14:51

Award-Winning Flower Show This Weekend

SCHUYLERVILLE – The Schuylerville Garden Club will have their annual flower show this weekend, July 11 and 12, at the Saratoga Town Hall. For the last two years, The Schuylerville Garden Club has won the Standard Flower Show Achievement Award from the Federated Garden Club of NYS. This year’s show is called “Home is Where the Heart Is” and will focus on that theme in their floral designs.

There will be a plant, glove and bake sale as well as a benefit table where guests can win great prizes in a raffle. Prizes include gift certificates to various florists and flower arrangements such as hanging baskets.

Proceeds from the raffle will go towards scholarships to send children and teens to Camp Colby in Saranac Lake. Camp Colby prides itself on teaching campers about environmental preservation and human impact through science, games and exploring the natural world. Proceeds will also go toward the “Dollars for Scholars” program at Schuylerville High School and to funding the future of the garden club.

In the horticulture section of the show there is an extensive annual, perennial and bulb display that cannot be missed. At the exhibit, there will be a special focus on geraniums.

The “home” theme will be carried out in the floral design display where contestants compete in nine categories. Some of the categories include “Grandma’s Drapes,” “Welcome Home,” and a miniature display called “Doll House” that shows off a favorite place in the home using tiny items like dollhouse furniture. Winners are selected for each category and an overall award will be given for design excellence.

There is also a photography contest with three categories: “A View from My Garden,” “Close-ups” and “Creatures that Visit the Garden.” This year, there were 30 entries and those who attend get to vote for their favorites.

On Sunday, July 12 at 2:30 there will be a lecture and demonstration on container gardening. Stacy Simmons of Brookside Nursery will discuss and show how to make the home’s entryway beautiful using potted garden plants.

“Those who attend get to see artistic displays but also get to see and learn things they can grow themselves,” said Liz Gee, president of the Schuylerville Garden Club and chairman of the show. “This show has something everyone can enjoy, not just garden specialists.”

This weekend event is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Saratoga Town Hall at 12 Spring Street in Schuylerville. For more information please visit schuylervillegardenclub.org. 


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