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Filtering by Category: Flower Show

Hats Off to Cynthia Druckenbrod, Winner of the Catherine Beattie Medal!

Martha Marsh

In May,  at the Shaker Lakes Garden Club flower show, Cynthia won the prestigious Catherine Beattie Medal for a black (deepest purple) Paphiopedilum Orchid. The award is named in honor of Mrs. Samuel Beattie, a member of Carolina Foothills Garden Club and former President of GCA. It is intended to stimulate participation in and improve the quality of entries in GCA Flower Shows.

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Flower Show Horticulture Entries — Simplify Your Life!!!!

Martha Marsh

For your ease of entering, to streamline the process, and to save your blood pressure, do yourself a favor.  Identify any plant or cut specimen you might enter in advance of the show.  Call Martha Marsh, Robin Schachat, or Suzy Hartford for help.  Take a closeup of the entry on your phone and send it to us.  We will do our best to help you figure out what it is.

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How I Lost my Novice-ness, Had Fun Doing It – and Even Learned Something!

Suzy Hartford

Many of you know I am in the GCA Horticulture Judging program; but I am not sure that you know that means I am expected to enter Flower Shows. Like many of you, I have looked at the entries and thought, or even said aloud, “I could do as well or better than that!”  But then, to DO as well as or better than that, one must ENTER. And that seems intimidating and mysterious.

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“Perennial Centennial” Thanks

Beth Boles & Carolyn Barr

Summer Solstice, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, was the date of our GCA Flower Show at McGregor Home celebrating our 100 years as a garden club.  Our show was open to the public on Wednesday, June 22nd and Thursday, June 23rd. Thanks to a huge team effort, our show was a great success and we should all be very proud of a job well done. A one-word theme shone throughout the entire show and that was talent! Our club has it in abundance.

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