POMEROY — “Christmas Confection” is the theme of the annual holiday flower show of the Meigs County Garden Clubs Association to be staged Saturday and Sunday at the Carleton School in Syracuse.
As always, there will be plenty of Christmas-y things to see — lots of bells and baubles, ribbon and glitter, to enhance beautiful traditional and creative flower arrangements, wreaths for inside and out, beautiful gift wrappings using plant material and branches with berries from nature.
The classes in the artistic arrangement division carrying out the theme of “Christmas Confection” give exhibitors a chance to display their creativity. The classes are “Divinity,” using a Madonna; “Peanut Clusters,” a synergistic design;” Bon Bons,” featuring pastels; “Orange Slices,” a monochromatic design; “Toffee,” an arrangement including candles; “Chocolate Covered Cherries,” showing motion; and “Potato Candy,” a still life. Those classes are for exhibits by garden club members only. There is also an invitational class which is open for exhibit to the public called “Buckeyes,” featuring treasured wood.
There are two classes especially for exhibits created by juniors. They are “Candy Canes,” a favorite design” and “Turtles,” something including snow.
The classes for wreaths include indoor, outdoor, indoor wall or door hanging, and outdoor wall or door hanging.
There is also a category for exhibit of gift wrappings. The classes are something suitable for a child and something suitable for an adult.
In the horticulture division, there are two classes for juniors. They are contrived flower and a fairy dish garden. The adult horticulture classes are for Christmas cactus, African violets, blooming houseplants, foliage houseplants, cacti and/or succulent, berried branches, broad-leaf evergreen, narrow leaf evergreen, all one branch 12 to 24 inches, contrived flower and a stem of treated plant material.
There will be a special educational display by the Meigs Master Gardeners, along with displays by Frances Florist, Pomeroy Flower Shop, and Middleport Flower Shop.
The judging of entries will be done by an accredited judge of the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs who will award ribbons in three places in each class.
The public is invited to view the show from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. There is no charge.