POMEROY — When it comes to talent in arranging flowers and accessorizing them just right for the season, none can do it better than Meigs County Garden Club members.
Their creative expressions in holiday arrangements, wreaths and swag, gift wrappings, and still life settings along with numerous horticulture exhibits filled the auditorium of Carleton School over the weekend for the annual Christmas flower show of the Meigs County Garden Clubs.
“Christmas Confections” was the theme of the show which included both competitive, as well as non-competitive, classes for adults and children. Judging the exhibit was an accredited judge of the Oho Association of Garden Club.
Melanie Stethem took both the best of show and the reserve best of show in artistic arrangements with her entries in the “Orange Slices” a monochromatic, and “Toffee” which included a candle with the plant material. She was also the first place winner in “Bon Bons,” featuring pastels, ‘Peanut Clusters”,” a synergistic, and “Divinity,” with a Madonna.
Taking the most creative award was an arrangement by Vanessa Folmer in the “Orange Slices” class which featured painted vine, a balloon tube, with oranges and pepper. Other first place winners in the artistic arrangements category were Shelia Curtis, “Potato Candy,” Peggy Crane, “Chocolate Covered Cherries,” featuring treasured wood.
The adult horticulture sweepstakes went to Shelia Curtis and Shirley Hamm, a tie, with Hannah Crane taking the junior horticulture sweepstakes. Will Crane was both the best of show and reserve best of show in arrangements.
Horticulture first place winners were Shirley Hamm, Peggy Crane, Shelia Curtis, two each, and Linda Blosser and Lula Toban. Linda Blosser took firsts in the indoor and outdoor wreaths, Shirley Hamm took firsts in both the child an adult gift wrap category, with Hannah Crane winning a first in the fairy dish garden.
The Master Gardeners had a display of literature called “Share Your Knowledge, an there were attractive arrangements by the Frances Florists, Middleport Flower Shop, and the Pomeroy Flower Shop.