For those who read this column, please share the results of the 2021 Craford County Fair Flower Show may not seem as important as animal husbandry and sales. However, consider local gardeners who sow, grow, breed, feed, and work in the sun and rain. We may not feed the world, but we love what can happen when our weakness is mixed with God’s blessing.
Earth, Wind and Flowers Garden Club is affiliated with the Ohio Garden Clubs Association. The logo has been changed, the mission statement is in place, but we hold on to the motto “know, grow, show and share”.
Growing flowers, plants, and vegetables requires year-round planning and work. We believe that as the county’s fair time rotates, growth must end.
Visitors to this year’s flower show have been asked to sign a guest book. We also shared information about our club. So it was not just a scene with cut flowers and bottles of art. There was an extensive educational exhibition on bees called “Bee-Kind Garden”, which brought a lot of pollen from Cheryl Corney.
The theme “Art in Bloom” took place at two shows – the first at “A Night at the Museum” and the second at The Art Gallery. Sarah Leipley, Judy Widman, Julie Rexdor and June Gabard all planned the show last year. Support will come from other members who enter, clean up, enter the building and host during open hours.
This year, two boys won the “Best Scene” awards for design. Ivan Bessinger and Kyle Smith. Recognized by Sarah Lee Anar and Scaps for Sarah’s Gifts.
Judy Widman and Mary Lee were the youngest in the design. They are recognized by Norton Flowers and June Gabard.
In both shows, the designer was recognized by Sweepstakes – Mary Lee Young – by Norton Flowers and Picwick.
And they are the winners
In both shows, the Judge’s Choice Award went to a table drawing by Judy Widman and Sarah Leipley. The People’s Choice Award was given to Judy Widman, the first show, and Sarah Leipley, the second show. Their work is celebrated by Amish Volt, Crossroads Original Designs and Cooper Mills.
Amy von won the Home Designer Award at both shows at the Tony Flower Store in Gallion and her own post. Many members of our club have been awarding prizes for show categories.
Judy Widman of the Department of Fruit and Vegetation Development from T.C. To show off Hechra leaves, Cheryl Corney won the Gardener of the Earth, Wind and Flower Award.
Junior Green Thumb winners were Lucy Cocher and Abigail Chester.
The Skills Award went from her family farm and home gift to her sugar plantation to June Gabard, and Sandra Long won the Royal Flower Prize Rose in Picwick.
In the second episode, Karen Scott shows off her many flowers as she wins the Best Show in the Lily of the Field Lilies.
Overall, Judy Widman earned the highest number of garden points in the first show with a gift from Carmar Gardens. In the second show, I got a lot of points for entries with the Oberlander tree and landscape recognition.
We are pleased with all the visitors and we encourage anyone outside the Garden Club to grow and show their best in 2022. Designers should not be in a garden club. And we welcome you to our membership.
Mary Lee is a junior member of the Earth, Wind and Flower Garden Club, a recognized senior gardener, a flower show judge for the Ohio Gardening Club and a former sixth grade teacher.