2017-04-21 / Life

Lometa garden club’s flower show winners announced

Lometa L-M Garden and Civic Club held its annual flower show Monday evening at the club building, located at Fifth and Main streets.

The judging of flower entries started with club member Marci Chown reviewing arrangements. She walked around with two clerk assistants judging the horticulture and design entries in the show.

Two divisions were offered this year. Division I was Design with three classes: Mother’s Day corsages, Christmas and Easter.

Division II, Horticulture, had 10 classes: annuals, perennials, herbs, irises, bulbs, roses, flowering vines, decorative cut foliage, shrubs/trees and container-grown plants.

After the judging was completed, club members had a light meal of ham, a variety of salads and rolls with drinks and desserts.

When the meal was finished, the judge’s critique of arrangements followed, along with awards and a short business meeting.

Best in Show for Design went to Tico Hicks. She also received two sweepstakes Horticulture awards for arrangements.

The first-place winners for Design arrangements were as follows: Tico Hicks, Mother’s Day corsage; Sheri Stone, Christmas; and Hannah Kendrick, Easter.

In the Horticulture division, Lewvon Hicks received an award of merit for her shrubs/trees. Pat McGarry earned an award of merit for her iris arrangement, and Tico Hicks took awards of merit for container-grown plants.

Blue ribbons were awarded in the following categories:

Shrubs/trees -- red yucca, bee bush, chinaberry and pomegranate.

Decorative Cut Foliage – Sedum and river fern.

Flowering vines – yellow honeysuckle.

Roses – Red Cascade miniature red rose.

Iris – Siberium iris and blue white iris.

Herbs – spearmint and white yarrow.

Perennials – Indian blanket and purple larkspur.

Container-grown plants – moth orchid purple, African violet, spider plant and bonsai.

The short business meeting concluded the evening flower show with the treasurer’s report. Dues of $15 are owed at the next meeting.

The Scholarship Committee announced two Lometa High School seniors will receive $500 stipends from the garden club.

Everyone thanked Sheri Stone for doing all the table arrangements for the evening.

The next meeting will be May 15 at 7 p.m. at the club building. Installation of new officers for the next two-year term will take place.

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