The Tri-Cities Garden Club’s “Vintage Treasures”-themed show opened Thursday and continues today (until 5 p.m.) and Saturday (9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at Spring Lake District Library, 123 E. Exchange St. Admission is free.
The show features 302 horticulture entries, 36 design entries and 30 photographs. It also features 30 youth entries and 12 botanical art entries.
Before the show opened to the public, 18 Michigan Garden Club-accredited judges awarded ribbons.
Tri-Cities Garden Club President Kate Przybytek said she believes the Flower Show gets better every year.
“It’s always a wonderful show,” she said.
Przybytek said the club has many master gardeners who share their experiences with fellow members.
The beauty is one of the aspects Monica Taylor, a general co-chairperson for the show, said she enjoys about the annual event. The show’s diversity of horticulture also provides new ideas about what to add to your garden, she said.
Since each entry is classified, Taylor said it also helps educate the public and community.
Below are the winners of the 2018 Flower Show:
Award of Merit for flowering annuals: Pam Cater
Award of Merit for non-flowering cut specimens: Deb Wagonmaker
Award of Merit for flowering perennials: Cathy Kennedy
Award of Merit for bulbs, rhizomes, tubers, corms: Rick Peters
Collectors Showcase Award: Kathy Liken
Arboreal Award of Merit for flowering woody shrubs: Deb Wagonmaker
Growers Showcase Award: Pat Bazany
Award of Horticulture Excellence: Cathy Kennedy
Horticulture Sweepstakes Award: Pam Cater
Designers Choice Award: Carol Petrowski
Tri-Color Award: Pat Bazany
Novice Blue Ribbon: Pam Brown
Petite Award: Sharon Morman
Award of Design Excellence: Pat Bazany
Design Sweepstakes Award: Carol Petrowski
Jane Denning Award for Creativity: Peggy Hartman
Education & Botanical Arts
Educational Award: Carol Petrowski
Youth Top Exhibitor Award, ages 3-6: Emily Jerome
Youth Top Exhibitor Award, ages 7-12: Berkley Samdal
Artistic Crafts Award: Judy Lindemulder
Photography Best of Show: Jim Przybytek