PIQUA — Since its inception the the early 1960s, the Four Seasons Garden Club in Piqua has participated at the Miami County Fair Flower Show. Five other area OAGC garden clubs in Miami County also compete.
This year’s flower theme was “We All Scream For Ice Cream.” Many varieties of flowers were presented along with miniature arrangements, arrangements that met designated form and construction and also included were several entries from junior gardeners.
There were two judgings, the first on Saturday and the second on Tuesday. Ribbons are presented to the winners in each classification.
Eight exhibitors of the 15 members of the Four Seasons Garden Club participated. Of the honors, we earned: 1 Princess of Show — Best Horticulture Specimen; 1 Best of Show — Miniature; 39 — first places; 40 second places; and 17 third places. The club won a grand total of 98 ribbons.
The show was sponsored by Andy’s Garden Center in Troy.
The Four Seasons Garden Club is busy throughout Piqua, maintaining five public gardens, which includes Ann Mira Das Park at Park and Broadway streets and Veterans Memorial Way on High Street, where they planted 1,300 tulip bulbs last year.
Monthly meetings are organized to promote interest in basic gardening skills, horticulture, flower arranging and community beautification.
To be able to buy plants, club members have fund raisers. In April, they sell coupons entitling owners to select plants at a local garden center. On Mother’s Day weekend at the Miami Valley Centre Mall , they host a plant sale, selling hanging baskets and arrangements that club members have made.
For more information, call Joyce at 773-6958.