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Paynesville Press - July 25, 2001

GUM flower show set for Aug. 4 and 5

By Linda Stelling

The 41st annual flower show at the Grace United Methodist Church will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5, in the church fellowship hall.

The theme of this year's show is "Through the Seasons." The flower show, held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and until 11:30 a.m. Sunday, is sponsored by the women of Grace United Methodist Church.

The flowers entered in the show are divided into five divisions: children's artistic arrangement (14 years of age and younger), artistic arrangements, house plants, perennials, and annuals.

Area gardeners are encouraged to exhibit their flowers or house plants. Flowers need not be grown by the exhibitor for artistic arrangements. An exhibitor may make as many arrangements as desired but only one entry of each number. The exception to this rule is in horticultural exhibits where more than one color or variety of specimens will be accepted of roses, petunias, lilies, gladiolus, mari-golds, and zinnias.

Entries will be accepted between 8 and 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4. The show closes at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5. Any flowers left at the church will be kept in the fellowship hall until Monday noon, then given away if not claimed.

For further information, call the church office, 243-3601.

41st Annual Flower Show Categories

Artistic arrangements
Arrangements for adults include:
•Green Pastures - all green arrangement including container.
•Wedding Bells - table arrangement suitable for a wedding using wedding accessories.
• Family Picnic - table arrangement with fruits and vegetables.
•Small Wonders- miniatures, not to exceed three inches overall and width;
   and not to exceed six inches overall and width.
• School Days - single flower arrangement with accessories.
•Farewell to Summer - a fresh or dried arrangement.
• December - an arrangement with Christmas accessories.

Arrangements for children include:
• Flowers in a May basket
• At the Beach - arrangement in a be
• School Bells -an arrangement suitable for a teacher's desk.

Horticultural exhibits (containers will be provided): three blooms, same variety and color except as noted:
103-Bachelor buttons
104-Bells of Ireland (one stem)
107-Celosia: feather or cockscomb
108-Cleome (one stem): pink, purple, or white
111-Lisianthus: pink, purple, or white
112-Marigolds (large, over two inches): yellow, orange, bronze, or bi-color
113-Marigolds (small, under two inches): yellow, orange, ruffled or bi-color
116-Petunias, single (three stems): plain colors, star design-any color, ruffled, or bi-color
117-Petunias (double, one stem)
118-Phlox (three stems)
120-Salvia: red, peach, or purple
121-Snapdragons: miniature or regular
122-Sweet Peas (three stems)
124-Zinnias (may be different colors): large, medium, miniature or cactus
125-Impatiens: single or double
126-Baby's breath
128- Straw flowers or Statice
129-Any annual not listed

One flower spike of each except as noted:
202-Asiatic and Oriental Lilies
204-Baby's Breath
206-Balloon Flower
208-Bee Balm (Monarda)
210-Begonias, tuberous
212-Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)
214-Calla Lily
216-Canna Lily
220-Dahlia, pom pom (under two inches)
221-Dahlia, ball (over two inches)
222-Dahlia, cactus (under 6 inches)
223-Dahlia, cactus (over 6 inches)
224-Dahlia, other
228-Daisy, Gloriosa
230-Daisy, Shasta
232-Daisy, other
234-Day Lily, yellow
235-Day Lily, pink and red
236-Day Lily, orange
237-Day Lily, other
240-Gladiolus (miniature), white
241-Gladiolus (miniature), yellow
242-Gladiolus (miniature), orange
243-Gladiolus (miniature), pink
244-Gladiolus (miniature), red
245-Gladiolus (miniature), purple
246-Gladiolus (miniature), bi-color
247-Gladiolus (miniature), other
250-Gladiolus, white
251-Gladiolus, yellow
252a-Gladiolus, orange
252b-Gladiolus, pink
253-Gladiolus, red
254-Gladiolus, purple
255-Gladiolus, bi-color
256-Gladiolus, other
270-Roses, floribunda
274-Roses, tea
278-Roses, shrub
280-Tiger Lily
290-Any other perennial not listed

House Plants
301-African violets (single)
302-African violets (double)
303-Flowering plants
304-Foliage plants
305-Cactus or succulents
306-Any other plant

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