Tuesday’s Flower Show portion of the 2016 Clinton County Fair centered on artistic design with a movie theme.
Thirteen artistic design entries were displayed and judged by Barbara Myers, a regional accredited flower show judge within the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs (OAGC). The movie titles with most artistic floral entries were “Star Wars” and “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”; the latter movie category required each miniature entry to be 6 inches or less.
Mary Thatcher’s “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” floral arrangement won Best of Show, for which she was awarded the blue rosette ribbon. Her tiny bright yellow egg-sized container was filled with horse tail, sedum and dianthus flowers. Judy Grosvenor garnered the Sweepstakes winner rosette ribbon for highest cumulative points, taking away two blue ribbons, a red and a white ribbon.
Her blue ribbon “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” dinner place setting with flowers was set against a Tiffany blue tri-fold, and included lisianthus, Gerber daisies, and carnations.
A design in a display-only category was entered by 12-year-old Kelly Donovan, the granddaughter of Larry and Annette Redfern. She chose “Little Shop of Horrors” for her movie theme, using dark red coleus, yellow bidens and deep red lilies to create her artistic design in an antique-looking goblet. Judge Myers noted that although she was not required to judge Kelly’s entry due to its category, she commented on how very creative it was, and awarded her the Best of Show, Junior Artistic Design rosette ribbon.
Judge Myers provided an educational commentary on each entry in Divisions 1 and 2, and facts behind her determinations. The audience greatly appreciated her shared knowledge and experience.
Daylily entries for Divisions 3 and 4 need no pre-registration through the Fair Board, for Friday, July 15th’s Daylily Show. Division 3 is comprised of numerous classes of daylilies, depending on color and size of daylily blooms. If you take an early a.m. walk in your garden on Friday and decide you have some winners, cut and bring them in for the show. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
Division 4 of Friday’s Daylily Show is “Design Classes”, and this year’s theme is “Three Little Pigs”. Entries can be designed with straw, sticks, stone/brick, or in an unjudged display-only class. An expert daylily judge will be determine first and second prizes for each class within each division at 1 p.m. Friday.