Category Archives: Flower and Plant Shows

A Friend at Hampton Court

Garden Club of Irvington horticulture co-chair Renee Shamosh is traveling in England and France. A few days ago, she visited the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, in East Molesey, Surrey, about 30 minutes south of London. Renee sends her greetings … Continue reading

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”Blue” Entry Wins Blue Ribbon

Part of the joy of being a member of a garden club is growing plants and creating mixed plantings for horticulture competitions. With Renee Shamosh, I’m a horticulture co-chair of the Garden Club of Irvington-on-Hudson, NY (GCI), which in turn … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Philadelphia Flower Show

The theme of this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show, which runs through Sunday, is ARTiculture. Art museums, including the Guggenheim, the Getty, and the Smithsonian, have teamed up to produce spectacular exhibits. The show is crowded, commercial, expensive ($32 per ticket … Continue reading

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A Mystical Experience

I needed to find a centerpiece of a large mixed container planting I was entering in a flower show in late June. The requirement was “at least three white-flowering plants from different genera in a 16″ terra-cotta colored pot.” Not … Continue reading

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What Makes a Winning Plant?

What makes a winning plant? Not just winning in the sense of attractive, pleasing, engaging. But winning in the sense of horticultural experts giving it an award as an exemplar of its species. Yesterday I spent a few hours at … Continue reading

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