Archive for Sunday, March 8, 1998


March 8, 1998


A standard flower show, ``Spring Fairy Tales,'' was held in conjunction with the Lawrence Garden and Home Show Feb. 27 through March 1 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Exhibits included 72 horticulture specimens and 88 floral arrangements, all submitted by amateur gardeners.

Blue-ribbon winners in horticulture were Ginny Beene, Karen Booker, Kit Carlsen, Dan DePardo, Marrillie Good, Judee Johnson, Ev Lenzen, Joan Reiber, Carol Roberts, Bailey Stuart, Gertrude Tweddell and Melodee Wallace. The Horticulture Excellence Award, given to the finest horticulture specimen in the show, went to Karen Booker for a paphiopedilum orchid. An Award of Merit for best container-grown plant was given to Kit Carlsen for a bird's nest fern. The winner of the Sweepstakes Award for the most blue ribbons in the horticulture division was Karen Booker.

Blue-ribbon winners in design were Carroll Ammar, Ginny Beene, Karen Booker, Kit Carlsen, Dottie Daugherty, Marrillie Good, Mildred Kratt, Donna Lantry and Ev Lenzen. The Petite Award, given to the highest-scoring small arrangement (three to eight inches) went to Dottie Daugherty. She also won the Designers Choice Award given to the most outstanding example of the newest designs introduced in the recently revised ``Handbook for Flower Shows.'' The Award of Distinction, give to the best design containing all dried plant material, went to Donna Lantry. Ginny Beene received the Table Artistry Award, given to the highest-scoring design in the table-setting class. Winner of the Sweepstakes Award for the most blue ribbons in the design division was Dottie Daugherty.

Three educational exhibits by Kit Carlsen, Donna Lewis and the team of Mary Ann Bjorgaard and Walter Murphy also earned blue ribbons, and ``Do You Know Your Bird Tales'' by Donna Lewis received the Education Award.

The flower show was sponsored by five Lawrence garden clubs affiliated with the Kansas Associated Garden Clubs and the National Council of State Garden Clubs -- Designers Guild, Green Thumb Garden Club, Lawrence Flower Club, Meadowlark Garden Club and Prairie Acres Garden Club -- in cooperation with the Lawrence Garden and Home Show.

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