Multiple Honors For Garden Club Of Newtown At 41st CT Flower & Garden Show

Greg Stevens

Released: Mar 10, 2023 07:00 AM

HARTFORD — Users of The Backyard garden Club of Newtown celebrated seven honors for the duration of the 41st Yearly Connecticut Flower & Yard Clearly show past thirty day period. Judges granted honors to seven entries from Newtown entered into “Gateway to Springtime.”

The Countrywide Backyard garden Club Common Clearly show was introduced by The Federated Garden Golf equipment of Connecticut all through the 4-working day occasion at Connecticut Convention Centre. The flower and yard display was introduced February 23-26, with 12,500 square feet committed to the FGC Regular Flower Exhibit and its concept.

Backyard golf equipment across the condition submitted entries for style, horticulture, botanical arts, and pictures divisions.

Representing Newtown, Peggy Townsend been given a number of awards, including a Grower’s Choice Award for a dish yard in the show’s horticulture division. The container yard supplied beautiful examples of Epipremnum aureum ‘Pearls and Jade Porthos,’ Soleirolia soleirolii ‘Baby Tears,’ Fittonia argyroneuro ‘Ruby Purple,’ and Climacium Americanum (Tree Moss), Polytrichum commune (Haircap Moss), Hedwigia ciliate (Hedwig Moss), Laucobryum glaucum (Cushion Moss), and Hypnum imponens (Sheet Moss).

Joyce DeWolfe won the blue ribbon and the top rated Club Levels of competition Award for her Horticultural Exhibit of seven boxwood versions on a weathered tree stump that she identified in her backyard. Finding 7 types of boxwood in members’ gardens and identifying them appropriately was a obstacle that Joyce achieved and contributed to her unique award.

The display featured illustrations of Buxus sempervivrens ‘Fastigiata,’ Buxus sempervivrens ‘Suffruticosa,’ Buxus sempervivrens ‘Vardar Valley,’ Buxus microphylla ‘Winter Gem,’ Buxus microphylla ‘Tide Hill,’ Buxus microphylla ‘Little Leaf,’ and Buxus x ‘Green Mountain.’

Townsend’s Instructional Display screen for The CT Flower Display School gained a blue ribbon and the Blue and Silver Rosette for the top Educational Division Award. Townsend picked up a different blue ribbon for her ‘Tide Hill’ specimen, a wonderful broad-leaf evergreen celebrated for its shiny, very small inexperienced foliage.

Townsend also received an honorable mention for her “Rising Moon,” a inventive line-mass structure in the show’s Area C, Class 9 (“Moonrise”) crafted with Aspidistra, Calla Lila, and a dried and painted Strelitzia leaf.

Judges praised her for “breathtakingly swish placement of plant product,” but she misplaced points when the style and design did “not conform to line-mass specifications.”

Deb Osborne’s exhibition table entitled “A Time for Love” (Area D, Class 11) received an honorable point out. A get in touch with to all points northern New England and a celebration of lobster dinners, Osborne’s design featured Bayberry (myrica) and Rockweed (sargassum filipendula) inside a lobster crate.

Judges said the display’s “striking hues and parts create a whimsical design,” but additional “competing rhythms lead to confusion.”

Becky Osborne acquired an honorable point out for her Botanical Arts hat covered fully in multi-colored, dried bouquets.

The 2023 CT Flower & Garden Clearly show filled 150,000 sq. toes of the Connecticut Convention Centre with 23 dwell gardens and landscape displays by expert landscape designers and nonprofit organizations, 80 several hours of seminars and demonstrations, and hundreds of booths with displays, browsing, and routines, all involved with clearly show admission.

The dates for subsequent year’s demonstrate have been introduced as February 22-25, 2024.

The Backyard garden Club of Newtown satisfies at C.H. Booth Library on the fourth Tuesday of each and every thirty day period and welcomes new users who are interested in horticulture, inventive structure, conservation of pure resources, and the marketing of civic beauty. For further data mail e-mail to [email protected] or visit


Handling Editor Shannon Hicks can be reached at [email protected].

Joyce DeWolfe won the blue ribbon and the top Club Level of competition Award for her Horticultural Show of seven boxwood versions on a weathered tree stump. The show combined factors from several attributes. DeWolfe was 1 of a number of members of The Backyard garden Club of Newtown to collect prizes from The Federated Back garden Clubs of Connecticut Regular Flower Demonstrate final month. —Bee Image, Hicks

Typical award-winner Peggy Townsend extra to her collection when she was awarded a Grower’s Selection Award for her dish back garden. The Combination Planter entry featured five moss kinds and a few more plantings. —Bee Photo, Hicks

—Bee Photo, Hicks

Townsend’s breathtaking ‘Tide Hill.’ —Bee Photo, Hicks

Deb Osborne and Peg Townsend every gained honorable mentions for their structure entries, Osborne for her exhibition table (earlier mentioned) and Townsend for her imaginative line-mass (under). —Bee Images, Hicks

Peg Townsend’s instructional display for The CT Flower Present School received a blue ribbon and the Blue and Silver Rosette for Top Educational Division Award. —Peg Townsend photograph

Becky Osborne been given an honorable mention for her botanical arts hat, 2nd from still left, coated totally in multi-coloured, dried flowers. —Peg Townsend photo

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