‘Living in the Country’ : District III Flower Show to be held Friday in Dayton
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District Flower Show
The 2012 District III Flower Show was held at the Museum Center at FIve Points. First-place winner was the Education Exhibit.
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The Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs Inc. District III will be the host for the Standard Flower Show on Friday at New Union Baptist Church, 4060 Double S Road, in Dayton.

The show with the theme, “Living in the Country,” will be from 2 to 5 p.m. and is free to the public.

District III garden clubs sponsoring the Friday show are Aldersgate, Crestwood, Dayton, Dirt Dabbers, Magnolia, Ocoee and Sunset.

Planning meetings began in April and now, the members are ready to present “Living in the Country” to the public.

With a red-checkered theme, the horticulture and floral designs will display a country lifestyle throughout the show.

TFGC District III represents 15 garden clubs in Hamilton, Rhea, Bradley, Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties.

Garden clubs are required to hold or participate in a Standard or Small Standard Flower Show every two years.

As members of National Garden Clubs Inc., garden clubs are encouraged to sponsor flower shows to educate and stimulate the public about horticulture and flower designs.

Garden clubs all over the United States work with youth in schools and create community projects involving beautification, conservation and education.

The Standard Flower Show will consist of a Horticulture Division with more than 400 specimens of annuals, perennials, vines, herbs, shrubs, trees and container-grown plants.

The second division will be the Design Division, where more than 40 designs will display theme interpretation, judge’s comments and identify plant material.

The third division will have a youth section, where youth can exhibit horticulture and design, and an educational section, where visitors can see and get information on wildflowers, recycling, heirloom plants and the Cumberland Trail and learn about plants referenced in the Bible.

The show will be judged by National Garden Club flower show judges from Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia.

There will be several top awards for each division after each class receives individual awards.

The opening of the flower show will follow the judging.