The Trevose Horticultural Society is staging its 99th annual standard flower show “North to Alaska!” on Friday, Aug. 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Ephrem Catholic Church, 5400 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem. The public is invited. Admission is free. Non-members are welcome to enter. Advanced registration is required for competitive design entries.
The theme is featured throughout the Design Division. A National Garden Club Functional Table Design style, “Cabin Fever” is a rustic table setting for two. In “Land of the Midnight Sun,” the entrant must interpret an Alaskan site from a choice of themes that may be used only once. A Multi-rhythmic Design on a pedestal, “Dance of the Northern Lights” requires two or more different rhythmic design patterns. The 8” small arrangement “Mosaic of Glass” is displayed in a niche featuring a reflective mood. “Inside Passage” is a Creative Transparent Design of see-through elements expressing depth, while novices only may enter “Icy Jewels” with an emphasis on white. In the Botanical Arts Artistic Craft class “Home Grown Christmas,” the entrant must decorate a faux tree with homemade ornaments using all-natural plant material. Pre-registration is required by Aug. 2. Contact 215-322-4154.
The horticulture schedule offers a variety of competitive classes for area green-thumbs, including annuals, perennials, roses, houseplants, evergreen and flowering branches, as well as herbs and vegetables. The “Annual Introductions” classes must include recently marketed varieties of flowers and vegetables offered in 2022. Members enter their specimens grown from seed in special challenge classes of Marigold, bush bean and potted Catnip. Entrants may also compete in sections for foliage and flowering container-grown plants, including a themed dish garden and combination planters.
In the NGC newly-added Youth and Sponsored Groups Division, children ages 18 and under may compete in the Junior Horticulture Section, which includes classes for vegetables, flowers and herbs. Both youth and senior groups from the Bensalem Senior Center will compete in their respective classes in the Sponsored Groups Division, creating bird seed cookie shapes and wreaths decorated with natural materials.
Several informative displays focus on broadening the public’s environmental awareness.
Coordinated by Natalie Dopp, of Mountaintop, an informative exhibit “49 Facts for Our 49th State, Alaska” highlights 49 surprising trivia facts about “The Great Land” known as Alaska.
An educational exhibit “For the Birds” is coordinated by show chairperson Karen Wychock, of Warrington. Her exhibit features how to make bird seed ornaments as a backyard buffet for fine feathered friends. This easy project also makes great decorations.
Choosing color for floral designs can be a challenge, but the exhibit “A Splash of Color,” also coordinated by Karen Wychock, visually explains the color wheel and how colors are related.
The exhibit “Trevose Horticultural Society Past and Present,” coordinated by Wychock, will feature the society’s 99-year history highlighting the most recent NGC and Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania State Awards for the 2019 “Birds of a Feather” flower show.
A selection of homemade goods and market tables laden with fresh home-grown flowers and produce, handmade bird-themed novelties, garden-related items and potted plants is available.
Visit trevosegardeners.org or call 215-460-8853 for more information.