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Annual Flower Show set for Aug. 23-24

'Bee Inspired' is the theme of the Trevose Horticultural Society's 101st National Garden Club Standard Flower Show

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The Trevose Horticultural Society is staging its 101st National Garden Club Standard Flower Show “Bee Inspired” on Friday, Aug. 23, from 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 24, 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. 

The “Bee Inspired” theme is prominently and creatively featured throughout the Design Division. A National Garden Club Functional Table design style “Be My Honey” is an alfresco table setting for two. An NGC Framed Spatial Hanging Design “Flight of the Bumblebee” emphasizes erratic motion. “Sting Like a Bee” is a creative style staged on a pedestal implying explosive motion. The Novice Class “Make a Bee Line” is an NGC Stretch Design using two artistically connected containers. “Swarm,” a Petite design, is limited to 10” in height and width. In the Botanical Arts Artistic Craft class “A Bee in Your Bonnet,” participants decorate a hat using all-natural plant material. 

Advanced registration is required for these competitive design entries. Contact the Advance Registration Chair at 215-322-4154 prior to Aug. 2.

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 2024. Members enter their specimens grown from seed in special challenge classes of parsley, carrots and potted Nasturtium. Entrants may also compete in sections for foliage and flowering container-grown plants, including a themed dish garden, a Horticulture Collection and patio 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 decorating a plate with all natural materials.

Several informative displays focus on broadening the public’s environmental awareness. 

Coordinated by Karen Woodson, of Feasterville, an informative exhibit “Bee Friendly” will explain the complex societies of same species members, each with a specific task. Bee colonies are intricate social structures regulated by the queen and carried out by worker bees and drones.

An educational exhibit “Guardians of the Natural World,” designed by Joe Dervane, of Bucks County Bee Company, describes the irreplaceable role of bees, butterflies and bats, who help to maintain the planet’s biodiversity with pollination. It is estimated that approximately 75 percent of global food crops depend, at least in part, on pollination.

A selection of homemade goodies and market tables laden with fresh home-grown flowers and produce, handmade bird-themed novelties, garden-related items and potted plants will be available for visitors.

For more information or copies of the show schedule, call 215-460-8853, visit TrevoseGardeners.org or follow on Facebook.

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