DISTRICT III Azalea Garden Club New Iberia LA Deeds and Doings
Virtual Perfect Vision 2020 Flower Show
Azalea Garden Club Members Versa Dore and Margaret Melancon were winners in the Virtual Perfect Vision 2020 Flower Show. With the cancellation of the NGC Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, it also forced cancellation of the concurrent Petite Horticulture Specialty Flower Show Perfect Vision 2020. President Gay Austin proposed a “virtual” flower show as an alternative to keep NGC members engaged. A revised and enhanced schedule dealing with horticulture, design, and botanical arts divisions was quickly written, allowing broad horticulture sections to be subdivided by classification chairmen.
There were five specific design types, botanical arts design, and botanical arts-artistic crafts classes. Many of the titles from the original Petite Horticulture Specialty Show were used for the classes. The Perfect Vision 2020 Virtual Flower Show involved members from more than 35 states and most of the Central and South American affiliates. More than 500 horticulture entries were received; design entries numbered 114, and the botanical arts entries totaled 67. Only blue ribbons and 90+ designations were awarded to the deserving exhibits.
The only winners from Louisiana in the Horticulture Division with first place or 90+ were Versa Dore and Margaret Melancon from Azalea Garden Club. In the Annuals Section Margaret got a 90+ with her Gomphrena Globora. In the Foliage Annuals Section Versa got a 90+ with her Plectranthus scutellariodes Coleus. She also got a 90+ in the Foliage Perennials Section with her Cissus “Discolor” and a first place in the FNV Section with her Capsicum annuum Green pepper. In the Container Grown Section, Versa got a 90+ with her Vriesea ospinae and Margaret got a first place with her Saintpaulia which is on the cover of the October LGCF newsletter.
The home of Lyle and Alison Weiss, located at 3110 Valery Road, was chosen as Azalea Garden Club’s Yard of the Month for September.