Popular Flower Types
Flowers are one of the most common gifts for any occasion. They come in a variety of colors, have wonderful scents, and look beautiful.
Some flowers have special meaning, such as red roses for Valentine’s Day or yellow sunflowers for the fall. They are also very easy to grow.
Members of the Garden Club of Orange came home with awards from the Connecticut Flower and Garden Show, held from Feb. 23 to 26 in Hartford.
Violet Nastri, a first-time participant in the show, received a blue ribbon and the prestigious Designer’s Choice Award. It’s a section award, meaning that Nastri’s design was judged the best out of the 12 designs in her section. The judges’ comments on her standard design included: “Romantic, excellent rhythm with an effective choice of color harmonies.”
Pat Dray, who also writes a column on gardening for the Milford-Orange Times, was awarded a yellow ribbon in the petite division for her “striking use of color.” A petite design is less than 12 inches, whereas a standard design has standard-sized flowers and is larger than 12 inches.
The Garden Club of Orange’s next program will be on March 14 at High Plains Community Center in Orange, featuring the topic “Insect Pests of the Garden and Landscape.” It will be presented by Katherine Dugas of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call 203-795-9425.