Trevose Horticultural Society (THS) invites you to their annual standard flower show, “Music My Way,” to be staged on Friday, August 26th from 4:00 to 9:00pm, and Saturday, August 27th from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Wood River Village Auditorium, 3200 Bensalem Boulevard, Bensalem. The public is cordially invited; admission is free. Non-members are welcome to enter.
The sounds of ‘ole blue eyes’ is musically represented in the Artistic Design division. Staged on a pedestal, “Come Dance with Me” interprets the bossa nova, while “Days of Wine and Roses” suggests a romantic theme. Oscillating color patterns implying motion is required in the Op Art design “Send in the Clowns.” Arranged in the parallel style, florets and line material are transformed into “Polka Dots and Moonbeams.” An Exhibition Table Type II design, “My Kind of Town,” challenges the entrant to interpret a destination, such as “Chicago” or “Autumn in New York.” Trinkets are emphasized in the 8” small design “Baubles, Bangles and Beads,” using fresh plant materials; however, only dried is permitted in a 3” miniature “I’ve Got the World on a String.” A cup and saucer decorated with all pressed and dried natural plant materials is the pallet for the artistic craft class “Imagination.”
Pre-registration is required by August 5th. Contact 215-357-4088. The horticultural schedule offers a variety of competitive classes for area green-thumbs, including annuals, perennials, bulbs, roses, evergreen and flowering branches and a collection of cut specimens. The “Annual Introductions” classes must include recently marketed varieties of flowers and vegetables offered in 2011. “My Funny Valentine” is the theme of the special seed-grown challenge classes that include ‘Pied Piper Red’ Cosmo and a potted plant of ‘Graffiti Bright Red’ Penta, both from Pinetree, and the green bush bean ‘Black Valentine’ from Comstock, Ferre & Co. Children are encouraged to enter their seed-grown specimens of the Ferry Morse ‘Petite Yellow’ marigold in the “One for My Baby” category.
Entrants may also compete in sections for foliage and flowering container-grown plants, including porch box and windowsill classes, as well as herbs, vegetables, fruits and nuts. Children aged 14 and under may compete in the Junior Division, which includes cut specimen classes in horticulture for vegetables, flowers, and herbs. A creative design class, “Somethin’ Stupid,” inspires the younger generation to create their own version of a critter composed of all natural plant materials. Several informative displays focus on broadening the public’s environmental awareness.
Coordinated by Society member Sally Irons of Feasterville, “The Lady is a Tramp” offers a view of some of Bucks County’s more invasive plants that have the ability to establish themselves, reproduce rapidly, invade their environment and threaten the ecosystem. Handouts will be available. “Mack the Knife,” an educational display by Society member Karen Wychock of Warrington, describes how to choose the right tool for both personal comfort and the job at hand. Proper maintenance and storage methods will also be described. A selection of tools will be on display. An exhibit coordinated by Walter Cullerton of Pineville, “Conifers for the Garden,” features several unique needled evergreen shrubs in a variety of sizes, colors, textures and shapes best suited to enhance the home landscape. A select variety of plants will be on display and handouts will be available.
For further information or copies of the show schedule, contact the Show Chairperson at 215-355-5978.