The Trevose Horticultural Society (THS) invites you to their annual standard flower show, “ARTrageous,” to be staged on Friday, August 24th, from 4:00 to 8:00pm, and Saturday, August 25th from 10:00am to 5:00pm, at the Wood River Village Auditorium, 3200 Bensalem Boulevard, Bensalem.
The public is cordially invited; admission is free.
The art theme is artistically expressed throughout the Artistic Design Division. Staged on a pedestal “Fireworks” implies dynamic motion, while “Still Life with a Basket” suggests a more tranquil approach.
“Harlequin Carnivale” offers a lively interpretation of a festive jester-like theme.
“Composition,” a challenge class in the Abstract Style, requires three components provided by the committee.
An Exhibition Table Type II design, “Lunch in the Garden,” challenges the entrant to choose an artist for a mid-day rendezvous.
Color is emphasized in the eight-inch small design “Goldfish” using fresh plant materials; however, only dried is permitted in a three-inch miniature “Autumn Rhythm.”
A picture frame decorated with all pressed and dried natural plant materials is the pallet for the artistic craft class “Art of the Frame.”
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 2012.
“A Tribute to Van Gogh’s Sunflowers” is the theme of the special seed-grown challenge classes that include ‘Evening Sun’ sunflower from Ferry Morse, a potted plant of ‘Lemonade’ Calendula from Pinetree, and Gardens Alive ‘Yellow Perfection’ heirloom tomato.
Children are encouraged to enter their seed-grown specimens of the Pinetree ‘Petite Mix’ marigold in the “Petite Fleurs” 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 age 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, “Um Um Good” inspires the younger generation to create their own version of a critter composed of all natural plant materials using a tomato soup can.
Several informative displays focus on broadening the public’s environmental awareness.
An educational display by Society member Karen Wychock of Warrington, features an artful approach to designing a landscape canvas with color in “The Gardener as Artist: Choosing One’s Color Palette.” Her exhibit describes how to apply the color wheel to plant selection creating harmonious color combinations that compliment the homeowners gardening style. Examples will be on display.
Coordinated by Bucks County Master Gardener Heidi Shiver of Doylestown, “Gardening for Pollinators” describes how to recognize beneficial insects that accomplish nature’s goal of setting seed and the causes of their decline.
Information on attracting these invaluable pollinators to your garden will be included. Handouts will be available.
“The Art of Botanical Illustration,” coordinated by award winning artist and Bucks County Master Gardener Carol Ashton-Hergenhan of Bensalem, is an educational exhibit that defines this specialized art form, their purpose and use.
Examples of historical and contemporary botanical illustration will be on display; art techniques will be demonstrated.
For further information or copies of the show schedule, contact the Show Chairperson at 215-491-4545.