A floral arrangement entitled "Beachcomber's Delight" by Barbara Conway, dated 2015. [ Port St. Joe Garden Club | Contributed ]
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‘Bloom Where You Are Planted’ show June 8

The Port St. Joe Garden Club will host a small standard flower show “Bloom Where You Are Planted” on Saturday, June 8, from 9 A.M. until 3 p.m. ET.

The event will be held at the Garden Center at 216 Eighth Street and admission will be free and open to the public.

The show will feature both a floral design exhibit, a horticulture exposition, and educational displays. There will even be a special division to showcase horticultural entries by youths ages 5-18 as well. 

Sixteen garden club members have volunteered to create floral arrangements that fall into one of four classes. Each class has a delimited structural specification and challenge.

“At Home in the West” creations will be the most conventional class with masses of flowers and foliage. Design entries in the class “Growing Up Southern” should evoke charm and hospitality in the form of a tablescape. 

 “Shore to Shore Treasures” class submissions will include a petite composition with a cascading effect. Compositions in the “Lemons, Limes, and Oranges on My Mind” class will emphasize the citrus colors and a design that has some or all plant material submerged in water. 

Judges certified by the National Garden Clubs, Inc. will be on hand to evaluate each entry in a closed session on Friday afternoon. The same judges who will appraise the floral designs and award honors in this portion of the show will place ribbons on prized horticulture entries as well.

The public is encouraged to enter plant specimens in the horticulture section on Thursday, June 6, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on Friday, June 7, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. No entry fee will be charged. 

In the Horticulture Division, categories for consideration include container grown plants, cut flowers, decorative foliage, and shrub/tree branches with attractive leaves, berries, flowers, or fruit. With the exception of container grown plants, submissions must be displayed in clear glass vases or jars provided by the entrants. 

All plant materials will be inspected before entering the hall by Gulf County Master Gardeners. Invasive, infested, or diseased plant materials cannot be accepted. This event will conclude the 2023-24 season. Garden club members do not meet during the summer months but will reconvene on Sept. 12. 

The historic home of the garden club is a lovely venue for family reunions, wedding receptions, and showers. Contact rental coordinator Lanann Tuttle at 404-932-0646 for information on reserving a date.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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