NJ Flower & Garden Show Press Release from NGC


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Patricia Dygulski            732-291-5344                                                NavesinkGrdnClub@aol.com



FEBRUARY 2014 – With the prediction of a Northeasterner Snow Storm for Thursday, February 13 when the Garden Club of New Jersey scheduled a Flower Show in the Convention Center in Edison….everything went into high drive and many of the Flower Show entries were judged before the storm arrived.  The Navesink Garden Club members entered many categories and received many well deserved awards.

The Club Competition “Come Sail Away” a garden vignette under the most capable guidance of Kathleen Panepinto and Bernadette. Kelly and their team won a well deserved Blue Ribbon. The imaginative handling, incorporating a dune with sprouting sea grass, a water feature, nautical elements and a delightful boardwalk clearly expressed the theme.

Marina Kerber won a coveted National Award for her exquisite hanging design “Catching a Wave at Malibu Beach” and an Award in the Judges Challenge, a small design.

Gotti Kelley garnered the National Arboreal Award for her Magnolia,4 blue ribbons for  horticulture and a yellow ribbon for her small design “Shimmering Pools of Miami”.

Leslie Tuthill got a well-deserved Blue in Horticulture and Astrid Dixon, a provisional member, won a Blue for her Fern Onion.

Bernice Maguire created an Underwater Design in a container almost as tall as she is and Pam Sutton created a delightful table design.

The Ebru Rich Silk Design, a dramatic art of painting on water, was skillfully handled by our club members Irene Saputo, Joanne Mallon and Janine Voell. All three creation were terrific and had a large degree of difficulty.  The accompanying botanical broaches were skillfully designed and executed.

The Junior Gardeners had a large, outstanding display of photographs, horticulture and design. Judging was not completed.and will continue Friday morning.

The Navesink Garden Club is inviting people interested in horticulture and design to join us.  You can come meet everyone and learn what other interesting projects the club will be doing.  Come to one or more of our  monthly meetings  The meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at The Atrium located at 40 Riverside Avenue  in Red Bank, NJ in September, October, November, January, March, April and May from 11:00am till 2:00pm.

The Navesink GC is a member of The Garden Club of New Jersey, Inc. and the Central Atlantic Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc.  Members come from Colts Neck, Marlboro, Holmdel, Middletown, Fair Haven, Red Bank, Little Silver, Leonardo, Manalapan, Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Eatontown, Brick, Tinton Falls, Brielle, Elberon, Hazlet, Long Branch, Neptune, Lincroft, Rumson, Navesink and Shrewsbury in New Jersey, Sarasota in Florida, Waveland in Mississippi and New York City, New York.  For more information about the Navesink Garden Club and programs, contact the Membership Chair, Judy Alberse, 732-708-1023 judinks@comcast.net. Visit the Navesink Garden Club at www.navesinkgardenclub.org


Photos             FlowerShowPin –Irene Saputo’s botanical broach inspired by her silk scarf design.(Swirling Waters Category)  Yucca Flower, chives long bean tendrils and garlic chive flowers

FlowerShowPinScarf –– Irene Saputo’s Ebru Rich Silk Design scarf.

FlowerShowClubEntry – Seting up the display before judging

FlowerShowBernice – Bernice Maguire’s underwater entry

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One Response to NJ Flower & Garden Show Press Release from NGC

  1. Irene Saputi says:

    Congratulation everyone on another job well done! Understand the Junior Gardeners also outdid themselves. Thanks Betty and Lisa!


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