The Trevose Horticultural Society announced the winners from its 93rd annual flower show. The show, held on Aug. 20 and 21 at the St. Ephrem Church auditorium in Bensalem, featured more than 550 entries. Overall, there were about 28 artistic arrangements reflecting the “Surf’s Up” theme. Here are some of the highlights:
Dee Crawford of Philadelphia was top winner in the Horticultural Division, receiving the National Garden Club Award for Horticultural Excellence, the NGC Grower’s Choice Award and the society’s Stella Matzak Award for her combination planter called “Grassy Sound.”
Hazel Downes of Bensalem received the NGC Arboreal Award for her Limelight Hydrangea and an Award of Merit for her “Sunaracoho” Mandevilla. Downes also took home the society’s Arnold Young Award for most blue ribbons in the Container Grown Plants section and the Horticultural Sweepstakes Award for accumulating the most blue ribbons in Horticulture.
Ruth Aumann of Feasterville won the society’s Joseph Caravan Award for her beach-themed “Sittin’ by the Dock of the Bay” dish garden. Aumann also won the Rachel Schwartz Award in the Special Exhibits class for her artistic composition of all dried natural plant material designed in a shadowbox.
Show Chairperson Karen Wychock of Warrington won the NGC Award of Design Excellence and the Designer’s Choice Award for her “Pipeline” display. She also earned the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania Award of Special Recognition for her season table floor design called “Beach Blanket Bingo,” and the society’s Sweepstakes Design trophy for most blue ribbons in the Artistic Design Division.
Rae Glasgow of Bensalem won the society’s Dorothy Hoffman Award for her “California Sun” display in the novice class.
Aurea Almazan’s Epipremnum aureum was a blue ribbon winner in the container-grown plants section.
Mary Ann Wolf of Yardley won the NGC Grower’s Choice Award for her potted Rabbit’s Foot Fern.
Marie Cartwright of Mount Laurel, New Jersey won the NGC Grower’s Choice Award for her cylindrical-leaved snake plant and an Award of Merit for her Apple Brandy Coleus.
Other NGC Awards of Merit were won by Robert Bran of Philadelphia for his green chili peppers; Christine Dopp of Mountain Top for her potted golden variegated Sage; and Lynn Whalen of Langhorne for her Dahlia collection
Two of the educational displays were awarded. Wychock won the NGC Educational Award for her “SHELL-abration” exhibit, which featured shells from Sanibel Island, Florida, one of the world’s top shelling destinations. She also won the GCFP Educational and Conservation Silver Award for her “SUN-ny Side Up!” exhibit, which highlighted the history and healthy products of sunflowers.
Dopp took home the society’s Award for Appreciation for her “Keep Off the Dunes” exhibit, which emphasized the sand dune plants native to the United States and their importance to beach ecosystems.
The Trevose Horticultural Society holds monthly meetings, where local experts present on topics of interest to members. These meetings are open to the public and held at the Bensalem Senior Center, 1850 Byberry Road in Bensalem. For information, call 856.866.9163.