Tri-Valley flower show held in Manawa
Jan Jones won “Best of Show” at the Tri-Valley Gardeners 103rd Flower Show.
Her entry was an allium with iris leaves in an artistic arrangement incorporating a picture frame.
A total of 67 people attended the show and luncheon held May 19 at the Manawa Masonic Center. The 2015 theme was “Picture Perfect.”
A total of 74 arrangements and two houseplants were judged by Kathy Schmoldt, of Weyauwega.
Peg Erickson won “Outstanding Houseplant.”
Nancy Fields, of Marion, presented a program on “Leaf Stamping on Fabric.”
The Tri-Valley Gardeners was established in 1966 from the Scandinavia, Iola and Ogdensburg garden clubs. The Iola club left the organization in 2012.
Tri-Valley Gardeners continued with the support of the Scandinavia Garden Club, formed in 1936, and the Ogdensburg Town & Country Garden Club, formed in 1948.
As membership increased, the Ogdensburg club name was changed to Town & Country Garden Club. It now includes men and women from Manawa, Waupaca, Marion, Weyauwega, New London, Wittenberg, Birnamwood, and beyond.
The Tri-Valley Gardeners host spring and fall flower shows, educational programs, and an annual bus trip and other tours. The joint club supports the Iola Children’s Garden and local public libraries.
The Tri-Valley Gardeners will host a Fall Flower Show on Sept. 15 at the Manawa Masonic Center.