I belonged to a garden club before I started working full time many years ago. It takes a lot of planing on the show committee's part. We would start planning the next Sept's show the winter before.
I learned so much being the judge's assistant, just listening to them discuss what they were looking for in a flower was amazing. The glads were the most interesting to judge in our fall show.
I hope your article sparks more interest in showing flowers as I have noticed a decline in the number entries over the years.
I am looking forward to more articles.
Thanks, Ladygardener1. I have more flower show articles planned. I hope you are able to enter flower shows and continue with this hobby when you have time. I agree that it takes lots of time to plan and put on a flower show. My club's flower show is next week, and I'm chairman. What a busy time we've had---and how busy we'll all be next week! It's worth it, though, to see the interest that the show sparks among the hundreds of visitors who come to see it.
It's interesting to see that you're in PA. I'll be there in a couple of weeks (Ft. Washington). I'll be teaching Flower Show School I to prospective flower show judges.