The Garden Workers

"Sun, shadows, passing hours,

Gardens, garden workers, flowers"

Established 1930

The Garden Workers Flower Show Schedule

All entries should conform to Rules For Flower Shows

The Garden Workers Spring Flower Show

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Rosemont Presbyterian Village Mansion

404 Cheswick Place, Rosemont

Entry   8:30-9:15am    Removal   3:30 pm

“Summer Reading”



Entries must conform to the Rules for Flower Shows (on the TGW website).


Class 1: “The Right Stuff” by Tom Wolfe

Challenge class: components will be provided by the Flower Show Committee no later than February 1. To be displayed on a black pedestal (12”x12”x36”). To be viewed from three sides but judged from the front.

Entries: 6

Consultant:  Louise Huber


Class 2: “A Moveable Feast” by Ernest Hemingway

A mass arrangement appropriate as a centerpiece for a picnic table.   To be staged on a rustic wooden table top surface at 33” above the floor (staging provided). Exhibit not to exceed 24” in any direction. This class will be divided into A. Novice and B. Experienced.

Entries: 6

Consultant A: Carol Thacher                  Consultant B: Sue Chapin


Class 3: “The Eye of the Needle” by Ken Follett

A design incorporating at least one needle – either manmade or natural. The needle(s) must be clearly visible to the viewer. To be displayed in a small niche (provided by the committee) viewed at approximately 52” off the floor. Background, sides and floor of niche to be covered with mat board. Interior dimensions of niche: 12”H x 10”W x 7”D)

Entries: 4

Consultant:  Janet Frederick




Emphasis on, but not limited to, native/indigenous plants.  

Each class will be subdivided accordingly. Entries are to be displayed

in green bottles unless otherwise specified.



Class 1: “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett

              A single stem:  bulb, tuber, corm, rhizome.

A.           Tulip

B.           Lily

C.           Narcissus

D.           Iris

E.           Other



Class 2: “The Feminine Mystique” by Betty Freidan

              Perennial, single stem, not to exceed 24” in length

A.           Blossom

B.           Ground Cover

C.           Foliage

D.           Vine

E.           Other



Class 3: “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein

              A tree branch not to exceed 24” in length.

A.           Flowering

B.           Foliage

  1. Deciduous
  2. Evergreen

C.           Other



Class 4: “Steeple Bush” by Robert Frost

              A shrub branch not to exceed 24” in length exhibiting:

A.           Flowers

B.           Fragrance

C.           Foliage

D.           Other



Class 5: “Sophie’s Choice” by William Styron

A collection of 3-5 stems of foliage specimens (one or more cultivars) displayed in container of exhibitor’s choice.  To be judged for quality of plant material and visual appeal. Botanical and common names of collection required.  Diagram or photograph identifying specimens in exhibit would be helpful.



Class 6: “Miss Lonelyhearts” by Nathanael West

              A single potted specimen.

A.           Houseplant

1.  Pots 6” or less

2.  Pots greater than 6” (maximum of 10”)


Class 7: Challenge plant:

Itea Virginica ‘Little Henry” - Sweetspire

Only plants purchased through Garden Workers Flower Show Committee in May 2016 will qualify to enter challenge. To be displayed in a terracotta or grey colored (light-weight) pot.  Description of growing conditions and methods used must accompany entry.