Winning exhibit Horticulture Division, class 18 Combination Planting grown for foliage

Winning exhibit Horticulture Division, class 18 Combination Planting grown for foliage


I was included in one of several panels of judges for the flower show at the Lansing Home and Garden Show taking place this weekend (March 14-17) in the MSU Pavilion. After being treated to a buffet luncheon at the University Club, all the judges went to the show’s location to judge. We had to finish before 3 pm as the show opened then.

I’ve judged this show before, but this one was one of the best flower shows I’ve seen in a long time. The entire area was like stepping into grandma’s attic; and then their were the exhibits. It’s not easy to do horticulture when spring hasn’t even arrived. The mainstay of course was houseplants and forced branches, but the examples were well presented and numerous.

A few of the Horticulture Exhibits:

Horticulture Division class 1 Forced non-hardy bulb

Horticulture Division class 1 Forced non-hardy bulb


Horticulture Division class 4 Cut specimen from bulb plant

Horticulture Division class 4 Cut specimen from bulb plant


Horticulture Division "Orchidaceae"

Horticulture Division “Orchidaceae”


Horticultural Division Flowering Container Plants

Horticultural Division Flowering Container Plants


Horticulture Division Crassulaceae

Horticulture Division Crassulaceae


Horticulture Division "Indoor Specialties" exhibits 6 to 15 years old

Horticulture Division “Indoor Specialties” exhibits 6 to 15 years old


A few of the Design Exhibits:
Design Division Miniature & Small Designs "Game Pieces" not to exceed 5"

Design Division Miniature & Small Designs “Game Pieces” not to exceed 5″


Design Division Miniature & Small "Knick Knacks" not to exceed 8"

Design Division Miniature & Small “Knick Knacks” not to exceed 8″


Design Division "Day Dreaming" table for 1 with Horticultural Arboreal exhibits in background

Design Division “Day Dreaming” table for 1 with Horticultural Arboreal exhibits in background


Design Division Table Artistry "Childhood Friend" functional table for two

Design Division Table Artistry “Childhood Friend” functional table for two


Design Division "Sports Memories" creative design

Design Division “Sports Memories” creative design


A few of the Special Exhibits
Special Exhibits -- Educational  "History of American Floral Design" showing traditional designs.

Special Exhibits — Educational “History of American Floral Design” showing traditional designs.


Special Exhibits Artistic Crafts "Notions & Necklaces" creating a necklace from plant materials

Special Exhibits Artistic Crafts “Notions & Necklaces” creating a necklace from plant materials


Special Exhibits Artistic Crafts "Buttons & Bows" hat decorated with plant material

Special Exhibits Artistic Crafts “Buttons & Bows” hat decorated with plant material

Special Exhibits Division -- Artistic Design "Party Shoes" decorated with plant material

Special Exhibits Division — Artistic Design “Party Shoes” decorated with plant material

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