Over 300 specimens were entered in the 2018 Division I, Horticulture competition. The Sections consisted of “To the Point,” cacti and succulents; “Firecrackers,” miniature cacti and succulents; “Surprise Blooms,” orchids; “Buried Beauty,” forced bulbs, tubers, rhizomes; “On the Patio,” container-grown foliage; “Repotted,” container-grown flowering; “Garden Bones,” arboreals; “Fluttering Foliage,” dwarf or miniature arboreals; “Kings of the Hill,” container-grown heritage plants; and “Ducklings and Dogwoods,” combination planters.
This year’s Educational Theme, “Gardening Wealth,” supported the concepts championed by The FGCCT’s theme, “Plant Connecticut.” Those are: conservation of water, caring about pollinators, and considering organic gardening. The five Classes upon which educational displays were based included: Plant Connecticut; Connection to the Land; The Farmers Almanac; Commitment to the Land; and Root, Shoots, Buckets and Boots. Below are all the entries in this competition. To view the list of award winners in this division, click here
Botanical Arts combine artistic crafts (which must be objects with a function) and photography (open to all members of National Garden Clubs).