Polo Woman’s Garden Club Seeking Exhibitors for August 6 Flower Show – Shaw Local


POLO — A green thumb, a trowel or pruning shears and a few homegrown plants are all you need to partake in the Polo Woman’s Garden Club Flower Show on August 6.

Gardeners are invited to register for the exhibit, which will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at the Polo Area Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St.

Official entry forms must be obtained and returned by mail or in person by July 15th to the contact person listed on the form. Forms are available at Polo at Knie’s Appliance, Country Floral, Polo City Hall, Polo Pharmacy, the Polo Public Library or the Polo Senior Center. They are also available in Oregon at Merlin’s Green House and AM Floral Co., and in Dixon at the Hallmark Store and at Flowers, Etc.

There is no entry fee or limit on the number of categories entered. In the past, over 80 entries have been submitted for the event, which has attracted over 200 spectators.

Entries may fall into the following categories: cut flowers, wildflower arrangements, outdoor container plantings/no indoor plants, floral bouquets, single specimen flower, and horticulture category for vegetables.

Participants under the age of 12 can enter plants in the children’s categories. There will also be a prize for the best “plant growing in a ditch” which will be awarded to the best volunteer plant.

The three judges will be people with experience in gardening or working as professionals in the field. Ribbons will be awarded for first, second and third place in each adult class. There is also a public prize.

Entries must be in place between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on the day of the show and remain on display for the duration.

There will be other demonstrations and presentations.

Leah Patapack from Oregon, a master gardener, will discuss the importance of pollinators and how to attract them. Pat Kuhn from Polo will speak about the display of dried and preserved flowers. Polo’s Bri Kuhn will discuss new floral designs.

Admission is $1 per adult. Children under 12 are free. There will be door prizes and a draw for a gift basket.


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