See our blog for update on how to send photos in for our virtual flower show please.
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The Ohio Association of Garden Clubs was formed in March of 1930 and incorporated in 1959. We are a volunteer non-profit organization of over 2800 OAGC affiliated members in nearly 155 clubs throughout the state of Ohio and beyond. We value: preserving our natural resources for the betterment of our community, our world and ourselves; the therapeutic properties of interacting with nature; the beauty of flowers, gardens and people; and we recognize and value creativity. We are doers!
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August 18, 2020
Virtual flower show, please join in!
Look on the calendar widget to download your entry form to send with your virtual picture, please.
Hello OAGC Garden Club Members,
I hope that your summer has been a good one. My garden has benefitted from the extra time that I have had to devote to it. We are so fortunate to have a little plot of land to beautify. Gardening has been a comfort and a blessing for all of us at this time.
With all the cancelations of our flower shows this year doing a “virtual” flower show has been on my mind. How fun would it be to do an artistic arrangement in the comfort of your home, enter it for competition, and not have to transport everything to a show! That sounds pretty intriguing to me!
So with that in mind Doris Hager and I collaborated on writing OAGC’s first “virtual” flower show. For this competition you will do your design at home, take a picture of it and then send it to me via email along with your entry form.
For our first attempt at this type of show we decided to keep things simple and not complicated hoping that many of you will want to enter this show. There are no size restrictions on the designs except for the small and miniature designs and we trust that you will measure those yourself and be within the guidelines for those two designs. Also there are no class entry limits. Each exhibitor may enter as many classes as you choose but you may only enter each class once. We also included a novice class for those of you that have maybe never entered a state flower show competition.
Please read over the schedule carefully. If there are any questions please contact me. Entries will be received until September 30, 2020.
So here is your chance to have some fun entering a flower show from the comforts of your own home. Doris and I are looking forward to seeing your creations. We hope that you take the challenge!
Deborah Graham – OAGC Flower Shows Chair 2020-2022
August 18 – September 30, 2020
1. This is a “virtual” artistic flower show. Designs will be judged from your emailed picture.
2. The flower show is open to all OAGC members. The design of any class must be the work of
3. An exhibitor may enter as many classes as you choose but only one entry per class.
4. Use a background to enhance the designs and photo.
5. Designs should have been done in the 2020 year.
6. The novice class is for anyone who has not received a blue ribbon at an OAGC State Flower
7. Judging will be done in accordance with the OAGC Handbooks.
8. Judging will be done virtually by OAGC accredited judges. Awards will be given
at the discretion of the judges, whose decision is final.
9. No artificial plant or silk material permitted in any class. Dried material may be
painted or altered in any fashion. However, the coloring or painting of fresh material
is not permitted. Accessories may be used. Plant material may be obtained from
10. Ribbons of first, second, third and fourth place will be given in each class.
11. A rosette will be given for the Best of Show, the Judge’s Award of Distinction and
the Artistic Creativity Design Award.
12. The show entry form should be copied, filled out and emailed along with the photo of the
design. Each class entry should be a separate email. Entries must be emailed to
Deborah Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2020.
13. Awards will be announced in the Winter issue of the Garden Path. Ribbons will
be given out at the next OAGC event.
“Melodies in the Garden”
1. “Garden Party” – An exhibitional table picture – Type 2
2. “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” – A transparency design
3. “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies” – A design incorporating daisies – Novice class
4. “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Around the Old Oak Tree”– Incorporate wood in the design
5. “Waltz of the Flowers” – A traditional mass design
6. “How Does Your Garden Grow” – A creative design
7. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” – A design using multiple colors of flowers
8. “Singing in the Rain” – A design of your own interpretation
9. “Edelweiss” – A miniature design. Measuring 5” or less in any one direction
10. “Build Me up Buttercup” – A small design. Measuring more than 5” but less than 12” in
any one direction
August 18 – September 30, 2020
Class Number and Name Entered:
List of Plant Material Used:
Brian Moody’s great arrangement.
Regional meetings canceled
Region 1 has elected to cancel their Fall Regional Meeting.
Region 2 has elected to cancel their Fall Regional Meeting.
Region 3 has elected to cancel their Fall Regional Meeting.
Region 4 has elected to cancel their Fall Regional Meeting.
Region 5 has elected to cancel their Fall Regional Meeting.
Region 6 has elected to cancel their Fall Regional Meeting.
Region 7 has elected to cancel their Fall Regional Meeting.
Region 9 has elected to cancel their Fall Regional Meeting.
Region 11 has elected to cancel their Fall Regional Meeting.
Region 12 has elected to cancel their Regional Meeting.
Region 14 has elected to cancel their Fall Regional Meeting.
Region 16 has elected to cancel their Regional Meeting.
Advisors for the 2020-2021
President Jean Jankowski: Exhibitors and Judges School, Design Study, Horticulture, and Flower Show
First Vice President June Gebhardt: Regions 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, and Committees – Junior Gardener and Membership.
Second Vice President Debbie Downes: Regions 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9,and 14; and Nature & Conservation Committe
Our MISSION: To promote innovation and excellence in horticulture and floral arts through programs that foster creativity and personal growth.
Our VISION: To be the premier organization for horticulture and floral arts.