Members of both clubs invest much time and effort cultivating some of the over 20,000 varieties of African violets and their Gesneriad botanical relatives to perfection for the annual African Violet Society of America sanctioned competition. Take one look at the nearly 200 entries and you’ll see today’s plants aren’t your grandmother’s African violets.
The clubs’ intention is to share their excitement for this particular area of the plant world. In addition to viewing some amazing and beautiful plants, hard-to-find varieties and growing supplies will be available for purchase at the sales tables. Dedicated growers will be on hand for one-on-one horticultural consultation and periodic demonstrations will be offered over the 2-day event that runs 10 am to 9 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday. Free and open to the public.
For more information regarding the African violet show and sale, contact show chair Penny Wichman at 859-240-9057 or firstname.lastname@example.org, www.avsdayton.com or www.cinciavs.org
The Ohio State African Violet Society (www.osavs.org) Annual Show and Sale will be held Friday-Saturday, September 27-28, 2019 at Kingwood Center Gardens, 50 Trimble Rd., Mansfield, Ohio 44906.
Commercial Vendor Sales area will be open 9 am to 5 pm on Friday (in the Carriage House) and 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday. This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase hard to find and rare varieties of African Violets, Streptocarpus and related growing supplies from renowned vendors. (Previous Commercial Vendors have included: Violet Gallery, Fancy Bloomers, Lyndon Lyons Greenhouses, Violet Barn and Buckeye Violets.)
The Show will feature plants of cultural excellence from the Society’s members. Show may be viewed from 1-5 pm on Friday and 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday.
The show is free though there is a $5 p/p charge by Kingwood Center Gardens. Find more at www.osavs.org
One of the best comprehensive educational opportunities offered to OAGC growers, designers, exhibitors and judges alike is the biannual 2-day Exhibitors’ and Judges’ School. The School also offers attendees a great assortment of vendors. Daily registration is $40 and includes lunch. Read more about OAGC Exhibitors’ and Judges’ Schools HERE.
The September 2017 School #2 topics included Oriental Designs with Myrna Cordray, Color Theory with Mary Lee Minor, Growing, Showig and Judging Roses, Growing, Showing and Judging Dahlias, African Violets and Gesneriads with Vicki Ferguson and Small Gardens with Charlene Thornhill. Plant Identification is also covered. Enjoy the photos provide by Naomi Ormes and Vicki Ferguson.
Oriental Designs Program by Myrna Cordray
Chiko School Example by Myrna Cordray
Sogetsu: Morimono Using Fruits/Vegetable and/or Flowers. By Myrna Cordray
Sogetsu: Arrangement for the Wall by Juanita Wilkins
Sogetsu: Basic Upright Moribana by Joyce Morris
Sogetsu: Basic Upright Nageire by Myrna Cordray
Sogetsu: Basic Slanting Moribana by Jan Stein
Sogetsu: Nageire – Hanging or Cascading Style by Myrna Cordray
Sogetsu: Basic Horizontal Moribana Style by
Sogetsu: Variation #5 Moribana Using Two Kenzans by Myrna Cordray
Sogetsu: Variation #7 Floating Material by Myrna Cordray
Sogetsu: Free Style Moribana by Joyce Morris
Sogetsu: Free Style/Unconventional Materials. By Myrna Cordray
Sogetsu: Avant-Garde. By Myrna Cordray
Sogetsu: Free Style – Objet. By Myrna Cordray
Ohara: Landscape Type. By Louise Bennett
Ohara: Water Reflecting. By Louise Bennett
Ohara: Combined Form. By Louise Bennett
Ohara: Basic Rising Form Moribana. By Louise Bennett
Ikenobo: Rikka (Shimputai). By Chieko Arikawa
Ikenobo: Jiyuka (Free Style). By Chieko Awikawa
Ikenobo: Shoka (Shofutai). By Chieko Arikawa
African Violets and Gesneriads by Vicki Ferguson
Small Gardens by Charlene Thornhill
Color Theory by Mary Lee Minor
Monochromatic by Mary Lee Minor
This is not a true monochromatic, but done on purpose to demonstrate what not to do. Remove the yellow mums and you would have the true monochromatic. By Mary Lee Minor
Split Chromatic by June Gebhardt
Direct Compliment by Mary Lee Minor
Achromatic by Mary Lee Minor
Analogous by Joy Strine Sprang
By Joy Strine Sprang
Direct Compliment by June Gebhardt
Direct Compliment by Mary Lee Minor
Notice this background is pulled tight against the backboard with underlayment the same fabric, with no wrinkles, lines or clumping of fabric. This allows the design to be the dominant feature.
This design was done to demonstrate the proper use of backgrounds. You should not use fabric as if you were staging a window display. Fabric should be tight against the background with no lines, wrinkles or clumping of fabric. The Underlayment should be the same fabric as the background used in a neat and orderly manner, and within the confines of the alloted space.