Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Croasdaile's Pansey Sale

Croasdaile is having their annual pansy sale again this year. The plants will be from Multiflora with 36 plants per flat for $12. Suzanne Freeman is the chairperson and will take the orders phone (look at Croasdaile in yearbook) . There are over 2 dozen varieties from which to choose.
The deadline for orders will be Sept. 24 and the flats will be delivered to Croasdaile the first or second week in October. More details at the Sept 7th meeting

Monday, August 30, 2010

Enter the State Fair DETAILS ATTACHED

The 2010 North Carolina State Fair is October 14 through 24.

This year, as has been the case for the past 43 years, The Gardeners of Wake County (www.gardenersofwakecounty.org) is working with the state fair to put on the flower and garden show at the fair.

Your garden club members are encouraged to enter flowers and plants in the state fair.
It is easy to do, and there is no entry fee plus there are over $31,000 in cash premiums in addition to ribbons. Prize money has been increased this year.

Entry categories include

* Cut flowers and plants
* Designs (arrangements)
* Dish gardens and terrariums
* Container grown plants
* Hanging baskets
* Cucurbits

It is easy to enter.

* Entries can be entered on line at www.blueribbonfair.com/BRFairprod/BlueRibbonStart.aspx?ID=2088
Or by mail
(the deadline is October 1 in either case)

* Your entries are due between 8:00 AM and noon on opening day, Thursday October 14.
* In addition, for your convenience exhibits for the categories Dish gardens and terrariums, Container grown plants, Hanging baskets and Cucurbits may be submitted on the afternoon of October 10 or morning of October 13.

* For cut flowers and plants there are THREE shows -- you can participate in any or all of them. This is especially useful for those traveling to the fair after it opens. Entries can be submitted the mornings of
* October 18 and
* October 21 in addition to
* October 14
Ribbons and cash prizes are awarded for each of the three shows.

* It is easy to get into the fair with your entry. You may drive your vehicle with your entries through Gate 6 off Youth Center Road and park near the exhibit hall. Show a copy of your entry form to the gate attendant for entry.

Next steps

* Obtain the fair premium book and study the details of the rules and procedure.
The premium book can be obtained by download at www.ncstatefair.org/2010/Competitions/HowToEnter.htm

or in hard copy by writing the fair at
Premium Book
1010 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1010

* Complete the entry form found in the premium book or at www.ncstatefair.org/2010/Competitions/PremiumBook/2010GenEntryForm.pdf

or make an on line submission at www.blueribbonfair.com/BRFairprod/BlueRibbonStart.aspx?ID=2088

* The state fair will generate entry tags which you will pick up in person at the Flower and Garden Show building when you bring your exhibit.

* The Flower and Garden Show building is located off Youth Center Road that is perpendicular to Hillsborough Street west of Dorton Arena (the tall round building). Enter through gate 6 on Youth Center Road.

* Remember to submit entry forms by October 1 – the state fair rules do not permit submission of the entry form when you arrive with the entry.


* The above is just a summary. Please refer to the premium book for details. The information in the premium book prevails over this summary. We hope you will decide to enter the Flower Show and make this one the best show ever.

Very truly yours,
The Gardeners of Wake County, Inc.
Charles Gilliam
Vice President and Chairman of the Garden Show for 2010

A new Year for DCGC begins

We will have our 1st meeting of the year at the Hill House on Sept 7th at 10 am. Come early and socialize.
All clubs will start their activities this month and the new yearbook will be available at the Sept 7th meeting.

Carden Clubs of NC will have the Fall Board Meeting in Fayetteville on Sept 12-13. Your president has
the application and details of the meeting.

National Garden Clubs will have their Fall Meeting in Great Falls, MT

In October we have our District 9 meeting Oct 12 in Roxboro. More to be discussed at the Council meeting and all presidents
should have the applications and info. If not I have. You will find me in last years yearbook. Marcia in Heritage GC.

See you Tuesday after Labor Day at the Hill House.