Sponsored by the Lumberton Council of Garden Clubs to benefit its scholarship fund and judged by nationally accredited judges, the show included four designs in each home and a horticulture division and exhibit.
Penny Pittman, from the Flower Study Club, won a blue ribbon for “A Metal Sculpture.” She used cordyline leaves, Scotch broom starting to bud and maroon carnations in a contemporary design.
The first place arrangement by Brenda Weathington was called “Petal Pushers.” The elegant vase contained oncidium orchids, Asiatic lilies, pepper berries, artichokes, bear grass and various leaves.
Another blue ribbon design feature was by Judy Driscoll of the Town and Country Club. The large, colorful arrangement included ferns, purple statice, pink gerberas and snapdragons, blue delphinium and iris, and yellow daisies, Asiatic lilies, solidago and acacia.
In the horticulture exhibit, Penny Pittman won the sweepstakes award for the largest number of entries. Her exhibit incorporated two container plants — a variegated aspidistra elatior and a zz plant. Tom Cleveland, from Plant and Pray, received a horticulture award of excellence for a “Fair William” narcissus and an award of merit for a viola.