Another year...another flower show, but this time a JUDGED one!  And were they ever tough on us!  So many rules, so many details, but the results were beautiful!  Each design was beautiful and unique, obviously well thought out by the designer.  The horticulture part of the show featured some unusual plants and cuttings also.  Not only did we put on a great show for our guests, we also learned a whole lot just by creating a design through the interpretation of a song! Interesting concept for sure!  The judges remarked that the show was a beautiful one overall, but they chose to give the Tri-Color Award AND the Award of Design Excellence to Betsy Streigler. Her design was given a 100!! Sandy Batt's creation was given a 99 and earned her the Designer's Choice Award.  

Guests enjoyed cookies and punch provided by club members as they strolled through the beautiful and historic Giddings-Stone Mansion viewing the floral designs and horticulture entries.  Many purchased the recently published Bluebonnet Garden Club Cookbook as they departed. 

Following are photos of the award winners and a slideshow.

 Betsy Striegler's design entitled, "Everlasting Love" that won the Tri-Color Award and also the Award of Design Excellence.  Great job, Betsy!!

Betsy Striegler's design entitled, "Everlasting Love" that won the Tri-Color Award and also the Award of Design Excellence.  Great job, Betsy!!

 Sandy Batt won the Designer's Choice Award.  This design was based on her interpretation of the song, "Flower Drum Song". 

Sandy Batt won the Designer's Choice Award.  This design was based on her interpretation of the song, "Flower Drum Song". 

 Our flower show judges were treated to lunch at Volare's Restaurant.  They were most appreciative. 

Our flower show judges were treated to lunch at Volare's Restaurant.  They were most appreciative. 

 

Please join us for our annual flower show being held in the historic Giddings-Stone Mansion in Brenham, TX.  Come walk through this old home, view the creative floral arrangements, purchase our very FIRST cookbook and take home a plant or two from our plant sale.  We hope to see you there! 

**Tickets available at the door**

 

 

 

 

**TABLESCAPES CELEBRATIONS**...IN THE BOOKS!

Months of planning, anguished days of preparation by EVERY member, and days of working to set up resulted in an incredibly beautiful flower show! All who were able (Unfortunately, a few of our members became ill the day before the show...sorry dear friends.) joined in to set up, clean, bake, create and do whatever was necessary for the execution of "Tablescapes Celebration".  

We are still amazed that we served lunch to 300 people and Sweet Treats to a yet undetermined number. The menu was well-received by all.  The atmosphere was such that people did not want to leave after they had lunch and viewed the tables!  That's a compliment in itself!  Hats off to the Luncheon Committee for every detail...the meal, the placemats, the flatware rolled in a napkin with the cutest butterfly napkin ring!  Really! Really!  Who, but this group of women thinks of those details? It all looked beautiful. 

The tablescapes...not enough can be said about the gorgeous and unique creations.  Each tablescape perfectly represented its theme.  Walking from table to table, thinking that this one was the best and then coming upon the next one and changing your mind once again was a story told by many.  Everyone did an outstanding job of planning and execution!  If you were not in attendance, check out the slideshow below, but the photos can not possibly reflect the beauty seen walking into the room. 

Thank you to each member for your part in bringing this together.  A very special thanks to Flower Show Chairmen, Debi Meschwitz and Freda Martin, who were the masterminds of this event...outstanding planning ladies!   Thank-yous also go to Publicity Chairmen, Charlotte LaRoche & Nancy Low; Tickets, Donna Cummins & Rita Meaux; Staging & Placement, Sherry Barkman, Lana McDaniel, Carolyn Sander & Debbie Urquhart; Hospitality, Joy Kenjura, Mary McCoy, Lucille Welch & Joan Zeiss; Luncheon & Sweet Treats, Scottie Davis, Twila Tate, Judy Pendergrass, Merlene Schumacher, Betsy Streigler. 

And many thanks to the businesses who donated items...Hermann Furniture, Antique Rose Emporium and Independence Coffee

 Our President, Linda Blum, and her precious granddaughter!  She hung out with us all Monday morning!  What a trooper...we train 'em up young in garden club. 

Our President, Linda Blum, and her precious granddaughter!  She hung out with us all Monday morning!  What a trooper...we train 'em up young in garden club. 

 Flower Show Chairman, Debi Meschwitz, giving strict instructions to our "husband volunteers".  Thank you guys!! 

Flower Show Chairman, Debi Meschwitz, giving strict instructions to our "husband volunteers".  Thank you guys!! 

Setup and cleanup...

Join us for our annual flower show - April, 2016!

You will not want to miss this one! 

Make plans NOW to attend our annual flower show...invitation and tickets below.  Bring a friend or two or MORE!  We hope to see you there. 

 

"TABLESCAPES CELEBRATIONS" tickets available through Paypal or major credit cards. 

For additional information or questions, please contact Charlotte LaRoche at charlottelaroche56@gmail.com or bluebonnetgardenclub@gmail.com or telephone 979-836-0564.