August 17, 2023 - Piedmont Girls on the Run, 'Spirit of Place' Presentation & Design Exhibits


Piedmont Girls on the Run

Member's brought in an abundance of flowers from their gardens and used them to design 20 floral centerpieces for the dinner dance fundraiser to benefit the Piedmont Girls on the Run organization. 


Club members enjoying the camaraderie of working together on their floral designs.  Every centerpiece was unique!  


Just a few of the finished designs


'Spirit of Place'

Nanette Edwards, a member of the Rappahannock Garden Club, accomplished landscape gardener and representative on the Architectural Review Board for the Town of Little Washington, captivated the club members with her presentation on landscape design to compliment a home's architecture.  

Beginning with religious medieval gardens, she lead the group through the evolution of gardening ending with the naturalist, English landscape style.  Ms Edwards did the same with American architecture - providing a comprehensive overview of architectural styles beginning with the colonial period through present day.  The talk culminated with Ms Edwards challenging the members to think how they could better connect their gardens to their house and their gardens to the surrounding landscape, blending formal and informal areas.  

All agreed, it was a superb presentation!



“Big N Bold" -  Creative or Traditional Mass Design. Design type and plant material to be listed on a 3x5 card, backdrop encouraged. Remember Principles of Design. Use NGC 2017 Handbook for Flower Shows, page 74.

JUDGES:  Barbara and Sharon 


*Tip:  Water very early in the morning to discourage mildew.  If powdery mildew appears, (as often does on zinnias and annual phlox), remove severely infected plants, thinning the plants to allow for adequate air circulation.  Dispose of in the trash.  Spray remaining plants with Andre’s Remedy:  1 tbsp baking soda and 1 tbsp ultra- fine horticultural oil combined in 1 gallon of water.

Reduce fertilization.

Complete tree and shrub pruning..