State Horticultural Society convenes in Springfield
The 64th Annual Convention of Minnesota State Horticultural Society — District 4 was hosted by the Springfield Garden and Hobby Club in the Springfield Area Community Center Tuesday, June 11.
“Bouquets from the Heart” was the theme of the convention that included a business meeting, awards ceremony, speakers, plant sales, a flower show, lunch and refreshments. Guests included members of the Floratennnial Garden Club of Comfrey, the Glad Gardeners of Windom, Jackson Garden Club of Jackson; Lincoln County Horticulture from Ivanhoe, Worthington Garden Club and U&I Garden Club of Worthington, and the Springfield Garden and Hobby Club and women from the former Springfield Garden Study Club.
Charlie McCone, owner of McCone Foods, spoke about growing “Sweet Potatoes are Yam Good!”
Heather Hacker Hammer, owner of A to Zinnia, New Ulm, spoke about arranging “Flowers from the Heart.” She created floral bouquets as she spoke, telling how to make simple arrangements that are simply beautiful and inexpensive, using flowers from the garden; and she demonstrated making stunning centerpieces and bouquets.
From a collection of cut flowers and foliage provided by gardeners, the guests each arranged a bouquet in a pint jar to take home with them.
Joy Clobes of Fairfax, who judged the flower show, talked about evaluating and judging flowers and indoor plants for competitions.
See complete story on page 4 in this week's issue of the Springfield Advance-Press.