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Oasis Garden Club to discuss DEF Flower Show

Oasis Garden Club Donna Thomas–

“California’s Desert Dreams” Flower Show

At the Oasis Garden Club meeting on Thursday, October 13th, members and guests will discuss how to make entries for the Flower Show categories for the Desert Empire Fair.  Oasis meetings are open to the public and begin at 9:30 AM.  The meeting room is located at the back corner of Joshua Hall at the Desert Empire Fairgrounds.  You may enter from Richmond Road and proceed through the RV Park to the rear of Joshua Hall.

Flower Show schedules, entry forms, and entry tags are available in the Fair Office, on the Desert Empire Fair website (they can be downloaded), or at the Oasis meeting on October 13th.  The theme of the Flower Show is “California’s Desert Dreams.”  Entries for the Show are 25 cents each and will be received on October 19(1 pm to 4:30 pm) and 20(8 am to 10 am) at the fairgrounds at the Desert Valley FCU/Community Complex (formerly known as Mesquite Hall).  The Show will be open to the public October 21-23, 2022.

Entries can include cut specimens from trees, shrubs and flowers from your yard, container grown plants as well as fruits and vegetables grown in your home gardens (including “monstrosities.”)  Table settings designs, collectibles and vignettes, and a new Special Exhibit category for pumpkin entries for “Spooky Desert Dreams for Halloween.”

We invite you to come to the October 13 meeting to learn how to enter the Flower Show.  There will be demonstrations showing how to assemble design entries, and members will answer questions about new categories of entries in this year’s Flower Show schedule.  Oasis members encourage members of the public of all ages to participate in the Flower Show.  Attend the meeting to learn What is a “vignette?”, and what is needed for the Special Exhibit entries using a pumpkin(s).  There will also be discussion and examples of how to prepare table setting entries.

A special feature of the Show this year is the YOU BE THE JUDGE event!  All of you who visit the Show get to vote to choose your Favorite items in the DESIGN categories, the Collectibles and Vignettes entries, and the Special Exhibit pumpkin entries.  Each of you will be given 4 tickets.  Carefully look at all of the things entered, then vote for the ones you like the best.  Everyone gets to vote-no age limit.  We want to know what you thought was best.  Voting on Friday and Saturday.  Tickets will be counted and awards will be posted on Sunday.

All Oasis Garden Club meetings are open to the public on the second Thursday of the month from September through June annually.  Oasis Garden Club of IWV is a member of Desert Empire District, California Garden Clubs, Inc. and National Garden Clubs.