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Garden clubs taking entries for Pasco flower show

PASCO -- Have a knack for arranging flowers, table settings or forcing bulbs to bloom in winter?

If so, consider entering the Blue Mountain District Flower Show on Feb. 19-21.

The show is held in conjunction with the Tri-Cities Home and Garden Show at TRAC in Pasco. Admission to see the show is free with a paid admission to the Home and Garden Show.

The theme this year is "Cross Roads" in the Garden. There are three divisions to enter:

Horticulture: Forced bulbs (tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, etc.) Forced branches (pussy willow, forsythia, fruit blossoms, etc.) not to exceed 30 inches. Tree or shrub branches such as: needled evergreens, broadleaf or berried or scaled evergreens (naturally blooming). Container grown plants flowering and foliage, and cacti and succulents.

Design: A summer alfresco buffet for six to be viewed on all sides of 6-foot table; a single service of informal afternoon tea on a 30-inch round table; or an informal exhibit saluting Mardi Gras.

Special Exhibit: A brooch or pin made of organic materials not to exceed three inches and staged on black velvet; or a still life design on a 24-inch round table.

Each section within a division will have subtitles (Avenues, Intersections, Routes, Exits, Back Roads, etc.) which will tie in with the "Cross Roads" theme.

You don't need to be a member of a garden club to enter any of the show categories, but you do need to check in with the show chairman and her assistant to obtain the general rules and fill out an entry form.

The flower show is organized by members of the six garden clubs in the Mid-Columbia and they'll be on hand during show hours to answer your gardening questions.

Hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information or to enter contact Chairman Laurana McMillen at 509-783-4907 or macseven@verizon.net or Ellen Rector at 509-282-3367 or perwa@aol.com.

* Loretto J. Hulse: 509-582-1513; lhulse@tricityherald.com.