The Flower and Garden section of the Fair is such a quiet, relaxing part of the fairgrounds that it’s easy to forget how much work goes into creating the garden entries. Wakefield High School horticulture students were honored with the Arthur K. Pitzer Award, awarded to the best blue ribbon winner in the garden division.
They entered a garden in the Patchwork Quilt competition, which is described in the Premium Book as “a bright, sunny garden centered around the design of a creative patchwork quilt of beaming annuals, perennials and special embellishments representing a theme inspired by the gardeners.” They really played with the theme. In the video, they have grass-filled drawers and a “flower bed” on which the quilt rests. Judges noted its “platform for the quilt adds context, humor and interest.” Creative!
Another award, the Commissioner of Agriculture Award, was given to the best exhibit in the Flower and Garden show for the Raleigh Garden Club’s