Educational talks will also be offered on topics such as Ikebana techniques, growing African violets, the role of color in floral design, principles of design, and basic design. Talks will be scheduled on the hour on Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 2 p.m.
“The purpose of show is to educate the public,” said Karin Guzy, an east Cobb resident and member of Creative Study.
She said flower shows also stimulate interest in horticulture and floral design, provide an outlet for creative expression and convey to the community the objectives of the National Garden Clubs.
The show focuses on petite entries as well as horticultural entries. “A petite show features small floral designs, conforming to 5-inch or 8-inch square spaces,” Guzy said.
“It’s an unusual thing to do, have a petite show. We are going to focus on plant material that is either naturally small or something that nurseries or plant societies refer to as dwarf. We realized that not everyone will have a lot of material that fits that area so we are also having a standard size horticulture division,” Guzy said.
“The horticulture section will have cut specimens out of people’s gardens, things you’ve grown yourself that will be open to the public for entries,” she said.
The show also serves to hone the skills of the study club flower show judges. Show times are Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Charles D. Switzer Library is at 266 Roswell St., Marietta.