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Retro flower show to take place next month

by webdev

July 09, 2010

The Rowan County Master Garden Volunteer Association will be sponsoring a Retro Flower Show next month at the Agricultural Center in Salisbury, North Carolina. The flower enthusiasts who are creating the displays will be following guidelines from garden shows that took place during the '50s and '60s, according to

The show allows competitors to enter in either the adult or youth divisions. They may enter one arrangement to be judged for each class, though others may be exhibited. The public may come and view the show at no charge.

In the past, garden shows always featured many themes, and this show will mimic that trend with such categories as shifting sand, pines of the Tar Heel state, miniatures, celebrations and flowers of the Piedmont, according to the news source.

There will also be a miscellaneous section for annual and biennial blooms that do not fit under any other category heading. The youth horticulture division will have competitions for terrariums and dish gardens. There will also be garden memorabilia dating back to past decades.

One rose that is classically retro-American is the American Beauty, which dates back to 1875. This flower is thorny and quite fragrant, according to

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