The 64th Annual
Nisswa Flower and Garden Show
"From Sea to Shining Sea"
Wednesday, July 31, 2002
Lutheran Church of the Cross
5064 County Road 13
Nisswa, MN 56468
(Behind 'Sportland Corners' at the intersections of Highway 371 and County Road 13)
Bake Sale, Plant Sale, Refreshments, and Seminars
We are the largest and longest running flower show in the area. Hundreds of guests arrive from all over the United States and one regular visitor comes from Germany!
Area gardeners enter artistic arrangements, container gardens, herbs, cut flowers, vegetables, and fruits in hopes of winning a ribbon awarded by Certified Judges. There is even a Junior section for young folks to enter!
Judges look for the best representation of each exhibit including size, color, and form. Those entries with the best attributes win 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or Honorable Mention ribbons. Of all the 1st place entries, one from each category takes its enviable place on the Court of Honor with a super-special large rosette ribbon.
Seminars were offered in 2001 and were a bit hit. They will be offered this year as well. Specifics have not yet been announced.
The Bake Sale has always been a big hit with supplies running out early. Be sure to come early for your favorites!
The Plant Sale is popular for those attendees looking to pick up something they had seen with a ribbon. The best thing is: the prices are inexpensive.
Visitors usually come to the Tea Table to see what delicate treasures await them. Some talented gardeners come up with the tastiest tidbits! The punch served always refreshes.
Another new addition in 2001 was live music. One of our musically talented members donated his time tickling the ivories during the flower show. It was a wonderful backdrop and fine addition to the show.
Also new is the Plant Clinic. Master Gardeners from the area, some of them members, help with answering questions on plant care, insect control, and plant names to name a few.
There is a lot to see and do - plan on spending a couple of hours!