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Lewes in Bloom Flowers

Events

Mar
14
Tue
LIB General Meeting @ Library
Mar 14 @ 4:00 pm
Mar
15
Wed
Philadelphia Flower Show Bus Trip
Mar 15 all-day

The 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show is just around the corner

Holland: Flowering the World

March 15, 2017

The 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show will showcase the extraordinary plants, creativity and talent of this region’s top horticulturists and designers along with award winning landscape and floral designers from the Netherlands.

Lewes in Bloom is again organizing a bus trip to this beautiful and educational show.  We believe the theme will attract quite a few Lewes residents; therefore we are going to make sure our members get first chance at the tickets.  There may be two buses this year. If you want to be on the bus with a spouse or friend, please complete this form for each member of your party and return with a check for $70.00 for each person.  If you have any questions, please contact Dennis Crawford at 302-827-4876 or via email at drcsue@comcast.net. The bus will depart from the Weis Market parking lot PROMPTLY at 9:00AM. We anticipate a return time of 6:00PM.

Apr
11
Tue
LIB General Meeting @ Library
Apr 11 @ 4:00 pm

The 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show is just around the corner

Holland: Flowering the World

March 15, 2017

The 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show will showcase the extraordinary plants, creativity and talent of this region’s top horticulturists and designers along with award winning landscape and floral designers from the Netherlands.

Lewes in Bloom is again organizing a bus trip to this beautiful and educational show.  We believe the theme will attract quite a few Lewes residents; therefore we are going to make sure our members get first chance at the tickets.  There may be two buses this year. If you want to be on the bus with a spouse or friend, please complete this form for each member of your party and return with a check for $70.00 for each person.  If you have any questions, please contact Dennis Crawford at 302-827-4876 or via email at drcsue@comcast.net. The bus will depart from the Weis Market parking lot PROMPTLY at 9:00AM. We anticipate a return time of 6:00PM.

Please complete form and return with payment to:

Dennis Crawford,  32659 Hastings Drive, Lewes, DE 19958

 

A Beautiful Launch!

Beauty Spot Award Successfully Takes Off for Lewes in Bloom

By Rosemary Budd, Chair

2017 Nominations begin March 1st – Click here for the Nomination Form

 The Lewes in Bloom (LIB) Beauty Spot Award successfully launched this past summer for the months of June through August. Designed to honor beauty throughout the greater Lewes community, the award also serves to thank gardeners for their efforts to enhance beauty on their properties.  A LIB Beauty Spot winner can be based on overall landscape, planted beds, containers, front door, patios – or even a beautiful corner! It doesn’t have to be an entire yard or property. It can be any size “spot” in the zip code 19958.

Awardees received the Beauty Spot Award sign to display in their yard for a month; an award certificate from LIB; a $25 gift certificate from Wharton’s Garden Center; acknowledgement in the LIB newsletter, website and Facebook; as well as coverage in the Cape Gazette.

All residential properties or spots in the greater Lewes 19958 zip code are eligible to participate. Lewes in Bloom membership is not necessary. Residents can self-nominate their property, and the general public can also nominate a residential property that catches their eye. LIB Board of Advisor members and LIB Beauty Spot Selection Committee members are not eligible. Candidate residences can be either owner or professionally designed and planted, but must be owner-maintained. Nominations are submitted to the Lewes in Bloom Beauty Spot at www.lewesinbloom.org. Click on “Beauty Spot Nomination.” For more information, contact Rosemary Budd 301-452-9365

LIB created the Beauty Spot Award on the recommendation of America in Bloom Champions Category Selection Committee feedback. In September 2015, during the America in Bloom Symposium in Holland, Michigan, Lewes was named the winner of the Champions Category for small towns. Judy Hanson, LIB Co-chair, then challenged the club’s Horticulture Committee to research how to establish a Beauty Spot program for Lewes. Judy said, “The Beauty Spot program is a great example of how LIB members collaborate to enrich the city we love and care about. In fact, new LIB member, Rosemary Budd, created a proposal for the Beauty Spot Award program and formed an LIB member committee to create, implement, and act as the Award Selection Committee.” Nancy Phillips, LIB Co-chair, said, “This program provides opportunities for Lewes residents to be recognized for their efforts in gardening.” The Beauty Spot Award Committee is led by LIB members Betsy Hansot, Linda McDonald, Ann-Marie Rooney, Lois Sechehay, Dolores Wardell, and chair Rosemary Budd.

Now on to the Awardees…

June 2016 Awardee Paul Roth

July Awardees Janice Pinto

And Mike Conrad

August Awardees Ellen and Kenny Schnabel