A collection of plants nurtured by Little Compton Garden Club members for many months won prizes including best in class at the Boston Flower Show (March 12-15 at the Seaport World Trade Center ).
For their Blue Ribbon-winning entry (best in category) in the Bay Window Collection category, the club’s Horticulture Committee chose an east-facing bay window and brought together an array of houseplants that grow nicely in the morning sun. The display also won a Purple Ribbon for the Massachusetts Agricultural Award.
The display included 20 varieties of plants. Several Garden Club members had nurtured plants for this show since at least December 10, 2013, if not for many years.
Libby Moore, Garden Club president, contributed the majority of the plants. Berta Atwater, Susie Emery,
Elisabeth Mundel, Joan O’Brien, Lucy O’Connor and Bonnie Trowbridge provided the rest. Some of the plants had been entered in previous Boston Flower Shows
In competitions for individual plant specimens, Ellen Brayton’s Boston fern won a Blue Ribbon.
This same plant won Best in Show in September, 2013, at the Little Compton Garden Club-Garden Club of Buzzards Bay Flower Show in Westport.
Bonnie Trowbridge won four Blue Ribbons and a Red Ribbon for her five individual plants entered in specialty classes.
Little Compton Garden Club activities include not just flower shows but also beautification projects around town and teaching children about horticulture. In 2017, the Little Compton Garden Club will celebrate their 90 anniversary by hosting the Garden Club of America’s Regional Meeting for Zone 1 (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island). For more information,