A Carolina Breath of Spring Flower Show, sponsored by four local garden clubs, was held March 6 and 7 at Cypress Gardens in Moncks Corner, SC. This was the 4th annual show for Belle Isle Garden Club, Camellia Garden Club of Greater Charleston, Garden Club of Otranto and Town & Village Garden Club. There were 48 floral designs, including under water designs, designs incorporating garden implements, designs hanging in embroidery hoops and new to garden club members, floor designs. Michael Pound of the Camellia Garden Club won a Tri-Color Award, the Award of Design Excellence and the People’s Favorite Award for his design incorporating two watering cans. His creative use of bear grass from the nozzle of each can, looked like water being poured out on to the bouquet below.
Johnny Walker of Edisto won top camellia. Elizabeth Nash of Goose Creek won the Arboreal Award with her Hibiscus Bloom. Over 400 people attended the 2 Day event which featured daffodils, Camellias and other spring blooms.