Books were central to this year’s Ocean City Flower Show

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 A boy looks at a flower box by Lester Block, which won the Grand Award for Horticulture at the flower show. Block used miniature books to signify the name of each flower in a Nook e-reader to go with the flower show’s theme – “O For a Book and a Shady Nook.”
 A boy looks at a flower box by Lester Block, which won the Grand Award for Horticulture at the flower show. Block used miniature books to signify the name of each flower in a Nook e-reader to go with the flower show’s theme – “O For a Book and a Shady Nook.”  OCEAN CITY – The city held its 42nd annual flower show at the Music Pier over the weekend.

The theme for this year’s show was “O For a Book and a Shady Nook.” The Garden Club of Ocean City organizes the show each year.

The winners are:

Grand Award for Artistic Design – Linda Keyser of Somers Point

Sweepstakes in Artistic Design – Linda Keyser

Outstanding Design by a Novice – Nancy Boland of Ocean City

Special Exhibit Award Tables – Cheryl Kelchner of Ocean City

Special Exhibit Award Invitational – Offshore Garden Club of Northfield

Junior Achievement Award, Ages 7 and under – Caroline Bicking of Ocean City

Ages 8-10 – Noah Robinson of Egg Harbor Township

Ages 11-14 – Chloe Prettyman of Ocean City

Sandpiper Orchid Society Award – Margaret Roth of Ocean City

Best of Class Arts and Crafts – Marilyn Prado of Galloway

People’s Choice Award – Cheryl Kelchner of Ocean City

Theme Award – Cheryl Kelchner of Ocean City

Grand Award for Horticulture – Lester Block of Egg Harbor City

Sweepstakes in Horticulture – Lynne Kranich of Ocean City

Best Cut Rose Specimen – Nancy Boland of Ocean City

Best Cut Plant Specimen – Thelma Snyder of Somers Point

Best Plant(s) – Lester Block of Egg Harbor City, William Vinal of Ocean City

Best Junior Exhibit – Maureen Gordon’s second grade class at Ocean City Primary School, kindergarten classes at Arthur Rann Elementary School in Galloway Township

Best Orchid Collection – John Rogan of Pennsville

Best Orchid – John Rogan of Pennsville

Best of Garden Award – Lynne Kranich of Ocean City

photos by Columb Higgins

 Gary Schempp of Busy Bees NJ gives a sample of honey to a visitor at the 42nd annual Ocean City Flower Show Sunday, June 1 at the Music Pier. Schempp said he has bees throughout Cape May County that pollinate local farms.
 Gary Schempp of Busy Bees NJ gives a sample of honey to a visitor at the 42nd annual Ocean City Flower Show Sunday, June 1 at the Music Pier. Schempp said he has bees throughout Cape May County that pollinate local farms.

Carole Candy of Ocean City stops by a table featuring single bloom miniatures and old garden and shrub roses.
  Carole Candy of Ocean City stops by a table featuring single bloom miniatures and old garden and shrub roses.

 Dale and Christian Voncanon of Ocean City pass by a display of flowers with a Harry Potter theme.
 Dale and Christian Voncanon of Ocean City pass by a display of flowers with a Harry Potter theme.

The flower show at the music pier ran through the weekend, featuring hundreds of displays.
  The flower show at the music pier ran through the weekend, featuring hundreds of displays.

 Kay Reilly of the Garden Club of Ocean City designed the main display, which featured table settings and floral centerpieces based on cookbooks and novels.
 Kay Reilly of the Garden Club of Ocean City designed the main display, which featured table settings and floral centerpieces based on cookbooks and novels.


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