June 4 RIFGC Horticulture Show At Roger WIlliam Park Casino-


ENTERIES BY Linda Howard and  Linda Kirkpatrick



While judging is somewhat subjective, Point Scoring for Horticulture is adhered to, minimizing the subjectiveness.  There were seven Sections with a total of 28 Classes.  Based on these criteria, the following awards are given:


Major Awards:

Division:               95 or better

Section:                95 or better

Class Awards:

Blue:                      90  or better (only one awarded)

Red                        85 or better (only one awarded)

Yellow                   80 or better (only one awarded)

White                    75 or better (multiple)


If a 90+ is indicated on a Red, Yellow, or White entry, it indicates that the entry qualified for a Blue, but another entry scored somewhat higher.  Based on this, Portsmouth Garden Club entered and was recognized and awarded the following:


Section A – Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes and Tubers

Linda Howard

Class 2b                Iris ‘August Treat’                                       Yellow

Class 2b                Iris ‘Country Charm’                                   White


Section B – Flowering Perennials

Linda Howard

Class 6                   Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)                           Red 90+

Class 9a                Baptisia ‘Grape Taffy’                                                     Red 90+               

Linda Kirkpatrick

Class 7a                Paeonia lactiflora ‘Raspberry Sundae’                 Blue

Class 7b                Paeonia lactiflora ‘Duchess de Nemours’             Red 90+

Class 7b                Paeonia lactiflora ‘Sarah Bernhardt’                   Yellow 90+


Section C - Flowering Branches

Linda Kirkpatrick

Class 10                Rhododendron ‘Rosy Lights’                                Blue

Class 14                Kalmia lataifolia ‘ Little Linda’                              White


Section E – Hosta

Linda Howard

Class 19                Hosta ‘ Shadowland Wheee’                                 Blue*

Linda Kirkpatrick

Class 19                Host‘Halcyn’                                                       White



         * AWARD OF MERIT – Section Award for best Hosta entered in show


Entered by  Linda Howard 

Entered by  Linda Kirkpatrick

The show       Pictures by Janice Giorgianni


Meetings are held monthly at the Library for club members and guests. _________________

March 9, 2022

Portsmouth Free Public Library


Speaker: Dan Christiana, Head Horticulturalist,

Green Animals Topiary Gardens


Topic: Easy indoor topiaries.


April 7-10, 2022


NAME: Our World

at Providence Civic Center

Times on show website


April 13, 2022

Portsmouth Free Public Library


Speaker: Eve Agudelo 


Topic: Master Gardener "Gleaning" program, harvesting for local food pantries.


RIFGC Annual Luncheon




April 29, 2022

Art in Bloom

Boston:  Museum of Fine Arts 

Possible club travel event


May 11, 2022

Portsmouth Free Public Library


Speaker: Cindy Perry

Topic: Portsmouth History


May 21 and 22, 2022

Art Blooming at Linden Place. Bristol, R.I.
Time: TBD

PGC possible entries


June 4, 2022

Plant Sale in conjunction with the Portsmouth Free Public Library

2658 East Main Rd.


Time Member Set up Fri

Saturday 9-1


June 8, 2022


Johnny's Middletown



June 17-19, 2022

Newport Flower Show

Rosecliff, Newport, R.I.

“Eden … A Personal Paradise” is the theme of the 2022 Newport Flower Show, June 17-19 at Rosecliff. Tickets will be available for online purchase after March 15. Advance purchase is required; there will be no onsite ticket sales. Tickets will be for a specific date and time block. On sale March 15.

 Floral designers, horticulturists and botanical artists will display their creations based on concepts related to the “Eden” theme, such as “Eve’s Ensemble,” “The Serpent’s Reign” and “Garden of Eat’n.” 


June 22, 2022

Barrington Flower Show

possible PGC member entries



June 24-26

Newport Secret Garden Tours

Time: TBD

PGC hostesses