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. _________________

September 14, 2022


12:30 Portsmouth Free Public Library

Bring a "Veggie" recipe and

Celebarting the club winning the Newport Flower Show Horticulture Award


October 12, 2022

12:30 at the  Portsmouth Friends Meeting House

Topic The Quakers in Portsmouth by Pastor Rick Lauder


November 9,2022

12:30 Portsmouth Free Public Library

URI Master Gardener

Nancy Crawford



November 18, 2022

Portsmouth Free Public Library

Arrangement making for Taste of Portsmouth



November 18, 2022

Portsmouth Free Public Library 125th Anniversary Fundraiser with Garden Club seasonal decorations

5-7 p.m.


November 29, 2022

Town Wreaths Workshop

PortsmouthFre Public Library 11-1

Sign up


December 1,2022


Christmas Luncheon

Grist Mill Tavern

Seekonk, Ma

10:00 Bus. Mtg.

Designs by Judy Gray


December 13, 2020

Christmas Luncheon

16 Point Road


$40 to Treasurer


January 11, 2023

Portmouth Free Library


Llnda Kirkparick

Floral Design Demonstration


February 8, 2023

Portsmouth Free Public Library

12:30 Susan Besse, URI Mastergardener

on Composting


March 8, 2023

Portsmouth Free Public Library

12:30  Bill  Baddeley URI Master Gardnerer

TOPIC: Seed starting


March 31-April 2, 2023

RIFGC Flower Show

Galleria- Living Artfully



April 12, 2023

Portsmouth Free Public Library

12:30 Cindy Perry

Topic "Witeness Gardens"


April 16 - 22, 2023

Earth Week, Earth Day April 21. Check Aquidneck Island  events on line


May 10, 2023

Monthly meeting to be held at Green Animals Portsmouth


Club Members check in at gate- Meeting and self guided tour. Bring a camera!



Annual Luncheon and installation


Johnny's Restaurant, Wyndham Hotel

Tickets $45 

Notify Jean


June 23-25, 2023

Newport Flower Show

"The Grand Tour"

at Marble House.

See web site. Timed tickets needed.


Juky 7-9, 2023

Secret Garden Tour
The Point, Newport, R.I.   $25 advanced dicounted price on-line, only 450 tickets per day to be sold