Fortuna … Daffodils by the River. This Standard flower show will be located at The Fortuna River Lodge Saturday 1-5pm and Sunday 10-4pm
Daffodil Hybridizers and growers and judges come from all over California to enter their Daffodils in this judged event. We typically have Over 800 daffodil stems entered along with over 50 creative design flower arrangements. The Fortuna High School Ag Department, flower arranging students have been entering arrangements for the past few years and get better every year!
They have some very creative designs. Many awards are given at the daffodil show, American Daffodil Society Awards along with the Fortuna Garden Club awards sponsored by local businesses and service groups. The American Daffodil Society accredited judges and the Garden Club accredited judge’s travel mostly from the Bay Area to attend this show. Fortuna Garden Club started getting ready for the show last summer when they ordered the bulbs to plant in the fall. If you have never been to the show you should come and you will be amazed!
The River Lodge is filled with daffodils. The Fortuna Garden Club members recently planted 387 pots of show quality daffodils that will be sold at the show; there are 15 different varieties this year for sale at $15 a pot or 2 pots for $25.
The Fortuna Garden Club was first organized in 1924 and had its first daffodil Show in 1975. It started at the Fortuna Methodist Church and as it got larger it moved to the Monday Club and then the River Lodge. It is the Fortuna Garden Club’s gift to the community to educate people about the flowers and for their enjoyment. We have a children’s coloring table of different types of daffodils.
The Fortuna Art Council will have a display of Floral Art. The Humboldt Harps Ensemble will perform on Saturday at 2pm for the musical entertainment and refreshments will be served. This event is free to the public.
While driving through Fortuna look for the banners on the lampposts around town made for this annual event. If you are interested in entering daffodils or a floral design in the show, entries can be brought in Friday afternoon till 9pm or Saturday before 10 am. If you would like a show schedule or any other information please call: Janean Guest, Flower Show Chairman 498-3241 or Janean@shovelcreek.com
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