Northwestern Ohio Gladiolus Show

 Saturday, August 17, 2019 - Sunday, August 18  
Hoover Auditorium (map)

Gladiolus growers and exhibitors from Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania will participate in the Northwestern Ohio Gladiolus Show in Hoover Auditorium.

The show, which has been held at Lakeside for more than 60 years, will take place from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 and 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. The show is organized by Cliff and Doris Hartline and volunteers.

Many different and unusual gladiolus arrangements will be on display. Exhibitors and Gladiolus Society members promote appreciation of gladiolus growing and assist interested persons or groups in their cultivation and use.

This is an open entry show. Locals may bring gladioli on Saturday morning to receive assistance in exhibiting.

Gladiolus is a genus of flowering plants in the iris family. Sometimes called the “sword lily,” the most widely used English common name for these plants is simply gladiolus.

The genus gladiolus contains approximately 260 species, of which 250 are native to sub-Saharan Africa, primarily South Africa. Although glads, as they are commonly called, are used to a limited extent for landscape effect, their chief value is for cut flowers.

Gladioli produce tall spikes of large blossoms in a rainbow of colors. Only clear, true blue is missing; white, pink, red, purple, yellow, orange, salmon and even green gladioli are available, along with many bi-colors.

The wide range of colors, sizes and flower types make them particularly useful for flower arrangements.

The flowers will be distributed to the public, free of charge, after 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, on the Hoover Auditorium porch.

Location:

Hoover Auditorium
115 W 3rd St
Lakeside Marblehead, OH 43440

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