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 Flower Show General Rules

 


All amateur exhibitors are welcome to enter.  If you have a flower or plant that is not listed, feel free to bring it in anyway.  We welcome children to enter their plants and floral designs.  Adults and children compete separately.

 

Entries are accepted between the hours of 3:30pm and 6:30pm on Thursday, September 9, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 7th & Main Streets, Plattsmouth, NE 

 

Judging will begin at 7:00pm on Thursday, September 9, 2016.  Only th General chairman, the Classification Chairmen, and the clerks will be allowed on the show floor during the time of judging. 

Judging will be by the NGC Standard System of awarding, Handbook for Flower Shows Revised 2007 Edition and additions found in The National Gardener.

 

The show will be open for public viewing 8:00am - 6:00pm on Friday, September 10, 2017 and 9:00am-12:30pm, Saturday 11, 2017.

 

There must be an emphasis on fresh plant material.  No artificial plant material will be allowed in any division. 

 

No plants on the state’s endangered or conservation plant list and noxious weeds and plants on the state’s invasive plant list is not allowed.  See www.neweed.org/weeds and www.rarespecies.nebraska.gov/species/.

 

NOTE:  All exhibits, plants and floral arrangements, may not be removed prior to the close of public viewing or they will forfeit any applicable awards.

 

The decision of the Classification Committee for Horticulture and Design Divisions must review all    entries for proper identification and conformity to the schedule and will be final authority regarding   eligibility of all entries.

 

The decision of the judges is final.  Awards will be withheld if not merited.

 

All exhibits, container, awards, etc. must be picked up between the hours of  12:30pm and 1:30pm on Saturday, September 11, 2017. 

 

The Garden Club is not responsible for anything left after 1:30pm on Saturday, September 11, 2017.

 

 

Awards

 

· Only one first place (blue) ribbon per class.  Must score 90 or above.

· Only one second place (red) ribbon per class.  Must score 85 or above.

· Only one third place (yellow) ribbon per class.  Must score 80 or above.

· One or more honorable mention (white) ribbons as merited. Must score 75 or above.

 

Rosette ribbons are given for:

· Best of Show

· Best Horticulture

· Best Specimen

· Best Fresh Arrangement

· Best Dried Arrangement

· Best Fresh Miniature Arrangement

· Best Dried Miniature Arrangement

· Most Blue Ribbons Won

 

People’s Choice Award

 

Design Rules

 

1. A design entered in competition must be the work of only one exhibitor and that exhibitor’s name must appear on the entry card.

 

2. An exhibitor may enter as many classes in the Design Division as desired unless the schedule limits the number of entries, but only one exhibit per class.

 

3. Fresh plant material may not be treated in any manner.  Plant material that has been treated to alter its exterior appearance may be used only in its dried state.

 

4. The designer has the freedom to choose Traditional or Creative style with any design type listed unless restricted by the schedule.

 

5. Plant material used in designs need not have been grown by the exhibitor unless the schedule requires it.

 

6. No artificial flowers, foliage, fruits or vegetables are permitted in the Design Division.

 

7. Landscapes or scenes are not permitted in the Design Division.

 

8.  Refer to pp. 189—190 of Handbook for Flower Shows Revised 2007 Editions.

 

 

Division I

Section 1 – ARRANGEMENTS

Note:  No artificial flowers, leaves, berries, or fruit are permitted as part of an arrangement or as accessories (excluding container).

 

Class 1 – Arrangement for Special Occasions Accessories are permitted, flowers may be purchased.

A. Holidays using fresh flowers – Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.

B. Holidays using dried flowers – Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.

C. Hobbies using fresh flowers

D. Hobbies using dried flowers

E. Interpretation of Harvest Festival theme, “85 Years of Harvest Memories,” using fresh plant        material.

F. Interpretation of Harvest Festival theme, “85 Years of Harvest Memories,” using dried plant       material.

 

Class 2 – Fall Centerpiece Arrangement

Accessories are permitted, flowers may be purchased.

A. Fresh

B. Dried

C. Combination fresh and dried

 

Class 3 – Vase Arrangement

Vase to be at least 6” tall and using at least three (3) flowers.  Accessories are permitted.  Flowers may be purchased.

A. Fresh

B. Dried

 

Class 4 – Basket Arrangement

Overall measurements at least 5” height, width and depth, using at least three (3) flowers.  Accessories are permitted, flowers may be purchased.

A. Fresh

B. Dried

 

Class 5 – Small

Overall measurements 8” in height, width and depth, including container.  Accessories are permitted, flowers may be purchased.

 

Class 6 – Miniature Arrangement

Overall measurements not to be over 5” in height, width and depth, including the container. 
Accessories are permitted, flowers may be purchased.

A. Fresh

B. Dried

 

Class 7 – Others

 

Horticulture Rules

 

1. All plant material must be fresh and have been grown by the exhibitor.

 

2. Exhibits must have been in the possession of the exhibitor for no fewer than 90 days.  Exception: 

      Plants grown from seed, seedling, or immature transplants, bulbs, tubers, corms or rhizomes. 

      Combination plantings must have been grown together for no fewer than 6 weeks.

 

3. Plant material may not be altered by the application (treatment) of oil, commercial “shine” products, etc. that artificially change the natural color and texture.

 

4. All specimens should be correctly labeled with scientific (botanical) names or the currently accepted scientific identification for their educational value.  Common name may also be added.

 

5. An exhibitor may make more than one entry per class if each entry is a different species, variety, cultivar, type or color.

 

6. Cut specimens must be displayed in clear transparent bottles provided by the exhibitor of suitable size and stability.  Some bottles may be available from the club.  Cut specimens should not have foliage below the water line.

 

7.  Wedging, a small, inconspicuous “plug” in the neck of a container to improve the pose of the specimen, is permitted.  Wedging may e visible but must not detract from the cut specimen.  Wedging must be provided by the exhibitor.

 

8. Double potting is permitted, but the inner pot must not be visible.

 

9. All entry cards should be filled out in advance, if possible, and if handwritten, should be in pencil or water-proof pen to avoid water damage.

 

10. Classification Committee has the authority to subdivide classes as necessary.

 

11.  Refer to pp. 298—302 of the Handbook for Flower Shows Revised 2007 Edition

Division II

 

Section 2 – CONTAINER GROWN PLANTS

Note:  Only one plant per pot, unless otherwise stated.  No accessories unless otherwise stated.

 

Class 1 – Hanging Plant – Blooming

Note:  No container over 12” diameter

A. One in pot

B. Group of same

C. Group of different

 

Class 2 – Hanging Plant – Non-blooming

Note:  No container over 12” diameter.

A. One in pot

B. Group of same

C. Group of different

 

Class 3 – Saintapaulia (African Violet)

Note: One plant in container.

A. Single Flower

B. Double Flower

C. Variegated Foliage

D. Miniature – Single Flower

E. Miniature – Double Flower

F. Episcia – Flame Violet

 

Class 4 – Begonia

A. Single Flower

B. Double Flower

C. Large Leafed

D. Variegated Foliage

E. Tuberous

F. Beefsteak

 

Class 5 – Cactus

A. One per container and blooming

B. Group of same, blooming

C. One per container, not blooming

D. Group of same, with none blooming

 

Class 6 – Dish Garden

A combination planting in a container up to 16 inches.  A miniature landscape in an open container.  One or more accessories permitted.  If used, they must be in scale with the plant material and with each other.  Plant material should be dominant.

 

Class 7 — Fairy Garden

A combination planting in a container up to 16 inches.  A miniature landscape in an open container depicting fairies.  One or more accessories permitted.  If used, they must be in scale with the plant material and with each other.  Plant material should be dominant.

 

Class 8 – Fern

A. Boston

B. Davillian (Hare’s Foot, etc.)

C. Staghorn

D. Miniature

E. Others

 

Class 9 – Pelargonium (Geranium)

A. Single Flower

B. Double Flower

C. Vining (Ivy Geranium)

D. Scented

E. Martha Washington

Class 10 – Impatience

A. Single Flower

B. Double Flower

C. Single Flower, variegated foliage

D. Double Flower, variegated foliage

E. New Guinea

 

Class 11 - Ivy

A. English

B. German

C. Swedish

D. Others

 

Class 12 – Philodendron

A. Plain

B. Split Leaf

C. Variegated

 

Class 13—Epipremnum or Scindapsus (Pothos)

 

Class 14 – Sansevieria

A. Snake Plant, Mother-in-law tongue

B. Bird Nest

C. Others

 

Class 15 – Chlorophytum (Spider Plant)

A. Plain

B. Variegated

 

Class 16 – Succulent

A. One in pot

B. Group of same kind

C. Group of different

D. Blooming

 

Class 17 – Oxalis (Shamrock)

A. Green

B. Purple

C. Variegated

 

Class 18 – Terrarium
A miniature landscape in a covered, transparent container.  One or more accessories in proper scale with the plant material and with each other, may be included.

 

Class 19 – Planter

A group of different plants growing together in a container for artistic effect.  It is not planted as a landscape and no accessories are permitted.  If round, not more than 16” in diameter, if rectangular not more than 8” by 24”.

 

Class 20—Combination Planting

Multiple plants of different types or different cultivars of the same type growing in one container.  If round, not more than 16” in diameter, if rectangular not more than 8” by 24”.

A. Same variety

B. Assorted variety

 

Class 21 – Solenostemon (Coleus)

 

Class 22 – Houseplants, Blooming

A. Hibiscus

B. Orchid

C. Gloxinia

D. Other

 

Class 23 – Houseplants, Non-blooming

A. Sagittaria (Arrowhead)

B. Bonsai Tree

C. Croton

D. Dieffenbachia (Dumbcane)

E. Dracaena

F. Hoya (Wax Plant)

G. Palms

H. Peperomia

I. Schefflera

J. Others

 

 

Section 3 - ANNUAL SPECIMENS

Note:  Need clear glass container and three (3) stems with foliage for all specimens, unless other wise stated.  Flowers should be of uniform size, color and bloom stage.

 

Class 1 – Ageratum (3 stems)

 

Class 2 – Amaranthus (1 stem)

A. Summer Poinsettia

B. Love Lies Bleeding

C. Other

 

Class 3 – Aster (3 stems)

A. Small

B. Medium

C. Large

 

Class 4 – Balsam (1 spike)

 

Class 5 – Begonia (1 shoot or stem)

 

Class 6 – Calendula (Pot Marigold) (1 stem)

 

Class 7 – Celosia, Crested (Cockscomb)

A. Small (3 stems)

B. Medium (3 stems)

C. Large (7” or bigger, no leaves (1 stem)

 

Class 8 — Celosia,  Plumed

A. Small (3 spikes)

B. Medium (1 stem)

C. Large (1 spike)

 

Class 9 – Solenostemon (Coleus)

A. Small (3 stems)

B. Medium (1 stem)

C. Large (1 stem)

D. Miniature

 

Class 10 – Cosmos (3 stems)

 

Class 11 – Cleome (1 stem)

 

Class 12 - Dianthus (3 stems)

 

Class 13 – Tanacetum (Feverfew) (1 spray)

 

Class 14 – Pelargonium (Geranium)

A. Single flower (1 head of blooms, foliage optional)

B. Double flower (1 head of blooms, foliage optional

C. Vining (1 head of blooms, foliage optional)

 

Class 15 – Impatiens

A. Single Flower (1 spray)

B. Double Flower (1 spray)

C. Single Flower, variegated foliage (1spray)

D. Double Flower, variegated foliage (1 spray)

E. New Guinea (1 spray)

F. Miniature (1 spray)

 

Class 16 – Lantana (1 spray)

 

Class 17 – Tagetes (Marigold)

A. Small (1 spray)

B. Medium (3 stems)

C. Large (3 stems)

 

Class 18 – Nasturtium (3 stems)

 

Class 19 – Nicotiana (3 stems)

 

Class 20 – Petunia (1spray)

A. Single flower

B. Double Flower

 

Class 21 – Polygonum (Kissing over the Garden Gate) (1 stem)

 

Class 22 – Salvia

A. Red (3 stems)

B. Pink (3 stems)

C. Blue/Lavender (3 stems)

D. White (3 stems)

 

Class 23 – Antirrhinum (Snapdragon) (3 stems)

 

Class 24 – Xerochrysum (Strawflowers)

A. Small (3 stems)

B. Medium (3 stems)

C. Large (3 stems)

 

Class 25 – Helianthus (Sunflowers)

A. Large (1 stem)

B. Others (3 stems)

 

Class 26 - Torenia

 

Class 27 – Verbena (3 bloom heads)

 

Class 28 – Vinca (3 stems)

 

Class 29 – Zinnia

A. Cactus (3 stems with foliage)

B. Daisy (3 stems with foliage)

C. Regular (3 stems with foliage)

D. Miniature/Pompom (3stems with foliage)

 

Class 30 – Miscellaneous

 

Section 4 – PERENNIALS OR BIENNIALS        

Note:  Need clear container and  three (3) stems with foliage, unless otherwise stated..  Flowers should be of uniform size, color and bloom stage.

 

Class 1 – Althea (Rose of Sharon)

A. Single (1 stem with foliage)

B. Double (2 stem with foliage)

                     

Class 2 – Aster (1 stem with foliage)

 

Class 3 -  Chrysanthemum

A. Small (1 spray with foliage)

B. Medium (1 spray with foliage)

C. Large (1 bloom with foliage)

Class 4 – Clematis (3 blooms with foliage)

 

Class 5 – Echinacea (Cone Flower) (3 stems with

foliage)

 

Class 6 – Delphinium (1 stalk with foliage)

 

Class 7 – Gaillardia  (Blanket Flower) (3 stems, no foliage required)

 

Class 8 – Hibiscus

A. Greenhouse (1 stem with foliage)

B. Outdoor (1 stem with foliage)

 

Class 9 – Hydrangea (1 bloom head with foliage)

 

Class 10 – Ornamental Grass

A. Pampas (1 stem)

B. Maiden

C. Others

 

Class 11 – Rudbeckia (Blackeyed Susan, etc.) (1 spray with foliage)

 

Class 12 – Phlox, hardy (1 bloom head with foliage)

 

Class 13 - Salvia

 

Class 14 – Sedum (Live Forever) (1 stem with

foliage)

 

Class 15 – Others

 

 

Section 5 – ROSES
(1 spray or stem with foliage)

 

Class 1 – Rosa (Floribunda) (Eutin) ( 6- 25 blooms per spray)

 

Class 2 – Rosa (Grandiflora) (3-6 blooms per spray)

 

Class 3 – Rosa (Hybrid Tea) (1 bloom with no buds, foliage required)

A. Pink

B. Yellow

C. Red

D. Orange

E. White

F. Lavender

G. Striped

H. Peace

I. Other bi-color

J. Others

Class 4 – Rosa (Miniature) (1 bloom with no buds, foliage required)

A. Pink

B. Yellow

C. Red

D. Orange

E. White

F. Lavender

1. Striped

2. Other bi-color

3. Others

 

Class 5 – Rosa rugosa (1 bloom with foliage)

 

Class 6 – Rosa (Shrub Roses) (English Roses, Knock Out, Nearly Wild) (1 spray with foliage)

 

 

Section 6 – BULBS, Rhizomes, CORMS and Tubers
Cut specimen, full scapes/stems required.  Foliage is not included unless it grows naturally on the stem.

 

Class 1 – Canna

A. Small (1 spike)

B. Large (1 spike)

 

Class 2 – Dahlia

A. Small (3 stems)

B. Large (1 stem)

C. Dinner Plate (1 bloom)

 

Class 3 – Gladiolus

A. Standard (1 spike)

B. Miniature (1 spike)

C. Perennial (1 spike)

 

Class 4 – Hosta – Standard

A. Light Green (1 leaf)

B. Green (1 leaf)

C. Blue (1 leaf)

D. Variegated (1 leaf)

 

Class 5 – Hosta – Miniature

A. Light Green (1 leaf)

B. Green (1 leaf)

C. Blue (1 leaf)

D. Variegated (1 leaf)

Class 6 – Polianthes tuberose (Tuberose)

A. Single Flower (1 flower spike)

B. Double Flower (1 flower spike)

 

Class 7 – Begonia (Tuberous Begonia) (1 bloom, no foliage required)

 

Class 8 - Others

 

 

Section 7—Youth

Sub-section:  Juniors
(Pre-school through age 7)

Class 1 — Design (Floral Arrangements)

Class 2 — Horticulture

Class 3 — Specimens

 

Sub-section: Intermediate (Ages 8 through 12)

Class 4 — Design (Floral Arrangements)

Class 5 — Horticulture

Class 6 — Specimens

Sub-section: Advanced
(Ages 13 through 18)

Class 7 — Design (Floral Arrangements)

Class 8 — Horticulture

Class 9 — Specimens

 

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