2020 FLORICULTURE DEPARTMENT
Supervisor: Mindy Grover
|FL1 - First Show|
|Entries Received: September 10 (7am - 9am)|
|Entries Released: September 13 after 9pm|
|FL2 - Second Show|
|Entries Received: September 14 (7am - 9am)|
|Entries Released: September 17 after 9pm|
|FL3 - Third Show|
|Entries Received: September 18 (7am - 9am)|
|Entries Released: September 20 after 9 pm|
Entry Fee: $0.50 per entry
- All shows are open to the public
- Entries will be accepted between 7 am - 9 am on the first day of each show or between 9 pm -10 pm the night before, except the first show. Exhibit will be closed to the public during judging.
- When bringing your exhibits enter through Gate 17 (approximately 1200 W on 300 N near the Days of 47 Arena). Exhibits will be displayed in the Agriculture Building.
- The supervisor shall have the right to replace or remove at any time any exhibit or part of an exhibit which has become unsightly or is infested by insects.
- Exhibits must be picked up on the listed release dates, unless arrangements are made with the department supervisor.
- When claiming exhibits use the entry receipt secured on the day of entry.
- All entries must be completed on the regular entry form and must be completely filled in.
- To receive payment, both top and bottom of entry tag must contain your name and the class and lot you are entering.
- All varieties of flowers should be named or identified.
- Exhibitors must furnish their own containers (except in miniature horticulture).
- Entries will be placed by the committee in charge.
- Exhibitors may have only one entry in each lot.
- Incorrectly placed entries may be disqualified.
- Flowers in the Horticulture section must have been grown by the exhibitor, but not necessarily in the Artistic Section. For cut flowers, emphasis is placed on local garden grown varieties, not a cut house plant.
- An entry can be exhibited and judged at only one show. Do not re-enter it.
- Employees in this department may enter displays, but may not compete for premiums.
- Plants which have see pods may be entered where applicable.
- Cut flowers/foliage must be exhibited in an appropriate container. A glass or ceramic vase is recommended for best presentation.
- No exhibitor is allowed in the building during judging.
- Judges may not exhibit in a section they are judging.
- A standard system of awards will be used. For each lot one first, one second, and one third place will be given, if merited. A placing may be withheld if no exhibit is found worthy.
- Honorable mentions will also be given to any worthy entry.
- Judge's decision's are final.
|1st Place||Ribbon & $2||Ribbon & $3|
|2nd Place||Ribbon & $1||Ribbon & $2|
|3rd Place||Ribbon||Ribbon & $1|
|Special Awards||Rosette & $2||Rosette & $2|
|Special Needs Award||Rosette & $2||Rosette & $2|
Note: Special Horticulture awards will be awarded by Judges. A maximum of ten(10) will be awarded per show in the Horticulture Section only.
Trophies, if merited, will be awarded as follows: (An exhibitor cannot receive more than one Best of Show trophy per show. Except for a Horticulture Trophy, two will be given in each show, for two different classes.)
Best of Show: (awarded per show)
Two in Horticulture - Trophy (One for Cut Flowers and One for Potted Plants)
One in Artistic / Professional Class - Trophy & Rosette
One in Artistic / All Other Classes - Trophy & Rosette
One in Advanced Amateur - Rosette
One in Amateur - Rosette
One in Juniors - Rosette
One in Miniature - Rosette
One in Novice - Rosette for Horticulture and Design
One in Small Designs - Rosette
One in Youth - Rosette for Horticulture and Design
One in Special Needs - Rosette for Horticulture and Design
Sweepstakes Award - $25.00 will be awarded to the exhibitor winning the most blue ribbons in Artistic Design, in all three shows combined.
CLASS A - HORTICULTURE SECTION
Appearance and artistic design is crucial when entering in a competition. By following the simple procedure listed below, you may have a prize winning entry!
Preparation and Care of Cut Flowers/Foliage's
- Gather flowers after 4 pm or before sunrise.
- Cut with long stems, generally just before they come into full bloom. Some flowers such as the following are exceptions: Gladiolus, when its first bud opens; Roses, when buds are soft; Dahlias, when blooms are fully open; Poppies, the night before opening.
- For best results, flowers should be placed in warm water up to the flowers' heads immediately after cutting, then stored for several hours in a draft less, cool place.
- Groom entries carefully. Remove leaves that will be under water in the exhibit.
- Be sure the count is accurate and the correct amount required by the schedule.
- Flowers are judged for uniformity in size and development.
- Only the natural foliage on any plant will be allowed in the Horticulture Section, leave some attached.
- Clear glass containers are best for all cut flowers. They let the judge focus on the flower.
Judging Scale for Cut Flowers
|Color, Substance, Abundance of Bloom||25%|
|Size, According to Species or Variety||25%|
|Foliage and Stem||10%|
Please identify each plant before you enter it. Names, colors, etc. must accompany each entry in this section. Do not bring the following poisonous plants: Datura (Jimson Weed, Moonflower), Castor Bean or Night Shade.
Note: Collections equal 3 or 5 stems of the same species. Judging will be based on horticulture perfection and uniformity in size and maturity.
1. African Violet - any variety
4. Bonsai - any variety
5. Bougainvillea - Flowering
6. Cacti - Large (over 12 inches) - one variety
7. Cacti - Small (under 12 inches) - one variety
8. Cacti - *Collection or Mixed Planting
9. Fern - any variety
10. Geranium - any variety
11. Geranium - *Collections or Mixed Planting
12. Ground Cover - Flowering
13. Ground Cover - Non-flowering
14. Hanging Plant - Flowering
15. Hanging Plant - Non-flowering
16. Hanging Plant - Mixed Planting
17. Herb - Any variety
18. Herb - Mixed Planting
19. Orchid - Phalaenopsis
20. Orchid - Any Other Variety
21. Potted Plant - Flowering
22. Potted Plant - Non-flowering
23. Potted Plant - Mixed Planting
24. Succulent - Large - One Variety
25. Succulent - Small - One Variety
26. Succulent - *Collection or Mixed Planting
27. Dish Garden/Terrarium
All on stem specimens must be disbudded. All Dahlias must be named correctly and judging will be according to name listing. All entries must be in a vase large enough to hold it.
Giant - Over 10 inches - One Stem
102. Informal Decorative
Large - 8 to 10 inches - One Stem
106. Informal Decorative
Medium - 6 to 8 inches -One Stem
110. Informal Decorative
Small - 4 to 6 inches -One Stem
114. Informal Decorative
Miniatures - under 4 inches -One Stem
118. Informal Decorative
Balls - over 4 inches
121. One bloom
122. Three or more blooms
Balls - under 4 inches
123. One bloom
124. Three or more blooms
Pom Pom - Less than 2 inches
125. Pom Pom - One to three blooms
Any Other Varieties
126. Incurved cactus
127. Formal decorative
134. Dahlia - Any Other Variety
135. *Collection - One Variety
136. *Collection - Mixed Colors and/or Variety
201. Large – 4 ½” to 5 ½” Florets
202. Medium – 3 ½” to 4 ½” Florets
203. Miniatures – Up to 3 ½” Florets
204. Gladiolus – Any Other
205. *Collections – Three to Five Stems
Judging Scale for Roses
|Stem and Foliage||20%|
|Balanced and Proportion||10%|
All roses are disbudded unless otherwise noted. All entries must be in vase.
HYBRID TEAS - one bloom, no buds. Exhibit 1/2 to 2/3 open.
303. Apricot / Coral / Salmon
304. Orange - Any Color
305. Red - Any Color
306. Purple - Any Color
307. Light Pink
308. Dark Pink
311. Collection - One Color
312. Collection - Mixed Color
313. Teas - Any Other Color
Exhibit Fully Opened
315. Chicago Peace
316. Hedge Type
FLORABUNDA - Many Blossoms on a Single Upright Stem
318. White / Cream
324. Apricot / Coral / Salmon
325. Florabunda, Any Other
HERITAGE AND FRAGRANT ROSES
326. One Color - One Stem
327. Blend - One Stem
328. One Color - Three Stems
329. Mixed Colors - Three Stems
330. Any color - One spray
MINIATURE ROSES - One spray, three or more blooms
331. Apricot / Coral / Salmon
336. White / Cream
339. Any Other Color
MINIATURE ROSES - One stem, one bloom, disbudded
340. Apricot / Coral / Salmon
345. White / Cream
348. Any Other Color
(Outdoor variety only)
Judging Scale for Cut Flowers
|Color, Substance, Abundance of Bloom||25%|
|Size, According to Species or Variety||25%|
|Foliage and Stem||10%|
402. Anemone - Any Variety
404. Aster - single
405. Aster - *Collection/Mixed Variety
406. Baby's Breath
407. Bachelor's Button (Cornflower) - *Collection
408. Bachelor's Button (Cornflower) - Mixed *Collection
409. Balloon Flower
410. Begonia - Single
411. Begonia - Double
412. Begonia - Tuberous
414. Bells of Ireland
415. Butterfly Bush - Three or more stems, One color
416. Butterfly Bush - Three or more stems, Mixed
417. Cabbage - Flowering, Any Color
418. Calendula - Three to Five stems
419. Candy Tuff - Three to Five stems
420. Canna - One stem, One Color
421. Canna - Three stems, One Color
422. Canna - Variegated
423. Canna - *Collection and/or Mixed
424. Canterbury Bells
425. Carnation - Large - One to Three stems
426. Carnation - Pixie - Five stems or more
427. Celosia - Crested Tall - One stem
428. Celosia - Crested Dwarf - One to Three stems
429. Celosia - Giant Plumed - One stem
430. Celosia - Dwarf Plumed - One stem
431. Celosia - *Collection and/or Mixed
432. Celosia - Any Other Variety
433. Chrysanthemum - Large Decorative - One stem
434. Chrysanthemum - Spider - One stem
435. Chrysanthemum - Spoon - One stem
436. Chrysanthemum - One Variety, One to Three stems
437. Chrysanthemum - Bush, Three stems
438. Chrysanthemum - Quill - One stem
439. Chrysanthemum - Pom Pom, Three stems
440. Chrysanthemum - *Collection and/or Mixed
441. Chrysanthemum - Any Other Variety
442. Cleome - Large
443. Cleome - Small
446. Coral Bells
447. Coreopsis - Five or more
449. Crape Myrtle
450. Daisy - Any Variety
451. Day Lily - One stem
452. Day Lily - Double, One stem
453. Dianthus - Five or more
454. Delphinium - One to Three stems
455. Dusty Miller - Three or more stems
457. Fall Crocus
459. Fox Glove - One to Three stems
460. Gaillardia - Three stems
462. Goldenrod - under 30"
463. Grass - Ornamental
464. Grass - Ornamental, Variegated Foliage
465. Ground Cover - Flowering
466. Ground Cover - Non-Flowering
468. Herbs - One Kind
469. Herbs - Mixed
470. Hibiscus - One to Three stems
471. Hollyhocks - Single - Large - One stem
472. Hollyhocks - Double - Large - One stem
473. Hollyhocks - *Collection and/or Mixed
474. Hosta - Flowering
475. Hosta - Non-flowering
476. Hydrangea - Small
477. Hydrangea - Large
478. Hydrangea - Variegated Foliage
480. Impatiens - Three or more stems
482. Kale - Any color
483. Lambs Ear
488. Lisianthus - Single
489. Lisianthus - *Collection and/or Mixed
491. Marigold - Large Lemon - Three stems
492. Marigold - Large Gold - Three stems
493. Marigold - Large Orange - Three stems
494. Marigold - Medium Lemon - Three stems
495. Marigold - Medium Gold - Three stems
496. Marigold - Medium Orange - Three stems
497. Marigold - Small Lemon - Three stems
498. Marigold - Small Gold - Three stems
499. Marigold - Small Orange - Three stems
500. Marigold - French - Three stems
501. Marigold - Variegated - Three stems
502. Marigold - Any Other
501. Marigold - *Collection and/or Mixed
502. Nasturtium - Five or more stems
503. Pansy - Five or more stems
505. Petunia - Ruffled Giants, Three or more stems
506. Petunia - Double Ruffled, Three or more stems
507. Petunia - *Collection and/or Mixed
509. Rose of Sharon
510. Rudebeckia (Black Eyed Susan), Three stems
511. Russian Sage - under 30 inches
514. Sedum - Three or more stems
516. Statice - *Collection and/or Mixed
517. Strawflower - Three or more stems
Sunflowers - One to Three Stems
519. Sunflower - Mexican
520. Sunflower - Italian
521. Sunflowers - Teddy Bear - One to Three stems
522. Sweet Peas - Any Variety
523. Sweet William - Three stems
524. Toad Lily
526. Violas - Five or more stems
527. Water Lily - May float in bowl
528. Water Grown Plant - Any Variety
529. Wild Flower - Any Variety
530. Yarrow - Yellow - under 30" - Three stems
531. Yarrow - Any Variety
532. Zinnia - Large Dahlia type - One Color - Three stems
533. Zinnia - Large Cactus type - One Color - Three stems
534. Zinnia - Large Variety - *Collection and/or Mixed
535. Zinnia - Small Variety - *Collection and/or Mixed
536. Any Other, Plant, cut or Potted
537. Any Other, Seed or Pods
538. Any Other, Specimen
*any class can enter any lot listed below
Class B - Advanced Amateur
Those who have won more than 25 blue ribbons or top awards. Place "AA" in upper right hand corner of entry tag.
Class C - Amateur
Those who have won more than 5 and less than 25 blue ribbons or top awards. Must place "A" in the upper right hand corner of entry tag. If not marked, it will be judged "AA".
Class D - Novice
Those who have won less than 5 blue ribbons or top awards. Must place "N" in the upper of your entry tag.
Class E - Juniors
13 to 18 years of age. Work must be that of the exhibitor. Place age on the upper right hand corner of the entry tag.
Class F - Youth
12 years of age and under. Work must be that of the exhibitor. Place age on the upper right hand corner of the entry tag.
Class G - Special Needs
Please mark tag in the right hand corner with "S"
Class H - Professional Designers
This class is open to owners of flower shops and their employee florists or independent designers. The name of the shop or business may appear on the entry tag. Place "H" in the upper right hand corner of entry tag. All designs must be under 3 feet in all directions.
1. Fair Theme – “Go Pig or Go Home”
2. Miss Piggy
3. Charlotte’s Web
4. The Pinker the Better
5. “This Little Piggy Went to Market….”
6. Three Little Pigs
7. Curly Tails
8. Go Hog Wild
9. Pig Tails
10. When Pigs Fly
Small Artistic Designs - over 8 inches and under 15 inches in all directions, including container.
11. Fair Theme – “Go Pig or Go Home”
12. Miss Piggy
13. The Pinker the Better
14. Three Little Pigs
15. When Pigs Fly
Miniature Artistic Designs - under 5 inches in all directions. Containers should measure 2 inches tall and 3 inches wide for the plant material to be within the 5 inches restriction.
16. Story book Pigs: use pigs in stories for inspiration
Fairy Garden - whimsical miniature garden consisting of actual living plants as well as small scale ornamentation (i.e.. fairy houses, tables, chairs, rock paths). It is a place to lure fairies, and with them, good luck for your home.
17. Large Fair Garden
18. Small Fairy Garden
19. Succulent Desert Fairy Garden