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Pennsylvania State

Association of County Fairs

Floral Department

Department 17

FLOWER SHOW
 Presented By:
  Flower Show Committee
Waterford Garden Club - Cambridge Garden Club

General Rules:

1.          Entries will be accepted between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM on Sunday.

2.          Artificial plant material is not permitted in any class of the flower show.

3.          Plant material on the Pennsylvania State Conservation list, endangered or invasive, is not permitted.

4.          Container grown plants must have been in the exhibitor’s care and possession for at least 3 months.

5.          All entries in the Horticulture Division must have been grown by the exhibitor.

6.          Plant material used in the Design Division need not have been grown by exhibitor.

7.          Glass containers will be furnished for all cut specimens.

8.          Any plant material observed to be diseased or have insect infestation will be refused entry.

9.          The Floral Department reserves the right to remove any plant material in unfit condition.

10.          Judging will begin at 9:00 AM, Monday.

11.        Awarding will be by the Standard System of Awarding.

12.        Exhibits may be viewed from 1:00 PM Tuesday through 8:00 PM Saturday

13.        All exhibits must be picked up between 8:00 & 9:00 PM Saturday evening.

The floral department will not be responsible for returning unclaimed exhibits.

Glossary of Terms

1.          3 blooms  - 3 individual flowers on 3 separate stems with   foliage attached to stems.

2.          Disbudded   - Removal of surplus buds/blooms along a stem   to promote growth of terminal bud.

3.          Scape  -  Leafless stem holding the flower

4.          Spike  -  Elongated flower cluster in which florets are   directly attached to the main stem.

5.          Spray  -  Group of florets and foliage on a branched   stem.

6.          Stalk  -   The primary stem or axis of a non-woody plant.

7.          Stem  -   The leaf and flower bearing support structure of   a plant.

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SECTION 1

ANNUALS

SECTION 2

BIENNIALS AND PERENNIALS

Floral Exhibits

DIVISION I - HORTICULTURE

Premiums:

1st-$3.25;  2nd-$3.00;  3rd-$2.75;   4th-$2.50

Horticulture Classes:

1.       Asters - 1 spray with foliage

          A.     Large double any color

          B.     Large single any color

          C.    Small double any color

          D.     Small single any color

2.       Calendulas - 3 blooms with foliage

          A.     Orange single

          B.     Yellow single

          C.     Orange double

          D.    Yellow double

          E.     Any other color

3.       Celosia - 1 stem with foliage

          A.     Crested or cockscomb

          B.     Plumed or feathery

          C.    Wheat

4.       Cleome - 1 stem with foliage

          A.     Pink

          B.     Red

5.       Coleus - 1 stem with foliage

          A.     Single color

          B.     Variegated

6. Cosmos - 1 spray with foliage

A. Pink

B. Red

C. White

D. Any other color

7. Gaillardia - 3 Blooms with foliage

8. Geranium (Pelargonium) - 1 stem with bloom & foliage

A. Pink

B. Red

C. White

D. Any other color

9. French Marigolds

A. Bi-Color

B. Orange

C. Yellow

D. Any other color

10. American Marigolds - 1 bloom and foliage

A. Orange

B. Yellow

C. Any other color

11. Ornamental Annual Grass

A. 3 stems ≤ 3’

1. With Bloom

2. Without Bloom

B. 3 stems > 3’

1. With Bloom

2. Without Bloom

12. Petunias -1 spray with at least 3 blooms with foliage

A. Single - Any color

B. Double - Any color

C. Ruffled - Any color

D. Bi-colored, single or double

13. Salvia (Sage) - 1  stem with foliage

A. Blue

B. Scarlet

C. White

D. Yellow

14. Snapdragons -1 spike with foliage

A. Standard size

B. Dwarf size

15. Sunflower - 1 bloom

A. Under 8” in diameter

B. 8” diameter or larger

16. Zinnia - with attached foliage

A.   Pompon/Miniature - 3 blooms

1. Orange

2. Peppermint

3. Pink

4. Red

5. White

6. Yellow

7. Any Other Color

B. Large - 1 bloom <4” D

1. Green

2. Orange

3. Peppermint

4. Pink

5. Red

6. White

7. Yellow

8. Any Other Color

C. Cactus -

     1 bloom ≥ 3” diameter

D. Giant -

     1 bloom ≥ 4” diameter

17. Any small annual not listed above -1 stem < 18” in length

18. Any large annual not listed above - 1 stem > 18” in length

19. Chrysanthemum - one spray

          A.     Bronze

          B.     Burgundy

          C.     Pink

          D.    White

          E.     Yellow

          F.     Any other color

20. Dianthus - one spray

21. Delphinium - one spike    

22. Echinacea (Coneflower) - one stem    

23. Hemerocallis (Day Lily) - one scape     

24. Hollyhocks - 1 spike

25. Hosta -  size according to area of blade

A. Giant - 1 leaf ≥ 120 square inches

  1. Solid

  2. Veriegated                       

          B.  Large ­- 1 leaf 64-120 square inches

  1. Solid

  2. Veriegated     

C.  Medium - 1 Leaf >30” < 64” square inches

  1. Solid

  2. Veriegated

 D.  Small - 3 leaves >6 ≤ 30 square inches

  1. Solid

  2. Veriegated

E.  Miniature - 3 leaves <6 square inches

  1. Solid

  2.  Veriegated

26. Japanese Lantern - 1 stem w/minimum 5 orange Pods

27. Lily - 1 stem with bloom(s)

28. Monarda (Bee Balm) - 3 blooms w/foliage

A. Pink

B. Red  

C. White

D. Any other color

29. Ornamental Perennial Grass 3 stems < 4’

A. Miscanthus

1. with bloom

2. without bloom

B. Panicum

1. with bloom

2. without bloom

C. Any other with or without bloom

30. Pansy - 3 blooms

31. Phlox - one stem

A. Pink

B. White

C. Any other color

32. Viola - 3 blooms

33. Rudbeckia - 3 blooms

A. Double

B. Single

1. Bi-Color

2. Yellow

34. Sedum - 1 spray

A. ‘Autumn Joy‘ (Dark Pink)

B. ‘Brilliant’  (Light Pink)

C. Red

D. Any other 

35.  Vines, flowering - 1 stem < 2’

A. Clematis 

B. Trumpet  

C. Any other flowering vine

36.  Any small biennial or perennial not listed above < 18”

37.  Any large biennial or perennial  not listed above >18” 

38. Dahlias

A. Bloom > 8" Diameter

1. Lavender

2. Orange

3. Pink

4. Purple

5. Red

6. White

7. Yellow

8. Bi-color

9. Any other Color

B. Bloom 4" to 8" Diameter

1. Lavender 2. Orange

3. Pink

4. Purple

5. Red

6. White

7. Yellow

8. Bi-color

9. Any other Color

C. Bloom 2" to 4" Diameter

1. Lavender 2. Orange

3. Pink

4. Purple

5. Red

6. White

7. Yellow

8. Bi-color

9. Any other Color

D. Bloom (Pompom)

    < 2" Diameter

1. Lavender 2. Orange

3. Pink

4. Purple

5. Red

6. White

7. Yellow

8. Bi-color

9. Any other Color

 

SECTION 3

FLOWERS FROM TENDER BULBS OR TUBERS

39. Gladiolus - 1 spike

A.   Large flowering

1. Burgundy

2. Green

3. Lavender

4. Orange

5. Pink

6. Purple

7. Red

8. Salmon

9. White

10.  Yellow

11.  Bi-Color

12.  Any Other Color

B. Small flowering any color

C. Double any color

40.  Any other tender bulb or tubers

 

 

 

41.     Hybrid tea-1 blossom w/ foliage

A. Lavender or mauve    

B. Orange   

C. Peach     

D. Pink   

E. Red    

F. Salmon   

G. White 

H. Yellow     

I.  Any other color 

J  Any other bi-color

42.    Climbers/Ramblers - 1 spray with foliage

         A. Pink   

         B. Red    

         C. White 

         D. Any other color 

43.   Floribundas - 1 spray with foliage

         A. Pink   

         B. Salmon

         C. Red    

D. White

E. Any other color

44.    Shrub –1 spray

A. Pink

B. Red

C. White

D. Any other color

45.    Miniature Rose– at least 1  open bloom

A. Pink

B. Red

C. White

D. Any other color

46.    Any other type of rose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

47. African Violets  - minimum of 5 open blooms

A. Double

1. Pink

2. Blue/Purple

3. White

4. Bi-color

5. Any other color

B. Single

1. Pink

2. Blue/Purple

3. White

4. Bi-Color

5. Any other color

C. Miniature w/minimum 3 open blooms

48. Begonia - Flowering

A. Angel-wing/cane stem

B. Tuberous

C. Wax

D. Any other flowering Begonia not listed

49. Any other flowering houseplant not listed

 

 

 

 

 

 

50. Begonias foliage

A. Iron Cross

B. Rex

51. Coleus (flowers removed)

A. Single Color

B. Variegated

52. Ferns

A. Boston

B. Staghorn

C. Any other type not listed

53. Succulents

A. Aloe

B. Cacti

C. Crassula

D. Jade

E. Sansevieria

F. Any other succulent plant

54. Vining Plants

A. Ivy

B. Philodendron

C. Any other vining plant

55.      Flowering Hanging Baskets             

  A.   Begonia  

            B.   Calibrochoa

            C.   Geranium

            D.   Impatience

            E.   Petunia

            F.   Any other with flowers

56. Foliage Hanging Baskets

            A.   Begonia  

            B.   Fern

            C.   Ivy

            D.   Any other foliage basket

 

Non-hanging containers with a minimum of 3 different plants.  Must not exceed 18” diameter.

 

57.      Dish Garden - (Used indoors year-round)

58.      Planter - (suitable for outdoor use)

59.      Terrarium - (transparent container)

60.      Trough -  (durable, heavy container for year-round                                     outdoor use)

61.      Fairy Garden  (may have figurines included)

 

 

62.  Broadleaf Evergreens

A. Boxwood

B. Holly

1. With Berries

2. Without Berries

C. Rhododendron

D. Any other not listed

63. Needled Evergreens

A. Arborvitae

B. Fir

1. Coned

2. Not Coned

C. Juniper

D. Pine

1. Coned

2. Not Coned

E. Spruce

1. Coned

2. Not Coned

F. Taxus (Yew)

G. Any other not listed

64. Flowering Trees/Shrubs

A. Buddleia (butterfly bush)

B. Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon)

C. Hydrangea

1. Blue

2.  Pink

3.  White

4.  Any other color

D.  Any Other Not Listed

65.      5 Different named annuals

66.      5 Different named perennials

67.      5 Different named herbs

            A. Annual

            B. Perennial

 

 

68.      Gomphrena - 3 stems

69.      Lunaria (Money Plant)- 1 stem

70.      Statice - 1 stem

71.      Strawflowers - 3 blooms

72.      Any Other Everlasting not listed - 1 stem

SECTION 4

ROSES

SECTION 5

FLOWERING CONTAINER GROWN PLANTS

Containers not to exceed 12" Diameter

Plants not to exceed 24" Diameter

SECTION 6

FOLIAGE CONTAINER GROWN PLANTS

Containers not to exceed 12" Diameter

Plants not to exceed 24" Diameter

SECTION 7

COMBINATION PLANTINGS

Containers not to exceed 12" Diameter

SECTION 8

SHRUBS & TREES

Cut branches not to exceed 30" long

SECTION  9

COLLECTIONS

SECTION  10

EVERLASTINGS

Floral Exhibits

DIVISION II - DESIGN

Premiums:

1st - $5.00; 2nd - $4.00; 3rd - $3.00;  4th - $2.00

  •  Planted material cannot be used in the design - only cut plant material.

  • Designs must be within stated measurements.  If measurements are not given, the width must not exceed 24".

  • All design entries will be placed on tables in one area;  therefore, no niches or backgrounds will be provided or  permitted. 

  • No advance reservation in the design division is necessary.  All entries presented on Monday will be accepted, providing they meet criteria of the class.

  • Accessories and/or features may be used in or with any design.

  • Fresh plant material may not ever be treated in any manner.

  • Landscapes or scenes are not permitted in Design Division.

 

Design Classes -  Life in Northwest Pennsylvania

  74.   “EXPLORE PRESQUE ISLE” -

A design incorporating weathered wood using fresh and/or dried plant material.

  75.   “HUNTING AND FISHING “

A design staged in a cup or mug using fresh and/or dried plant material.

  76.  “MAPLE SYRUP TIME” -  

A breakfast table design for one using fresh and/or dried plant material; staged on a tray or placemat. Utensils (optional) and dishware may be of any inexpensive material.

  77.  “DOWN ON THE FARM”

A design relating any summer activity using fresh and/or dried plant material.

  78.  “SUMMERTIME AT THE BEACH

A design of fresh plant material staged in a child’s sand bucket

  79.  “WINE MAKING”  -

A design using a bottle and either fresh and/or dried plant material.

  80.  “FALL LEAVES” -  

A petite design, not to exceed 12” H or W, using fresh and/or dried plant material.

  81.  “THE HARVEST" -

A design of all fresh plant material using a basket and including one or more fruits and/or vegetables.

  82.   “SNOWFALL”

A design using all white flowers and other fresh plant material.

  83.  “RIDING THE RAILS” -  

A design with a strong horizontal or diagonal line, using fresh and/or dried plant material; must be longer than it is high.