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Floriculture



   

Department 008

Christy Douglas, Director
435-257-6275

Paula White, Assistant Director
435-257-6179

Horticulture: Class A
Lot 1  - Seniors
Lot 2 – Juniors
Lot 3 – 4H
 Floral Design: Class B  
Lot 1 – Seniors

Lot 2 – Intermediates

Lot 3 – Juniors

Lot 4 – 4-H

4-H: Class C               
Lot 1 all entries

 

Floriculture Schedule
Tuesday, August 19

Exhibits accepted…..........……6 – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, August 20

Exhibits accepted……………..8-9:30 a.m.

Premiums

Horticulture Division: 1st-$1.00; 2nd-$.75; 3rd- $.50.

Floral Design Division: 1st - $2.00; 2nd - $1.00;

3rd- $.50. 

4-H Division: Same as above    

 

General Rules

These rules are in addition to the general rules of the fair association.

 

1. The show is open to exhibitors of Box Elder County. There shall be no more than one entry per person in each class. An exhibitor cannot compete against himself.

2. Exhibits will be accepted on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday 8-9:30 a.m. For your own advantage, we strongly recommend that you bring flowers­­ Wednesday morning because all flowers will be judged as freshly cut. No entries will be accepted after 9:30 a.m.

3. If items cannot be left for exhibit until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, please do not enter items. Exhibits Supervisors will be on hand to return exhibits at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. We will not be responsible for items not collected by 10:30 p.m.

4. Articles exhibited at previous fairs, such as a dried arrangement will not be permitted to enter for competition.

5. All entries must be filled out completely on a regular entry form. All varieties of flowers in the Horticulture Division must be named or identified. Correct naming may be a deciding factor in close competition.

6. Exhibitors must furnish their own containers. Cut flower entries in the Horticulture Division should be exhibited in a plain glass container. Containers need to fit the exhibit (no big flowers in baby bottles). The owners name should be placed on the underside of the container. THE COMMITTEE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS OR BREAKAGE.

7. Flowers in the Horticulture Division must be grown by the exhibitor three months prior to the show. Flowers for the Floral Design Division need not be grown by the exhibitor.

8. Groom entries carefully. Remove leaves that will be under water in the exhibit. Only natural foliage on any plant will be allowed in the Horticulture Division.

9. Be sure to use the correct number of flowers required by the schedule. Flowers in the Horticulture Division are judged for uniformity in size and development.

10. All participants in the Floral Design Division must be prepared to state the class for which their exhibit was designed. Arrangers choose the material used in all classes unless otherwise stated in that class. Do not make an arrangement which does not fit into a class. Any type of material such as moss, pebbles, wood, etc. used to cover the mechanics is permitted. Accessories are permitted in all classes, but must be connected to the arrangement and not separate.

11. The committee shall have the right to remove at any time an exhibit or part of exhibit which has become unsightly or infested by insects.

12. Do not bring the following poisonous plants: Datura (Jimson Weed, Moonflower), Castor Bean or Night Shade.

 

 

JUDGING

 

No exhibitor is allowed in the building during judging. The judges are instructed not to award premiums unless items are worthy of merit. The judges decisions are final. Special ribbons will be given for outstanding exhibits.

 

 

Scale of Points for Cut Flowers

Open and 4-H

Form, Color, Substance, Abundance of Bloom …. 25

Size, According to species or variety …...…….…. 25

Foliage and stem ……………………………….....…10

Distinction of species or variety …………....………20

Condition …………………………………….......….. 20

              Total ……………………………......……..100

 

Scale of Points for Potted Plants

Open and 4-H

Form, Color, Substance ….……………..….....……25

Balance and Proportion ….……………..….....…….20

Size, According to species or variety……....………10

Distinction of species or variety………..….....……. 20

Overall Condition …………………..…..…..........…. 25

         Total ………………….…………….........….. 100

 

Scale of Points for Floral Design

Open and 4-H

Balance, Contrast, Proportion, Scale………….….30

Color (includes container)……………………....….10

Class suitability.……………..…….…………...…..20

Condition of flowers used….…………….…...…....15

Relationship of flowers, container, accessories….10                                 
Originality (selection of material)..............…….…15

                      Total…………….....................………….. 100 

 

Floriculture – Horticulture Division

POTTED PLANTS

 1. African Violet

 2. Begonias

 3. Bonsai

 4. Bougainvillea

 5. Cacti - over 8”

 6. Cacti - under 8”

 7. Fern - Any type

 8. Geranium - Any type

 9. Hanging Plant - Flowering

 10. Hanging Plant - Non-flowering

 11. Herbs

 12. Ivy - Any type

 13. Mixed Planting

 14. Orchid - Any type

 15. Palm - Any type

 16. Peace Lily

 17. Potted Plant - Flowering

 18. Potted Plant - Non-flowering

 19. Potted Plant - Any other not listed

 20. Succulent

 21. Terrarium

 22. Dish Garden

 23. Topiary

 

CUT FLOWERS

Please list sub-class

Sub-Classes:
A - 1 Stem Specimen, buds must be removed
B - 3 Stems of the same species
C - 1 Spray, 3 or more flowers on one stem

24. Ageratum                                                       

25. Amaranthus

26. Armaria           

27. Asclepias                       

28. Astilbe                                                            

29. Aster                                                               

30. Baby’s Breath                                

31. Bachelor’s Button                                         

32. Balloon Flower                                              

33. Begonia

·                     Fiberous

·                     Tuberous

34. Bellflower

35. Bells of Ireland

36. Bleeding Heart

37. Butterfly Bush                                               

38. Cabbage – Flowering                   

39. Calendula                                                       

40. Candy Tuft                                     

41. Canna                                                              

42. Carnation –Large                                          

43. Carnation –Pixie                                            

44. Celosia – Crested                                          

45. Celosia – Plumed

46. Centranthus                                   

47. Chrysanthemum – Large Decorative                         

48. Chrysanthemum

·                     Pom Pom

·                     Spider

·                     Other

                49. Clematis                          

50. Cleome                                                                            

51. Coleus

52. Columbine                                      

53. Coral Bells                                      

54. Coreopsis                                                       

55. Cosmos                                                           

56. Dahlia – Giant over 10”                              

57. Dahlia – Large 8 - 10”                 

58. Dahlia – Medium 6 - 8”                              

59. Dahlia – Small under 4 - 6”          

60. Dahlia – Miniature under 4”       

61. Dahlia – Any other                         

62.. Daisy                                                              

63. Day Lily                                                          

64. Dianthus

65. Delphinium                                     

66. Dusty Miller

67.Echinacea

68. Fireweed

69. Flax                                  

70. For-Me-Not’s                                

71. Fox Glove                                       

72. Gaillardia

73. Gazania

74. Geranium                                                        

75. Gerbera                                                           

76. Gladiolus – Large (4 1/2" - 5 1/2 ") Flowering                          

77. Gladiolus – Medium   (3 1/2" - 4 1/2")                                        

78. Gladiolus – Small (2 1/2"-3 1/2")

79. Gladiolus - Miniature (Up to 2 1/2")                           

80. Goldenrod

81. Gomphrena                                     

82. Grass – Ornamental Annual         10 stems

83. Grass – Ornamental Perennial      10 stems

84. Heliotrope

85. Herbs

·                     Lavender

·                     Sage

86. Hibiscus - may float in bowl

87. Hollyhock                                                       

88. Hosta with or without flowers

89. Hydrangea

90. Impatiens                                                        

91. Iris

92. Jupiter’s Beard                              

93. Kale – Flowering

94. Lambs Ear

95. Lantana

96. Larkspur                                                                                         

97. Liatris                                                              

98. Lily, Asiatic                                                                    

99. Lisianthus

100. Lupine                                                           

101. Malvia

102.. Marigold – Large                                       

103. Marigold – Medium                   

104. Marigold – Small                                         

105. Marigold – Any other                               

106. Nasturtium

107. Nicotiana                                      

108. Penstemon                                                   

109. Pansy

110. Peony                                                            

111. Petunia – Single                                          

112. Petunia – Double                                       

113. Petunia – any other                    

114. Phlox             

115. Physostegia

116. Purple Cornflower                                                       

117. Rose – Hybrid Tea                                      

118. Rose – Grandiflora                      

119. Rose – Floribunda                                     

120. Rose – Miniature                                        

121. Rose – Any other                                       

122. Rudbeckia                                    

123. Russian Sage

124. Salvia

125. Scabiosa                                                       

126. Sedum                                                           

127. Snapdragon 

128. Spirea                            

129. Statice                                                           

130. Sunflower – Large over 6”                        

131. Sunflower – Medium 4-6”                          

132.Sunflower – Any other                               

133. Strawflower                                  

134. Sweet Pea

135. Sweet William                                              

136. Verbena

137. Veronica

138. Vinka

139. Violas

140. Wallflower                                                    

141. Water Lily - may float in bowl 

142. Water Grown Plant

143. Wildflower

144. Yarrow                                                          

145. Zinnia – large dahlia type                          

146. Zinnia – large cactus type                         

147. Zinnia – Small                                              

148. Zinnia – Any other                     

149. Any other not listed flowering plant

·                     Annual

·                     Perenial

150. Any other foliage plant, cut

151. Any other water plant

 

Horticulture Notes

Preparation and Care of Cut Flowers/Foliages

Gather flowers after 4 p.m. 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 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 draftless, cool place.

 

 

 

Floriculture -- Floral Design Division

 

Classification

Specify in upper right corner of entry which groups you fall into:

 

N:   Novice - has won 2 or fewer blue ribbons for flower arrangements.

A:    Advanced Novice - has won 3 - 15 blue ribbons.

AA: Advanced Amateur - more than 15 blue ribbons.

             ­­AND

J:      Entrants 9 years and under, specify age.

I:      Entrants 10 to 18 years, specify age.

S:     Entrants 18 and over, specify age.

 

1.  “The Future is Bright” – An arrangement with an unlit candle or anything that reflects light incorporated into the design. No silk or dried flowers.

2.  “From the Beginning” – An artistic design with past experiences portrayed as the theme.

3.  “While I Was Growing Up” – An arrangement using toys, balloons, etc. Let your imagination go.

4.  “Fair Days” – A design with a flair for fun and games.

5.  “Look into the Future” – A beautiful silk arrangement to compliment any style or décor.

6.  “Some Things Never Change” – Using green plants and fresh flowers.

7.  “Celebration” -- A party piece to fit any occasion worth celebrating.

8.  “Stop and Smell the Roses” - Roses used with other flowers as filler.

9.  “Summer Bounty” - A design of fruit or vegetables with flowers.

10.  “This is Where We Are” - Arrangement using a rock, sea shell, butterfly, or other treasure as the focal point.

11.  “Hanging Out” - An arrangement that hangs or incorporates anything that hangs.

12.  “We’ll Continue On” - Fresh, dried, or silk flowers.

13.  “It’s a Small World” - Arrangement not over 6” in any direction.

14.  “Keeping Things Simple” - Designers interpretation.

15.  “Brought in From the Wild” - Basket of fresh or dried wildflowers.
16.  Any artificial or fresh arrangement designed after the current theme of the fair.

 

Floral Design Notes

Condition plant material for exhibits as in Horticulture section. Decide on the type of arrangement you plan to make. Choose a class and note requirements of various classes. Pick a container which will enhance the arrangement and the type of medium in which you will design. Floral foam, such as Oasis or Fillfast is usually preferable, although pinholders or frogs can be used for certain designs. Make sure foam or frog is secure in container, using oasis tape or clay, respectively. Cover foam with moss, if desired. Make basic shape with greenery. This will help your design to take form.

Start with tallest flowers, then add blossoms to add dimension. When using more than one type of flower, add each separately. When making a colonial (round) or table centerpiece, make sure the arrangement is attractive from all angles. Look at the arrangement from the level it will be at when displayed. When making a line arrangement or one from three sides, make sure the back of the arrangement is finished, by covering up your form with greenery, etc. Add accessories, such as ribbon or novelty items last; select only those that enhance your arrangement.