Thursday, October 13, 2011

The District 9 meeting is Monday Oct 18 in Mebane.

The District 9 meeting is Monday Oct 18 in Mebane.
Heritage will be putting on a small Standard Flower Show.  You can still enter your horticulture.
The plant material must be there at 8 am and you will need to know both the common and botanical names of the material. Judging begins at 9 am and the District meeting begins at 10.  You can have coffee and shop while waiting for the judges to do their work.

1. Any amateur gardener may enter this show.
2. Exhibits must be entered between 8-9 AM Tuesday October 18 and  designs registered    before October 1.  Tags for horticulture have been posted on this blog. Look in archives
3. No plant material on the State Conservation list may be exhibited unless it is grown by
      the exhibitor and so stated on the entry card.
4. Entry cards must be completed before entries are presented to Classification.
     Dictionary of Plant Names will not be available.
5. Exhibits must be removed between 3-4 PM. All members will dismantle the show.
6. No artifical plant material in any division.
7. Plant material may not be altered with products for shine etc.
8.  Decision of the judges is final. Awards may be withheld if not merited
9.  The General Chairman and Judges Chairman will be present for judging.

Awards and Judging

1.         No National Awards will be offered.
2.         In each class or subclass, only one blue ribbon will be awarded to an exhibit scoring
       90 or more points; only one red ribbon to an exhibit scoring 85 or more points; only
       one yellow ribbon to an exhibit scoring 80 or more points; and more than one white
       ribbon to an exhibit scoring 75 or more points, if merited. Exhibits scoring 90 or more
       points that are not blue ribbon winners will be so marked.
3.    Judging will be between 9-10 and will be in conformance with rules set forth in 2007
       Handbook for Flower Shows.
Horticulture Scale of Points
                                    Plant Identification                                       5
                                    Cultural Perfection                                      60
                                    Conditioning/Grooming/Staging                  25
                                    Distinction                                                   10
                                                            Total                                   100

1.         All specimens must have been grown by the exhibitor and in their possession for at least 90 days.
2.         Container-grown plants must have been grown by the exhibitor for three months and will be staged on a flat surface. No hanging facilities available.
3.         All entries must be labeled with correct botanical and common name.
4.         Cut specimens may not exceed 24 inches from cut end to tip
5.         More than one entry may be made in a class if entries differ in species, type, or color. The classification committee will subdivide the classes using these parameters.
6.         Containers will be supplied by Heritage Garden Club and exhibitor will be instructed on how to stage with clear plastic wrap.
7.         No double potting
8.         Cut specimens should not have foliage below the water line.

Section A. Perennials/Annuals
                        (Specimen- 1 stem unless indicated)
                        Class 1. Chrysanthemums
                        Class 2.  Asters 
                        Class 3.  Sunflowers
                        Class 4. Salvia
                        Class 5.  Any other blooming or non
                                                blooming not listed
Section B. Trees and Shrubs
   evergreen or deciduous  (each not
   to exceed 30”)
                        Class 6.  Maples, other trees in color
                        Class 7.  Encore Azaleas
                        Class 8.  Butterfly bush
                        Class 9.  Knock out Roses
                        Class 10. Any other blooming or non
                           blooming not listed
Section C. Ornamental Grasses
                        Class 11. Pampas Grass 
                        Class 12. Sedge
                        Class 13. Imperata cylindrica
                        Class 14. Molina eaerulea variegata
                        Class 15. Any other blooming or non
         blooming not listed
Section D. Container Grown
            (Container limited to 10” in diameter)
                        Class 16.  Saintpaulia, african violet
                        Class 17. Spathiphyllium. peace lily
                        Class 18. Begoniaceae, begonia
                        Class 19.  Geraniaceae, geranium
                        Class 20. Any other blooming or non
         blooming not listed

Section E. Cactus and Succulents
                        Class 21.  Individual
                        Class 22. Combination
                        Class 23. Any other blooming or non blooming not listed

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