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Michelle Adeszko
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2018 Department G

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FAIRGROUNDS ENTRY ONLY – Farm Exhibits

1st entry: Wednesday, August 22, noon – 9 p.m.
2nd entry: Wednesday, August 29, noon – 9 p.m.

The Flowers Department will be closing at 6:00 pm Tuesday, August 28 for First Entry removal. It will remain closed to the fairgoers all day, Wednesday, August 29 and will reopen to the general public at noon on Thursday, August 30.

Note: First Entry ribbons may be claimed during Second Entry intake. All First Entry container plants entered in Divisions 11 and 12 (all classes), and all First Entry design containers in Divisions 13 through 15, must be claimed during Second Entry. Free Second Entry parking vouchers will be available at First Entry.

Entries without entrant contact/mailing information will be automatically disqualified and not judged.

FAIRGROUNDS Pick-up – Farm Exhibits:

Tuesday, September 4, 2 – 8 p.m.

FAIRGROUNDS Pick-up – Hoskins Exhibits:

Saturday, September 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Enter only once per class per week and conform to instructions. All entries must be grown by exhibitor unless otherwise noted. Refer to “Judging Criteria” and “Definitions” for guidelines. Fair supplies containers for cut flowers. Only entries in Divisions 11-13 and Divisions 14 and 15 classes 07-10 are returned.

JUDGING CRITERIA:

Entries with insects or diseases will not be accepted. Groom entries to remove dirt, spray residue, and dead foliage. Attached self-foliage required on all horticulture entries, except when noted “NFR” (No Foliage Required). Follow specific directions for each “Division” and “Class.”

SCALE OF POINTS

HORTICULTURE

Cultural perfection – 60

Condition & grooming – 25

Distinction – 10

Correct/complete name – 5

Total – 100

ARTISTIC DESIGN

Conformance (to class) – 20

Design (elements/principals) – 42

Artistic concept – 12

Expression – 10

Distinction – 16

Total – 100

 

Premiums: Blue Ribbon $7.00, Red Ribbon $5.00, White Ribbon $3.00

SPECIAL FLOWER CONTESTS AND AWARDS are listed at the bottom of the page.

DEFINITIONS:

  • Annual: plant that completes its lifecycle in one growing season.
  • Biennial: plant that completes its life cycle in 2 years. Growing the 1st year and flowering the 2nd year.
  • Perennial: Plant that lives for more than 2 growing seasons in the ground.
  • Single: A flower with the normal number of petals or tepals for the species, arranged in a single whorl.
  • Double: A flower with more petals than in normal wild state, with few, if any, stamens.
  • Crested: Tufts of hairs, soft bristles, raised ridge on surface.
  • Blooms: Flower or Blossom
  • Disbud: To remove surplus buds
  • Inflorescence: Arrangement of flowers on a single axis.
  • NFR: No Foliage Required
  • Spike: Inflorescence in which stalkless flowers occur on an unbranched axis.
  • Spray: Cluster of flowers or flowerheads arranged on a single branched stem.
  • Stalk: Stem-like organ joining a leaf, flower, flowerhead or unflorescence to the stem of a plant.
  • Stem: Main axis of a plant, usually above ground, that supports structures, such as branches, leaves, flowers and fruit.

HORTICULTURE

DIVISION 01: PERENNIALS AND BIENNIALS Alaska hardy plant that has lived in the ground for 2 years.

Name variety/species.

Class:

  • 01 Achillea ptarmica, double, Sneezewort 1 spray 12-16”
  • 02 Achillea ptarmica, single, Sneezewort 1 spray 12-16”P
  • 03 Achillea, Yarrow and other, 1 spray 12-16”,
  • 04 Aconitum, Monkshood 1 stem over 10”
  • 05 Alcea rosea, Hollyhock, 1 spike
  • 06 Allium, Flowering Onion, single stem or spray, length in proportion to bloom
  • 07 Anemone, double, Windflower, 3 blooms, NFR
  • 08 Anemone, single, Windflower, 3 blooms, NFR
  • 09 Angelica, 1 stems to 30”
  • 10 Aquilegia, Columbine, 3 sprays
  • 11 Aster, perennial, 3 sprays
  • 12 Astilbe, 3 sprays NFR
  • 13 Bellis perennis, English daisy, 6 blooms, stems to 6”
  • 14 Campanula, Bell Flower, 3 sprays
  • 15 Centaurea macrocephala, Giant Knapweed, 2 stems over 16”
  • 16 Centaurea montana, Mountain Bluet, 2 stems to 20”
  • 17 Coreopsis, tickseed, 3 stems
  • 18 Delphinium, giant, 1 spike
  • 19 Delphinium, other, 1 spike
  • 20 Dianthus barbatus, Sweet William, 3 stems over 6”
  • 21 Dianthus, Carnation and other, 3 stems over 6”
  • 22 Dianthus, miniature, 3 sprays
  • 23 Digitalis, Foxglove, 1 spike
  • 24 Echinacea, Coneflower, 3 blooms, stems to 20”
  • 25 Echinops, Globe Thistle, 2 blooms
  • 26 Eryngium, Sea Holly, 1 stem/spray to 24”
  • 27 Filipendula, Meadowsweet, Queen of the Prairie, and Dropwort, 2 stems/sprays to 30”
  • 28 Gaillardia, Blanket flower, double, 3 blooms, stems to 20”
  • 29 Gaillardia, Blanket flower, single, 3 blooms, stems to 20”
  • 30 Gentiana, Gentian, 1 stem or spray
  • 31 Geranium, Cranesbill 2 stems/sprays
  • 32 Gypsophila, Baby’s breath, 1 spray to 24”
  • 33 Helenium, Sneezeweed, 3 blooms NFR
  • 34 Helianthus, Perennial Sunflower, 3 blooms, stems to 20”
  • 35 Heliopsis, Ox-eye daisy, 3 blooms
  • 36 Hosta, 3 blooms, stems to 20:
  • 37 Inula, Elecampane, 1 stem/spray to 36”
  • 38 Leontopodium Edelweiss, 3 stems over 4”
  • 39 Leucanthemum x superbum, Shasta daisy, double, 3 blooms, stems to 20”
  • 40 Leucanthemum x superbum, Shasta daisy, single, 3 blooms, stems to 20”
  • 41 Lewisia, Cliff maids, Bitterroot, 3 sprays
  • 42 Liatris, Blazing star, Gayfeather, 3 spikes
  • 43 Ligularia, Leopard plant, 2 spikes/sprays
  • 44 Lupinus, Lupine, 1 spike
  • 45 Lychnis, Campion, Catchfly 3 stems over 6”
  • 46 Malva, mallow, 2 spikes to 30” (Sylvestris in Div 2)
  • 47 Meconopsis, Himalayan poppy (blue) or Welsh poppy (yellow), 2 stems
  • 48 Monarda, Bee Balm, 3 stems
  • 49 Myosotis, Forget-me-not, 3 stems over 4”
  • 50 Ornamental Foliage, perennial, (e.g. Hosta, caladium, etc.) 3 stems to 20”
  • 51 Ornamental Grass, 3 stems over 10”, one variety
  • 52 Paeonia, Peony, bomb type, one bloom, stem proportionate to bloom
  • 53 Paeonia, Peony, double, one bloom, stem proportionate to bloom
  • 54 Paeonia, Peony, single, one bloom, stem proportionate to bloom
  • 55 Papaver croceum syn. P naudicale, Iceland Poppy, 6 blooms, stems over 6”, NFR
  • 56 Papaver orientale, Oriental Poppy
  • 57 Papaver, Poppy, other
  • 58 Penstemon, 2 stems to 18
  • 59 Phlox, 1 stem over 10”
  • 60 Physostegia, Obedient Plant, 3 stems/sprays over 10”
  • 61 Primula, Primrose, 1 stem to 20”
  • 62 Pulsatilla, Pasque flower, 2 blooms
  • 63 Salvia, perennial, Flowering Sage, 2 stems over 6”
  • 64 Scabiosa, perennial, Pincushion Flower, 2 blooms
  • 65 Sedum, Stonecrop, 3 stems to 20”
  • 66 Solidago, Goldenrod, 1 stem over 10”
  • 67 Thalictrum, Meadow Rue, one spray to 30”
  • 68 Trollius, Globeflower, 3 stems
  • 69 Verbascum, Mullein, 1 stem over 12”
  • 70 Veronica, Speedwell, 3 stems
  • 71 Vine, flowering, Clematis, 1 stem to 30”
  • 72 Vine, flowering, other, 1 stem to 30”
  • 73 Zantedeschia, Calla Lily, 1 stem, length in proportion to bloom
  • 74 Most unusual, proper I.D., 1 to 3 blooms/sprays stems
  • 75 Other, properly identified, 1 to 3 blooms/sprays/stems
  • 76 Astrantia, Masterwort, 3 blooms to 12”
  • 77 Veroni

DIVISION 02: ANNUALS – A THRU M

Includes plants grown as annuals in this region. Class blends of petunias or sweet peas under major color. Name species/variety.

Class:

  • 01 Ageratum, Floss flower, 3 sprays over 4”
  • 02 Amaranthus, Love-lies-bleeding, 1 stem
  • 03 Amaranthus, Other, 1 stem
  • 04 Argyranthemum, 3 blooms, stems to 16”, NFR
  • 05 Aster, ball, 3 blooms, stems to 16”
  • 06 Aster, cactus or shaggy, 3 blooms, stems to 16”
  • 07 Aster, pincushion or crested, 3 blooms, stems to 16”
  • 08 Aster, single, 3 blooms, stems to 16”
  • 09 Calceolaria, Slipperwort, 2 stems/sprays
  • 10 Calendula, English or Pot Marigold, crested, 3 blooms, stems to 16”
  • 11 Calendula, English or Pot Marigold, double, 3 blooms, stems to 16”
  • 12 Calendula, s English or Pot Marigold, single, 3 blooms, stems to 16”
  • 13 Iberis, Candytuft, 3 stems
  • 14 Celosia, cockscomb, 1 Stem or spray
  • 15 Centaurea cyanus, bachelor’s button, 6 blooms, stem 6-14”
  • 16 Cerinthe, Blue Shrimp plant, 2 Stems to 30”
  • 17 Chrysanthemum, Summer, Single, 3 sprays to 16”
  • 18 Chrysanthemum, Summer, Double, 3 sprays to 16”
  • 19 Clarkia, 3 sprays to 20”
  • 20 Cleome, spider flower, 1 stem
  • 21 Cosmos, single, 3 sprays to 18”
  • 22 Cosmos, double, 3 sprays to 18”
  • 23 Cosmos, involuted, 3 sprays to 18”
  • 24 Dianthus, single, 3 sprays 6-15”
  • 25 Dianthus, double, 3 sprays 6-15”
  • 26 Everlasting, Acroclinium, 6 blooms, stems 8-16” NFR
  • 27 Everlasting, Helichrysum, 6 blooms, stems 8-16” NFR
  • 28 Everlasting, other, 3 sprays/blooms to 16” NFR
  • 29 Everlasting, Statice, Limonium sinuatum, 3 spr. to 16” NFR
  • 30 Everlasting, Statice, Limonium suworowii, 1-3 spr. to 30” NFR
  • 31 Flax, Linum, 3 stems
  • 32 Godetia, Satin Flower, 3 sprays to 20”
  • 33 Gypsophila, Baby’s breath, 3 sprays to 16”
  • 34 Helianthus, Sunflower, 3 blooms under 6”, stems to 16”
  • 35 Helianthus, Sunflower, 3 blooms to 6-8”, stems to 16”
  • 36 Helianthus, Sunflower, 2 blooms over 8”, stems to 24”
  • 37 Larkspur, Delphinium ajacis, 2 spikes
  • 38 Lavatera trimestris, rose mallow, 2 sprays to 24”
  • 39 Linaria, Toadflax, 3 sprays/stems
  • 40 Malope, annual Mallow, 2 sprays to 24”
  • 41 Malva sylvestris, 2 spikes to 36”
  • 42 Marigold, 3 blooms under 2 ”, stems proportionate to bloom
  • 43 Marigold, 3 blooms 2 -4”, stems proportionate to bloom
  • 44 Marigold, 3 blooms over 4”, stems proportionate to bloom
  • 45 Marigold, signet, 2 sprays, 10 -12”
  • 46 Matricaria, Feverfew, double white, 1 spray to 14”
  • 47 Matricaria, Feverfew, single white, 1 spray to 14”
  • 48 Matricaria, Feverfew, yellow, 1 spray to 14”
  • 49 Mignonette, Reseda, 2 stems
  • 50 Mimulus, Monkey flower, 3 stems 6-8”
  • 51 Moluccella laevis, Bells of Ireland, 2 stems to 28” NFR

DIVISION 03: ANNUALS – N THRU Z

Includes plants grown as annuals in this region. Class blends of petunias or sweet peas under major color.
Name species/variety.

Class:

  • 01 Nasturtium, double, Tropaeolum majus, 6 blooms, stems 4-10”, NFR
  • 02 Nasturtium, single, Tropaeolum majus, 6 blooms, stems 4-10”, NFR
  • 03 Nemesia, large-flowered, 3 sprays 8-10”
  • 04 Nemesia, miniature, 3 sprays 6-10”
  • 05 Nemophila, baby blue-eyes, 4 stems to 6”
  • 06 Nicandra, Shoo-fly, Apple of Peru, 1 stem/spray to 30”
  • 07 Nicotiana, Flowering tobacco, 2 sprays 10-14”
  • 08 Ornamental foliage, annual, (e.g., coleus), 3 stems to 20”
  • 09 Ornamental Grass, 3 stems 6-20”
  • 10 Osteospermum, South African Daisy, to 15”, 3 blooms, NFR
  • 11 Pansy, Viola, 5 blooms over 1”, no blotches solid, NFR
  • 12 Pansy, Viola, 5 blooms over 1”, with blotches, NFR
  • 13 Pansy, Viola, 5 blooms over 1”, multicolored, NFR
  • 14 Pansy, Viola, 5 blooms under 1”, no blotches solid, NFR
  • 15 Pansy, Viola, 5 blooms under 1”, with blotches, NFR
  • 16 Pansy, Viola, 5 blooms under 1”, multicolored, NFR
  • 17 Pansy, Viola, 5 blooms, other/ruffled NFR,stripe/whiskers-
  • 18 Pelargonium, (zonal, ivy, regal, scented) name variety, 1 stem/spray

Petunias, 1-3 sprays/stems, with 3 open blooms total, stems 6 – 14”

  • 19 Petunia, double, blue/mauve
  • 20 Petunia, double pink/red
  • 21 Petunia, double white
  • 22 Petunia, other, (e.g., milliflora)
  • 23 Petunia, single, blue/mauve
  • 24 Petunia, single, pink/red
  • 25 petunia, single, purple/magenta
  • 26 Petunia, single, white
  • 27 Phlox, Giant Tetra, 3 sprays to 18”
  • 28 Phlox, Star/Twinkle, 3 sprays to 10”
  • 29 Poppy, California, Eschscholzia, 6 blooms, stems to 16” NFR
  • 30 Poppy, Carnation/peony flowered, Papaver somniferum, 3 blooms, stems to 16” NFR
  • 31 Poppy, other, 3 blooms, stems to 16”, NFR
  • 32 Poppy, Flanders, Papaver rhoeas, 3 blooms, stems to 16” NFR
  • 33 Poppy, Shirley, series, Papaver rhoeas, double, 3 blooms, stems to 16”, NFR
  • 34 Rudbeckia, double, Gloriosa daisy, Black-eyed Susan, 3 blooms, stems to 18”, NFR
  • 35 Rudbeckia, single, Gloriosa daisy, Black-eyed Susan, 3 blooms, stems to 18”, NFR
  • 36 Salpiglossis, Painted tongue, 3 sprays 12-15”
  • 37 Salvia, Flowering sage, 3 stalks 6-24”
  • 38 Scabiosa, Pincushion flower, 3 blooms, stems to 16”, NFR
  • 39 Schizanthus, Poor man’s orchid, 2 sprays to 24”
  • 40 Snapdragon, butterfly, Antirrhinum majus, 2 spikes over 12”
  • 41 Snapdragon, tetra, Antirrhinum majus, 2 spikes over 12”
  • 42 Stock, Matthiola, double, 2 stems over 10”

60% of Sweet pea spray should be single stem florets and buds, NOT vine.

  • 43 Sweet pea, blue, Lathyrus odoratus, 3 sprays over 7”
  • 44 Sweet pea, cream/white, Lathyrus odoratus, 3 sprays over 7”
  • 45 Sweet pea, pink, Lathyrus odoratus, 3 sprays over 7”
  • 46 Sweet pea, red, Lathyrus odoratus, 3 sprays over 7”
  • 47 Sweet pea, purple/ lavender,Lathyrus odoratus, 3 sprays over 7”
  • 48 Sweet pea, heirloom, any color, identify variety, Lathyrus odoratus, 3 sprays over 7”
  • 49 Venidium, Cape Daisy, 3 blooms, stems to 16”
  • 50 Verbena, 3 stems to 16”
  • 51 Vine, Canary Bird, Tropaeolum peregrinum, 1 stem to 36”
  • 52 Vine, other flowering, 1 stem to 36”
  • 53 Zinnia, 3 blooms over 2”, stems to 16”
  • 54 Zinnia, 3 blooms to 2”, stems to 16”
  • 55 Most Unusual, Proper I.D., 1-3 blooms, stems, or sprays
  • 56 Other, properly identified, 1 to 3 blooms, stems, or sprays

DIVISION 04: GLADIOLI

Gladiolus spike should be 60% florets and buds and 40% stem. Size is the diameter of the fully opened blossom at the base of the flower head. One spike.

Class:

  • 01 Giant, over 5”
  • 02 Large, 4 – 5”
  • 03 Medium, 3 – 4”
  • 04 Small, 2 – 3”
  • 05 Miniature, under 2”
  • 06 Hardy/other, any size

 

DIVISION 05: TREES & SHRUBS

One fresh cut branch, 14-30”, measured from cut end to tip of branch. Apex or apical tip should be intact. Branch should show symmetry and have several nodes. Name species/variety.

Class:

  • 01 Flowering, in bloom, Hydrangea
  • 02 Flowering, in bloom, Potentilla
  • 03 Flowering, in bloom, other
  • 04 Fruiting, with fruit, apple or crabapple
  • 05 Fruiting, with fruit, cherry or chokecherry
  • 06 Fruiting, with fruit, currant
  • 07 Fruiting, with fruit, other
  • 08 Foliage, evergreen
  • 09 Foliage, deciduous

DIVISION 06: ROSES

Species or variety name required. Class color blends under major color. Class climbing sports of Hybrid Teas, Floribundas, and Grandifloras in classes 02-13.

Class:

  • 01 Large-flowered Climbers/Ramblers any color, 1 lateral

Floribundas, 1 spray

  • 02 Red/russet
  • 03 White
  • 04 Pink
  • 05 Other

Grandifloras,1spray/bloom

  • 06 Red/russet
  • 07 White
  • 08 Pink
  • 09 Other

Hybrid Teas, disbudded, 1 bloom

  • 10 Red/russet
  • 11 White
  • 12 Pink
  • 13 Mauve/Lavender
  • 14 Bicolored
  • 15 Other

Hardy Shrub roses, 1 bloom/spray, (shiny leaf)

  • 16 Red/russet
  • 17 White
  • 18 Pink
  • 19 Other

Rugosas and Hybrid Rugosas, 1 bloom/spray, (wrinkled leaf)

  • 20 Red/pink/mauve
  • 21 White
  • 22 Other

Old Garden Roses, 1 bloom/spray (scotch rose)

  • 23 Red/russet
  • 24 White
  • 25 Pink
  • 26 Other

Miniature Roses, 1 bloom/spray

  • 27 Red/russet
  • 28 White
  • 29 Pink
  • 30 Other
  • 31 Mini Climber, any color, 1 bloom/spray

DIVISION 07: TUBEROUS BEGONIAS

Foliage not required. Unnamed okay. 1 bloom, disbudded.

Classes:

Double-flowered carnation/ruffled

  • 01 White
  • 02 Red
  • 03 Yellow/gold
  • 04 Picotee/variegated, any color
  • 05 Pink/rose
  • 06 Salmon
  • 07 Apricot/orange
  • 08 Other

Rose or camellia-flowered

  • 09 White
  • 10 Red
  • 11 Yellow/gold
  • 12 Picotee/variegated, any color
  • 13 Pink/rose
  • 14 Salmon
  • 15 Apricot/orange
  • 16 Other

Other types

  • 17 Single-flowered, not a side flower, any color
  • 18 Other, identify type/variety, any color

DIVISION 08: LILIES

Enter one stem. Length should be in proportion to blooms. Anthers should be present, pollen MUST be removed.

Class:

  • 01 Asiatic hybrid, upfacing [Ia]
  • 02 Asiatic hybrid, outfacing [Ib]
  • 03 Asiatic hybrid, pendant [Ic]
  • 04 Oriental hybrid, trumpet-shaped [VIIa]
  • 05 Oriental hybrid, bowl-shaped [VIIb]
  • 06 Oriental hybrid, flat-faced [VIIc]
  • 07 Oriental hybrid, recurved [VIId]
  • 08 Other hybrids (e.g., Candidum, American, Longiflorum, etc.) [III-VI, VIII]
  • 09 Species (e.g., Lilium canadense) [IX]

DIVISION 09: DAHLIAS

No foliage is required, but recommended manner is to disbud and exhibit with attached foliage, preferably two complete leaves. Ideal bloom position is at a 45° angle to stem. Pompom and Ball types may be top-facing. Stem and stalk length should be in proportion to size of bloom.

Class:

Fully double, closed-center types

  • 01 Straight cactus, 1 bloom over 8”
  • 02 Straight cactus, 1 bloom 6 – 8”
  • 03 Straight cactus, 1 bloom 4 – 6”
  • 04 Straight cactus, laciniated, 1 bloom over 8”
  • 05 Straight cactus, laciniated, 1 bloom 6-8”
  • 06 Straight cactus, laciniated, 1 bloom 4-6”
  • 07 Incurved cactus, 1 bloom over 8”
  • 08 Incurved cactus, 1 bloom 6 – 8”
  • 09 Incurved cactus, 1 bloom 4 – 6”
  • 10 Semi-cactus, 1 bloom over 8”
  • 11 Semi-cactus, 1 bloom 6 – 8”
  • 12 Semi-cactus, 1 bloom 4 – 6”
  • 13 Formal decorative, 1 bloom over 8”
  • 14 Formal decorative, 1 bloom 6-8”
  • 15 Formal decorative, 1 bloom 4-6”
  • 16 Informal decorative, 1 bloom over 8”
  • 17 Informal decorative, 1 bloom 6-8”
  • 18 Informal decorative, 1 bloom 4-6”
  • 19 Waterlily, 1 bloom
  • 20 Ball, 1 bloom over 3 ”
  • 21 Miniature ball, 1 bloom 2-3”
  • 22 Pompon, 3 blooms under 2”
  • 23 Miniature cactus, 1 bloom under 4”
  • 24 Miniature decorative, 1 bloom under 4”

Single and semi-double, open-center types

  • 25 Anemone-flowered, 1 bloom
  • 26 Collarette, 1 bloom
  • 27 Single, 1 bloom over 2”
  • 28 Mignon single, 3 blooms under 2”
  • 29 Orchid-flowered, 1 bloom
  • 30 Orchid-flowered collarette, 1 bloom
  • 31 Peony-flowered, (including bedding dahlias, e.g., Red-Skin varieties), 1 bloom
  • 32 Novelty, 1 bloom
  • 33 Mega Dahlia, 1 bloom in good condition, 12” or over (judged on size)

 

DIVISION 10: COLLECTIONS

Five cut specimens of a common theme, each of a different variety/species. Name variety/species. Attached self-foliage. Enter in one container.

Class:

  • 01 Annuals, identify common theme
  • 02 Perennials and biennials, identify common theme
  • 03 Most unusual, annuals
  • 04 Most unusual, perennials and biennials
  • 05 Ornamental grasses
  • 06 Begonias
  • 07 Gladioli, (giant, medium, etc.)
  • 08 Lilies
  • 09 Dahlias
  • 10 Roses
  • 11 Foliage
  • 12 Seed Pods/Heads
  • 13 Other, identify common theme

DIVISION 11: INDOOR CONTAINER GROWN PLANTS

All First Entry container plants MUST be picked up on Second Entry day.

  1. Diseased or insect-infested plants should not be entered and are subject to removal from the show.
  2. Maximum container size is 15” in any direction, unless otherwise specified. Plants and containers should be in proportion to each other. All indoor plants should have appropriate pots or saucers to catch excess water when plants are watered. Double-potting (use of cachepots) is permitted.
  3. Classes 1-19 are for indoor-grown potted plants grown by exhibitor for at least 3 months. Name variety.

Class:

Erect growth habit single plant

  • 01 Pot under 7”
  • 02 Pot 7-15”

multiple plants

  • 03 Pot under 7”
  • 04 Pot 7-15”

Spreading growth habit single plant

  • 05 Pot under 7”
  • 06 Pot 7-15”

multiple plants

  • 07 Pot under 7”
  • 08 Pot 7-15”

Vining, pendant, hanging, or trailing growth habit single plant

  • 09 Pot under 7”
  • 10 Pot 7-15”

multiple plants

  • 11 Pot under 7”
  • 12 Pot 7-15”

Other indoor potted plants

  • 13 African Violets
  • 14 Bonsai
  • 15 Cacti
  • 16 Dish garden
  • 17 Orchids
  • 18 Succulent
  • 19 Other

DIVISION 12: OUTDOOR PLANTERS AND HANGING BASKETS

Entries must have been grown outdoors by exhibitor for at least the majority of the current growing season. Call ahead for extra large containers.

All First Entry container plants MUST be picked up on Second Entry day.

Class:

  • 01 Hanging basket, begonia
  • 02 Hanging basket, fuchsia
  • 03 Hanging basket, petunia
  • 04 Hanging basket, other (single species)
  • 05 hanging basket Other (mix of species)
  • 06 Patio planter, begonia
  • 07 Patio planter, fuchsia
  • 08 Patio planter, geranium
  • 09 Patio planter, Other (single species)
  • 10 Patio planter, Other (mix of species)

 

DIVISION 13: ARTISTIC DESIGN

All First Entry container plants MUST be picked up on Second Entry day.

  1. Plant material need not be grown by exhibitor unless specified.
  2. All designs must contain some plant material. The use of fresh material is encouraged. Dried and/or treated dried plant material permitted only when specified.
  3. Do not use: artificial flowers, fruit, vegetables, or foliage; coloring of fresh material; cut fruit or vegetables, or prepared food; landscapes or scenes; US or other national flags.
  4. Sea fans, coral, bones, antlers, moss, accessories and bases are acceptable, as is native plant material grown by exhibitor from non-endangered species.
  5. Unless specified, maximum size is 30” wide by 20” deep; no height restriction.

Class:

  • 01 Traditional mass design in a basket. Use all fresh material.
  • 02 Monochromatic design. Design must have a single color theme (e.g. pink, yellow, etc.) Use all fresh or all dried material.
  • 03 Holiday or special occasion design. Use some fresh material. Use one or more accessories. Identify holiday/ occasion on entry form.
  • 04 “Memories in the Making!” theme design. Interpret this year’s Fair theme. Use fresh and/or dried material. Feature or accessories allowed but not required.
  • 05 “Grower’s Choice” Use any combination of fresh and/or dried material. All plant materials used must be grown by entrant.
  • 06 Bridal Bouquet. Create a bouquet suitable for carrying down the aisle.
  • 07 Small design, maximum 8” in any direction. Use all fresh material.
  • 08 Miniature design, maximum 5” in any direction. Use all fresh or all dried material.
  • 09 Linear Design. Create a line or line-mass design that expresses motion or movement.

JUNIORS

DIVISION 14: JUNIOR, AGES 12 & UNDER

DIVISION 15: JUNIOR, AGES 13 THROUGH 17

All First Entry container plants MUST be picked up on Second Entry day.

RULES:

  1. State age on entry form in “description” area.
  2. Horticulture entries grown by the exhibitor; artistic design entries designed by the exhibitor.
  3. Three entries per class per week allowed in 01, 02, and 06. Enter only once per week in all other classes.
  4. Follow corresponding open horticulture classes for requirements such as size, bloom count, and foliage. Refer to Div. 13 for artistic design rules.
  5. Kids must enter for themselves!

Class:

HORTICULTURE

  • 01 Annual, 1 to 6 blooms/sprays/stems, one variety
  • 02 Perennial or biennial, 1 to 6 blooms/sprays/stems, one variety
  • 03 Collection; annuals, 5 specimens (Div. 10 rules apply.)
  • 04 Collection; perennials or biennials, 5 specimens (Div. 10 rules apply.)
  • 05 Most unusual, 1 bloom/spray/stem
  • 06 Other, cut specimen (e.g., dahlia, rose, gladiolus, begonia or lily)
  • 07 Indoor potted plant, maximum pot size 10”
  • 08 Outdoor container planting, maximum 15” container

ARTISTIC DESIGN

  • 09 “Memories in the Making!” interpret Fair theme using fresh and/or dried material. Features or accessories are allowed, but not required.
  • 10 Grower’s Choice – Use any combination of fresh and/or dried material. All plant materials used must be grown by entrant

Special Flower Contests

“Whitest White Flower” contest: 1st entry only – Wednesday, August 22, from noon – 9 p.m.

Bring in your Whitest White flower. There is no minimum or maximum number of stems. Flower(s) will be judged solely on how close its color is to Crayola White.

“Crazy Cacti” contest: 1st entry only – Wednesday, August 22, from noon – 9 p.m.

Must be entered in Division 11, Class 15. Cacti come in so many crazy forms! Bring us your best crazy cactus. It can be a single plant, or multiple specimens in one container.

“Super Succulent” contest: 2nd entry only – Wednesday, August 29, from noon – 9 p.m.

Must be entered in Division 11, Class 18. There are so many varieties of superlative succulents. Bring us your best. It can be a single plant, or multiple specimens in a single container.

“Bouquet for Grandma” contest:2nd entry only – Wednesday, August 29, from noon – 9 p.m.

This contest is especially for our youngest fairgoers. (ages 5 and under). Children should bring an arrangement made from common roadside flowers, (e.g. dandelions, butter and eggs, daisies, etc.) Grandmas love flowers and entries in this contest will be judged based on their appeal to a panel of genuine grandmas!

SPECIAL AWARDS – FLOWERS

Outstanding entries will be recognized by these generous donors

Bushes Bunches Gardens

Division 2 Champion (1st entry)

Division 3 Champion (2nd entry)

Mat-Su Master Gardeners

Division 05 Champion (both entries)

Division 13, Class 4, Outstanding entry, (both entries)

Pat Tremaine

Division 6 Champion (both entries)

HeartReach Center

Division 9 Champion (both entries)

Fresh Starts

Division 12 Champion (both entries)

(formerly Gray Owl Farm)

Colony Greenhouse

Division 14 Juniors Champion (both entries)

Division 15 Juniors Champion (both entries)

Bering Sea Traders

Division 15, Class 10 winners (both entries)

Alpine Nursery

Most Unusual Perennial (both entries)

Valley Garden Club

Pat Newcomb Award – Judges Choice (both entries)

Mary Ann Boyd

“Whitest White Flower” Contest (1st entry)

“Bouquet for Grandma” (2nd entry)

Julia Milam

“Crazy Cacti” (1st entry)

“Super Succulent” (2nd entry)