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FLOWERS

2017 Department G

FAIRGROUNDS ENTRY ONLY – Farm Exhibits

1st entry: Wednesday, August 23, noon – 9 p.m.
2nd entry: Wednesday, August 30, noon – 9 p.m.

The Flowers Department will be closing at 6:00 pm Tuesday, August 29 for First Entry removal. It will remain closed to the fairgoers all day, Wednesday, August 30 and will reopen to the general public at noon on Thursday, August 31.

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 5, 2 – 8 p.m.

FAIRGROUNDS Pick-up – Hoskins Exhibits:

Saturday, September 9, 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

PREMIUM POINTS

Blue Ribbon
Red Ribbon
White Ribbon

REGULAR PREMIUMS

1st $7.00
2nd $5.00
3rd $3.00

SPECIAL FLOWER CONTESTS AND AWARDS are listed on last page of Flower Exhibitor Guide.

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.

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, 2 stems/sprays 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”
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 variet
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

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.

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.

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
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, white
26 Phlox, Giant Tetra, 3 sprays to 18”
27 Phlox, Star/Twinkle, 3 sprays to 10”
28 Poppy, California, Eschscholzia, 6 blooms, stems to 16” NFR
29 Poppy, Carnation/peony flowered, Papaver somniferum, 3 blooms, stems to 16” NFR
30 Poppy, other, 3 blooms, stems to 16”, NFR
31 Poppy, Flanders, Papaver rhoeas, 3 blooms, stems to 16” NFR
32 Poppy, Shirley, series, Papaver rhoeas, double, 3 blooms, stems to 16”, NFR
33 Rudbeckia, double, Gloriosa daisy, Black-eyed Susan, 3 blooms, stems to 18”, NFR
34 Rudbeckia, single, Gloriosa daisy, Black-eyed Susan, 3 blooms, stems to 18”, NFR
35 Salpiglossis, Painted tongue, 3 sprays 12-15”
36 Salvia, Flowering sage, 3 stalks 6-24”
37 Scabiosa, Pincushion flower, 3 blooms, stems to 16”, NFR
38 Schizanthus, Poor man’s orchid, 2 sprays to 24”
39 Snapdragon, butterfly, Antirrhinum majus, 2 spikes over 12”
40 Snapdragon, tetra, Antirrhinum majus, 2 spikes over 12”
41 Stock, Matthiola, double, 2 stems over 10”
60% of Sweet pea spray should be single stem florets and buds, NOT vine.
42 Sweet pea, blue, Lathyrus odoratus, 3 sprays over 7”
43 Sweet pea, cream/white, Lathyrus odoratus, 3 sprays over 7”
44 Sweet pea, pink, Lathyrus odoratus, 3 sprays over 7”
45 Sweet pea, red, Lathyrus odoratus, 3 sprays over 7”
46 Sweet pea, purple/ lavender,Lathyrus odoratus,3 sprays over 7”
47 Sweet pea, heirloom, any color, identify variety, Lathyrus odoratus, 3 sprays over 7”
48 Venidium, Cape Daisy, 3 blooms, stems to 16”
49 Verbena, 3 stems to 16”
50 Vine, Canary Bird, Tropaeolum peregrinum, 1 stem to 36”
51 Vine, other flowering, 1 stem to 36”
52 Zinnia, 3 blooms over 2”, stems to 16”
53 Zinnia, 3 blooms to 2”, stems to 16”
54 Most Unusual, Proper I.D., 1-3 blooms, stems, or sprays
55 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.
01 Giant, over 5”
02 Large, 4 – 5”
03 Medium, 3 – 4”
04 Small, 2 – 3”
05 Miniature, under 2”
06 Hardy, nanus, 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.
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
10 Foliage, fall color

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.

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
39 Pink
30 Other
31 Mini Climber, any color, 1 bloom/spray

DIVISION 07: TUBEROUS BEGONIAS

Foliage not required. Unnamed okay. 1 bloom, disbudded.
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 may be removed.

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.

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.

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.

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

01 Hanging basket, begonia
02 Hanging basket, fuchsia
03 Hanging basket, petunia
04 Hanging basket, other
05 Patio planter, begonia
06 Patio planter, fuchsia
07 Patio planter, geranium
08 Patio planter, Other (single species)
09 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 “Better Together!” 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!

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 “Better Together!” 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 24, 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.

“Bouquet for Grandma” contest:

2nd entry only – Wednesday, August 31, 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!

“Crazy Cacti” contest:

1st entry only – Wednesday, August 24, 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 31, 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.

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” Contest

Julia Milam
“Crazy Cacti” (1st entry)
“Super Succulent” (2nd entry)

 

Superintendent

Michelle Adeszko
Phone: 907-746-0298