Department II - FFA
Division K - FFA Ornamental Horticulture

​Erika Studeman - Superintendent

GENERAL RULES

  1. All exhibits shall be displayed in space provided by the directors and superintendent of FFA Horticulture division.
  2. No commercially grown plants shall be entered in the general FFA plant show. All horticulture exhibits shall be grown or made as a part of the instructional program or supervised occupational experience program of the FFA.
  3. Student must have owned exhibit at least three months prior to Fair time and must have personally groomed the exhibit.
  4. Landscape exhibits may use commercially grown plants.
  5. Containers shall be clean, and attractive. A decorated container shall be considered only to the degree it detracts from the appearance of the plant.
  6. Plants shall be identified properly by the exhibitor, prior to entry, by the appropriate markings as to both the scientific and the common name. Tags will be provided.
  7. Exhibits shall be free of contaminating insects and diseases. The superintendent or designee may reject any exhibit with visible contamination.
  8. Exhibits shall not be removed from the display tables or racks until 8pm Sunday evening, the last day of the Fair. Prior removal shall be cause for loss of ribbons and premiums.
  9. A trophy will be presented for the outstanding exhibit in horticulture.

CLASS 1, 2, 3, 4 SPECIAL RULES:

Plants shall be judged on basis of:

  1. Condition: grooming, freedom from mechanical damage, disease, insects, appropriate color and fertility.
  2. Cultural perfection: the degree of perfection possible for its variety.
  3. Maturity: plants must be mature for display purposes.
  4. Container: over-potted, under-potted, cleanliness, appropriateness.

​CLASS 1 - SMALL POTS - (4" )

POINTS:  BLUE - 5  RED - 3  WHITE - 1

LOT

  1. Foliage house plants
  2. Flowering or fruiting house plants
  3. Bedding plants in a pack
  4. Bedding plants in a pot
  5. Cacti or succulents
  6. Other potted plants
  7. Trailing flowering plants
  8. Trailing foliage plants
  9. Other trailing plants
  10. Evergreen shrubs and trees
  11. Deciduous shrubs and trees
  12. Standards2019 Thurston County Fair Exhibitor’s Guide

CLASS 2 - MEDIUM POTS - (6" -8" )

POINTS:  BLUE - 8  RED - 4  WHITE - 2

LOT

  1. Foliage house plants
  2. Flowering or fruiting house plants
  3. Bedding plants in a pack
  4. Bedding plants in a pot
  5. Cacti or succulents
  6. Other potted plants
  7. Trailing flowering plants
  8. Trailing foliage plants
  9. Other trailing plants
  10. Evergreen shrubs and trees
  11. Deciduous shrubs and trees
  12. Standards

​CLASS 3 - LARGE POTS - (l0" or larger)

POINTS:  BLUE - 10  RED - 6  WHITE - 4

LOT

  1. Foliage house plants
  2. Flowering or fruiting house plants
  3. Bedding plants in a pack
  4. Bedding plants in a pot
  5. Cacti or succulents
  6. Other potted plants
  7. Trailing flowering plants
  8. Trailing foliage plants
  9. Other trailing plants
  10. Evergreen shrubs and trees
  11. Deciduous shrubs and trees
  12. Standards

CLASS 4 - DESIGN DIVISION

LOT

  1. Terrarium  Points:  Blue-15  Red-10  White-5
  2. Dish garden  Points:  Blue-10  Red-6  White-4
  3. Bonsai  Points:  Blue-15  Red-10  White-5
  4. Mixed planter box  Points:  Blue-15  Red-10  White-5
  5. Other living plant design  Points:  Blue-8  Red-4  White-2
  6. Fresh flower arrangements  Points:  Blue-8  Red-5  White-3
  7. Dry or silk arrangements  Points:  Blue-8  Red-5  White-3
  8. Corsages  Points:  Blue-8  Red-5  White-3
  9. Holiday design (wreaths, etc)  Points:  Blue-8  Red-5  White-3

CLASS 5 - COMMERCIAL ENTRIES

POINTS:  BLUE - 30  RED - 20  WHITE - 10

LOT
  1. Ten Containers of same variety exhibited as a sole commodity