Horticulture Entry Chairman/Consultant: Dorrie Carr 360-923-5896 email@example.com
WIN 1ST, 2ND, 3RD AND HONORABLE MENTION RIBBONS AND BEAUTIFUL ROSETTES
Entries in Division I are eligible for the Betty Belcher Horticulture Award, Award of Horticulture Excellence, Award of Merit, Arboreal Award, Growers Choice Award, Marvalee Peterschick Award, and Thurston County Fair Awards; the Lily Award, the Glad Award, the Vine Award, the Rose Award, the Posey Award, the Gourmet Award, the Harvest Award and People’s Choice Award.
HORTICULTURE RULES: The Sunset Western Garden Book will be used as reference authority
GLOSSARY FOR HORTICULTURE
ARBOREAL: Pertaining to trees and shrubs. BLOOM: An individual flower, usually between 1/2 and 3/4 open. BUD: An undeveloped flower (or leaf ). CULTIVAR: A cultivated variety of a plant. FRESH PLANT MATERIAL: Any part severed from a living plant and in good condition. SCAPE: A bare, leafless flower stem arising from the ground. Example: daylily, daffodil. SPIKE: A lengthened flower cluster in which flowers are practically stemless. Example: Gladiolus, snapdragon. SPRAY: A group of florets on a branched stem, each on its own stalk. STEM: The major supporting structure in plants to which buds, leaves and flowers are attached at regular intervals at points called nodes.
Section "A" - ANNUALS
Eligible for Award of Merit
Section "B" - PERENNIALS FROM FLESHY ROOTS "Washington"
Eligible for Lily Award and Award of Merit(Bulbs, corms, rhizomes, tubers other than Gladiolus and Dahlias)
Section "C" – FLOWERING PERENNIALS " California" (Other than fleshy rooted under Section "B" above)
Eligible for Award of Merit
Section "D" - FOLIAGE PERENNIALS
(other than fleshy rooted under Section B. above)
Section "E" - ORNAMENTAL GRASSES
Eligible for Award of Merit
Section "F" - DAHLIAS
Eligible for Dahlia Award
SINGLE ENTRIES - One stem each variety
MINIATURE ENTRIES - 3 stems each variety
Section "G" - GLADIOLUS "Georgia"
Eligible for the Glad Award
Note: Gladiolus are entered with attached leaves, preferably two for balance (leaves may be under water). The length of the stem should be in good balance to the blooms and very straight. The spike should have about one-third tight buds, one-third showing color, and one-third open blooms. Wedging with plastic wrap, Styrofoam or any other unobtrusive material is encouraged so that the spike stands as straight as possible. (Plastic wrap available from Show Committee.)
The Show Committee will sub-divide Gladiolus by color before judging.
Section H. - VINES "Hawaii"
Exhibit not to exceed 30" in length
Eligible for the Vine Award
Section " I". - ROSES "New York"
Eligible for the Rose Award
Section J. - FLOWERING SHRUBS & TREES
Eligible for the Arboreal and Marva Lee Peterschick Awards
One branch not less than 12" or more than 30" long is permitted. (A branch more than 30" and less than 60" can be entered in Division V, Section A Class 20. Preregistration is required.
Class: (must be in bloom)
Section "K" SHRUBS & TREES "Kansas"
Eligible for the Arboreal Award.
Other than flowering. Grown for summer interest due to foliage color or bold form. One branch not less than 12" or more than 30" long is permitted. (A branch more than 30" and less than 60" can be entered in Division V, Section A Class 20. (Pre-registration is required).
Flowering and Combination
Note: Container grown plants must have been grown by the exhibitor for at least three (3) months. Exceptions: multiple plantings, such as planters, dish gardens, etc. must have been grown together, by the exhibitor, for at least six (6) weeks. Exhibits shall be subdivided by variety and color. The Show Committee will sub-divide as needed before judging. Due to space limitations, the container may be no larger than 12" in diameter. Exception: Section "N". Combination Plantings may be up to 16" in diameter
If a plant is considered a flowering plant, it should be exhibited as a flowering specimen. Foliage plants may flower, but it should be exhibited as a foliage plant if they are grown for their leaves.
Section "L" - CONTAINER-GROWN PLANTS – FLOWERING
Eligible for Growers Choice Award
Due to space limitations containers in Section L may be no larger than 12" in diameter
Class: 1 Flowering
Class: 2 Foliage
Section "M" - CONTAINER-GROWN PLANTS – COMBINATION
Due to space limitations containers in Section M may be no larger than 12" in diameter.Class:
Section "N" - EDIBLES
Eligible for Harvest and Gourmet Awards
Stem length in proportion to exhibit, uniformity important
Class: 1. Herbs to be displayed in a clear bottle in water provided by entrant.
Note: Common Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is considered a noxious weed and will not be accepted. Exception: The variety Foeniculum vulgare azoricum known as ‘bulbing’ fennel is permissible.
Class 2: Fruits & Vegetables
To be displayed on a foam tray with plastic wrap (as needed) provided by the Show Committee.
FRUITS - should be clean and fresh, wiped, but not washed or polished
VEGETABLES - In general, uniformity (same size, shape, color) in multiple specimen exhibits is desired.
SQUASH - 1" stem attached, wipe clean gently
CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES - generally one head, remove outer leaves only
ROOT CROPS - less soil adheres if dug in dry weather
LEGUMES - six specimens same variety each class
ANY OTHER VEGETABLE not mentioned above will be entered under the closest variety with entry tags marked "X"
Section "O" - Collections"Oregon"
NEW IN 2022: A collection is an exhibit consisting of at least 5 different specimens, each in a separate clear glass container. Judged for cultural perfection of plant material. To be displayed on a table space that is 24" wide and 30" deep.
Section "P" - Displays
NEW IN 2022: A display is an exhibit consisting of at least 5 different specimens, artistically staged by the exhibitor. Judged equally for cultural perfection and decorative effect. To be displayed on a table space that is 24" wide and 30" deep.
Section "Q" - ANY OTHER
(with consideration to available space & Horticulture Entry Chairman approval).