Public Access is Closed to MOST County Facilities Due to COVID-19.
In response to Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order and Safe Start Plan, Thurston County continues to operate under an essential services model. This is in effect
until Thurston County enters Phase 3 of the Safe Start Plan. Courts and other elected offices may operate under different hours or restrictions.
(Solid waste facilities are open. For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/2SldUPq)
(For more information on the county's COVID-19 response, visit: https://bit.ly/3ext6BG)
(For more information on essential functions, visit: https://bit.ly/3dwIBK8)
(For office contacts, visit: https://bit.ly/3bs7bdy)
"A Trip of Goats"
(A group of goats is called a tribe or a trip. The Sections in this Division are named for Goat breeds and includes their country of origin)
Horticulture Entry Chairman/Consultant: TBD
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
"Angora - Origin: Turkey"
Eligible for Award of Merit
Section "B" - PERENNIALS FROM FLESHY ROOTS "Barbari - Origin: India & Pakistan"
Eligible for Lily Award and Award of Merit(Bulbs, corms, rhizomes, tubers other than Gladiolus and Dahlias)
Section "C" – FLOWERING PERENNIALS " Cashmere - Origin: Australia" (Other than fleshy rooted under Section "B" above)
Eligible for Award of Merit
Section "D" - FOLIAGE PERENNIALS
"Dutch Landrace - Origin: Netherlands"
(other than fleshy rooted under Section B. above)
Section "E" - ORNAMENTAL GRASSES
"Erzgebirge - Origin: Saxony"
(may have plumes, may exceed 30" to show gracefulness)
Eligible for Award of Merit
Section "F" - DAHLIAS
"Fainting Goat - Origin: US"
Eligible for Dahlia Award
SINGLE ENTRIES - One stem each variety
MINIATURE ENTRIES - 3 stems each variety
Section "G" - GLADIOLUS "Girgentana - Origin: Northern Afghanistan"
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 "Hejazi - Origin: Arabia"
Eligible for the Vine Award
Section " I". - ROSES " Irish - Origin: Ireland"
Eligible for the Rose Award
Section J. - FLOWERING SHRUBS & TREES
"Jamnapari - Origin: India"
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 16. Preregistration is required.
Class: (must be in bloom)
Section "K" SHRUBS & TREES "Kalbian - Origin: Australia"
Eligible for the Arboreal and Marva Lee Peterschick Awards.
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 Divsion V, Section A Class 16. (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
"LaMancha - Origin: US"
Eligible for Growers Choice Award
Class: 2 Foliage
Section "M" - CONTAINER-GROWN PLANTS – COMBINATION
"Mini Oberhasli - Origin: US, PNW"
Eligible for Growers Choice AwardClass:
Section "N" - EDIBLES
"Nigora - Origin: US"
Eligible for Harvest and Gourmet Awards
Stem length in proportion to exhibit, uniformity important
Class: 1. Herbs
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
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" - ANY OTHER HORTICULTURE EXHIBIT
" Orobica - Origin: Bergamo Alps"
Eligible for Award of Merit(With consideration to available space & Horticulture Entry Consultant approval)