"Peru’s Largest Cities"
Horticulture Entry Chairman/Consultant: Dorrie Carr, 360-923-5896, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Section "B" - PERENNIALS FROM FLESHY ROOTS "Arequipa"(Bulbs, corms, rhizomes, tubers other than Gladiolus and Dahlias)
Section "C" – FLOWERING PERENNIALS " Trujillo" (Other than fleshy rooted under Section "B" above)
Section "D" - FOLIAGE PERENNIALS
(other than fleshy rooted under Section B. above)
Section "E" - ORNAMENTAL GRASSES
(may have plumes, may exceed 30" to show gracefulness)
Section "F" - DAHLIAS
SINGLE ENTRIES - One stem each variety
MINIATURE ENTRIES - 3 stems each variety
Section "G" - GLADIOLUS "Cusco"
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 "Chimbote"
Vines should be between 12" and 24" long
Section " I". - ROSES " Iquitos"
Section J. - FLOWERING SHRUBS & TREES " Tacna"
One branch not less than 12" or more than 30" long is permitted.
Class: (must be in bloom)
Section "K" SHRUBS & TREES "Juliaca" 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.
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
Section "L" - CONTAINER-GROWN PLANTS – FLOWERING
Class: 2 Foliage
Section "M" - CONTAINER-GROWN PLANTS – COMBINATIONS - "Sullana" Class:
Section "N" - EDIBLES
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
(With consideration to available space & Horticulture Entry Consultant approval)