Department N : Flowers

Department N- Flowers                                                                                                                                                 Department N Rules 2016

Department N Entry Forms 2016

 Chairperson: Julie Loveday
203-458-2828
Committee: Julie May Sengstacken

ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLY IN CLASSES LISTED 

An exhibitor may enter only one entry per class.

All flowers & foliage must be grown by the exhibitor unless otherwise stated

Entries close at 5:00 P.M., Saturday, September 10, 2016 Exhibits will be accepted ONLY between 4:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M., Thursday, September 15. All exhibits must remain in place until closing Sunday, September 18, 2016. The tent will close at 6:00 P.M. and exhibits will be available after 7:00 P.M.

Please be mindful of our limited display space when designing large arrangements, use non-tippy containers and always design your exhibits to stay fresh through Sunday. Arrangements with multiple components must be on a tray.

ARTISTIC ARRANGEMENTS – Adult

Judged on condition of flowers & foliage, artistic interpretation of theme, and originality.

Accessories may be used to enhance the theme, but should not overwhelm arrangement.

First- $6.00, Second- $5.00, Third- $4.00

Trophy awarded for Best of Show

2016 THEME-“The 45th Presidential Election”

Class

1. “Theme arrangement” – Make a showy arrangement that reflects your choice for the 45th president. Bought flowers may be used for this arrangement only.

2. “The Red States” – Use (mostly) red flowers and components.

3. “The Blue States” -Use (mostly) blue flowers and components.

4. “Donkey” – Make a whimsical arrangement that “says, donkey!”

5. “Elephant” -Make a whimsical arrangement that “says, elephant!”

6. “C-Span” – A small arrangement (6″ H x 6″ W or less) using dried materials.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Judged on condition of flowers & foliage and artistic presentation of collection.

A collection is to be comprised of four single (one-stem) specimens,

each a different variety. Each specimen is to be presented in its own container and labeled clearly.

First- $6.00, Second- $4.00, Third- $3.00

Class 7. Dahlias Class 8. Perennials

POTTED SPECIMEN

Each exhibitor may enter two potted plants. Pots not to exceed 6”.

Judged on condition of plant and difficulty of cultivation.

First- $3.00, Second- $2.00, Third- $1.00

Class 9. Potted Plant

 

Classes 10 through 27 are judged on condition of flowers & foliage, suitability of container and visual appeal.

Please feel free to enter as many classes as you think you may be able to enter.

No penalty if your flowers don’t make it.

ARTISTIC VASES OF FLOWERS

Please include at least 5 flowers

Foliage must belong to the flowers in the entry.

An entry may include a mix of colors, but NOT a mix of varieties.

Keep in mind that this should be an Artisitic Arrangement

Judged on condition of flowers & foliage, suitability of container, and visual appeal.

First- $4.00, Second- $3.00, Third- $2.00

Class

10. Cosmos

11. Zinnia (small)

12. Dahlia (under 4”)

13. Marigolds (small)

14. Sunflowers

15.* Other worthy (please identify on entry card when dropping off) You may enter more than once in this class.

* Only Flowers NOT listed elsewhere will be accepted

 

SINGLE SPECIMENS

One stem, with foliage.

First- $3.00, Second- $2.00, Third- $1.00

16. Celosia, Crested

17. Sedum

18. Dahlia, Giant (huge!)

19. Rose

20. Most unusual (weird, bizarre! Please 18. Dahlia, Giant (huge!) identify on entry card when dropping off) You may enter more than once in this class.

21.* Other worthy (please identify on entry card when dropping off) You may enter more than once in this class.

* Only Flowers NOT listed elsewhere will be accepted

 

THREE SPECIMENS

Three separate stems, with foliage.

Specimens must be uniform in color and variety.

First- $3.00, Second- $2.00, Third- $1.00

22. Celosia – plumed

23. Zinnia (large)

24. Dahlia (under 4”-6”)

25. Nasturtiums this class.

26. Marigold (large)

27*. Other worthy entry (please identify)

You may enter more than once in

* Only Flowers NOT listed elsewhere will be accepted

 

Trophy awarded for Best in Show from classes 7 through 27.

Special Dahlia Trophy given in honor of Pat Vessicchio, expert dahlia grower.

Awarded for best Dahlia from one of these classes: #7, #12, #18 or #24

PLEASE USE NON-TIPPY CONTAINERS