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Show off your green thumb

Flowers & Horticulture

Superintendent:
Janet Magnuson
CALL

General

Schedule

Classes are exhibited on different days. This is done because of space restrictions and to allow for fresh and new exhibits for the duration of the fair. The classes below are organized by exhibition date.

Rules & Regulations

  1. General Public-Open Classes are for all amateur flower growers and designers 18 years and older. You are NOT AN AMATEUR if you earn $1,000 or more in a horticulture related industry per year. Participants MUST be residents of Porter County to enter. Exhibit area is located in EXPO EAST – SOUTH ENTRY DOOR.

  2. Not all entries are brought in on the same day. Consult schedule for day and time.

  3. Entry tags may be picked up at the fair office prior to the fair. This is highly recommended. Address labels may be used on entry tags.

Judging

Scale of Points for Horticulture
Cultural Perfection: 50 points
Condition and Grooming: 20 points
Distinction (Color, Size, Substance): 10 points
Completely Filled Out Entry Tag: 20 points

Scale of Points for Roses
Form: 20 points
Color: 15 points
Substance: 15 points
Stem and Foliage: 10 points
Balance and Proportion: 10 points
Size: 10 points
Completely Filled Out Entry Tag: 20 points

Premiums

1st Place: $5.00 plus sticker
2nd Place: $4.00 plus sticker
3rd Place: $3.00 plus sticker
Honorable Mention: no premium


HORTICULTURE RULES

  1. Pick up entry tags at the Fair Office prior to the fair. Horticulture entry tags will be available on the day of placement; however, exhibitors should allow time to fill out these tags. Address labels may be used.

  2. It is the responsibility of each exhibitor to properly fill out entry tags. Variety/cultivar names are required in all classes. Cultivar means a cultivated variety of a plant. Entries with complete botanical names will be given more points. Entries without the proper identification WILL NOT BE JUDGED.

  3. Flower Show Superintendent and/or staff WILL NOT help with writing entry tag.

  4. Entries will be placed by the Flower Show Staff based on the information on the entry tag.

  5. All horticulture specimens must be fresh plant material GROWN BY THE EXHIBITOR.

  6. All entries shall be placed in a clear glass vase of water, not soil.

  7. Cut specimens should not have any foliage below the water line.

  8. Cut specimens can be wedged with clear plastic wrap, but it must not appear above the neck of the container.

  9. Fresh plant material may not be treated in any manner, no sprays on leaves, wash with water only.

  10. Exhibitors may enter as many classes as desired, but only ONE ENTRY PER CLASS or sub class.

  11. Containers will be provided. Exhibitors may provide their own containers, but they must be clear glass, suitable in size for the specimen, and have an address label with exhibitors name on the bottom of the container. Any container not properly marked will become the property of the Porter County Fair. We are not responsible for your container.

  12. Exhibitors from the same family and/or using the same garden may exhibit in the same class but CANNOT ENTER SPECIMENS FROM THE SAME PLANT.

  13. Classes may be subdivided.

  14. No ribbons will be awarded unless the entry is worthy, even if it is the only entry in the class.

  15. Best of Section and Best of Show may or may not be awarded.

  16. Trees, shrubs, and perennials must be grown on your own property for at least ONE YEAR.

  17. Annuals should be cultivated in your garden for at least 45 days, need not be grown from seed.


DESIGN RULES

  1. Designs must be created by the exhibitor. Exhibitors must fill out their own entry tag and place entry in location designated by superintendent.

  2. An exhibitor may enter as many design classes as desired, but only ONE ENTRY PER CLASS is permitted.

  3. No artificial plant material of any kind is permitted.

  4. Fresh plant material cannot be dyed or otherwise treated by application of any substance. It may be clipped, stripped, bent or otherwise manipulated.

  5. Accessories are permitted.

  6. Religious symbols used must be displayed in a respectful manner and in accordance with local church policy. American Flags and other national flags must be displayed according to proper flag etiquette.

  7. Best of Section and Best of Show may or may not be awarded.

  8. Design will be viewed from the front only.

  9. Flowers may be grown by exhibitor or purchased.

  10. All entries shall be placed in water, not soil.

  11. We are not responsible for your container.


Entries Deadline: Thursday, July 18, 2019

Entries received between 7am and 9am. Please allow time to fill out your entry tags. Entries will not be accepted after 9am.

DIVISION 1: DESIGN

Designs are displayed on white shelves, exhibitor please use an under cloth. Space allowed includes the undercloth.

SECTION A: MINIATURE DESIGN

Class 1: A creative design. Space allowed 6”L x 6”W x 6” H.
Class 2: A creative design using herbs. Space allowed 8”L x 8”W x 8” H.
Class 3: A creative design using one kind of flower. (May use one or many of the exact same flower). Space allowed 8”L x 8”W x 8”H.
Class 4: A design in a wicker basket. Space allowed 8”L x 8”W x 8”H.

SECTION B: STANDARD DESIGN

Class 5: A creative design in a Campbell Soup can (leave the label on the can). Space allowed 12”L x 12”W x 12”H
Class 6: A creative design using flowers of one color. Space allowed 12”L x 12”W x 12”H.
Class 7: A creative design using ONLY FOLIAGE of different shades and textures. Space allowed 12”L x 12”W x 16”H.
Class 8: An arrangement using weeds. Space allowed 14”L x 14”W x 14”H.
Class 9: A creative design using all fresh plant material. Space allowed 12”L x 12”W x 12”H.
Class 10: A creative design using all vegetables (leave veggies whole). Space allowed 14”L x 14”W x 14”H.


DIVISION 2: HORTICULTURE

Section C – BULBS, TUBERS, AND RHIZOMES

Class 11: HOSTA (Liliaceae) Only the leaves are exhibited. One leaf.

A. GREEN (all shades) solid color
B. BLUE (all shades) solid color
C. YELLOW (all shades) solid color
D. WHITE MARGINED (center color distinct from margin color) Green to blue center
E. YELLOW MARGINED (center color distinct from margin color) Green to blue center
F. GREEN OR BLUE MARGINED

1. Yellow, white, or chartreuse center
2. Green to blue center (distinct from margin color)

G. STREAKED OR MOTTLED H. HOSTA FLOWER ONLY (one stem) I. COLLECTION – five different specimens, each in its own container, named and tagged

1. Mini - small leafed collection
2. Medium - large leafed collection

Section D – BULBS, TUBERS, AND RHIZOMES (one stem)

Class 12: HEMEROCALLIS Daylily

A. Yellow
B. Peach
C. Orange
D. Bronze
E. Fire Engine Red
F. Maroon
G. White or cream
H. Pink
I. Purple
J. Bi-color
K. Other color not above
L. Bouquet of three stems of the same daylily in a clear vase
M. Bouquet of five different daylilies in a clear vase

Class 13: GLADIOLUS

Class 14: ALLIUM

Class 15: TUBEROUS BEGONIA

Class 16: LILIACEAE Lily

A. Asiatic
B. Oriental

1. Stargazer
2. Other

C. Tiger
D. Calla Lily
E. Elephant Ears
F. Other (none of the above)

Class 17: DAHLIA
Class 18: CALADIUM
Class 19: ANY OTHER WORTHY BULB, TUBER, OR RHIZOME NOT ALREADY NAMED IN SECTION D
Class 20: BOUQUET OF THREE DIFFERENT BULBS, TUBERS, AND/OR RHIZOMES IN A CLEAR VASE
Class 21: SEED POD FROM A BULB, TUBER, OR RHIZOME

SECTION E – GRASSES, SEDGES, AND RUSHES (Three detached stems)

Class 22: Ornamental Grasses (Poaceae)

A. Small (Under 18” blade length on plant)
B. Medium (18” to 36” blade length on plant)
C. Large (Over 36” blade length on plant)
D. Grass with bloom (3 stems with 3 plumes)

Class 23: Sedge Family (Cyperaceae)

A. Cyperus
B. Carex Class 24 Rushes (Juncaceae)

SECTION F – ROSES (open bloom, one stem, with foliage)

Class 25: HYBRID TEAS, GRANDIFLORAS & THEIR CLIMBING DERIVATIVES
Class 26: FLORIBUNDA AND THEIR CLIMBING DERIVATIVES
Class 27: CLIMBING ROSES (must have three or more blooms)
Class 28: POLYANTHIAS
Class 29: MINIATURE
Class 30: FRAGRANT (only the smell is judged)
Class 31: SHRUB ROSES

A. Single
B. Spray

Class 32: BOUQUET OF THREE VARIETIES OF ROSES WITH NAMES IN A CLEAR VASE
Class 33 ANY OTHER WORTHY ROSE NOT ALREADY NAMED IN SECTION F OTHER
Class 34 CATCH ALL - enter anything that doesn’t qualify for a class today. Not eligible for a top award.

ENTRIES WILL BE RELEASED BETWEEN 6PM AND 7 PM ON SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2019.

Superintendent reserves the right to remove all entries NOT CLAIMED during the designated release times.


Entries Deadline: Monday July 22, 2019

Entries received between 7am and 9am. Please allow time to fill out your entry tags. Entries will not be accepted after 9am.

DIVISION 2: HORTICULTURE

SECTION G – SHRUBS & TREES (one stem)

Class 35: BUDDLEIA Butterfly bush
Class 36: HIBISCUS (with bloom)

A. H. moscheutos
B. H. syriacus (Rose of Sharon)
C. Tropical

Class 37: HYDRANGEA

A. Arborescens
B. Macrophylla

1. Blue
2. Pink

C. Paniculata
D. Quercifolia
E. Bouquet of three different hydrangea in a clear vase

Class 38: CONIFERS (no longer than 20”)

A. Needled
B. False Cypress (threadleaf)

Class 39: BROADLEAF EVERGREENS

A. Holly (Ilex)
B. Other Class 40 DECIDUOUS SHRUB

Class 41: DECIDUOUS TREE

A. With fruit
B. Without fruit

Class 42: NATIVE TREE OR SHRUB
Class 43: TREE OR SHRUB SEED POD
Class 44: ANY OTHER WORTHY SHRUB OR TREE NOT ALREADY NAMED IN SECTION G

SECTION H –HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS (one stem with foliage and one bloom)

Class 45: ACHILLEA Yarrow
Class 46: ALCEA Hollyhock
Class 47: ASCLEPSIA Butterfly Weed
Class 48: CAMPANULA Bellflower

A. White
B. Blue/purple

Class 49: COREOPSIS

A. Single Stem
B. Spray (multiple branches and 3 or more blooms)

Class 50: CHRYSANTHEMUM (Shasta daisies)
Class 51: CROCOSMIA
Class 52: DIANTHUS
Class 53: ECHINACEA Coneflower

A. Purple
B. White
C. Orange
D. Other

Class 54: EUPHORBIA
Class 55: FERN

A. Painted
B. Broadleaf
C. Fern with spores
D. Other

Class 56: GAILLARDIA Blanket Flower
Class 57: HELIOPSIS
Class 58: HEUCHERA Coral bells (leaf and flower, flower does not have to be attached to the leaf)

A. Green
B. Purple
C. Other

Class 59: HEUCHERELLA (leaf and flower, flower does not have to be attached to the leaf)
Class 60: LIATRIS

A. White
B. Purple

Class 61: LOBELIA

A. Red
B. Blue/purple

Class 62: MONARDA
Class 63: NEPETA
Class 64: PEROVSKIA
Class 65: PHLOX

A. Pink
B. White
C. Purple
D. Other

Class 66: PLATYCODON Balloon Flower (one stem)

A. Blue
B. White

Class 67: RUDBECKIA
Class 68: SALVIA
Class 69: SEDUM
Class 70: STOKESIA
Class 71: TIARELLA
Class 72: VERONICA
Class 73: VINES (not longer than 20”)

A. Flowering
B. Non-flowering
C. Clematis
D. Fruiting vine Class 74 GROUNDCOVERS evergreen

Class 75: PERENNIAL SEED POD
Class 76: ANY OTHER WORTHY PERENNIAL NOT ALREADY NAMED IN SECTION H
Class 77: BOUQUET OF FIVE DIFFERENT CULTIVARS FROM SECTION H IN A CLEAR VASE WITH NAMES OTHER
Class 78: CATCH ALL - Enter anything that doesn’t qualify for a class today. Not eligible for a top award.

ENTRIES WILL BE RELEASED BETWEEN 6PM AND 7PM ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2019.

Superintendent reserves the right to remove all entries NOT CLAIMED during the designated release time.


THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2019

Entries received between 7am and 9am. Please allow time to fill out your entry tags. Entries will not be accepted after 9am.

DIVISION 2: HORTICULTURE

SECTION I – HERBS (three separate stems, deflowered). Please provide cultivar name if possible.

Class 79: BASIL
Class 80: CHERVIL
Class 81: CHIVES

A. Garlic
B. Other

Class 82: CILANTRO
Class 83: CURRY
Class 84: DILL

A. With flowers
B. Without flowers (leaves only)

Class 85: FENNEL
Class 86: LAVENDER

A. With flowers
B. Without flowers

Class 87: LEMON BALM
Class 88: LEMON VERBENA
Class 89: PARSLEY

A. Curly
B. Flat

Class 90: MARJORAM
Class 91: MINT
Class 92: OREGANO
Class 93: ROSEMARY
Class 94: TANSY
Class 95: TARRAGON
Class 96: THYME
Class 97: SAGE
Class 98: FLOWERING HERB (flower to be judged, not herb, one stem)
Class 99: ANY OTHER WORTHY HERB NOT ALREADY NAMED IN SECTION I (3 stems)
Class 100: COLLECTION OF FIVE VARIETIES (three stems of each, named, and in five separate clear vases, each with their own tag)
Class 101: BOUQUET OF FIVE DIFFERENT HERBS IN A CLEAR VASE WITH NAMES (one stem each)

SECTION J – ANNUALS (one stem with foliage and bloom)

Class 102: AGERATUM houstonianum
Class 103: ANNUAL GRASS
Class 104: ANTIRRHINUM Snapdragon
Class 105: BEGONIA

A. Flowering
B. Non-flowering

Class 106: CELOSIA
Class 107: CLEOME Spider Flower
Class 108: COLEUS

A. Flowering
B. Non-flowering

Class 109: COSMOS
Class 110: DAHLIA
Class 111: IGITALIS Foxglove
Class 112: EUPHORBIA
Class 113: IMPATIENS

A. Solid color
B. Bi-color
C. Hawkeri (new guinea,sun)
D. Double

Class 114: HELIANTHUS Sunflower

A. Yellow
B. Other color

Class 115: LANTANA
Class 116: MARIGOLD

A. Solid color
B. Bi-color

Class 117: NICOTIANA Flowering tobacco
Class 118: PELARGONIUM Geranium
Class 119: PETUNIAS

A. Solid color
B. Bi-color
C. Double
D. Spray (multiple branches on one stem and three or more blooms)

Class 120: SALVIA

A. Red
B. Blue

Class 121: VERBENA
Class 122: VINCA
Class 123: ZINNIA

A. Solid color
B. Bi-color

Class 124: ANNUAL VINE (no longer than 20”)

A. Flowering (with flower)
B. Non-flowering

Class 125: ANNUAL SEED POD/HEAD (seed only)
Class 126: ANY OTHER WORTHY ANNUAL NOT ALREADY NAMED IN SECTION J
Class 127: BOUQUET OF FIVE DIFFERENT ANNUALS IN A CLEAR VASE WITH NAMES
Class 128: CATCH ALL- Enter anything that doesn’t qualify for a class today. Not eligible for a top award.

ENTRIES WILL BE RELEASED BETWEEN 6PM AND 7PM ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2019.

Superintendent reserves the right to remove all entries NOT CLAIMED during the designated release time.