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March 2023 Schedule
March 20, 2023

HORTICULTURE DIVISION

Class 1: Narcissi (Daffodils/Jonquils)

1 cut specimen.

Class 2: Muscari (Grape Hyacinths)

3 cut specimens. 

Class 3: Hellebores
1 cut specimen with blooms; may have attached leaves.

Class 4: Any Other Floweing Bulbs, Corms, or Tubers

I cut specimen if large; 3 identical speciments if small.

Class 5: Flowering Branches

1 cut specimen not to exceed 30". Must include apical tip and several nodes, and exhibit sufficient blooms.

BOTANICAL ARTS DIVISION: Photography

Class 1: Winter Interest

Photographs of horticulture specimens in the winter landscape environment. Color or black
and white photographs are acceptable. Criteria for the size of the photographs will be announced closer to the date of exhibition.  See Handbook for Flower Shows p. 95.

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April 2023 Schedule
April 17, 2023

HORTICULTURE DIVISION

Class 1: Muscari (Grape Hyacinths)

3 identical cut specimens. 

Class 2: Narcissi (Daffodils/Jonquils)

1 cut specimen.

Class 3: Tulipa (Tulip)
1 cut specimen with 2 attached leaves 

Class 4: Any Other Floweing Bulbs, Corms, or Tubers

I specimen if large; 3 speciments if small.

Class 5: Flowering Perennials

1 cut specimen. 

Class 6: Flowering Branches

1 cut specimen not to exceed 30". Must include apical tip and several nodes, and exhibit sufficient blooms.

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October 2022 Schedule
October 17, 2022

HORTICULTURE DIVISION

Class 1: Annuals

1 cut specimen if large; 3 identical specimens if small.

Class 2: Perennials

1 cut specimen if large; 3 specimens if small.

Class 3: Rose
1 cut specimen, minimum of 2 sets of five-leaflet leaves; shown either as a single disbudded flower or as a spray with at least 2 open blooms and several buds in various stages of development. The
specimen is eligible for the Barbara Meyer Rose Award (see Awards).

Class 4: Herbs

1 cut specimen if large; 3 specimens if small.

Class 5: Herb Collection

A collection of five different herbs; 1 cut specimen if large; 3 specimens if small. This collection is eligible for the Amy Hatrak Herb Award (see Awards).  Judged by a panel of Club representatives chosen at the pleasure of the Club President.

Class 6: Vegetables
1 specimen if large (i.e. a large tomato, pepper, or squash); 3 identical specimens if small (i.e. cherry tomatoes or very small peppers).

Class 7: Caladium bicolor ‘Miss Muffet’

Eligible for the Estelle Leibrecht Horticulture Award (see Awards).  Single container-grown plant, grown from a tuber distributed to participants by the Horticulture Committee in May 2022.

BOTANICAL ARTS DIVISION: Botanical Horticulture

See Botanical Arts Division Awards information on Awards page.

Class 1: Autumn Foliage Branches

1 cut specimen exceeding 30" but no longer than 42". See Handbook for Flower Shows p. 91.

Class 2: Ornamental Grasses

1 cut specimen exceeding 30" but no longer than 42". See Handbook for Flower Shows p. 91.

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November 2022 Schedule
November 14, 2022

HORTICULTURE DIVISION

Class 1: Broadleaf Evergreen Branches

1 cut specimen, not to exceed 30". Must include apical tip and several nodes. 

Class 2: Needled Evergreen Branches

1 cut specimen, not to exceed 30". Must include apical tip and several nodes. 

Class 3: Cacti and Succulents
Container grown; pot size not to exceeed 8" in diameter.

Class 4: Container Grown Foliage Plant

Pot size not to exceeed 8" in diameter.

Class 5: Container Grown Flowering Plant

Pot size not to exceeed 8" in diameter.

Class 6: Terrarium Project

Participants in the Terrarium Workshop from Spring 2022 are invited to display their terrariums (for critique only).

 

BOTANICAL ARTS DIVISION: Botanical Horticulture

Class 1: Dried or preserved Floral Specimen

1 cut specimen (ex. Allium, Hydrangea). See Handbook for Flower Shows p. 92.

Class 2: All Other Dried or Preserved Specimens

(Ex: seed pods, pine cones, gourds, skeletonized plant material, and pressed plant material. See Handbook for Flower Shows p. 92.

Horticulture

See the calendar or the list below for details of this year's events and see also the 2022-2023 General Information page..

Watch the video (requires logging on to the page) featuring Debbie Moran, NGC Accredited Master Flower Show Judge, introducing the basics of selecting and exhibiting Horticulture specimens. ​See also our other instructional videos.