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Division II Design

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Section A  “On Your Mark”     Designers Choice of all materials    Eligible for Petite Award

1. “Morning Meditations & Reflections”    A design not to exceed 8” in any direction.  Staged on silver colored stand provided by committee.

2. “Garden Gifts”    A design not to exceed 12” in any direction, incorporating a small wheelbarrow.  Staged on upside down clay saucers with an 8” flat surface.  Wheelbarrows and saucers provided  by committee.

3. “Wings:  Birds, Bees, Butterflies”  A design not to exceed 5” in any direction.  Staged hanging on black metal stands provided by committee.

Section B    “Ready….” Designers Choice of all materials    4 & 5 Eligible for Novice Prize

4.  “…to Volunteer”  The Library, Literacy Council and Schools use BOOKS!  A design using one or more books in any way.  Staged on ¼ of a card table, in space 15” x 15”.  No height limit.           Novices Only

5 .  “…to Relax”  Enjoy your favorite beverage!  A design in a cup, mug, glass, bottle or whatever holds the liquid.  Staged on ¼ of a card table, in space 15” x 15”.   No height limit.   Novices Only 

6. “…to Exercise”  The gym, pool, courts & links keep us stretched out!  A design of any style.  Staged on 30”w x 18”d pedestal tops, 50” h.  Natural color cardboard pedestal, white top.  No backgrounds permitted. but may cover top.            Judges Only

Section C    “Set….”  Designers Choice of all materials             Eligible for Table Artistry Award

 7.  “…A Breakfast Tray”   A tray for one,  suggesting a special person or occasion.  Maximum space allowed for tray 28”.   Staged on tables 29” high.

8.  “…Out a Picnic Lunch on a Bench”  A Still Life using a picnic basket and other objects.  Staged on a bench 16” deep with wooden back 16” high.  Width to fill is 40”.  Bench is 18” high from the floor.  Underlay/tablecloth required.  May cover back.

9.    “…Up a Party”   A buffet for 4 or more, suggesting a birthday, anniversary, holiday or event. Staged on tables 48” w x 18” deep, 29” high.

Section D   “Go….”  Designers choice of all materials    Eligible for Designers Choice Award

10.  “to…. The Farmers Markets”  A design honoring our local farmers markets.  Staged in cork trifolds with 24” back, open to 36” wide, 36” high, in space 30” deep, provided by committee.   Underlay required. 

11.  “to….Community Events”  A design honoring a Blue Star Memorial Dedication.  Staged in blue trifolds with 24” back, open to 36” wide, 36” high in space 30” deep, provided by committee. Underlay required.

12.  “to….The Thrift Shops”  A design incorporating one or more unusual objects which might be found at a Thrift Shop.  Staged on pedestals 36” high, with tops measuring 24” square.  May cover tops.

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Horticulture Rules 2020 Flower Show


  1. Entries will be accepted on Thursday March 5, 2020 from 3-6:30pm and on Friday March 6 from 8—10am.
  2. All plant material must be fresh and grown by the exhibitor.
  3. Container grown plants must have been in the possession of the exhibitor for no fewer than ninety (90) days
    except for plants grown from seed, seedling cuttings, or immature transplants, bulbs, tubers, corms, or
    rhizomes. Cut specimens must have been cared for as a mature plant at least ninety (90) days.
  4. All entries are to be labeled by genus, specific epithet and variety/cultivar or patented/trademarked names.
    Common names may also be given. Please research in advance and have correct names ready.
  5. If a plant is considered a flowering plant, it should be exhibited as a flowering specimen. Foliage plants may
    flower, but should be exhibited as a foliage plant if they are grown for their leaves.
  6. Exhibitor may make more than one entry per class or sub- class, if each is a different genus, species, variety,
    cultivar, type, form, size, or color.
  7. The Horticulture Classification Chair or Show Chair are free to subdivide classes per HB pp 3.
  8. Double potting and staking are allowed. Inner pot must not be visible and staking must be unobtrusive.
  9. More than one plant of the species may be exhibited in the container as a single specimen.
    a. Multiple shoots arising from the root system.
    b. More than one plant of the same cultivar and color are combined in the container to improve the
    overall appearance of the planting.
  10. Clear glass bottles and any necessary wedging for cut specimens should be provided by the exhibitor, but the
    Committee will have various bottles available.
  11. Cut specimens should not have foliage below the water line.
  12. Plant material may not be altered by the application (treatment) of oil, commercial “shine” products, etc. that
    may artificially change the natural color and texture.
  13. Scale of Points for All Cut or Container-Grown Horticulture will be used. (HB pp 129)
  14. The rules for a single species cut or container-grown specimen are listed in the HB pp 58, 59, or its
    supplement, Horticulture Exhibiting and Judging. The NGC Exhibit Policies are printed in the HB pp 55.