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P.O. Box 707, 601 Fairgrounds Road
Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050
740-397-0484
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CHAIRMAN: Lauren Hollis

Garden Club Committee Chairman: Audrey Spearman

Co-sponsored by Knox County Fair Board and Knox County Association of Garden Clubs. Competition is

open to the world. Entry fee is the purchase of an Exhibitor's Ticket or the payment of fifty cents per entry.

Show Committee Chairman: Audrey Spearman (740) 397-1962. Schedule Committee: Jo Ann Graham,

Debbie Minard, Julie Divelbiss, Mary Scott.

      

DIVISION I - ADULT HORTICULTURE CULTIVARS

RULES:

   Open to any adult amateur grower. Competition is open to the world. Entry fee is the purchase of a Season Pass of $25 or the payment of fifty cents per entry at the Secretary's Office. Entries will be accepted from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M., Monday, July 24, 2017. The Knox County Fair Board asks that all vehicles be removed from the midway by 11:00 A.M. Open Judging by the OAGC Standard System will be 1:00 P.M. Monday, July 24, 2017. Entries MUST BE REMOVED Wednesday evening, July 26, or before 8 A.M. Thursday morning.

   Exhibitor's name, address and exhibitor number must appear on entry tag. No reservations are necessary. Entry tags should be picked up at the Fair Board Office. Tags must be made out in advance.

   All cultivars are to be grown by exhibitor and correctly labeled on entry tags as to variety to be eligible for competition. More than one entry per class is allowed, provided each entry is a different variety. Cultivars should be well groomed and should be disbudded unless being shown as a stem, spray or scape. Foliage should not be removed.

   Exhibitor is to furnish clear glass containers for their cultivars that are heavy enough to support plant material. Small water tubes will be provided for miniature roses. Paper plates will be provided for vegetables. Green styrofoam will be available for use as blocks for large heavy cultivars.

   Container grown plants, except for Classes 79, 83, 84, 115, 116 and 117, should be in the possession of exhibitor for at least ninety days before the Fair to be eligible for competition. Section K (container grown plants) will remain for the duration of the Fair.

   The Flower Show Committee shall not be responsible for breakage, theft or loss of property. The Committee reserves the right to combine or eliminate classes to insure a uniform show. Classes may or may not be sub-divided. Judge’s decisions are final and no decisions are to be changed after the close of judging.

PREMIUMS:

Classes 1 — 106: 1st - $2.00,   2nd - $1.75,     3rd - $1.50

Class 107--1st - $7.00,   2nd - $5.00,     3rd - $3.00,     4th - $2.00

Class 108 — 117: (Container Grown Plants) 1st - $3.00, 2nd - $2.50,     3rd - $2.00

Best of Show: Recognition and $5.00 for each Section (A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K). Class 107 (Vegetable Basket)

not eligible for Best of Show. Premiums will be paid in class subdivisions. Premiums will be awarded as

deemed worthy by the judge.

SECTION A - ROSES

Class   1-Hybrid Tea, White or Near White, Yellow or Yellow Blend—one bloom, disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class   2-Hybrid Tea, Pink or Pink Blend, Red or Red Blend, Orange or Orange Blend—one bloom, disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class   3-Hybrid Tea, Any other color not listed above —one bloom, disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class   4-Miniature Rose, White or Near White, Yellow or Yellow Blend—one bloom, disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class   5-Miniature Rose, Pink or Pink Blend, Red or Red Blend, Orange or Orange Blend—one bloom,  disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class   6-Miniature Rose, Any other color not listed above—one bloom, disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class   7-Miniature Rose, one spray, not disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class   8-Grandiflora, one stem with one bloom or one stem with multiple blooms and buds, foliage attached, any variety, named.                        

Class   9-Floribunda, one stem, not disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class 10-Knock Out Rose, one stem with one bloom or one stem with multiple blooms and buds, foliage attached, any variety, named.

SECTION B - DAHLIAS

Every entry must include sufficient foliage to permit its proper evaluation; usually at least

one full set of leaves

Class 11-Decorative Type (6” or over)—one bloom, disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class 12-Cactus Type (6” or over)—one bloom, disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class 13-Medium Flowered (4” to 6”)—one bloom, disbudded with foliage attached, any type, any variety,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         named.

Class 14-Miniature (2” to 4”)—one bloom, disbudded with foliage attached, any type, any variety, named.

Class 15-Pompom (2” or under)—three blooms of same variety and color, disbudded with foliage attached, named.

SECTION C - GLADIOLUS

Class 16-Miniature (100-200 size)—White (00-01)—Green (02-09); Yellow (10-19); Orange (20-29); Salmon (30-39);one spike, disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class 17-Miniature (100-200 size)—Pink (40-49); Red (50-59); Rose (60-69); Lavender (70-79); Violet (80-89); Smokies, Tan, Brown (90-99)—one spike, disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named.   

Class 18-White (00-01); (300-500 size)—one spike, disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class 19-Green (02-09); Yellow (10-19); (300-500 size)—one spike, disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class 20-Orange (20-29); Salmon (30-39); (300-500 size)—one spike, disbudded with foliage attached, any  variety, named.

Class 21-Pink (40-49); (300-500 size)—one spike, disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class 22-Red (50-59); Rose (60-69); (300-500 size)—one spike, disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class 23-Lavender (70-79); Violet (80-89); (300-500 size)—one spike, disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class 24-Smokies, Tan, Brown (90-99); (300-500 size)—one spike, disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named.

SECTION D - HEMEROCALLIS (DAYLILY)

*Blends are flowers in which two or more colors are intermingled on the flower segments. The petals and sepals are the same blend of colors. Stamens and throats may be different.

**Bi-colors are flowers in which the petals and the sepals are two entirely different colors, with the petals being the darker shade or intensity.

***Bi-tones are flowers of one color with petals a darker shade or intensity while the sepals are lighter.

Class 25-Small Flowering—(3” or more to under 4.5” in diameter) one scape, any variety, named.

Class 26-White, Near White, Cream Solid, Cream Blend, Green Solid or Green Blend—one scape, any                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     variety, named.*

Class 27-Yellow Solid or Yellow Blend—one scape, any variety, named.*

Class 28-Orange Solid or Orange Blend—one scape, any variety, named.*

Class 29-Pink Solid or Pink Blend—one scape, any variety, named.*

Class 30 Lavender Solid or Lavender Blend—one scape, any variety, named.*

Class 31-Red Solid or Red Blend, Wine Solid or Wine Blend, Brown Solid or Brown Blend*—one scape,                                                                                                                                                   any variety, named.

Class 32-Purple Solid or Purple Blend—one scape, any variety, named.*

Class 33-Bi-Color (two distinct colors on one flower, see definition above)—one scape, any variety, named.**

Class 34-Bi-Tone (petals and sepals are a different shade of same color, see definition above)—one scape, any variety, named.***

Class 35-Double (consistently more than six segments)—one scape, any variety, named.

Class 36-Spider—(petal length to width ratio of at least 5 to 1) one scape, any variety, named.

Class 37-Unusual Forms--one scape, any variety, named. See OAGC Handbook.

SECTION E - MARIGOLDS

Class 38-Large Carnation or Chrysanthemum Flowered-one bloom, disbudded with foliage attached, any  variety, named. (Example: Climax Series, Odorless, Jubliee, Gold Coin, Lemon Mum, Simba, etc.)  

Class 39-Medium Flowered-compact, medium to tall plants, medium length stems with medium to large  blooms; one bloom, disbudded, with foliage attached, any variety, named. (Example: Happy Face,  Ladies series, Inca II, Perfection, Antigua, Discover, Galore, etc.).

Class 40-Small Flowered-short plants with semi to full doubles, crested doubles, one spray*, not disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named, of solid color. (Example: Petite series, Sophia series, Janie,  Boy-O-Boy series, Gypsy, etc.).

Class 41-Small Flowered-short plants with semi to full doubles, crested doubles, one spray*, not disbudded with foliage attached, any bi-colored variety, named. (Example: Petite series, Honeycomb, Queen Sophia, Aurora, Boy-O-Boy, Red Pygmy, etc.).

Class 42-Single Marigolds-one row of petals and a crested or raised center, one spray*, not disbudded with  foliage attached, any variety, named. (Example: Red Wheels, Marietta series, Golden Gem, Lulu, Paprika, Disco, etc.).

*Definition of a spray—a single main stem with multiple blooms and buds (preferred), borne on  pedicals or lateral branches, led by a terminal bloom which blooms first.

SECTION F - ZINNIAS

Class 43-Large Cactus Type (4” or over)-one bloom, disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class 44-Large Dahlia Type (4” or over)-one bloom, disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class 45-Medium Flowered (3” to 4”)-one bloom, disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class 46-Small Flowered (1½ to 3”)-three blooms of same named variety and color, disbudded with foliage                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       attached.

Class 47-Collection of Large Cactus Type, Large Dahlia Type or Medium Flowered Type-three blooms of  the same type, named, each a different color, disbudded with foliage attached.

Class 48- Profusion or Zahara Zinnias-three blooms of same named variety and color, disbudded with foliage attached.                                                              

                                              

SECTION G - ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS

Class 49-New Variety of Annual/Perennial, newly introduced for 2015, 2016 or 2017, one bloom  (disbudded), one spray or one spike, with foliage attached, named. Variety cannot be shown in any  other class.        

Class 50-Snapdragon—one spike, with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class 51-Petunia—single or double flowered, one spray, more than one bloom, with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class 52-Small Decorative Sunflower—one bloom, disbudded, with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class 53-Any Other Round Form Annual not listed elsewhere—three blooms of same variety, named, disbudded with foliage attached.

Class 54-Any Other Spike Form Annual not listed elsewhere—one spike, with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class 55-Any Other Spray Form Annual not listed elsewhere—one spray, not disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class 56-Summer Flowering Annual or Perennial Bulb or Tuber or Rhizome or Corm not listed                                                                                                      elsewhere—one bloom or one stem or one spike, any variety, named. Foliage not required. Example:  (crocosmia, canna, calla lily, liatris, pineapple lily).

Class 57-Hybrid Lily—one stem, with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class 58-Salvia (Victoria Blue or White)—three stems of same variety, named, with foliage attached.

Class 59-Rudbeckia (Gloriosa Daisy)—three blooms of same variety, named, disbudded with foliage                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 attached.

Class 60-Shasta Daisy—three blooms of same variety, named, disbudded with foliage attached.

Class 61-Echinacea (Coneflower)—three blooms of same variety, named, disbudded with foliage attached.

Class 62-Achilles (Yarrow)—three stems of same variety, named, foliage attached.              

Class 63-Small Ornamental Grasses—three stems of same variety, named, in one container, not to exceed 36” in height, foliage only or grasses with inflorescence (plumes, flower heads) (including Carex, Helictotrichon, Imperata, etc.).*

Class 64-Medium Ornamental Grasses—three stems of same variety, named, in one container, not to exceed 36” in height, foliage only or grasses with inflorescence (plumes, flower heads) (including Chasmathiurm, Elymus, Panicum, Pennisetum, etc.).*

Class 65-Large Ornamental Grass—one stem, named, not to exceed 36” in height, foliage only or grass with inflorescence (plume, flower head) (including Arundo, Erianthus, Miscanthus, Ornamental Corn,etc.).*

Class 66-Any Other Round Form Perennial not listed elsewhere—three blooms of same variety, named,  disbudded with foliage attached.  

Class 67-Any Other Spike Form Perennial not listed elsewhere—one spike, with foliage attached, any  variety, named.

Class 68-Any Other Spray Form Perennial not listed elsewhere—one spray, not disbudded with foliage  attached, any variety, named.                             

Class 69-Everlastings not listed above (annual or perennial)—fresh, one spray, three blooms of same variety,  or three spikes of same variety, named, with foliage attached.                                                                                                                                                                          

Class 70- Heuchera (Coral Bells) three leaves of same variety, named

Class 71-Any Other Foliage not listed elsewhere--one stem, any variety, named.

Class 72-Flowering Shrub—one stem, any variety, named, foliage attached.

*Height of grasses is from the bottom cut of the stem to the tip (top). The horizontal leaves are not considered

in the height.

SECTION H – HOSTAS

Each hosta entry must be a mature leaf and be typical of cultivar. Leaf size is determined by measuring

the square inches of the leaf surface--the length times the width of the leaf.

Class 73-Hosta-one leaf, green (all shades), named, any variety.

  1. Giant (120 or greater square inches)
  2. Large (64 to 120 square inches)
  3. Medium (30 to 64 square inches)
  4. Small (6 to 30 square inches)
  5. Miniature (under 6 square inches)

Class 74-Hosta-one leaf, blue (all shades), named, any variety.

  1. Giant (120 or greater square inches)
  2. Large (64 to 120 square inches)
  3. Medium (30 to 64 square inches)
  4. Small (6 to 30 square inches)
  5. Miniature (under 6 square inches)

Class 75-Hosta-one leaf, yellow (all shades), named, any variety.

  1. Giant (120 or greater square inches)
  2. Large (64 to 120 square inches)
  3. Medium (30 to 64 square inches)
  4. Small (6 to 30 square inches)
  5. Miniature (under 6 inches)

Class 76-Hosta-one leaf, margined (all shades), named, any variety.

  1. Giant (120 or greater square inches)
  2. Large (64 to 120 square inches)
  3. Medium (30 to 74 square inches)
  4. Small (6 to 30 square inches)
  5. Miniature (under 6 square inches)

Class 77-Hosta-one leaf, variegated (all shades), named, any variety.

  1. Giant (120 or greater square inches)
  2. Large (64 to 120 square inches)
  3. Medium (30 to 64 square inches)
  4. Small (6 to 30 square inches)
  5. Miniature (under 6 square inches)

Class 78-Hostas- three leaves, named, each leaf a different variety, in one container.

Class 79-Hostas-five leaves, named, each leaf a different variety, in one container.

Class 80-Hosta(s)-container grown, named, any variety(ies). Pot not to exceed ten inches across.

SECTION I - HERBS

Class 81-Herb-annual, fresh, one stem, any variety, named.

Class 82-Herb-perennial, fresh, one stem, any variety, named.

Class 83-Collection of Herbs-fresh, collection of three stems, one each of three different varieties, named.

Class 84-Herb-container grown, one plant, named, any variety.

SECTION J - VEGETABLES

Class 85-New Variety of Vegetable, newly introduced for 2015, 2016 or 2017, shown as to type, any variety,

named. Variety cannot be shown in any other class.

Class 86-Peas—five pods, named, any variety. Stems should be left on.

Class 87-Green Beans—five pods, named, any variety. Stems should be left on.

Class 88-Yellow Beans—five pods, named, any variety. Stems should be left on.

Class 89-Purple or Red Onions—three onions, named, any variety.*

Class 90-Yellow Onions—three onions, named, any variety.*

Class 91-White Onions—three onions, named, any variety.*

*Classes 88, 89 and 90—roots should be removed just below the base of the bulb, the jagged and dirty outer

scales should be removed, tops should be cut off ½ to 1 inch above bulb.

Class 92-Beets—three beets, named, any variety, tops should be removed to 1 inch above crown, tap root left on, minor roots to be removed.

Class 93-Carrots—three carrots, named, any variety, tops should be trimmed to 1 inch above base, tap root left on.

Class 94-Cucumbers—three cucumbers, named, any variety, ¼ inch of stem should be left on.

Class 95-Red or Yellow Tomatoes—three tomatoes, named, any variety, to be exhibited with stem end down; stem and calyx removed.

Class 96-Small Tomatoes— one cluster attached to stem, named, any variety, can be all stages of maturity. (Ex: cherry, grape, pear, etc.).

Class 97-Sweet Peppers—three peppers, named, any variety, ½ inch of stem should be left on.

Class 98-Hot Peppers—five peppers, named, any variety, ½ inch of stem should be left on.

Class 99-Potatoes—three potatoes, named, any variety.

Class 100-Cabbage—one head, named, any variety, outer leaves to be removed except 2 to 4 wrapper (leaves  that cradle the head) leaves.

Class 101-Cauliflower—one head, named, any variety, leaves to be removed except about 6 or enough to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     protect the head; these should be trimmed neatly about 1 inch above the curd.

Class 102-Broccoli—one head, named, any variety, not less than 3 inches in diameter with part of the main stem attached, leaves should remain.

Class 103-Zucchini—one zucchini, edible size, named, any variety.

Class 104-Summer Squash—one squash, edible size, named, any variety.

Class 105-Sweet Corn—three ears, husks removed, named, any variety.

Class 106-Any Other Vegetable or Fruit—not listed above, named, any one variety; 1 large or 5 medium or 10 small.            

Class 107-Vegetables In A Basket—a display of any number of seven or more named varieties of vegetables, accessory leaves and herbs permitted, to be staged in a 30” x 30” table space. Quality, number and  rarity of the items making up the group, as well as horticultural perfection, will be considered in  judging the display. A 3 x 5 card listing all horticulture materials must accompany the display.                                       

                

SECTION K - CONTAINER GROWN PLANTS

To Remain Duration of the Fair

Class 108-African Violet—single crown, single or double bloom, any named variety.

Class 109-Foliage Plant—one plant per pot (may be multiple stemmed), any named variety.

Class 110-Flowering Plant—one plant per pot (may be multiple stemmed), any named variety.

Class 111-Cactus or Succulent—one plant per pot (may be multiple stemmed), any named variety.

Class 112-Fern—one plant per pot (may be multiple stemmed), any named variety.

Class 113-Flowering Hanging Basket—any one named variety of plant or plants.

Class 114-Foliage Hanging Basket—any one named variety of plant or plants.

Class 115-Container Garden-three or more plants of different named varieties.

Class 116-Miniature Landscape-three or more different named plants and garden “accents” in one container (an established garden scene using the principles of design—balance, scale, color, proportion, rhythm, contrast, unity, dominance). Accessories permitted. Container not to exceed 15” in any  direction. See OAGC Handbook.

Class 117-Miniature Landscape-three or more different named plants and garden “accents” in one container  (an established garden scene using the principles of design—balance, scale, color, proportion,  rhythm, contrast, unity, dominance). Accessories permitted. Container to be over 15” in any  direction. See OAGC Handbook.

DIVISION II - ADULT ARTISTIC SHOW

THEME: “MY GARDEN IS . . .”

RULES:

     Open to any adult amateur arranger (sections A and B) or any adult professional arranger, student judge or judge (section B). Competition is open to the world. Entry fee is the purchase of a Season Pass of $25 or the payment of fifty cents per entry at the Secretary's Office. Exhibits may be entered from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 27, 2017. The Knox County Fair Board asks that all vehicles be removed from the midway by 11:00 A.M. Thursday. Open oral judging by the OAGC Standard System will be at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, July 27, 2017. Entries may not be removed until Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. If you cannot claim your entries at that time, please make other arrangements. Premium checks may be obtained from a club officer at that time.

     Exhibitor's name, address, and exhibitor's number must appear on entry tag. Entry tags should be picked up at the Fair Board Office. Tags must be made out in advance. Each arrangement must be accompanied by a 3 x 5 card listing all plant material used. Interpretation card may be included if desired. Exhibitors may make only one entry per class.

     No artificial plant material may be used. Painted material is permitted in all classes except 2,4,5,6,7,8,9,13,15,16,17,18,20,23.

No fresh plant material may be painted. Accessories are permitted in any class. Garden grown or roadside

plant materials are preferred over florist plant material for artistic designs.

    Only whole fresh fruits and vegetables are to be used. No cut fruit or vegetables allowed.

   Limited space will be provided for assembly of arrangements before reaching entry and classification table. Creative designs may be assembled where staged.

   Caution will be exercised, but the committee is not responsible for breakage, theft or loss of property. Judge's decisions are final and no decisions are to be changed after the close of judging.

PREMIUMS:

1st - $5.00               2nd - $4.00               3rd - $3.00              

Best of Show - Recognition and $10.00--Section A (classes 1-10) and Section B (classes 11-26)

Most Creative - Recognition and $10.00--Section A (classes 1-10) and Section B (classes 11-26)

Premiums will be awarded as deemed worthy by the judge.

SECTION A - ARTISTIC DESIGNS

OPEN TO AMATEURS - ANY INDIVIDUAL OR GARDEN CLUB MEMBER

Class   1—My Garden Is . . .—an interpretive design. Explain interpretation on 3x5 card. Painted material  allowed.

Class   2—My Garden is a Pollinators’ Garden—a design featuring fresh flowers that attract pollinators.  Additional foliage may be used. No painted material.

Class   3—My Garden is Small—a small design between 5” and 12” in any direction. To be staged on a  platform provided by the show committee. See p. 24 in 2016 OAGC Handbook for Exhibitors and  Judges. Painted material allowed.

Class   4—My Garden is an Herb Garden—a design featuring fresh herbs, foliage and/or flowers. No painted  material.

Class   5—My Garden is Too Wet—a design showing water. No painted material.

Class   6—My Garden is Sunny—a design featuring sunflowers. No painted material.                

Class   7—My Garden is Too Windy—a design showing motion. No painted material allowed.

Class   8—My Garden is a Woodland—a design featuring treasured wood. See p. 310 in OAGC Handbook  for Exhibitors and Judges. No painted material.

Class   9—My Garden is an Orchard—a design featuring fruit. Fruit must be whole, not cut. No painted material.

Class 10—My Garden is Too Hot —a design featuring warm colors. Painted material allowed.

SECTION B - ARTISTIC DESIGNS

OPEN TO AMATEURS - ANY INDIVIDUAL OR GARDEN CLUB MEMBER,

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNER, STUDENT JUDGE OR JUDGE

Class 11— My Garden is Noisy—a vibratile design. A vibratile design is an abstract three-dimensional  creative design characterized by vibration and sound. The sound-making device must be an integral   part of the design, not something added for the sole purpose of sound. See p. 114 of the 2016  OAGC Handbook for Exhibitors and Judges. Painted material allowed.

Class 12—My Garden is Too Dry—a design of all dried plant material. Painted material allowed.

Class 13—My Garden is Too Weedy—a design featuring all weeds. No painted material.                

Class 14—My Garden is Little—a miniature design under 5” in any direction.   To be staged on a platform provided by the show committee. See p. 24 of 2016 OAGC Handbook for Exhibitors and Judges. Painted material allowed.

Class 15—My Garden is a Vegetable Garden—a design featuring vegetables and/or flowers and/or foliage.  Tomatoes may be used. Vegetables must be whole, not cut. No painted material.

Class 16—My Garden is Hosting a Wedding—a nosegay (tussy mussy). A nosegay is a tight concentric circle of smaller flowers and plant material around a larger central flower. Plant material may be    fresh and/or dried. The outside rim can be finished off with a final row of foliages or lace. Ribbons may be added. Total diameter of nosegay not to exceed 10 inches. To be staged in a blue wine bottle provided by the show committee. See p. 26 of the 2016 OAGC Handbook for Exhibitors and   Judges. No painted material.

Class 17—My Garden is Indoors—a pot-et-fleur design. A pot-et-fleur is a unique design consisting of two or  more rooted plants growing in soil, cut plant materials and other optional material, all unified in a  container(s). This is not a dish garden, planter or terrarium. See pp. 26-27 of the 2016 OAGC  Handbook for Exhibitors and Judges. No painted material.

Class 18—My Garden is Buggy—a design featuring leaf manipulation. See p. 23 of OAGC Handbook for Exhibitors and Judges. No painted material.

Class 19—My Garden is Under Water—an underwater design. See p. 114 in OAGC Handbook for Exhibitors  and Judges. Painted material allowed.

Class 20—My Garden is Too Crowded—a traditional mass design. No painted material.

Class 21—My Garden is Vertical—a creative vertical design. See p. 101 in OAGC Handbook for Exhibitors   and Judges. Painted material allowed.

Class 22—My Garden in the Moonlight—a design featuring white flowers. Painted material allowed.

Class 23—My Garden is a Hosta Garden—a design of all hosta foliage and/or flowers. No painted material.

Class 24—My Garden is in Several Parts—a satellitic design. A satellitic design is a three-dimensional  creative design, with only one smaller design of the same color, form and/or texture placed near its   base, having a curving connective line that becomes a vital part of its rhythmic pattern. See p.111 of  the OAGC Handbook for Exhibitors and Judges. Painted material allowed.

Class 25—My Garden is Restful—a creative horizontal design. Painted material allowed.

Class 26—My Garden is Behind a Decorated Gate—a wreath featuring fresh and/or dried materials. Ribbons and accessories allowed. Painted material allowed.

               

DIVISION III - JUNIOR HORTICULTURE CULTIVARS

RULES:

Open to any member of a 4-H Club, junior garden club or to any junior gardener 19 years and under. Entry fee is fifty cents per entry, payable at Fair Secretary’s office. JUNIORS MUST REGISTER AT THE FAIR SECRETARY’S OFFICE AND RECEIVE AN EXHIBITOR NUMBER. Entries will be accepted from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M., Monday July 24, 2017. Open judging by the OAGC Standard System will be at 1:00 P.M. Monday, July 24, 2017. Exhibits MUST BE REMOVED Wednesday evening, July 26 or before 8 A.M. Thursday morning. Exhibitor's name, address and age must appear on entry tag. All cultivars must be grown by exhibitor and correctly labeled as to variety on the entry tag. More than one entry per class is allowed, providing each entry is a different variety. Cultivars should be well groomed and should be disbudded unless being shown as a stem, spray or scape. Foliage should not be removed. Exhibitor is to furnish clear glass containers for all cultivars. Paper plates will be provided for vegetables. Exhibitors should enter their cultivars in person and be able to correctly identify them at time of entry. Container grown plants should be in possession of exhibitor at least ninety days before the Fair to be eligible for competition.

     The Flower Show Committee shall not be responsible for breakage, theft or loss of property. The committee reserves the right to combine, divide or eliminate classes to insure a uniform show. Judge’s decisions are final and no decisions are to be changed after the close of judging.

PREMIUMS:

1st - $2.00           2nd - $1.75           3rd - $1.50          

Best of Show – Recognition and $5.00. Premiums will be awarded as deemed worthy by the judge.            

Class   1-Any Perennial--one bloom disbudded with foliage attached, or one spray not disbudded with foliage  attached, or one spike with foliage attached, any variety, named.            

Class   2-Marigold, Large Flowered Variety--one bloom, disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Class   3-Marigold, Small Flowered Variety-one spray, not disbudded with foliage attached, any variety,  named.*

Class   4-Zinnia, one bloom, disbudded with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class   5-Petunia--one spray (more than one bloom) any variety, not disbudded with foliage attached, named.

Class   6-Small Decorative Sunflower-one bloom, disbudded, with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class   7-Any Other Annual Flower--one bloom, disbudded with foliage attached or one spray not disbudded with foliage attached or one spike with foliage attached, any variety, named.

Class   8-Any Root or VineVegetable--three vegetables of same named variety. Example: beets, carrots,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 onions, potatoes, squash, cucumbers etc.

Class   9-Any Bush Vegetable--three vegetables of same named variety. Example: peas, peppers, tomatoes, green beans, etc.

Class 10-Any Other Vegetable-not listed above-any variety, named.

Class 11-Container Grown Plant(s)--any variety(s), named. May be multiple stemmed.

*Definition of a spray—a single main stem with multiple blooms and buds (preferred), borne on pedicals or

lateral branches, led by a terminal bloom which blooms first.

 

DIVISION IV - JUNIOR ARTISTIC SHOW

RULES:

Open to any member of a 4-H Club, junior garden club or to any junior gardener 19 years and younger. Entry

fee is fifty cents per entry,

payable at the Fair Secretary’s office. JUNIORS MUST REGISTER AT THE FAIR SECRETARY’S OFFICE AND RECEIVE AN EXHIBITOR NUMBER. Entries will be accepted from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M., Thursday, July 27, 2017. Open oral judging by the OAGC Standard System will be at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, July 27, 2017. Entries may not be removed until Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Premium checks may be obtained from a club officer at that time.

     Exhibitor's name, address and age must appear on entry tag. Exhibitor may make one entry per class. Plant material used in the arrangement must be listed on a 3 x 5 card to accompany the arrangement.

     No artificial plant material may be used. Painted material allowed except in classes 3,4,7,8. Accessories are permitted in any class.

     Arrangements must be completely assembled before reaching the entry and classification table. Arrangements are to be staged under the direction of the placement committee. Exhibitors should enter their arrangements in person and should be able to identify plant material used.

     Caution will be exercised, but the committee is not responsible for breakage, theft or loss of property. Judge’s decisions are final and no decisions are to be changed after the close of judging.

PREMIUMS:

1st - $2.00              2nd - $1.75               3rd - $1.50            

Best of Show - Recognition and $5.00

Premiums will be awarded as deemed worthy by the judge.

SECTION A – ARTISTIC DESIGNS

OPEN TO 4-H MEMBERS OR JUNIOR GARDENERS 19 YEARS AND UNDER

JUNIORS AGES 12 AND UNDER

Class 1—My Garden Is . . . —an interpretive design. Painted material allowed.

Class 2—My Garden is Fun—a design incorporating a toy. Painted material allowed.

Class 3 - My Garden is Bird Friendly—a bird house decorated with fresh and/or dried plant material.  Painted material allowed.

Class 4—My Garden is Littered with Critters—a constructed creature using fresh vegetables and/or fruit and/or plant material. Only whole (not cut) fruit or vegetables are to be used. No painted material.

 

JUNIORS AGES 13-19

Class 5—My Garden is . . . --an interpretive design.   Painted material allowed.

Class 6—My Garden is Fun—a design incorporating a toy. Painted material allowed.

Class 7—My Garden is Bird Friendly—a bird house decorated with fresh and/or dried plant material. Painted material allowed.

Class 8—My Garden is Littered with Critters—a constructed creature using fresh vegetables and/or fruit  and/or plant material. Only whole (not cut) fruit or vegetables are to be used. No painted material.