Flower Show

19
Aug
2016
Flower Show

August 19, 2016 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Wilson County Fair



2016 Wilson County Fairwilson county fair exhibits regsitration

Flower Show

Chairman:  Laleta Shipper - 615-812-9210

Sponsored in part by the Wilson County Gardeners' Guild
Optimara Greenhouses Growers of African Violets
 
Theme:  "We Want YOU at the 2016 Wilson County Fair"
Exhibits will be in the Wilson County Veterans Memorial Building known as the Agriculture & Horticulture Building.
 
General Rules:
  1. Competition open to Wilson County residents, members of Wilson County Gardeners' Guild, Wilson County Master Gardeners or a member of a Wilson County fce Club.  Must be over 18 years old.
  2. Register online or exhibits will be entered at the Veterans Building New Rear Entrance by Goodall Homes Pavilion between 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2016.  NO ENTRIES AFTER 6:30 P.M.  THOSE IN LINE WILL BE SERVED.  All entries must be presented in person on Thursday, August 18.
  3. All entries must be identified by exhibitor for class placement.
  4. All Articles are exhibited at owner’s risk, but all reasonable precautions will be taken for protection of items.
  5. No person may enter more than one item per lot or subclass.
  6. Prizes will be awarded on the decision of the judges.
  7. All plants/containers entered must be free from insects and disease.
  8. The Chairman may subdivide any class by color, type and/or cultivar.
  9. Premiums will be paid and exhibits must be removed on Sunday, August 28, 2016.  Exhibitors may pick up their items from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Wilson County Fair Awards

Premiums1st - $10.00  •  2nd - $6.00  •  3rd - $4.00
Best of Show Each Division – Rosette

Betty Fletcher Memorial Award for Best Potted Plant

Wilson County Gardeners' Guild Awards

  1. Mary Burton Memorial Award for Overall Excellence is selected from the Best of Show winners all divisions.  Winner receives $25 gift certificate from local nursery and name added to a permanent plaque. 
  2. Talyne Gregg Honorary Award for Best Overall Outstanding Cut Specimen.
  3. Alice Trice Honorary Award for Best Overall Outstanding Floral Arrangement.
  4. Mary Wharton Honorary Award for Best African Violet.
  5. Thersa Franklin Volunteer Award 2016 winner Mary Calhoun.
  6. Esther Arrington Best Fair Theme Arrangement.

Division I
(Arrangements

  1. All arrangements must contain plant material that is grown by exhibitor.
  2. Exhibitor is free to treat dried plant material or use contrived flowers and other forms made from recognizable plant materials.
  3. No artificial flowers, fruit, vegetables or foliage will be permitted.
  4. Fresh plant material may not be embellished or treated by application of any substance.
  5. Tables and pedestals will be furnished by show committee.
  6. Exhibits that utilize living creatures will not be permitted.
  7. Neither the  official American Flag, other national flags nor any other accessories may be used within any arrangement.

Class 1 - Arrangements
Lot 1:  Monochromatic (single color) plant material
Lot 2:  Marigolds – featured plant material
           a. small bloom, 3” or less
           b. large bloom, over 3”
Lot 3:  Dried Flowers –
           a. can include twigs, vines or berries
           b. wall hanging – wreath, basket or straw hat
Lot 4:  Zinnias – featured plant material
           a. small bloom, 3” or less
           b. large bloom, over 3”
Lot 5:  Mixed Flowers – featuring 3 kinds
Lot 6:  Miniature – No more than 5” in height, depth or width
           a. Fresh             b. Dried
Lot 7:  Wildflower- arrangement featuring at least 3 kinds of wildflowers
Lot 8:  Exhibitor’s Choice – not listed above
Lot 9:  Fair Theme Arrangement - "We Want YOU at the 2016 Wilson County Fair" - Colors - Red, White and Blue, Year of the Watermelon.  Container and flowers no more than 20" tall.  Find a way to use a watermelon and incorporate fair them in arrangement.  May use fresh and/or dried flowers.  Winner's name to be added to Esther Arrington Fair Theme Plaque for 2016.

Division II – Horticulture
(Cut Specimen

Rules
  1. All entries must have been grown by exhibitor or have been in their possession at least ninety (90) days prior to the show.
  2. Only one stem, stalk, branch, etc., is allowed for each cut specimen.
  3. The Fair will supply glassware for each exhibit until supplies are exhausted.
  4. Wedging of clear plastic wrap is allowed - exhibitor to furnish.
  5. Cut specimens may have foliage above the water line only.
  6. Arboreal specimens must be no longer than 30” from cut end to tip.  Tips must not be cut/pruned. 

Class 1 - Cut Specimens Grown for Bloom
Lot 1.  Marigold
           a.  Small bloom - 2" or less
           b.  Large bloom - over 2"
Lot 2.  Tuberose
Lot 3.  Zinnia
           a.  Small bloom - 1" or less
           b.  Medium bloom - over 1" to 2"
           c.  Large bloom -over 2"
Lot 4.  Celosia
           a.  Cockscomb
           b.  Princess Feather
Lot 5.  Daisy - Rudbeckia
           a.  Small bloom head 3" or less
           b.  Large bloom head over 3"
Lot 6.  Lily
Lot 7.  Dahlia - Decorative Bloom
           a.  Small bloom - under 6"
           b.  Large bloom - over 6" 
Lot 8.  Dahlia - Cactus Bloom
           a.  Small bloom - 6" or less
           b.  Large bloom - over 6"
Lot 9.  Dahlia - Novelty
Lot 10. Gladiolus
Lot 11. Sunflower
            a.  Small bloom - 5" or less
            b.  Large bloom - over 5"
Lot 12. Exhibitors Choice (not listed)
            a.  Annual
            b.  Perennial

Class 2 - Cut Decorative Leaf Specimen Grown for Foliage
Lot 1: Hosta                              Lot 2: Canna                             Lot 3: Any Other

Class 3- Herbs – Cut 
Lot 1: Basil
Lot 2: Parsley
Lot 3: Sage
Lot 4: Rosemary
Lot 5: Thyme
Lot 6: Any other Herb Specimen (not listed above)
          a. Culinary
          b. Fragrant

Class 4 - Ornamental Grass - (Cut Specimen: shall be no longer than 24” from cut end to tip as it sits in vase. 
Lot 1: Grown for foliage
Lot 2: Grown for seed head

Class 5 - Arboreal - (Trees and Shrubs – specimen shall be no longer than 30” from cut end to tip) 
Lot 1: Trees and shrubs exhibited for their foliage          
          a. Evergreen
          b. Deciduous
Lot 2: Trees & shrubs exhibited for their berries
          a. Evergreen
          b. Deciduous
Lot 3: Trees & shrubs exhibited for their cones
          a. Evergreen
          b. Deciduous
Lot 4: Trees & shrubs exhibited for their flowers

Division III
Container Grown 

Pay Attention to Container Sizes 

  1. All entries must have been grown by exhibitor or have been in their possession at least (90) days prior to the show.
  2. Only one plant per container is allowed (self-multiplication is permitted), with the exception of Combination Planting.
  3. Potted containers in Section III must not exceed 36”.  Measurement is from floor to top of the tallest plant.
  4. Individual container grown plants may not exceed 12” in diameter. If plants extend below pot, exhibitor must furnish an inverted container for elevation.
  5. Pots for combination planting may not exceed 15” in diameter. If plants extend below pot, exhibitor must furnish an inverted pot for elevation.
  6. Hanging containers (blooming and foliage) may be exhibited but must have the hanging apparatus removed for judging and display.

Class 1 - Container Grown for Bloom
Lot 1: Begonias
Lot 2: Impatiens
Lot 3: Geraniums
Lot 4: Container – Mixed at least 3 kinds
Lot 5: Container – Any other not listed.
          a. Container less than 6” top diameter
          b. Container 6” to 12” top diameter  

Class 2 - Herbs, Container Grown
Lot 1: Basil
Lot 2: Parsley
Lot 3: Sage
Lot 4: Rosemary
Lot 5: Thyme
Lot 6: Any other Herb Specimen (not listed above)
         a. Culinary
         b. Fragrant

Class 3 - Cactus and Succulents – Container Grown
Lot 1: In bloom Succulents
Lot 2: Dish garden – Cacti and/or succulents
Lot 3: Cactus
Lot 4: Succulent

Class 4 - Container Grown for Foliage   
Lot 1: Coleus
Lot 2: Fern
         a. Boston
         b. Any Other
Lot 3: Trailing, i.e. Jew, Ivy, or Creeping Jenny
Lot 4: Mixed (at least 3 kinds)
Lot 5: Container – Any other not listed
          a. Container less than 6” top diameter
          b. Container 6” to 12” top diameter

Class 5 - African Violets - Container Grown 
Lot 1: African Violet – double any color
Lot 2: African Violet – single any color
Lot 3: African Violet- Variegated foliage
Lot 4: African Violet – Miniature, not to exceed 4” – top diameter
Lot 5: African Violet – Trailing

Wilson County Master Gardeners

Please visit Master Gardeners' building and tour the 2016 Garden.

Live Demonstrations daily.

Friday, August 26 – 6:30 p.m.
“Growing African Violets”    
Russell Kirchner -  Optimara Greenhouses    
(African Violets will be given to attendees as numbers permit.)