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Adult Flower Show

Date Show: August 17-25
Time of Show: Fair Hours
Location: Education Building
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Sponsored in part by the Wilson County Gardeners' Guild

Chairman: Laleta Shipper – 615-812-9210

Theme: MAGIC Memories

“Commodity Milk”

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INFORMATION FOR COMPETITORS

The Wilson County Fair Awards

Premiums: 1st - $10; 2nd - $6; 3rd - $4

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 a Glass Vase and name added to a permanent plaque.
  2. Most Flower Show Entries winner receives Glass Vase
  3. Talyne Gregg Honorary Award for Best Overall Outstanding Cut Specimen.
  4. Alice Trice Honorary Award for Best Overall Outstanding Floral Arrangement.
  5. Mary Wharton Honorary Award for Best African Violet.
  6. Thersa Franklin Volunteer Award 2018 winners Jane Farris and Mildred Gaston
  7. Esther Arrington Best Fair Theme Arrangement.
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Division I

Arrangements (Cuts Only)

  • All arrangements must contain plant material that is grown by exhibitor.
  • Exhibitor is free to treat dried plant material or use contrived flowers and other forms made from recognizable plant materials.
  • No artificial flowers, fruit, vegetables or foliage will be permitted.
  • Fresh plant material may not be embellished or treated by application of any substance.
  • Tables and pedestals will be furnished by show committee.
  • Exhibits that utilize living creatures will not be permitted.
  • Neither the official American Flag, other national flags nor any other accessories may be used within any arrangement.
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Lot 1: Monochromatic - one color only
a. Green color plant material
b. White color plant material
c. Any other 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. Monochromatic dried arrangement
c. Wall hanging - wreath, basket or straw hat
Lot 4. Zinnias - featured plant material
a. small bloom, 3" or less
b. large bloom, over 3"
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Lot 5: Mixed Flowers - featuring 3 kinds
Lot 6: Wildflower - arrangement featuring at least 3 kinds of wildflowers
Lot 7: Floating arrangement
Lot 8: Sunflower arrangement
Lot 9: Herb arrangement

Lot 10: Exhibitor's Choice - not listed above
Lot 11: Fair Theme Arrangement "mAGic Memories and the Commodity "Milk". Container and cut flowers no more than 20" tall. Find a way to use milk or milk item and incorporate Fair theme in arrangement. May use fresh and/or dried flowers. Winner's name to be added to Esther Arrington Fair Theme Plaque for 2018.
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Division II – Horticulture

Cut Specimen

RULES:

  • All entries must have been grown by exhibitor or have been in their possession at least ninety (90) days prior to the show.
  • Only one stem, stalk, or, small branch, etc., is allowed for each cut specimen.No groups of stems or double stalks
  • The fair will supply glassware for each exhibit until supplies are exhausted.
  • Wedging of clear plastic wrap is allowed – fair to furnish until supplies are exhausted
  • Cut specimens may have foliage above the water line only.
  • Arboreal specimens must be no longer than 30” from cut end to tip.Tips must not be cut/pruned.
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Division II - 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 - .5" to 1.5"
b. Medium bloom - over 1.5" to 3"
c. Large bloom - over 3"
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 - 3"
b. Large bloom - over 3"
Lot 8: Dahlia - Cactus Bloom
a. Small bloom - 3" or less
b. Large bloom - over 3"
Lot 9: Dahlia - Novelty
Lot 10: Gladiolus
Lot 11: Sunflower

a. Small bloom - 5" or less
b. Large bloom over 5"
Lot 12: Coneflowers
Lot 13: Exhibitors Choice (Not Listed)

a. Annual
b. Perennial
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Division II - Class 2 - Cut Decorative Leaf Specimen Grown for Foliage
Lot 1: Hosta Leaf
Lot 2: Canna Leaf
Lot 3: Fern Frond

Lot 4: Large Leaf (elephant ear must provide container e.g. Milk jug/water)
Lot 5: Other Small Leaf
Lot 6: Other Large Leaf

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 and shrubs exhibited for their berries
a. Evergreen
b. Deciduous
Lot 3: Trees and shrubs exhibited for cones
a. Evergreen
b. Deciduous
Lot 4: Trees and shrubs exhibited for their flowers
a. Hydrangea white
b. Hydrangea other colors
c. Other flowering trees
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Division III

Container Grown

Pay Attention to Container Sizes

  • All entries must have been grown by exhibitor or have been in their possession at least (90) days prior to the show.
  • Only one plant per container is allowed (self-multiplication is permitted), except for Combination Planting.
  • Potted containers in Section III must not exceed 36” height or width.Measurement is from floor to top of the tallest plant.
  • Individual container grown plants may not exceed 10” in diameter.If plants extend below pot, exhibitor must furnish an inverted container for elevation.
  • Pots for combination planting may not exceed 12” in diameter.If plants extend below pot, exhibitor must furnish an inverted pot for elevation.
  • Hanging containers (blooming and foliage) may be exhibited but must have the hanging apparatus removed for judging and display.

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Division III - 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 - Most Unusual Container - Creative use of any container not usually used as a planter (repurposed item)
Limit 24"x24"
Lot 1: Any Planting

Class 4 - Most Unusual Plant - Limit 10" Containers
Lot 1: Any Planting
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Class 5 - Cactus and Succulents - Container Grown - Limit 10" Containers
Lot 1: In Bloom Succulents
Lot 2: Succulent
Lot 3: Dish Garden - Cacti and/or succulents
Lot 4: Cactus
a. Cactus - Desert
b. Cactus - Forest e.g. Christmas

Class 6 - 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 7 - African Violets - Container Grown

Lot 1a: African Violet -Plain Leaf Double Blossom
Lot 1b: African Violet -Plain Leaf Single Blossom
Lot 2a: African Violet – Ruffled Double Bloom
Lot 2b. African Violet – Ruffled Single Bloom
Lot 3a: Violet Variegated Foliage Double Bloom
Lot 3b: Violet Variegated Foliage Single Bloom
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Division IV

New plants

Class 1.Air plants-single miniature less 6 inches container

Class 2.Air plants- 2 or more less 12 inches/container

Division V *NEW*

Fairy Gardens 12 x 12

May purchase some items but must include exhibitor made items or antique pieces and several plants.

Class 1 Lot 1: Fairy Garden

Division VI

Class 1 – Miniatures

Lot 1: Small terrariums under 8 inches

Lot 2: Small succulents under 8 inches
Lot 3: Small tea cup garden
Lot 4: Arrangements under 5 inches
a. Fresh
b. Dried
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