Standard Flower Show

Standard Flower Show 2020

Dear Garden Club Members,

Cindy and I were very excited to see the enthusiasm many of you have shown today at the meeting. Some of you already signed up and committed to doing a design. In fact, the Functional Table which is Class 4 is filled. Class 3 (Freedom of Style) needs just one more person, while Traditional Line Design needs 2. The other classes are still open as we need 4 entries for Class 1 (Underwater), Class 2 (Traditional Mass Design), and Class 6 (Cascade).

Remember, after the March meeting, anyone doing a design plus consultants in design should stay after our regular meeting for an Informational meeting and answering of any questions you may have by Cindy and I.

Those of you contemplating horticulture entries, can certainly bring any specimens day of the show even if you didn’t sign up beforehand; but if any of you have thoughts of entering a specimen from your garden or houseplant in advance, please sign up in advance. That is so we know how much space to provide for horticulture. Space for Design is set in advance; so we have that information.

This is the schedule for May 8th at the Foundation as of now:

9:00-10:30…..drop off floral designs and specimens

10:30……….. judging to begin

12:30 to 1:30…lunch brought in for judges and flower show committee

2:00 to 5:00 ,, ,viewing of show for our members and the public (light refreshments available)

5:00 to 6:00 …remove entries/clean up

If any of you did not get a chance to sign up for anything; but have now considered to do something, you can call me or email me.

Thanks so much for your support,

Julie (609.658.1079) and Cindy

    DIVISION  I   HORTICULTURE:  “It’s a Musical World”

All entries:  Eligible for Award of Horticultural Excellence

Section  A     “Rhythm and Boughs

Eligible for Arboreal Award

Evergreen Branches

Single cut branch10 inches to 30 inches long with several nodes and apical tip

Class 1   Buxus  (Boxwood)

Class 2   Ilex  (Holly)

Class 3   Juniperus (Juniper)

Class 4   Pinus (Pine)

Class 5   Any other cut Needled or Broadleaf  Evergreen

Section B   “ Symphony of Blooming Branches”

Eligible for Arboreal Award

Flowering Branches

Single cut branch 10 inches to 30 inches long with several nodes and apical tip, must be in flower

Class 6   Forsythia

Class 7   Magnolia

Class 8   Myrica cerifera (Bayberry)

Class 9    Prunus (Plum, Cherry, Peach)

Class 10   Rhododendron (Azalea)

Class 11   Syringa (Lilac)

Class 12  Any other cut Fruited or Flowering Branch

 Section C   “Concerto de Flores”

Eligible for Award of Merit

Flowering Herbaceous Perennials

Single cut specimen with attached foliage

Class 13   Aquilegia (Columbine)

Class 14   Convallaria  (Lilly of the Valley)

Class 15   Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)

Class 16    Paeonia  (Peony)

Class 17   Any other Flowering Herbaceous Perennial

Section D  “The Emerald Waltz”

  Eligible for Award of Merit

Foliage Herbaceous Perennials

Single cut specimen

Class 18   Caladium

Class 19   Hosta ( one if large, 2 if small)

Class 20   Solenostemon (Coleus)

Class 21  Any other Foliage Herbaceous Perennial

Section E   “Rainbow’s Vibrato” 

Eligible for Award of Merit

Flowering  Bulbs, Rhizomes, Tubers or Corms

Single cut specimen

Class 22   Allium

Class 23   Hyacinthus (hyacinth)

Class 24   Iris

Class 25   Narcissus  (Daffodil)                                                                  

Class 26   Tulipa  (Tulip) (2 attached leaves)

Class 27   Any other Flowering Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber, or Corm                              

Section F  “Solo Botanico” 

Eligible for Grower’s Choice Award

Flowering  Container-Grown  Plants

Container not to exceed 15” in diameter, single plant or self multiple, must be in flower

Class 28   Begonia

Class 29   Orchid

Class 30   Saintpaulia  (African Violet)

Class 31   Any other Flowering Container -Grown Plant

 Section G   “Sonata in Verde”

Eligible for Grower’s Choice Award

Foliage Container-Grown Plants

Container not to exceed 15″ in diameter, single plant or self multiple

Class 32   Ferns

Class 33   Philodendron

Class 34   Succulents

Class 35   Any other Container- Grown Foliage Plant

  Section  H   “Conformity in Harmony”  

Eligible for Grower’s Choice Award

 Combination Plantings, Three or more botanically different plants, identified by diagram or other means, container not to exceed 20 inches in diameter or length.

Class  36   Dish Garden

Class  37   Terrarium

Class  38    Planter         

Division  II   Design  –      ” It’s a Musical World”

                             Eligible for Award of Design Excellence

Section  APerfect Harmony

                     Eligible for Designer’s Choice  Award

Class   1.    Under the Sea   (The Little Mermaid)                                              4 entries

An underwater design (HB pg.79) having some or all plant material and optional components submerged in water.  Designs are to be staged on 6 foot tables supplied by committee, two designs per table covered with black tablecloths.  Tablecloths, white foam board staging panels, and underlay to be provided by committee. Allowable space is 20 ” W by 30″ H by 28” D. Consultant:______________________________________

Class  2.     Colors of the Wind   (Pocahontas)                                                       4 entries

An American Traditional Mass design (HB pg.71) staged on a freestanding white pedestal

42 ” high with a 17″ square top supplied by committee. Design not to exceed 15″ from the center of the pedestal with no height restrictions. Exhibitors may provide their own covering or drape.    Consultant:_____________________________________

Class  3.     How Far I’ll Go       ( Moana)                                                                  4 entries

A design, freedom of style, (HB pgs.70-73) staged on 6 foot tables supplied by committee, two designs per table covered with black tablecloths. Tablecloths, white foam board staging panels, and underlay to be provided by committee. Allowable space is  20″ W by 30″ H by 28”D.          Consultant:_____________________________________

Section   B:    Rhythm and Style

                       Eligible for Tricolor Award

 Class  4.     Be Our Guest         ( Beauty and the Beast)                                          4 entries

A functional table (HB pg.76) set for one breakfast place setting displayed on a light, maple-colored TV tray table 19″L by 14″W by 25″ H.  Trays to be supplied by committee.       Consultant:________________________________________

Class  5.      Bella Notte         (Lady and the Tramp)                                                4 entries

An American Traditional Line design (HB. pg.71) staged on 6 foot tables supplied by the committee, two designs per table covered with black tablecloths. Tablecloths, white foam board staging panels, and underlay to be provided by committee..  Allowable space is 20″ W  by 30″ H by 28” D.

Consultant:___________________________

 Class  6.       I See the Light         (Tangled)                                                                 4 entries

A cascade design (HB pg. 73) to be staged on a freestanding white pedestal 42″ high with a 17″ wide square top supplied by committee.  Design not to exceed 15″ from center of the pedestal with no height restrictions.  Exhibitors may provide their own covering or drape.

Consultant:_______________________________________.

Standard Flower Show 2018

The Standard Flower Show was held on May 10, 2018 at the Harvey Cedars Bible Conference Center. This flower show conformed to the standards established by the National Garden Clubs, Inc.

The show , “From Sea to Shining Sea”, featured a Floral Design Division and a Horticultural Division.  The Design Division consisted of two sections. Section A , “America the Beautiful”, was further broken down into three classes:  By the Beautiful Sea, Everglades Natural Beauty and Majestic Mountains.  Section B, “This Land is Your Land”, was also broken down into three classes: Beneath the Desert Sun, Above the Fruited Plains and Wonders of the Wilderness.  The Horticultural Division allowed the members to display their gardening skills. Twenty members contributed to fifty horticultural entries. Tracey Cameron and Joyce Hillyer registered the entries.

The show came together under the guidance of committee chair, Julie Eller and her co-chair, Cindy McGrath. They were assisted by Horticultural chairs Pam Masturzo and Karen Martinez . Many other members contributed to the success of the show by serving as clerks, as well as helping to  set-up and clean-up.

Photos:  Jeannette Michelson

Click on this link to view the class “By the Beautiful Sea”