Supported by the Utah State Associated Garden Clubs
Purpose of the Floriculture Exhibit: To entertain and educate through good growing practices and artistic expression.
DEPARTMENT FL1 - Sept. 6, 7, 8, 9
DEPARTMENT FL2 - Sept. 10, 11, 12, 13
DEPARTMENT FL3 - Sept. 14, 15, 16
* NOTE * - The Floriculture Exhibit will be located in the Agriculture Building.
All shows are open to the public.
Entries will be accepted between 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m on the first day of each show or between 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. the night before, except the first show. Exhibit will be closed to the public during judging.
When bringing your exhibits enter through Gate 17 (approximately 1200 W on 300 North near the Rodeo Arena). Exhibits will be displayed in the Agriculture Building.
The committee shall have the right to replace or remove at any time any exhibit or part of exhibit which has become unsightly or is infested by insects.
Release of Exhibits
Exhibits must be picked up, unless arrangements are made with the committee, on the following dates:
1st Show - Sept. 9 - after 9:30 pm
2nd Show - Sept. 13 - after 9:30 pm
3rd Show - Sept. 16 - after 9:30 pm
When claiming exhibits use the entry receipt secured on the day of the entry.
Entry Fee .50 per entry
All entries must be completed on the regular entry form and must be completely filled in.
To receive payment, both top and bottom of entry tag must contain your name and the class and lot you are entering.
All varieties of flowers should be named or identified.
Exhibitors must furnish their own containers (except in miniature horticulture).
Entries will be placed by the committee in charge.
Exhibitors may have only one entry in each lot.
Incorrectly placed entries may be disqualified.
Flowers in the horticulture section must have been grown by the exhibitor, but not necessarily in the Artistic Section. For cut flowers, emphasis is placed on local garden grown varieties, not a cut house plant.
An entry can be exhibited and judged at only one show. Do not re-enter it.
Employees in this department may enter displays, but may not compete for premiums.
Plants which have seed pods may be entered where applicable.
Cut flowers/foliage must be exhibited in an appropriate container. A glass or ceramic vase is recommended for best presentation.
No exhibitor is allowed in the building during judging. Judges may not exhibit in a section they are judging. A standard system of awards will be used. For each lot one first, one second and one third place will be given, if merited. A placing may be withheld if no exhibit is found worthy. Honorable mentions will also be given to any worthy entry. JUDGE'S DECISIONS ARE FINAL.
|First Place||Ribbont & $2||Ribbon & $3|
|Second Place||Ribbon & $1||Ribbon & $2|
|Third Place||Ribbon Only||Ribbon & $1|
|Honorable Mention||Ribbon Only||Ribbon Only|
|Special Awards||Rosette & $2||Rosette & $2|
|Special Needs Award||Rosette & $2||Rosette & $2|
Trophies, if merited, will be awarded as follows: (An Exhibitor cannot receive more than one Best of Show trophy per show. Except for a Horticulture Trophy, two will be given in each show, for two different classes.)
NOTE: Special Horticulture awards will be awarded by Judges. A maximum of ten will be awarded per show in the Horticulture Section only.
BEST OF SHOW (awarded per show)
Two in Horticulture - Trophy (One for Cut Flowers and one for Potted Plants)
One in Artistic / Professional Class - Trophy and Rosette
One in Artistic / All Other Classes - Trophy and Rosette
One in Advanced Amateur - Rosette
One in Amateur - Rosette
One in Juniors - Rosette
One in Miniature - Rosette
One in Novice - Rosette for Horticulture and Design
One in Small Designs - Rosette
One in Youth - Rosette for Horticulture and Design
One in Special Needs - Rosette for Horticulture and Design
Sweepstakes Award - $25.00 will be awarded to the exhibitor winning the most blue ribbons in Artistic Design, in all three shows combined.
The best FFA Chapter exhibit of floriculture entries, to be determined on a money point basis, will be awarded a trophy.
CLASS A-HORTICULTURE SECTION
Appearance and artistic display is crucial when entering in a competition. By following the simple procedures listed below, you may have a prize winning entry!
Preparation and Care of Cut Flowers/Foliages
1. Gather flowers after 4 P.M. or before sunrise.
2. Cut with long stems, generally just before they come into full bloom. Some flowers such as the following are exceptions: Gladiolus, when its first bud opens; roses, when buds are soft; dahlias, when blooms are fully open; poppies, the night before opening.
3. For best results, flowers should be placed in warm water up to the flowers' heads immediately after cutting, then stored for several hours in a draftless, cool place.
4. Groom entries carefully. Remove leaves that will be under water in the exhibit.
5. Be sure the count is accurate and the correct amount required by the schedule.
6. Flowers are judged for uniformity in size and development.
7. Only the natural foliage on any plant will be allowed in the Horticulture Section, leave some attached.
8. All cut miniature flowers and herbs must be shown in miniature glass tubes provided by the Fair.
9. Clear glass containers are best for all cut flowers. They let the judge focus on the flower. The Fair has containers of all sizes you may use.
Scale of Points for Cut Flowers
Color, Substance, Abundance of Bloom
Size, According to Species or Variety
Foliage and Stem
Please identify each plant before you enter it. Names, colors, etc. must accompany each entry in this section. Do not bring the following poisonous plants: Datura (Jimson Weed, Moonflower), Castor Bean or Night Shade
Note: *Collections equal 3 or 5 stems of the same species. Judging will be based on horticulture perfection and uniformity in size and maturity.
1. African Violet - any variety
4. Bonsai - any variety
5. Bougainvillea - Flowering
6. Cacti - Large (over 12 inches) - one variety
7. Cacti - Small (under 12 inches) - one variety
8. Cacti - *Collection or Mixed Planting
9. Fern - any variety
10. Geranium - any variety
11. Geranium - *Collections or Mixed Planting
12. Ground Cover - Flowering
13. Ground Cover - Non-flowering
14. Hanging Plant - Flowering
15. Hanging Plant - Non-flowering
16. Hanging Plant - Mixed Planting
17. Herb - Any variety
18. Herb - Mixed Planting
19. Orchid - Phalaenopsis
20. Orchid - Any Other Variety
21. Potted Plant - Flowering
22. Potted Plant - Non-flowering
23. Potted Plant - Mixed Planting
24. Succulent - Large - One Variety
25. Succulent - Small - One Variety
26. Succulent - *Collection or Mixed Planting
27. Dish Garden/Terrarium
All one stem specimens must be disbudded. All Dahlias must be named correctly and judging will be according to name listing. All entries must be in a vase large enough to hold it.
Giant - Over 10 inches - One Stem
102. Informal Decorative
Large - 8 to 10 inches - One Stem
106. Informal Decorative
Medium - 6 to 8 inches -One Stem
110. Informal Decorative
Small - 4 to 6 inches -One Stem
113. Decorative - One stem
114. Informal Decorative - One stem
115. Cactus - One stem
116. Semi-Cactus - One stem
Miniatures - under 4 inches -One Stem
117. Decorative - One stem
118. Informal Decorative - One stem
119. Cactus - One stem
120. Semi-Cactus - One stem
Balls - over 4 inches
121. One bloom
122. Three or more blooms
Balls - under 4 inches
123. One bloom
124. Three or more blooms
Pom Pom - Less than 2 inches
125. Pom Pom - One to three blooms
Any Other Varieties
126. Incurved cactus
127. Formal decorative
134. Dahlia - Any Other Variety
135. *Collection - One Variety
136. *Collection - Mixed Colors and/or Variety
201. Large - 4 1/2" to 5 1/2" Florets
202. Medium - 3 1/2" to 4 1/2" Florets
203. Miniatures - Up to 3 1/2" Florets
204. Gladiolus - Any Other
205. * Collections - Three to Five stems
Scales of Points - Roses
Stem and Foliage
Balance and Proportion
All roses are disbudded unless otherwise noted. All entries must be in vase.
HYBRID TEAS - one bloom, no buds. Exhibit 1/2 to 2/3 open.
303. Apricot / Coral / Salmon
304. Orange - Any Color
305. Red - Any Color
306. Purple - Any Color
307. Lt. Pink
308. Dark Pink
311. Collection - One Color
312. Collection - Mixed Color
313. Teas - Any Other Color
Exhibit Fully Opened
315. Chicago Peace
316. Hedge Type
FLORABUNDA - Many Blossoms on a Single Upright Stem
318. White / Cream
324. Apricot / Coral / Salmon
325. Florabunda, Any Other
HERITAGE AND FRAGRANT ROSES
326. One Color - One Stem
327. Blend - One Stem
328. One Color - Three Stems
329. Mixed Colors - Three Stems
330. Any color - One spray
MINIATURE ROSES - One spray, three or more blooms
331. Apricot / Coral / Salmon
336. White / Cream
339. Any Other Color
MINIATURE ROSES - One stem, one bloom, disbudded
340. Apricot / Coral / Salmon
345. White / Cream
348. Any Other Color
Scale of Points for Cut Flowers
Color, Substance, Abundance of Bloom
Size, According to Species or Variety
Foliage and Stem
Outdoor variety only
402. Anemone - Any Variety
404. Aster - single
405. Aster - *Collection/Mixed Variety
406. Baby's Breath
407. Bachelor's Button (Cornflower) - *Collection
408. Bachelor's Button (Cornflower) - Mixed *Collection
409. Balloon Flower
410. Begonia - Single
411. Begonia - Double
412. Begonia - Tuberous
414. Bells of Ireland
415. Butterfly Bush - Three or more stems, One color
416. Butterfly Bush - Three or more stems, Mixed
417. Cabbage - Flowering, Any Color
418. Calendula - Three to Five stems
419. Candy Tuff - Three to Five stems
420. Canna - One stem, One Color
421. Canna - Three stems, One Color
422. Canna - Variegated
423. Canna - *Collection and/or Mixed
424. Canterbury Bells
425. Carnation - Large - One to Three stems
426. Carnation - Pixie - Five stems or more
427. Celosia - Crested Tall - One stem
428. Celosia - Crested Dwarf - One to Three stems
429. Celosia - Giant Plumed - One stem
430. Celosia - Dwarf Plumed - One stem
431. Celosia - *Collection and/or Mixed
432. Celosia - Any Other Variety
433. Chrysanthemum - Large Decorative - One stem
434. Chrysanthemum - Spider - One stem
435. Chrysanthemum - Spoon - One stem
436. Chrysanthemum - One Variety, One to Three stems
437. Chrysanthemum - Bush, Three stems
438. Chrysanthemum - Quill - One stem
439. Chrysanthemum - Pom Pom, Three stems
440. Chrysanthemum - *Collection and/or Mixed
441. Chrysanthemum - Any Other Variety
442. Cleome - Large
443. Cleome - Small
446. Coral Bells
447. Coreopsis - Five or more
449. Crape Myrtle
450. Daisy - Any Variety
451. Day Lily - One stem
452. Day Lily - Double, One stem
453. Dianthus - Five or more
454. Delphinium - One to Three stems
455. Dusty Miller - Three or more stems
456. Fall Crocus
458. Fox Glove - One to Three stems
459. Gaillardia - Three stems
461. Goldenrod - under 30"
462. Grass - Ornamental
463. Grass - Ornamental, Variegated Foliage
464. Ground Cover - Flowering
465. Ground Cover - Non-Flowering
467. Herbs - One Kind
468. Herbs - Mixed
469. Hibiscus - One to Three stems
470. Hollyhocks - Single - Large - One stem
471. Hollyhocks - Double - Large - One stem
472. Hollyhocks - *Collection and/or Mixed
473. Hosta - Flowering
474. Hosta - Non-flowering
475. Hydrangea - Small
476. Hydrangea - Large
477. Hydrangea - Variegated Foliage
478. Impatiens - Three or more stems
480. Kale - Any color
481. Lambs Ear
485. Lisianthus - Single
486. Lisianthus - *Collection and/or Mixed
488. Marigold - Large Lemon - Three stems
489. Marigold - Large Gold - Three stems
490. Marigold - Large Orange - Three stems
491. Marigold - Medium Lemon - Three stems
492. Marigold - Medium Gold - Three stems
493. Marigold - Medium Orange - Three stems
494. Marigold - Small Lemon - Three stems
495. Marigold - Small Gold - Three stems
496. Marigold - Small Orange - Three stems
497. Marigold - French - Three stems
498. Marigold - Variegated - Three stems
499. Marigold - Any Other
500. Marigold - *Collection and/or Mixed
501. Nasturtium - Five or more stems
502. Pansy - Five or more stems
503. Petunia - Ruffled Giants, Three or more stems
504. Petunia - Double Ruffled, Three or more stems
505. Petunia - *Collection and/or Mixed
507. Rose of Sharon
508. Rudebeckia (Black Eyed Susan), Three stems
509. Russian Sage - under 30 inches
512. Sedum - Three or more stems
514. Statice - *Collection and/or Mixed
515. Strawflower - Three or more stems
Sunflowers - One to Three Stems
517. Sunflower - Mexican
518. Sunflower - Italian
519. Sunflowers - Teddy Bear - One to Three stems
520. Sweet Peas - Any Variety
521. Sweet William - Three stems
522. Toad Lily
524. Violas - Five or more stems
525. Water Lily - May float in bowl
526. Water Grown Plant - Any Variety
527. Wild Flower - Any Variety
528. Yarrow - Yellow - under 30" - Three stems
529. Yarrow - Any Variety
530. Zinnia - Large Dahlia type - One Color - Three stems
531. Zinnia - Large Cactus type - One Color - Three stems
532. Zinnia - Large Variety - *Collection and/or Mixed
533. Zinnia - Small Variety - *Collection and/or Mixed
534. Any Other, Plant, cut or Potted
535. Any Other, Seed or Pods
536. Any Other, Specimen
ARTISTIC DESIGN SCHEDULE - any class can enter any lot listed below
Class B - Advanced Amateur - Those who have won more than 25 blue ribbons or top awards. Place "AA" in upper right hand corner of entry tag.
Class C - Amateur - Those who have won more than 5 and less than 25 blue ribbons or top awards. Must place "A" in the upper right hand corner of entry tag. If not marked, it will be judged "AA".
Class D - Novice - Those who have won less than 5 blue ribbons or top awards. Must place "N" in the upper right hand corner of your entry tag.
Class E - Juniors - 13 to 18 years of age. Work must be that of the exhibitor. Place age in upper right hand corner of the entry tag.
Class F - Youth - 12 years of age and under. Work must be that of the exhibitor. Place age on the upper right hand corner of the entry tag.
Class G - Special Needs - Please mark tag in the right hand corner with "S".
Class H - Professional Designers - This class is open to owners of flower shops and their employees florists or independent designers. The name of the shop or business may appear on the entry tag. Place an "H" in the upper right hand corner of the entry tag. All designs must be under 3 feet in all directions.
1. Pretty in Pink/16 Candles/Breakfast Club
2. Dirty Dancing - two containers, one design
3. Purple Rain - use purple in the design
4. Top Gun - patriotic theme, be creative
5. Little Mermaid/Kokomo—use shells, no sand
6. Star Wars / robots
7. Indiana Jones
8. Michael Jackson
9. Geometric patterns/Rubik’s cube
10. Rainbow Brite/ Punky Brewster—use bright colors
11. He-Man/ She-Ra—ying /yang
13. Nintendo/Super Mario
14. Crocodile Dundee - use greenery
15. Ferris Buhler’s Day Off
16. Back to the Future
17. Three’s Company - use 3 containers
18. 80’s soap opera - big and bold
19. Miami Vice - pastel / preppy
20. Inspector Gadget
21. Ghostbusters - use white
23. Girls Just Want to Have Fun
24. Celebrating the 80’s
Small Artistic Designs - over 8 inches and under 15 inches in all directions, including container.
25. Pop Rocks - use rocks
26. Strawberry Shortcake - use a basket
27. Full House - lots of color
Miniature Artistic Designs - UNDER 5 inches in all directions. Containers should measure 2 inches tall and 3 inches wide for the plant material to be within the 5 inches restriction.
28. Alice and Wonderland
30. Smurfs - blue, obviously
Click here for a printable entry form