September 6-16 2018
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Tom Miller
West Jordan

Supported by the Utah State Associated Garden Clubs

Purpose of the Floriculture Exhibit: To entertain and educate through good growing practices and artistic expression.

Show Dates:
DEPARTMENT FL1 - Sept. 7, 8, 9, 10
DEPARTMENT FL2 - Sept. 11, 12, 13, 14
DEPARTMENT FL3 - Sept. 15, 16, 17

* NOTE * - The Floriculture Exhibit will be located in the Heritage Building.  Click here for a map - Heritage Building is #5.



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 6 (approximately 1100 W on North Temple). Exhibits will be displayed in the Heritage Building. *Please check the grounds map link above for building location.

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. 10 - after 9:30 pm
2nd Show - Sept. 14 - after 9:30 pm
3rd Show - Sept. 17 - 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.


Premiums Horticulture Artistic
First Place Ribbon & $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

NOTE: Special Horticulture awards will be awarded by Judges. A maximum of ten will be awarded per show in the Horticulture Section only.

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.)

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.

Special Award
The best FFA Chapter exhibit of floriculture entries, to be determined on a money point basis, will be awarded a trophy.


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 25%
Size, According to Species or Variety 25%
Foliage and Stem 10%
Form 25%
Condition 15%
TOTAL 100%

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.

Lot No.
1. African Violet - any variety
2. Amaranthus
3. Begonias
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
101. Decorative
102. Informal Decorative
103. Cactus
104. Semi-Cactus

Large - 8 to 10 inches - One Stem
105. Decorative
106. Informal Decorative
107. Cactus
108. Semi-Cactus

Medium - 6 to 8 inches -One Stem
109. Decorative
110. Informal Decorative
111. Cactus
112. Semi-Cactus

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
128. Collarette
129. Anemone
130. Lacinated
131. Orchid
132. Peony
133. Waterlily
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  
Form 25%
Color 20%
Substance 15%
Stem and Foliage 20%
Balance and Proportion 10%
Size 10%
TOTAL 100%

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.
301. White
302. Yellow
303. Apricot / Coral / Salmon
304. Orange - Any Color
305. Red - Any Color
306. Purple - Any Color
307. Lt. Pink
308. Dark Pink
309. Bi-Color
310. Blend
311. Collection - One Color
312. Collection - Mixed Color
313. Teas - Any Other Color

Exhibit Fully Opened
314. Peace
315. Chicago Peace
316. Hedge Type
317. Climber

FLORABUNDA - Many Blossoms on a Single Upright Stem
318. White / Cream
319. Yellow
320. Orange
321. Red
322. Purple
323. Pink
324. Apricot / Coral / Salmon
325. Florabunda, Any Other

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
332. Bi-color
333. Orange
334. Pink
335. Red
336. White / Cream
337. Yellow
338. Purple
339. Any Other Color

MINIATURE ROSES - One stem, one bloom, disbudded
340. Apricot / Coral / Salmon
341. Bi-color
342. Orange
343. Pink
344. Red
345. White / Cream
346. Yellow
347. Purple
348. Any Other Color

Scale of Points for Cut Flowers  
Color, Substance, Abundance of Bloom 25%
Size, According to Species or Variety 25%
Foliage and Stem 10%
Form 25%
Condition 15%
TOTAL 100%

Outdoor variety only

400. Ageratum
401. Amaranthus
402. Anemone - Any Variety
403. Astible
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
413. Bellflower
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
444. Coleus
445. Columbine
446. Coral Bells
447. Coreopsis - Five or more
448. Cosmos
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
457. Forget-Me-Not
458. Fox Glove - One to Three stems
459. Gaillardia - Three stems
460. Gerbera
461. Goldenrod - under 30"
462. Grass - Ornamental
463. Grass - Ornamental, Variegated Foliage
464. Ground Cover - Flowering
465. Ground Cover - Non-Flowering
466. Heliotrope
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
479. Iris
480. Kale - Any color
481. Lambs Ear
482. Larkspur
483. Liatris
484. Lily
485. Lisianthus - Single
486. Lisianthus - *Collection and/or Mixed
487. Malva
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
506. Phlox
507. Rose of Sharon
508. Rudebeckia (Black Eyed Susan), Three stems
509. Russian Sage - under 30 inches
510. Salvia
511. Scabiosa
512. Sedum - Three or more stems
513. Snapdragon
514. Statice - *Collection and/or Mixed
515. Strawflower - Three or more stems

Sunflowers - One to Three Stems
516. Sunflower
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
523. Verbena
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



Condition your plant material to be used in Artistic Designs.

All care will be taken to safeguard entries, but the show committee and the State Fair will not be responsible for breakage or loss. Exhibitors should place their names on the bottom of all containers.

1. One entry per lot, per person.
2. Work must be the exhibitors and not previously exhibited.
3. Some plant material must be included in design. Generally vase is 1/3 and plant material 2/3 of the design.
4. No flags of any nation shall be used in any design.
5. No Religous symbols should be used in the design.
6. The exhibitor doesn't have to grow plant material used in a design.
7. No artificial plant material, fresh fruit, or vegetables may be used in a design unless the schedule permits.
8. No potted plants can be used in a design.
9. Fresh, dried, or treated material may be used. No paint, sparkles, etc. on fresh plant material can be used.
10. Living members of the animal kingdom may not be used.
11. No feathers or plant material from endangered species.
12. Accessories may be used unless otherwise stated in the show schedule.
13. If your container does not hold water, and or leaks, your arraignment will be removed from the show, and not judged. NO bags are allowed in containers to hold water.
14. Please note a Good Design will win over great accessories.

Design begins by considering the axis line, an imaginary, invisible line extending upward directly over pinpoints. Designs are classified as SYMMSTRICAL or ASYMMERTRICAL. Symmertrical aliment will be the same on both sides of the axis, it will be balanced. Asymmetrical, used in some modern designs, it relies upon the counterpoise rather than equality of force, line and weight.

ELEMENTS: Line-Form-Color-Texture-Space-Pattern-Light-Size
Line: Is either curved or straight. Is two dimensional and gives movement and direction, direction being essential.
Form: Is three dimensional, produces no motion, is static with all over contour, Form was once shape, before taking dimension, (circle-square-cube-triangle-pyramid)
Color: Light rays which vary in length and rate of vibration produce different sensations and consequently different colors.
Texture: Is the tissue constrution of material used, it is tactile and perceptible to the touch. Dull textures may hold greater appeal than glossy ones.
Balance: Deals with equilibrium of visual forces on each side of the axis of your design. As you do more designs you will get a feel for balance. It can be symmetrical or asymmetrical.
Space and Patten: Space is a void. It is as important as a solid in a design. Pattern is the overall contour, or outline of the design. You will find space to be very important in your designs.

Balance- Dominance- Contrast- Rhythum- Scale- Proportion

Dominance: Is the outstanding structure or color in the design. More of one element and less of another achieves dominance.
Contrast: Is known as the opposite or variety. It prevents monotony, creates interest and enrichment, (line-form-large-small-dark-light-space-solid-glossy-dull)
Rhythm: Is use of elements in a manner to create movement, flow. Rhythm is attained by the use of repetition and transition. Repetition is repeating the same element. Transition is a gradual change in elements.
Scale: The component parts of a design, on a one to one basis, should be equal in size. Example - a full size railroad spike and a model train would be out of scale or a giant teddy bear and a single rose would be out of scale.
Proportion: Is amount of area and amounts of elements used in a design. Usually not in equal amounts.
Originality: Is imagination. Your eye to see how the elements of your design will come together.
Distinction: Is the aesthetic impact on the viewer. Masterful design + execution = total effect of statement. Aesthetic compatibility is the WOW factor.
Creativity: Is your ability to artistically put into your designs those visions, ideas, day dreams, or doodles, which are solely your own. From pen and paper to flower and vase.


Class B - Advanced Amateur
Advanced Amateur - Those who have won more than 25 blue ribbons or top awards. Place "AA" in upper right hand corner of entry tag.

Lot No.
1. The Harvest- use a basket for a container, no fruit allowed
2. Lake Powell - use water in this design
3. Arches - use two containers to make one design
4. Moab - all dry arrangement, use rocks
5. Downtown Salt Lake - use three containers to make one design

Class B1 - Advanced Amateur Small Designs
Small Designs should be over 8 inches and under 15 inches in all directions, including container.

6. Desert Sands - an all dried arrangement with sand or dirt
7. 4th of July - patriotic theme
8. Color me Wild - use bright colors

Class B2 - Advanced Amateur Miniatures
Miniature Designs should be 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.

9. My Sewing Kit
10. My Dollhouse
11. Anything Goes - designers choice

Class C - Amateur
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".

12. Bridal Veil Falls - a tall arrangement using water
13. Red Rock Gardens - all of the colors, a mass arrangement
14. Cedar Breaks - a dried arrangement
15. Golden Spike Monument - may use accessories

C1 - Amateur Small Designs
Small Designs should be over 8 inches and under 15 inches in all directions, this includes your container.

16. My Rock Garden - you may use rocks in this arrangement
17. Utah Jazz - a colorful arrangement
18. Morning Breakfast - an arrangement for a breakfast nook

Class C2 - Amateur Miniatures
Miniature designs should be under 5 inches in all directions. Containers should measure no more than 2 inches tall and 3 inches wide for the plant materials to reach the 5 inch restriction.

19. The Seashore - you may use a seashell for a container, no sand
20. Teddy Bear Picnic - use your imagination
21. Designers Choice - use your imagination

Class D - Novice
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.

22. Bryce Canyon - use fall colors
23. My Flower Garden - use lots of color
24. Zions Canyon - a mass design
25. West Desert - a dry arrangement

Class D1 - Novice Small Designs
Small Design should be over 8 inches and under 15 inches in all directions, which includes your container.

26. Congratulations - small design for a desk
27. Visiting the Ranch - all dried material
28. Designers Choice - use your imagination, show us what you can really do

Class D2 - Novice Miniatures
Miniature Designs should be under 5 inches in all directions. Containers should measure more than 2 inches tall and 3 inches wide for plant material to be within the 5 inches restriction.

29. The Dollhouse - dress-up your dollhouse with a new design
30. My Tea Party
31. A Day at the Beach - no sand

Class E - Juniors
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.

32. A Day at the Swimming Hole
33. Getting the Livestock Ready for the Fair - use your imagination, you may use props
34. Rodeo Days - think of blue skies
35. My Sweetheart - use pastels
36. It's My Turn - designers choice, use your imagination

Class F - Youth
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.

37. School Days - you may use accessories but no real fruit
38. My Favorite Teacher - no real fruit
39. My Favorite Princess - you may use accessories
40. My Vacation - designers choice

Class G - Special Needs
May choose any of the designs listed above. 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.

41. Out on the Blue Seas
42. My Daddy sings the Blues - may use props
43. The Wonderful Blue Gazing  Pools - use reflection if possible
44. Blue Morning, Blue Day - go wild with this one

We welcome our professional designers. Come and show us your skills. Challange each other. We look forward to a beautiful show!


Click here for a printable entry form


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