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Open Floriculture

Cheryl  Lallas

Cheryl Lallas

(360) 303-0696  

Department 49

Rules & Regulations

To place an on line entry click here:http://nwwafair.fairwire.com/


To place a on-line entry:

For 4H and FFA

Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Goats, Horses, Llama/Alpaca, and Swine http://nwwafair4h.fairwire.com/

All other entries: http://nwwafair.fairwire.com/ This includes all other 4H and FFA departments.

All 4H and FFA exhibitor will need to register on both pages if they are also entering in Open class Beef, Dairy or Horses. They will need to enter their names exactly the same. No exhibitor will be allowed 2 exhibitor numbers.

*NEW FOR 2018*

All entries must be registered online. This will be required for all exhibits and exhibitors that are entered into the fair. If you don’t have access to a computer, then the library is your best option. There will also be a computer available for use at the fair office during normal business hours.

Entries can be taken in the Agricultural Education Center through gate #1.

Entries can be placed on-line through Monday prior to the fair (one week). Entries can be brought to the fair Noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday before the Fair.

  • No entry fees are required, and no free admission will be issue to exhibitors for entries or replacing wilted flowers.
  • Judging will be Sunday at 5 p.m.
  • Entries MUST be picked up Sunday after the fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. After release time on Sunday there will be NO security and the buildings will remain open on Monday for cleaning.
  • All horticulture entries, including container grown plants must have been grown by the exhibitor for at least 3 months.
  • Containers must be used for cut flowers and are furnished by the fair.
  • Exhibitors using their own baskets or containers should mark them plainly.
  • All plants, baskets, etc. with bottom holes must have a tray or saucer underneath. If extra care is needed, written directions must be included.
  • Only one entry per exhibitor per class is permitted.
  • Entries must be made according to classifications, using the correct number of blooms, sprays, stems, plants, etc. If there is a class for your flower you must enter it in that class, you may not enter it in the "Any other not listed above" class
  • Buds showing color are classified as blooms.
  • Do not remove foliage, except from stems under water. Foliage should be groomed and cleaned.
  • Containers for plant specimens shall be no larger than 12" in diameter unless handled by the exhibitor.
  • The Standard System of Judging will be used, and the decision of the judges will be final.
  • Ribbons for sweepstakes in Horticulture will be given for: Dahlias, Gladiolus, Roses, Potted Plants, and Lilies.
  • An exhibit with the correct varietal name will score higher than if identified with only the common name.
  • Any horticulture class may be subdivided by the Show Chairman at the time of the show if deemed necessary.
  • Exhibitors are urged to replace wilted flowers as needed; no free admission will be issued to exhibitors. If arrangements are not freshened, the Superintendent reserves the right to remove or re-arrange displays. Wilted flowers MUST be replaced with the identical kind of flower that was entered.
  • The Superintendent has the right to accept or refuse any entry.
  • The fair management will not be responsible for loss or breakage but will exercise every effort to protect all entries until the Sunday release time.

*CONDITIONING: For exhibits to stay fresh for several days, cut specimens early in the morning before the sun reaches them (or in the evening after sundown). Put directly into a pail of warm water and allow to stand for several hours or overnight before using in designs or entering as horticulture.

49A - ADULT HORTICULTURE, 18 YEARS AND OLDER

48B - INTERMEDIATE HORTICULTURE, AGES 13 - 17 YEARS OLD

49C - JUNIOR HORTICULTURE, AGES 12 YRS. AND YOUNGER

DIVISION A - ANNUALS AND BIENNIAL - use the breeds box to add shade for example: red shade, pink shade etc.

PREMIUMS: 2.00 1.50
CLASS NUMBER

1. Ageratum, 3 stems

16. Nasturtium, 3 stems, no foliage

2. Asters, standard size, 3 stems

17. Pansies, 3 stems with foliage

3. Asters, any other, 3 stems

18. Petunias, 3 stems

4. Bachelor Buttons, 3 stems

19. Salpiglosis, 3 stems, not over 15"

5. Bells of Ireland, 1 stalk, 15" limit

20. Scabiosa, 3 stems

6. Calendula, 3 stems with foliage

21. Snapdragons, 1 color, 3 stems

7. Clarkia, 3 stems with foliage

22. Snapdragons, any other, 3 stems

8. Cosmos, 3 stems

23. Statice, annual, 3 stems

9. Dianthus, 5 stems

24. Stock, not less than 8", 3 stems

10. Everlastings, 5 stems

25. Sunflower, dwarf, 1 stem not over 18"

11. Godetia, 3 stems

26. Sweet Peas, 5 stems

12. Larkspur, 3 stems

27. Viola, 3 stems, minimum 3" stems

13. Marigold, dwarf, any other, 3 stems

28. Zinnia, large, 3 stems

14. Marigold, large, any other, 3 stems

29. Zinnia, any other, 3 stems

15. Malva, 1 stem, under 18"

30. Any other not in above list, named



DIVISION B - PERENNIALS, SHRUBS, AND VINES - use the breeds box to add shade for example: red shade, pink shade etc.

PREMIUMS: 2.00 1.50
CLASS NUMBER

1. Anemone, 3 stems

14. Hydrangea, Macrophylla(Big Leaf), not over 18", 1 stem

2. Aster, Frikharti, or Michaelmas, 1 stalk

15. Hydrangea, Paniculata(Cone), not over 18", 1 stem

3. Catananche - Cupid's Dart, 3 stems

16. Hydrangea, Quercifolia(Oakleaf), not over 18", 1 stem

4. Chrysanthemums, 1 stem

17. Liatris, 3 stalks

5. Coreopsis, 5 stems

18. Marguerite, 3 stems

6. Daisy, Shasta, 3 stems

19. Montbretia, 3 stems

7. Daisy, any other, 3 stems

20. Phlox

8. Dianthus, 3 stems

21. Penstemon, 3 stems

9. Echinacea - Cone Flower, 3 stems

22. Rudbeckia, Gloriosa daisy, 3 stems

10. Echinops, 1 stalk

23. Statice, perennial, 1 stem

11. Eryngium - Sea Holly, 1 stem

24. Zantedeschia, Arum lily & Calla lily, 1 stem

12. Gypsophilia, 1 stalk

25. Any other perennial not in above list, named

13. Hydrangea, Arborescens(Smooth), not over 18"



DIVISION C - LILIES

One stem, a named variety will score higher than an unnamed exhibit. Oriental examples are: Casablanca and Stargazer. Specie examples are: Tiger, Madonnas and Easter. Do not remove the anthers.

PREMIUMS: 2.50 2.00
CLASS NUMBER

TYPE-COLOR

Oriental

Species

Any Other

Cream

1

8

15

Pink

2

9

16

Red

3

10

17

White

4

11

18

Yellow – Orange

5

12

19

Bi – Color

6

13

20

Any Other

7

14

21

DIVISION D - ROSES

One stem, with foliage in proportion to blossom(s).
Hybrid Teas - one bloom per stem without side buds.
Floridunda - One Spray
Polyanthus Roses will be judged under Old & Shrub Roses

A bud showing color is counted as a bloom.
Miniatures have blossoms less than 2" in diameter and can be Hybrid Teas or Sprays.
A named entry may score higher than entry without a name.

PREMIUMS: 2.50 2.00
CLASS NUMBER

TYPE-COLOR

Hybrid Teas
Grandiflora

Floribundas

Sprays

Climbing

Old/Shrub
Roses

Miniatures

David Austin

Red Shades

1

11

21

31

41

51

61

Pink Shades

2

12

22

32

42

52

62

Orange Shades

3

13

23

33

43

53

63

Yellow Shades

4

14

24

34

44

54

64

White Shades

5

15

25

35

45

55

65

Lavender Shades

6

16

26

36

46

56

66

Blend

7

17

27

37

47

57

67

Bi-Color

8

18

28

38

48

58

68

Any other

9

19

29

39

49

59

69

DIVISION E - GLADIOLUS, 1 SPIKE

Gladiolus are best shown when 1/3 of the florets are open, 1/3 show color and 1/3 are buds. Stems should be in proportion to the total entry. Styrofoam may be used as wedging. A named entry scores higher than an unnamed one. Conspicuous markings mean any contrasting color on the edge or throat that does not blend into the main color.

Size Classification:
Large - 1 spike, floret size 4-1/2" to 51/2"
Medium - 1 spike, floret size 3-1/2" to 4-1/2"
Small - 1 spike, floret size 2-1/2" to 3-1/2"
Mini - 1 spike, floret size 2-1/2" and under


PREMIUMS: 2.50 2.00
CLASS NUMBER

Color

Large

Medium

Small

Mini

White

110

210

310

410

Light Red

111

211

311

411

Dark Red

112

212

312

412

Yellow

113

213

133

413

Pink

114

214

314

414

Rose

115

215

315

415

Lavender

116

216

316

416

Purple

117

217

317

417

Orange

118

218

318

418

Salmon

119

219

319

419

Blue

120

220

320

420

Green

121

221

321

421

Smokey

122

222

322

422

Blend

123

223

323

423

Bi-Color

124

224

324

424

Any Color

125

225

325

425


DIVISION F - DAHLIAS

Each entry MUST contain 4 letters/numbers (for size, form and color). Current American Dahlia Society classifications will be used, and volunteers may be available to assist exhibitors. Exhibitors may make multiple entries in a lot, but no more than 2 of a unique variety of dahlias.

Entries with attached pairs of leaves and with variety names will be judged higher than those without.

Variety names should be written on tags, so judges can read them during judging. Special awards will be given in each division and judges will award the "Best of Show" Dahlia.


SINGLE BLOOMS

PREMIUMS: 2.50 2.00
CLASS IDENTIFICATION

In 2017 The NWWF began using the numbering system from the American Dahlias Society (ADS) this can be found on their website at http://www.dahlia.org/guide/ and https:www.dahlia.org/guide/class.html

SIZE

TYPE

COLOR

A. AA - over 10

A. Formal Decorative

A. White

B. A - 8" to 10

B. Informal Decorative

B. Yellow

D. BB - 4" to 6

D. Cactus

D. Pink

E. Miniature - up to 4"

E. Laciniated

E. Dark Pink

F. Ball - over 3.5"

F. Any Other

F. Red

G. Mini. Ball - 2" to 3.5"

G. Dark Red

H. Pompon - under or equal to 2"

H. Lavender

J. Stellar

J. Purple

K. Waterlily

K. Light Blend

L. Peony

L. Bronze

M. Anemone

M. Flame Blend

N. Collarette

N. Dark Blend

P. Single - 2"

P. Varigated

Q. Mignon Single - 2"

Q. Bicolor

R. Orchid

S. Novelty Open

T. Novelty Double

U. Orchette

TRIPLE BLOOMS

Exhibitors may use their own containers for triple entries, but containers must be solid green or solid black, be identified on the bottom, and picked up the exhibitor on Sunday after the fair at release times.

Entries in Triple Bloom, must contain 3 blooms of the same dahlia variety and blooms must be relatively equal in size.

CLASS IDENTIFICATION FOR TRIPLE BLOOM – Use the Dahlia Classes above and add "Triple Bloom " in the description when entering online.


DIVISION G - ORNAMENTAL GRASSES

Grasses and plants with similar growth habit (3 stems or blades depending on growth habit, length in proportion to variety, may be longer than 30 inches).

PREMIUMS: 2.50 2.00
CLASS NUMBER
1. Miscanthus sinensis (various cultivars)
2. Panicum virgatum (Switch Grass)
3. Pennisetum alopercuroides (Fountain Grass)
4. Cortaderia (Pampas Grass)
5. Phormium tenax ( Flax)
6. Any other worthy named grass or grass-like plant

DIVISION H - POTTED PLANTS - use the breeds box to add shade for example: red shade, pink shade etc.

ALL POTS MUST HAVE A TRAY OR SAUCER IF THERE ARE HOLES IN THE BOTTOM OF THE CONTAINER.

PREMIUMS: 5.00 4.00 3.00
CLASS NUMBER

1. African Violet, double, 1 plant

11. Fuchsia, single, upright, in bloom

2. African Violet, any other, 1 plant

12. Geranium, any variety, single

3. African Violet, single, 1 plant

13. Geranium, any variety, double

4. Begonia, fibrous rooted, in bloom

14. Geranium, any other

5. Begonia, tuberous, in bloom

15. Impatiens

6. Coleus

16. Ivy

7. Container with annual plants, 1 variety

17. Araceae Family (Calla Lily – Peace Lily)

8. Ferns

18. Multiple planting

9. Foliage plant, grown for foliage

19. Novelty plant in bloom

10. Fuchsia, double, upright, in bloom

20. Any other plant not listed above.

DIVISION J - HANGING BASKETS OR HANGING POTS - use the breeds box to add shade for example: red shade, pink shade etc.

ALL POTS MUST HAVE A TRAY OR SAUCER IF THERE ARE HOLES IN THE BOTTOM OF THE CONTAINER.

PREMIUMS: 5.00 4.00 3.00
CLASS NUMBER

1. Begonia, hanging

4. Geranium, hanging single

2. Fuchsia, hanging

5. Impatiens

3. Geranium, hanging double

6. Fern

7. Any other


DIVISION K - CACTI AND SUCCULENTS

ALL POTS MUST HAVE A TRAY OR SAUCER IF THERE ARE HOLES IN THE BOTTOM OF THE CONTAINER.

Cacti are generally leafless plants, usually with stems modified into cylinders or joints, have spines, and often brightly colored flowers. Succulents are generally fleshy plants that store water in their leaves, stems, or roots. All cacti are succulents but not all succulents are cacti.

PREMIUMS: 5.00 4.00 3.00
CLASS NUMBER

1. Pot up to 4"

4. Collection of cacti, 3 or more plants

2. Pot 4" to 8"

5. Collection of succulents, 3 or more plants

3. Pot 8" to 12"

6. Any other

DIVISION L – DECORATIVE ARRANGEMENTS

Foliage and accessories permitted unless class specifies differently. No artificial plant material is permitted. For clarification in any class please call Department Superintendent at 303-0696. Entries are to be the work of the exhibitor. Materials need not be grown by the designer. No fresh plant materials may be treated. Size limitation for designs: 18” x 24”.

NOTE: ALL JUNIORS MAY USE THE ADULT SHOW SCHEDULE & WILL BE JUDGED AS JUNIORS. ENTER UNDER CLASS C and D. EACH CLASS IS JUDGED ONLY AGAINST OTHER ENTRIES IN THAT CLASS

There will be an Overall Winner in the Division. The Maribeth Erickson Best of Show Award.

PREMIUMS: 6.00 4.00 2.50

ADVANCED
Instructors, student judges, judges and anyone wishing to compete.

NOVICE
An exhibitor who has not won a blue ribbon in the Artistic Division of a Standard Show judged by nationally accredited judges.

JUNIORS, AGE 13-17 YEARS
All entries must be the work of the exhibitor

JUNIORS, AGE 12 and UNDER
All entries must be the work of the exhibitor

PREMIUMS: 6.00 4.00 2.50

THEME

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

1

Fair Theme – TBA

Designer Choice-Keeping with the Fair Theme. Create a design reflecting an agriculture activity, event, etc.

2

My Kind of Country

What does this mean to you? Feature this in a design at least 16” in all directions.

3

All Tied Up

Your design must have ribbon, string, or twine

4

Country Cousins

Using 2 containers in a design at least 12” in all directions

5

Growing UP

A vertical arrangement

GLOSSARY - A DEFINITION OF TERMS, TAKEN FROM THE NATIONAL GARDEN CLUBS HANDBOOK:

FLOWER ARRANGING IS AN ART FORM IN WHICH THE MEDIUM IS PLANT MATERIAL.

ABSTRACT: Design using components in a non-naturalistic manner, in such a way that abstract quality is dominant, like modern art.

CREATIVE DESIGN: Design that results from the creative idea of the artist using plant material and other components to organize design elements within the limits of the principles of design.

DESIGN ELEMENTS: The basic visual qualities of a design: light, space, line, form, size, color, texture and pattern.

DESIGN PRINCIPLES: Basic art standards used to organize design elements: balance, proportion, scale, rhythm, dominance and contrast.

DESIGNER'S CHOICE: Designer is free to use whatever plant material she chooses, following the elements and principles of good design, either traditional or creative.

DRIED: Plant material from which moisture has been removed. NO artificial plant materials are permitted. Naturally dried material may be artificially colored.

TRADITIONAL: Designs organized according to a set pattern, such as using flowers the way they grow, having gradation in sizes, darker blooms lower in design.

PARALLEL: Design with 3 or more vertical groupings of materials. Plant materials are positioned in a strong vertical manner, with spaces between GLOSSARY - A DEFINITION OF TERMS, TAKEN FROM THE NATIONAL GARDEN CLUBS HANDBOOK:

FLOWER ARRANGING IS AN ART FORM IN WHICH THE MEDIUM IS PLANT MATERIAL.

ABSTRACT: Design using components in a non-naturalistic manner, in such a way that abstract quality is dominant, like modern art.

CREATIVE DESIGN: Design that results from the creative idea of the artist using plant material and other components to organize design elements within the limits of the principles of design.

DESIGN ELEMENTS: The basic visual qualities of a design: light, space, line, form, size, color, texture and pattern.

DESIGN PRINCIPLES: Basic art standards used to organize design elements: balance, proportion, scale, rhythm, dominance and contrast.

DESIGNER'S CHOICE: Designer is free to use whatever plant material she chooses, following the elements and principles of good design, either traditional or creative.

DRIED: Plant material from which moisture has been removed. NO artificial plant materials are permitted. Naturally dried material may be artificially colored.

TRADITIONAL: Designs organized according to a set pattern, such as using flowers the way they grow, having gradation in sizes, darker blooms lower in design.

PARALLEL: Design with 3 or more vertical groupings of materials. Plant materials are positioned in a strong vertical manner, with spaces between the groupings. Some plant materials and other components may be horizontally placed at the base, as a connective, to give visual weight and balance. Units may be of one plant material, a combination of materials, or the same plant material repeated in each unit.

POT-ET-FLEUR: A semi-permanent arrangement of growing plants in one container, with two or more rooted plants and cut flowers. May include potted plants in their own containers with cut flowers in a separate vase, all arranged in a larger container as one design. Design principles apply.

REFLECTIVE: A creative design which contains some components that involve the viewer through use of reflection by means other than a mirror. (It is not a design placed in front of or on a mirror)

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