Flower Show Schedules

Fall Horticulture Show

September 19, 2023

  1. Single stem, flowering 
  1.  Annual 
  2.  Herbaceous Perennial 
  3.  Bulb, Corm, Rhizome or Tuber 
  1.  Single stem, foliage  
  1.  Annual 
  2.  Herbaceous Perennial 
  1. Berried or Fruited single Branch, not to exceed 18” in any direction 
  1. Ilex 
  2. Other 
  1. Evergreen, single branch, not to exceed 18” in any direction 
  1. Evergreen collection, 3-5 different varieties, not to exceed 18” in any direction, arranged for effect in a single container of your choice.  Key card required.  
  1. Flower/Stalk bearing seed head(s), fresh or dried 
  1. Best of My Garden, a collection of 3-5 herbaceous varieties, arranged for effect in a single container of your choice.  Key card required.  

    1. Fruit or Vegetable, (single variety) exhibited on a white paper plate supplied by HVGC.
  1. Flowering, Pot 4” and over 
  1. Foliage, Pot 4” and over 
  1. Cacti or Succulent, Pot 4” and over  
  1. Propagation:  Parent and Child, pot(s) not to exceed 10”  
  1. Par Class 

    Novice entries are to be specified on the card(s).  Novice award may be given if warranted. 

    Propagation award may be given if warranted.  

  1. Soup, Sauce, Salsa.  One container of soup, sauce or salsa. 
  1. Preserved fruit or vegetable.  Exhibitor to provide three identical jars that have been sealed and covered using standard canning techniques.  One jar will be opened for tasting. 
  1. Baked good (i.e. bread, muffin, pie, cobbler, etc.) 

Spring Horticulture Show

May 7, 2024

  1. Bulbs, corms, Rhizomes 
  1.  Narcissus – single specimen 
  1.  Other – single specimen 
  1. Annual, single stem 
  1. Herbaceous Perennial, single stem 
  1. Single Branch, not to exceed 18”in any direction 
  1. Flowering 
  2. Foliage 
  1. Small Wonder – pot not to exceed 3” 
  1. Flowering or Fruiting, Pot 8” or under 
  1. Foliage, Pot 8” or under  (no cacti or succulent) 
  1. Challenge Plant 
  1. Distributed in October of 2023 
  2. Any other HVGC Challenge Plant 
  1. Container class:  Collection of 3-5 plants that require the same growing conditions, arranged for effect in the exhibitor’s choice of container (could be a trough, terrarium, dish garden, etc.).  Key card required.  No ownership requirement. 
  1. Par Class 

Photography Show

February 6, 2024

“B is for Book”

A photograph depicting a tree or any part of a tree.  
Plant material identified
 

  1. Color photo  (4 entries) 
  1. Black and White photo  (4 entries) 
A color landscape photograph that depicts any rural setting. Plant material is not required.

A color photograph taken at night.   (4 entries)

Plant material not required 

Class 4: The Secret Garden 

A plant portrait of a cut specimen(s) 

  1. A native plant specimen to be included and identified  (4 entries) 
  1. Other   (4 entries)      

Fall Floral Design Show

November 7, 2023

"Farm to Table"

Sign up for entry by October 1, either at the September HVGC meeting or by contacting Susan Pagliaro. Scale of

points available in GCA Flower Show and Judging Guide

A mass arrangement inspired by a Children’s game to be named.  Container and mechanic provided.  Eligible for the Rhoad’s Trophy. Staged on a table that is 30” high not to exceed 30” in width or depth. Signup required. A. Pro – 4 entries B. Novice – 4 entries Rhoad’s Trophy – Awarded for a mass arrangement.
A design inspired by a child’s book to be named. Book title or intent of 25 words or less. Staged on a table 30” high not to exceed 30” in width or depth. 3 x 5 cards will be at the show to write the title. Intent is optional.

1. All arrangements must include fresh and/or dried plant material. Artificial plant material is not allowed.
2. The categories for arrangers are “N” for novice and “E” for experienced. Once a “novice” has been awarded a blue ribbon for an individual floral design entry, her category would change to “experienced” in the following year’s membership listing.
3. Fresh plant material must be in water or be conditioned in such a way as to remain in pristine form while on exhibit.
4. Live animals (including fish), taxidermy, and natural bird nests are not permitted.
5. Mechanics should not be visible unless they are an integral part of the design.
6. An entry must be arranged by the exhibitor(s) under whose name(s) it has been entered. All participants must be listed.
7. Although permitted, using cut fruit and vegetables is discouraged and should be undertaken only with proper treatment to prevent spoilage.
8. Although permitted, treating fresh plant material should be done with the utmost discretion.
9. An exhibitor may make only one entry per class.
10. The Elements and Principles of Design are the criteria for judging.

To submit photos from your phone, please email the design photos and entry card to Rae Bettinger and Laura Philip. Remember to include the show date, event, your name, and personal entry number in the subject line. (Example: Nov2020_HVGCFD_LPhilip1)

Kindly choose the actual size or the largest resolution possible. From your computer, email the photos in JPEG format, and name each file as the example above.

Floral Design Show 2

May 7, 2024

“Adults Only”

Sign up for entry by April 1, either at the February HVGC meeting or by contacting Susan Pagliaro. Scale of points available in GCA Flower Show and Judging Guide
Design inspired by your destination to be named.  Staged on a black pedestal 40” H x 15” square.
Design inspired by a movie to be named. Intent of 25 words or less optional. Staged on a table 30” high; not to exceed 30” in width or depth.
Design inspired by a game to be named. Staged on a table 30” high; not to exceed 30” in width or depth. 3 x 5 cards will be at the show to write the title. Intent is optional.
Red Flower
Butterfly
Purple Flower