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2013 schedule

Breath of Spring Flower Show

Presents

“Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”

a Standard Flower Show

March 1 - 3, 2013

10 AM – 4 PM Daily

staged in the

Dean Hall Building
Cypress Gardens
3030 Cypress Gardens Road
Moncks Corner, SC


2013 Directory



Chairman: Michael Pound 843-303-9127

4070 Indigo Ridge Drive

North Charleston, SC 29420

Email: pound@sc.rr.com


Co-Chairman: Linda Smith 843-899-1255

127 Waters Edge Lane

Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Email: smithsc@homesc.com


Flower Show Advisor:     Laurette Sweet     843-312-9169


Awards Registry:             Brenda Davis        843-761-8062


Award Application:         Betty Gourdin         843-351-4335


Court of Honor:             Michael Pound        843-303-9127

Cypress Gardens Advisor: Kathy Woolsey     843-670-6061

Design:

Classification and Consultant Betty Black     843-744-0173

Reservations:

Classes - 1- 3             Marge Gosch              843-553-0541

Classes - 4 - 6         Nancy Lovelace             843-797-6326  NancyHLovelace@comcast.net

Classes - 7 - 9         Virginia Chinnes             843-572-8761

Classes - 10 -12         Linda Cantrell             843-569-0338 cantrelllm@comcast.net

Horticulture:

Classification and Consultant Jerry Weise         843-884-8998

Identification:

Daffodil             Nancy Rice                            843-670-6061

Other blooms         Kathy Woolsey                 843-670-6061


Entry numbers: Belle Isle Garden Club members

Placement Chairman:     Frances Lahm          843-553-1086


Hostess Chairman:         Michael Pound          843-303-9127

Housekeeping: Cypress Gardens 843-553-0515



Judges:

Judges Chairman: Jerry Weise 843-884-8998

1507 Lorenzo Street

Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

email: jerrywbobw@juno.com


Judges Gifts: Kathy Woolsey 843-670-6061

Judges Clerks Chairman: Laurette Sweet 843-312-9169

Judges Hospitality: Sherry Turner 843-553-5187

Sarah Baker 843-797-5704


Photography: Sherri Bardsley 843-851-7177

Michael Pound 843-303-9127 and    Trish Bender 843-276-1618


Publicity: Cypress Gardens 843-553-0515

Schedule Writing: Betty Black 843-744-0173




GENERAL RULES AND REQUIREMENTS



1. This will be a STANDARD FLOWER SHOW, conforming to the requirements of the “Handbook for Flower Shows”, 2007 edition with all updates, from National Garden Clubs, Inc. The show will be open to the public in Dean Hall at Cypress Gardens, Moncks Corner, SC on Friday, March 1, 2013 through Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 10 AM until 4 PM daily.


2. Design entries are open to all garden club members to enter. Horticulture entries are open to the public for plant material in bloom or with attractive and/or unusual foliage only. Special Exhibits Division entries are by invitation/individual interest and require reservation.


3. ENTRIES will be received at the kitchen entrance of Dean Hall on Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 8 AM to 11AM. No entries will be accepted after 11AM.


4. REMOVAL TIME WILL BE Sunday, March 3, 2013 between 4 PM to 5 PM or Monday, March 4, 2013 between 9 AM and 12 noon. After these appointed hours, the Dismantling Committee will dispose of all remaining materials.


5. EXHIBITS for HORTICULTURE must be registered with Entries and Classification committees located at the kitchen entrance of the Dean Hall Building.


6. A FULLY COMPLETED ENTRY CARD MUST accompany each entry. A plant must be identified by its binomial name or its currently accepted scientific identification to be eligible for a Top Exhibitor Award.


7. All cut flowers and cut plant material must be in water and conditioned to remain in 'show condition' for the entire three-day show.


8. DESIGN reservations are made in advance by contacting the Design Reservation Chairman responsible for that class.


9. The Horticulture and Design Classification Chairmen will check for conformity to the schedule.


10. JUDGING will begin on Thursday February 28, 2013 at 1 PM. The show will be closed to the public on this date.


11. JUDGING will be according to the National Garden Clubs, Inc. latest updates of the “Handbook for Flower Shows”, 2007 edition. Decisions of the Judges are

final. Only one blue, one red and one yellow ribbon will be awarded in each

class or sub-class. White ribbons may be awarded, if worthy. See the following pages for award descriptions and ribbon points. Awards may be withheld if not merited.



12. DURING JUDGING, only the following people may be present on the show floor: Judges, Judges Chairman, Clerks, Clerks Chairman, Show Chairman, Show Co-Chairman, Horticulture & Design Classification Chairman, and Hospitality personnel.


13. Neither the show committee nor Cypress Garden employees will be responsible for containers or other properties. Reasonable care will be exercised to protect all exhibits.


14. EMERGENCY SITUATIONS: If the Show Chairman is not available, the show Co-Chairman will be empowered to rule. If the Show Chairman or Show Co-Chairman is not available, then the Design or Horticulture Chairman will be empowered to rule the show.


15. After making Design reservation(s) it will be the exhibitor’s responsibility to furnish design(s) for those places. If the exhibitor is unable to do so, it will be his/her obligation to locate a substitute and notify the Design Reservation Chairman concerning the change.


16. HORTICULTURE, DESIGN and SPECIAL EXHIBITS RULES are at the beginning of each of these Divisions and should be read.


17. NGC, Inc. mandates that no taxidermy or national flags may be used in Design or Special Exhibits divisions. See Design rules for more information.


18. Fresh plant material is to be emphasized in all divisions and no artificial plant material is permitted in any division.


19. Exhibitors must submit only those entries that are clean, without dead leaves, spent blooms, or spray residue and are free of insects/disease (thrips, scale, fungus, mildews, etc.). NO WIRING, OILING, PLANT SHINE, OR ARTIFICIAL COLORING IS PERMITTED IN HORTICULTURE CLASSES. NO ARTIFICIAL PLANT MATERIAL IS ALLOWED IN ANY DIVISION. Camellias may be wired or pinned to their wood in Design Classes only.


20. No South Carolina conservation plant material may be exhibited as horticulture or used in any design. These plant materials may only be in Flower Shows for educational exhibits and should never be collected from the wild. Seek out reputable nursery sources that propagate these protected plants legally.


21. NOTE - The Judges of this flower show are eligible to enter both horticulture and design entries. Their judging assignment shall be for classes they have not entered.


22. NEW - For educational purposes, the designer must list plant material(s) used in their design on 3”x 5” index card and place the card by their design before leaving the floor. Card explaining interpretation may be placed by design as well.


23. NEW - Classification Committee shall have the authority to disqualify any entry not conforming to the schedule and/or not of flower show quality.



STATEMENT OF AWARDS

NGC TOP EXHIBITOR AWARDS


HORTICULTURE DIVISION


In order to offer NGC Top Awards in the Horticulture Division there must be at least three (3) classes in each designated section and at least 20 horticulture exhibits in total.


AWARD OF HORTICULTURAL EXCELLENCE - Represented by a rosette of green, orange and blue ribbons. May be awarded to the correctly named exhibit (giving genus, species and/or variety/cultivar where available) judged as finest in the entire Horticulture Division. A plant must be identified by its binomial name or its currently accepted scientific identification to be eligible for a Top Exhibitor Award. (Handbook pg. 93) In Sections offering Section Award of Merit (Sections A, B, and F), Arboreal Award (Section E), and Grower’s Choice Award (Sections H and I) only winners of these awards are eligible for Award of Horticultural Excellence. In Sections C, D, G, and J which are not eligible for Award of Merit, Arboreal Award, and Grower’s Choice Award only those correctly named blue ribbon winners scoring 95 or above and winning the local award for that section are eligible for consideration for the Award of Horticultural Excellence. Only one Award of Horticultural Excellence will be offered.


AWARD OF MERIT - Represented by a rosette of orange ribbons. May be awarded to a correctly named (as in above paragraph) blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in designated sections. An Award of Merit will be offered in Horticulture Sections A, B and F. Only three Awards of Merit will be offered.


GROWER'S CHOICE AWARD - Represented by a rosette of dark green ribbons. May be awarded to a correctly named (as in above paragraph) blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Sections H and I. Only two Grower's Choice Awards will be offered.


ARBOREAL AWARD - Represented by a rosette of two shades of green ribbons. May be awarded to a correctly named (as in above paragraph) blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Horticulture Section E. Only one Arboreal Award will be offered.



DESIGN DIVISION


In order to offer NGC top awards in the Design Division, there must be a minimum of three (3) classes with 4 exhibits in each for a total of twelve.


AWARD OF DESIGN EXCELLENCE - Represented by a rosette of gold ribbons. One award may be offered to the highest scoring exhibit in the entire Design Division entered by a single exhibitor, provided all general and design award requirements are met. In sections (Sections A, B, C and D) where section Top Exhibitor Awards have been placed, only those winners are eligible for consideration from those Sections for the Award of Design Excellence. Only one award will be offered.

TRICOLOR AWARD - Represented by a rosette of red, blue and yellow ribbons. One may be awarded to a blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Design Section C. To be eligible for this award all plant materials used must be fresh. Only one Tricolor Award will be offered.




DESIGNER’S CHOICE AWARD - Represented by a rosette of purple ribbons. One may be awarded to a blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Design Section B. Designer has complete freedom to choose plant materials and other components within NGC policies. Only one Designer’s Choice Award will be offered.


PETITE AWARD - Represented by a small rosette of blue and white ribbons. One may be awarded to a blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Design Section A. Only one Petite Award will be offered.


TABLE ARTISTRY AWARD - Represented by a rosette of burgundy ribbons. One may be awarded to a blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Design Section D. Only one Table Artistry Award will be offered.



SPECIAL EXHIBITS DIVISION


EDUCATIONAL AWARD - Represented by a rosette of brown and white ribbons. May be awarded to the blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Section A, Exhibit 1, 2 or 3. Only one Educational Award may be awarded.


ADDITIONAL LOCAL TOP EXHIBITOR AWARDS


Best Large-Flowering Daffodil AwardHorticulture Section A - Represented by a rosette of dark yellow ribbons. May be awarded to the correctly named blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Horticulture Section A. Only one Best Large-Flowering Daffodil Award may be awarded.


Best Miniature Daffodil AwardHorticulture Section A - Represented by a rosette of light yellow ribbons. May be awarded to the correctly named blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Horticulture Section A. Only one Best Miniature Daffodil Award may be awarded.


Best Camellia Japonica Award - Horticulture Section B - Represented by a rosette of red and white ribbons. May be awarded to the correctly named blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Horticulture Section B. Only one Best Camellia Japonica Award may be awarded.


Best Camellia Reticulata Award - Horticulture Section B - Represented by a rosette of red and white ribbons. May be awarded to the correctly named blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Horticulture Section B. Only one Best Reticulate Camellia Award may be awarded.


Best Non-Reticulata Hybrid Award - Horticulture Section B - Represented by a rosette of deep pink rose ribbons. May be awarded to the correctly named blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Horticulture Section B. Only one Best Non-Reticulate Camellia Award may be awarded.


Best Camellia Tray Award – Horticulture Section C - Represented by a rosette of deep pink rose ribbons. May be awarded to the correctly named blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Horticulture Section C. Only one Best Camellia Tray Award may be awarded.


Sunshine Award - Horticulture Section D - Represented by a rosette of yellow and mustard color ribbons. May be awarded to the correctly named blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Horticulture Section D. Only one Sunshine Award may be awarded.


Mesmerizing Foliage Award – Horticulture Section G - Represented by a rosette of green and yellow ribbons. May be awarded to the correctly named blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Horticulture Section G. Only one Mesmerizing Foliage Award may be awarded.


Yesterday’s Breeze Award – Horticulture Section J - Represented by a rosette of blue and light blue ribbons. May be awarded to the correctly named blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Horticulture Section J. Only one Yesterday’s Breeze Award may be awarded.


Garden Club Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Award – Represented by a rosette of lime green and black/white checked gingham ribbons. One awarded to the garden club with the most blue ribbons in Horticulture and one to the garden club with the most blue ribbons in Design. In case of a tie red ribbons will be totaled, then yellow, and/or whites if necessary. Only two Garden Club Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Awards may be awarded.



ADDITIONAL EXHIBITOR AWARDS


Cypress Gardens Award – Represented by a rosette of fuschia and green ribbons. Awarded by a selected committee from Cypress Gardens staff. The committee will select the most favorite entry in each division; Horticulture, Designs, and Special Exhibits. Only three Cypress Gardens Awards may be awarded.


Show Chairman Award - Represented by a rosette of rainbow color ribbons. Show Chairman will select entries in recognition of individual effort or contribution to the success of our standard flower show. Only Five Show Chairman Awards will be offered.




STANDARD SYSTEM FOR FLOWER SHOW AWARDS


Ribbons or Stickers Points

Blue - 1st place 90 or above

Red - 2nd place 85 or above

Yellow - 3rd place 80 or above

White - Honorable Mention 75 or above (More than one

White if worthy)



HORTICULTURE RULES AND REQUIREMENTS


1. All horticulture entries must be fresh plant material grown by the exhibitor. Horticulture entries are limited to plant material in bloom or plant material with attractive or unusual foliage. An exhibitor may enter as many specimens as desired, provided each entry is a different cultivar or species.


2. NEW - All horticulture entries must be received and checked by the Classification Committee, which shall have the authority to disqualify any entry not conforming to the schedule and/or not of flower show quality. Only a member of Classification may O.K./initial entry cards


3 Exhibitors should strive to correctly identify horticulture specimens and research the botanical/cultivar name prior to the show. If still uncertain the classification or identification committee will try to correctly identify the species/cultivar.


4. All entries must be labeled with the correct name, i.e. genus and species and variety/cultivar when available. A plant must be identified by its binomial name or its currently accepted scientific identification to be eligible for a Top Exhibitor Award.


5. Exhibitor must check in with Entry Committee to be assigned an ENTRY NUMBER. This number will be placed on all the exhibitor’s entry cards as well as the exhibitor’s name and name of club (if a member). Exhibitors with many entries are encouraged to contact the Horticulture Entry Chairman in advance to secure a number. Entry cards will be available at the kitchen entrance in Dean Hall at Cypress Gardens. Please use a pencil for a no-smear card, should it get wet.

6. Exhibitors must submit only those entries that are clean, without dead leaves, spent blooms, or spray residue and are free of insects/disease (thrips, scale, fungus, mildews, etc.). NO WIRING, OILING, PLANT SHINE OR ARTIFICIAL COLORING IS PERMITTED IN HORTICULTURE CLASSES. For Camellias see paragraph 13 below. NO ARTIFICIAL PLANT MATERIAL IS ALLOWED IN ANY DIVISION.


7. The Flower Show Committee will furnish clear colorless glass bottles for display of cut specimens.


8. No late entries will be placed or judged.


9. Exhibits must be registered with the Classification Committee located at the kitchen entrance of Dean Hall. Entries will be received between 8 AM and 11 AM on Thursday, February 28, 2013.

10. All classes will be sub-divided by species, variety, cultivar and color (in a series) and will be judged accordingly.


11. JUDGING will begin on Thursday, February 28th at 1PM. The show will be closed to the public on this day.



12. No South Carolina conservation plant material may be exhibited as horticulture or used in any design. These plant materials may only be in Flower Shows for educational exhibits and should never be collected from the wild. Seek out

reputable nursery sources that propagate these protected plants legally.


13. Camellia Japonica blooms, Camellia reticulata blooms, and Camellia Non-reticulata hybrids blooms are exhibited on one-to-two inch stems with at least one, but preferably two attached leaves in a flat pan or cup. Camellias may be wired or pinned to their wood in Design Classes only.


14. NEW - All horticulture except Camellias must be wedged using only clear plastic wrap furnished by the Show Committee. (with the exception trees and shrubs as needed.)


15. Cut specimens should not have any foliage below the waterline.


16. All cut flowers and cut plant material must be in water and conditioned to remain in “show condition” for the three day show.


17 Due to the time and space limitations only staging and placement committees may be on the floor in the horticulture section during placement of exhibits. Once an exhibit has been sent to Placement Committee, the exhibitor may not conduct any further grooming, rearranging, etc. This should be completed prior to entry.


18. Exhibits of cut plant material and container plants must have been in the possession of the exhibitor for no fewer than 90 days.


19. Container combination plantings must have been growing together in the pots in which they are exhibited for at least 6 weeks. Double potting is permitted.


20. Cut specimens of annuals, biennials and perennials must have been in the exhibitor's possession from seeds, cuttings or immature plants and grown to maturity.


21. Bulbous blooms must have been in exhibitor's possession from planting of bulb, tuber, corm, rhizome or it must have been cared for as a mature plant at least 90 days.


22. REMOVAL TIME WILL BE March 3, 2013 after 4PM or Monday, March 4th, between 9 AM and 12 noon. After these appointed hours, the Dismantling Committee will dispose of all remaining plant material.


23. No cut specimen may exceed 30 inches in length. In Section E, tree and shrub entries must measure no less than 12 inches unless of a dwarf variety, exhibit several nodes and measure no more than 30 inches in length to the apical tip. (See page 106 -107 of the Handbook.)

Division I


Horticulture Division


On A Spring Walk’


Enduring Daffodils’

Section A --- DAFFODILS


All classes in Section A are eligible for an Award of Merit and the Award of Horticultural Excellence. All classes will be subdivided by Perianth-Corona colors and further, by cultivar names. Each Subclass constitutes a class and is eligible for blue-ribbon consideration. Section A is also eligible for the Best Large-Flowering Daffodil Award and the Best Miniature Daffodil Award.


Class 1. Narcissus Trumpet

Class 2. Narcissus Large-cupped

Class 3. Narcissus Small-cupped

Class 4. Narcissus Double

Class 5. Narcissus Triandrus

Class 6. Narcissus Cyclamineus

Class 7. Narcissus Jonquilla

Class 8. Narcissus Tazetta

Class 9. Narcissus Poeticus

Class 10. Narcissus bulbocodium

Class 11. Narcissus Split Corona

Class 12. Narcissus Miscellaneous

Class 13. Narcissus Species, Wild Variants and Wild Hybrids

Class 14. Narcissus Miniature



It’s A Spring Thing’

Section B --- CAMELLIAS


All classes in Section B will be eligible for an Award of Merit and the Award of Horticultural Excellence. Section B is also eligible for the Best Camellia Japonica Award, the Best Camellia Reticulata Award and the Best Non-Reticulata Hybrid Award. All classes will be subdivided by cultivar names and each subclass will constitute a class and be eligible for blue-ribbon consideration.


Class 15. Camellia japonica (See class 23.b. for Camellia sasanqua )

a. Large/very large

b. Medium

c. Small


Class 16. Camellia reticulata


Class 17. Non-reticulata hybrids



Bright Future’

Section C. --- TRAYS OF CAMELLIAS

All classes in Section C will be eligible for the Award of Horticultural Excellence. Section C is also eligible for the Best Camellia Tray Award. All classes will be subdivided by genus/species/cultivar and each subclass will constitute a class and be eligible for blue ribbon consideration.



Class 18. Camellia

a. Large/Very Large

a.1) tray of 3 - same cultivar

a.2) tray of 3 - different cultivars

b. Medium

b.1) tray of 3 - same cultivar

b.2) tray of 3 - different cultivars

c. Small

c.1) tray of 3 - same cultivar

c.2) tray of 3 - different cultivars



Memories in the Garden’

Section D --- OTHER SPRING BLOOMING PLANTS

All classes in Section D will be eligible for the Award of Horticultural Excellence. Section D is also eligible for the Sunshine Award. All classes will be subdivided by genus/species/cultivar and each subclass will constitute a class and be eligible for blue-ribbon consideration.



Class 19. Cut spring blooming bulbs (and corms, tubers, etc.)

a. Anemone

b. Hyacinthus (hyacinth)

c. Hippeastrum (Amaryllis)

d. Leucojum (snowflakes)

e. Any other spring blooming bulbs (to be subdivided)


Class 20. Cut spring blooming annuals

a. Viola tricolor (Johnny Jump-ups) - group of three of a kind

b. Viola x wittrockiana (pansies)

c. Any other spring blooming annuals (to be subdivided)


Class 21. Cut spring blooming perennials

a. Antirrhinum majus (snapdragon)

b. Dianthus

c. Helleborus (hellebores)

 e. Viola odorata (sweet viola) (group of three of a kind)

f. Any other spring blooming perennials (to be subdivided)



Spring is Here!’

Section E --- SPRING FLOWERING SHRUBS AND TREES

All classes in Section E will be eligible for the Arboreal Award and the Award of Horticultural Excellence. All classes will be subdivided by species and cultivar names and each subclass will constitute a class and be eligible for blue-ribbon consideration. All specimens must be cut blooming stems or branches. Tree and shrub entries must measure no less than 12 inches unless of a dwarf variety, exhibit several nodes and measure no more than 30 inches in length to the apical tip. (See page 106 -107 of the Handbook.)



Class 22. Flowering dwarf shrubs

Class 23. Flowering shrubs

a. Azalea

b. Camellia sasanqua

c. Chaenomeles (flowering quince)

d. Forsythia

e. Loropetalum

f. Any other flowering shrub (to be subdivided)

g. Any other fruiting or berried shrub (to be subdivided)

Class 24. Flowering trees

a. Cercis (redbud)

b. Osmanthus (tea olive)

c. Any other flowering tree (to be subdivided)

d. Any other fruiting or berried tree (to be subdivided)


Reaching for the Stars’

Section F --- CLIMBERS

This Section is eligible for an Award of Merit and the Award of Horticulture

Excellence. Maximum length of all specimens is 24" from apical tip of specimen to cut end. Each class may be subdivided.


Class 25. Flowering vines


Class 26. Foliage vines


Class 27. Fruited and Berried vines (including berries, seed pods, etc.)



Blast From The Past’

Section G --- DECORATIVE CUT FOLIAGE

All classes in Section G will be eligible for the Award of Horticultural Excellence. Section G is also eligible for the Mesmerizing Foliage Award. All classes will be subdivided by genus/species/cultivar and each subclass will constitute a class and be eligible for blue ribbon consideration. DECORATIVE CUT FOLIAGE ENTRIES REQUIRE ONLY ONE (1) FROND, LEAF, OR STEM EACH AND TOTAL LENGTH MUST NOT EXCEED 30” FROM TIP TO CUT END.



Class 28. Frond (to be subdivided)


Class 29. Leaf (to be subdivided)


Class 30. Stem (to be subdivided)



‘’A Perfect Present’

Section H. --- FLOWERING CONTAINER-GROWN PLANTS

All classes in Section H will be eligible for a Grower's Choice Award and the Award of Horticultural Excellence. A flowering container-grown plant is one that is chosen for the flowers that are produced. These plants must be exhibited when in bloom. New - Due to display area containers are limited to a maximum size limitation of 14" diameter or 44" perimeter. Containers larger than the schedule allows will NOT be accepted.


Class 31. Container-Grown - one flowering plant only


Class 32. Container-Grown - many of the same flowering plant

Class 33. Container-Grown - combination of flowering plants



Always and Forever’

Section I. --- CONTAINER-GROWN FOLIAGE PLANTS

All classes in Section I will be eligible for a Grower's Choice Award and the Award of Horticultural Excellence. A foliage container-grown plant is one that is cultivated for its’ ornamental foliage. The plant may have a bloom, but the bloom is insignificant and the plant is entered into the foliage section. Containers may contain one plant or a combination of decorative foliage plants. New - Due to display area containers are limited to a maximum size limitation of 14" diameter or 44" perimeter. Containers larger than the schedule allows will NOT be accepted.


Class 34. Container of decorative foliage plant(s) in a “Yesterday Container


Class 35. Container of decorative foliage plant(s) in a “Today Container


Class 36. Container of decorative foliage plant(s) in a “Tomorrow Container



‘’Yesterday’s Breeze’

Section J. --- HANGING CONTAINERS

All classes in Section J will be eligible for the Award of Horticulture Excellence. Section J is also eligible for the Yesterday’s Breeze Award. New - Due to display area limitations, round container size must not exceed 12” in diameter. Containers larger than the schedule allows will NOT be accepted.


Class 37. Ferns


Class 38. Flowering plants


Class 39. Foliage plants other than ferns









DESIGN RULES AND REQUIREMENTS


1. ENTRIES: Each class (1 – 12) will consist of four (4) entries.


2. Exhibits must be entered between 8 AM and 11 AM, February 28, 2013 in Dean Hall at Cypress Gardens.


3. All designs must be checked by DESIGN CLASSIFICATION before the exhibitor leaves the show area.


4. REMOVAL time will be Sunday, March 3, 2013 between 4PM to 5PM and Monday, March 4, 2013 between the hours of 9 AM until 12 noon. After this appointed hour, the Dismantling Committee will dispose of all remaining materials.


5. JUDGING will begin at 1 PM on February 28, 2013. The show will be closed to the pubic on this date.


6. RESERVATIONS for all designs must be made with the Design Reservation Chairman by February 18, 2013.


7. NEW - For educational purposes, the designer must list plant material(s) used in their design on 3”x 5” index card and place the card by their design before leaving the floor. Card explaining interpretation may be placed by design as well.


8. Fresh plant material should be emphasized in all divisions. No artificial flowers, foliage, fruit or vegetables are permitted. Fresh plant material MAY NOT EVER BE TREATED. Some plant material must be used in every design. (See Handbook, page 187-190).


9. The official American flag and other national flags are not permitted within any design in a Standard Flower Show. Furthermore, the use of any official national flag as an underlay, background, skirting, draping, etc. is also prohibited throughout all divisions of the Standard Flower Show. Also any religious symbols used must be displayed in a respectful manner and in accordance with policies of local religious organizations.


10. No South Carolina conservation plant material may be used in any design. These plant materials may only be in Flower Shows for educational exhibits and should never be collected from the wild. Seek out reputable nursery sources that propagate these protected plants legally


11. Each design must be the work of ONE EXHIBITOR. The plant material need not have been grown by the exhibitor.


12. Accessories and featured objects are permitted in all designs unless otherwise stated or prohibited by design rules in The Handbook.


13. Treating of dried plant material allowed.


14. Taxidermy representation from the animal kingdom, e.g. mammals, birds, fish, etc. is not permitted in competitive designs in the Standard Flower Show, but other such items that simulate animals or birds, for example, that are manufactured or crafted as toys or decorative items are allowed. Living members of the animal kingdom are not allowed in the design division.


15. No cut fruit or vegetables or prepared food is allowed.


16. Background boards and baseboards and decorative underlays where necessary are to be furnished by the exhibitor. See each specific class for details. The flower show committee will furnish tables for class 10 and 11. Classes 5 and 12 will be staged on pedestals provide by the flower show committee.


17. A design entered in competition must be the work of only one exhibitor and that exhibitor’s name must appear on the entry card.


18. The committee and Cypress Gardens will endeavor to protect all exhibits but will not be responsible for loss or damage to the exhibitor’s property.


19. After making design reservation(s) it will be the exhibitor’s responsibility to furnish design(s) for the space(s). If the exhibitor is unable to do so, it will be his/her obligation to find a substitute and notify the Design Reservation Chairman concerning the change.


20. An exhibitor may enter as many classes or sub-classes as desired, but only one exhibit per class or sub-class.


21. Landscapes or scenes are not permitted in Design Division.


22. All cut flowers and cut plant material must be in water and conditioned to remain in ‘show condition’ for the entire three-day show.

Division II


Design Division


Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow’



Section A‘’Time Line’


Designs in this section will be Small, not to exceed 8 inches in height, width or depth.

Space available will be approximately 10" high, 10" wide and 10" deep. Designs in this section are eligible for the Petite Award and Award of Design Excellence. To be considered, the exhibit must be a blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above. Note the variety of staging in this section for each class. The designer will furnish covered backgrounds and baseboards where required. Designer has complete freedom to choose design type, plant materials or other components, unless specified otherwise. The shelves will be freestanding against the cream colored walls of the building. Reservations for this section may be made by calling Marge Gosch 553-0541


Class 1 – ‘Yesterday’s Travels’

The four small designs in this class will be a Type II, Kinetic hanging design displayed inside a white interior 10”x10”x10” shadow box with a black frame attached. Each box will be sitting on a stand against the cream colored wall of the building. The shadow box frames and stands will be furnished by the committee. Designer has complete freedom to choose plant materials and other components. The design size is limited to 8"x8"x8". A baseboard and backboard will not be used with this design. Electricity will not be available for this design class.Reservations for this section may be made by calling Marge Gosch 553-0541


Class 2 – ‘Time Warp’


The four small designs in this class will be a creative design that will be staged on an inverted 10” high black vase pedestal with a 10” square top furnished by the committee and placed on a table that will be sitting against the cream colored walls of the building. The design size is limited to 8"x8"x8". Designer has complete freedom to choose plant materials and other components. A baseboard and backboard will not be used with this design. Electricity will not be available for this design class.Reservations for this section may be made by calling Marge Gosch 553-0541


Class 3 – ‘Wi-Fi’


The four small designs in this class will be a creative design staged on a stand that will be sitting against the cream colored walls of the building. The design size is limited to 8"x8"x8". Designer has complete freedom to choose plant materials and other components. Designer is required to furnish a 10"x10"x10" baseboard and backboard with this design. Electricity will not be available for this design class.Reservations for this section may be made by calling Marge Gosch 553-0541





Section B – ‘Visions’


Designs in this section are eligible for the Tricolor Award and Award of Design Excellence. ALL PLANT MATERIALS USED MUST BE FRESH. To be considered, the exhibit must be a blue ribbon winner, scoring 95 or above. Note the variety of staging in this section for each class. The designer will furnish covered backgrounds and baseboards where required. Baseboards will be 34" wide, 30" deep. Background boards are 34" wide, 48" high. See each class for specific space allowed. Reservations for this section may be made by Nancy Lovelace at 843-797-6326.


Class 4 – ‘The Awakening’


The four creative designs in this class are to be staged on a table with a white table covering using a background panel and baseboard. The background panels will be 34” wide and 48” high. The baseboard will be 34” wide and 30” deep. The designer will furnish a covered backboard and baseboard for the design. Designer has complete freedom to choose components but all plant materials used must be fresh. Electricity will not be available for this design class. See pages 196 -213 of the Handbook.

Class 5 – ‘Modern Connection’


The four designs in this class will be a Type II, Kinetic hanging designs, suspended on a black iron stand that is 40” in height, 15” in width, and 14” in depth which will be staged on black 39" high pedestals with an 18" x 18" top. Designs will be staged in front of cream colored walls of the building. The design should not be greater than 30” long. Pedestal may not be incorporated into the design. No backboards or baseboards will be used. Designer has complete freedom to choose components but all plant materials used must be fresh. Electricity will not be available for this design class. See page 202 of the Handbook.

Class 6 ‘Vortex’


The four creative designs in this class are to be staged on a table with a white table covering using a background panel and baseboard. The background panels will be 34” wide and 48” high. The baseboard will be 34” wide and 30” deep. The designer will furnish a covered backboard and baseboard for the design. Designer has complete freedom to choose components but all plant materials used must be fresh. Electricity will not be available for this design class. See pages 196 -213 of the Handbook.


Section C – ‘Through the Years’

Designs in this section are eligible for the Designer’s Choice Award and Award of Design Excellence. To be considered, the exhibit must be a blue ribbon winner, scoring 95 or above. Not the variety of staging in this section for each class. No backboards or baseboards will be used in this section. Designer has complete freedom to choose plant materials or other components. Reservations for this section may be made by calling Virginia Chinnes at 843-572-8761.




Class 7 – ‘Vintage’

The four horizontal designs in this class will be staged on an 11/1/2" wide, 48" long cherry wood colored shelves sitting on a table with a white table covering sitting against the cream colored walls of the building. The table will be placed 48" up from the floor. A baseboard and backboard will not be used with this design. Designer has complete freedom to choose plant materials or other components. Electricity will not be available for this design class.


Class 8‘Now Generation’


The four large creative floor designs in this class will be staged sitting on the floor with allotted space of 36” wide by 36” deep with unlimited height. Designer has complete freedom to choose plant materials or other components. A baseboard and backboard will not be used with this design. Designs will be judged from the front only, but will be visible all around. Electricity will not be available for this design class. See page 201 of the Handbook.

Class 9 – ‘Open to the Future’


The four designs in this class will be a hanging design Type I, non-Kinetic exhibited on doors that are free standing on the floor. Door dimensions are 36” wide by 80” high. The doors are painted lime green. Designer has complete freedom to choose plant materials or other components. A baseboard and backboard will not be used with this design. Electricity will not be available for this design class. See page 202-3a of the Handbook.


Section D – ‘Reflections’


The exhibits in this section are eligible for the Table Artistry Award and the Award of Design Excellence. To be considered, the exhibit must be a blue ribbon winner, scoring 95 or above. Please note the variety of design types and staging in this section for each class. No backboards or baseboards will be used in this section. Reservations for this section may be made by calling Linda Cantrell at 843-569-0338.


Class 10‘Retro Settings’


The four exhibits in this class will be a Capsule- Functional Table Designs for one person. Design will be placed on a 24" square table, with the floral design suitable for a 6' dinner table. Each table will be placed in front of a black colored weathered bi-fold door. The designer will furnish table covering of their choice. A baseboard and backboard will not be used with this design. Electricity will not be available for this design class. See page 216-B of the Handbook.


Class 11‘Present Perfect Settings’


The four exhibits in this class will be a Functional Table Designs for two. The staging will be on 30" round, 30" tall tables, furnished by the committee. Each table will be placed in front of a black colored weathered bi-fold door. Designer has freedom of choice as to table coverings. A baseboard and backboard will not be used with this design. Electricity will not be available for this design class. See page 215 of the Handbook.





Class 12‘Pluperfect Settings’


The four exhibits in this class will be an Exhibition Table Design, Type I. Exhibit will be staged on black 37” high pedestals with a 20”x 20” black top. Each pedestal will be placed in front of a black colored weathered bi-fold door. Pedestal may not be incorporated into the design. A baseboard and backboard will not be used with this design. Design will be judged from the front, but visible all around. Electricity will not be available for this design class. See page 216-C of the Handbook.



Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow


Division III


Special Exhibits Division


Section A.

 

SPECIAL EXHIBITS RULES AND REQUIREMENTS

 

 

These exhibits are eligible for the Education Award.  To be considered, the exhibit

must be a blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above.  Each exhibit will be staged on a table 8 feet long by 30 inches deep.  Exhibitor may cover table, skirt the table on all sides to the floor and/or furnish an attractive background.  Exhibit must occupy at least 18 square feet, using table and background and/or front of table.  No part of the exhibit may be placed on the floor.  Only one Educational Award will be awarded. See Handbook page 223-225 for additional information.                                                                   

 

Exhibit 1Succulents- Old Garden Favorites Popular Again Today”

Succulents have undergone a make-over with new colors and forms that fit in with today’s low maintenance gardening.

 

Exhibit 2Habitat Conservation- Preserving Today for Tomorrow’s

Wildlife”

From backyard wild life habitats to large land owners The Conservation Districts are here to help.

 

 Exhibit 3“Xeriscaping, Saving Water for the Future”The right plants and management practices to conserve water in

the landscape.    





















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