ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR ALL FLORICULTURE EXHIBITORS:
- Plants must have been in possession of exhibitor at least (60) sixty days prior to the Fair. You must identify the plant or flowers, including type, at time of entry.
- Uncommon plants must be labeled.
- Cut flowers must have been grown by the exhibitor except where noted.
- Errors in naming will not disqualify, but judges will recognize correctness and accuracy of naming in consideration of an exhibit in a close competition.
- Exhibitors shall furnish all vases or other containers necessary for the proper staging of their exhibit.
- Collection consists of (5) five, unless otherwise specified.
- All cut flower and arrangement containers must be able to hold water and not leak.
- Juniors are participants 18 or under as of January 1, current year.
HINTS FOR ENTRIES IN FLORICULTURE
- Cut your flowers in the late afternoon the day before they are to be exhibited. Place the flowers immediately in water that has been set out in the garden all day. Some stems seal over immediately after cutting so cut stem under water. Cutting should be done at about 4:00 pm since at that time there is the greatest amount of sugar in the leaves; unless it is extremely hot weather, at which time cutting in the early morning is optimum. Keep flowers in water, in a cool, dark place overnight.
- To arrange, cut stems cleanly at an angle under water with a sharp knife and place in water-filled container. Cut stems as long as possible. All foliage that is below the water line should be removed. Foliage should be clean; any broken or disfigured foliage or petals should be removed, as foliage and stems as well as blooms count in judging. It is better to have more stem and foliage than too little. All stems should be in proportion to the water.
Grand Champion will be awarded $25 and Reserve Grand Champion a Gift Certificate. Both will also receive rosette.