Department J – Floral

Floral

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. ALL SPECIMENS EXHIBITED MUST BE GROWN BY THE EXHIBITOR AND ENTERED IN THE NAME OF THE GROWER ONLY.
  2. Floral exhibits will be accepted at the Ruritan Building between 9:00 A.M. and 12:00 noon on Tuesday, but exhibitors must be in line no later than 11:45 A.M. Floral exhibits will be accepted at the Ruritan Building between 5:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, but exhibitors must be in line no later than 7:45 P.M. Judging will take place Wednesday, at 10:00 A.M. The building will reopen at 2 P.M.
  3. All plant material, with the exception of dried and treated material, must be homegrown, unless otherwise specified. Plant material from a professional florist is not homegrown.
  4. Potted house plants should be in the exhibitor’s possession for at least 3 months before the show. Outdoor container plants are not potted house plants.
  5. Exhibitors are responsible for knowing the categories of the materials they wish to enter. The volunteers at the registration desk are not responsible for selecting the appropriate categories for the exhibitors. If an exhibit is entered in the wrong category, staff and judges are authorized to move it into the right one.
  6. For the miscellaneous herb category, the participant must label the name of the herb.
  7. Any blooms must be at least 2/3 open.
  8. Exhibitors may place only one entry in each class, except Miscellaneous, where up to two entries will be accepted. If a class is listed, extra specimens of the same class cannot be entered in the Miscellaneous category.
  9. Specimens will be placed in uniform containers provided by the Ruritan Club.
  10. Best of Show ribbon may be awarded.
  11. Exhibits must be picked up on Sunday between 2 P.M. and 5 P.M. The Clarke County Fair cannot be responsible for exhibits or ribbons left after 5 P.M.
  12. The Clarke County Fair cannot be responsible for broken or lost articles.
    NOTE: In order to ensure that arrangements, herbs and specimens are at their peak and to assure fairness when judging, all plant materials should be conditioned. This means cutting the plant materials and hydrating them in sugar water or water with floral conditioner for 24 hours before making arrangements or entering herbs and specimens. This conditioning process will increase integrity and longevity of the arrangements, herbs and specimens. The judge will disqualify any entries which contain parts that are diseased, damaged or wilted.

Junior Division

Exhibitors may place only one entry in each class, except Miscellaneous, where up to two entries will be accepted. If a class is listed, extra specimens of the same class cannot be entered in the Miscellaneous category. Flowers count more than foliage but some foliage, if in excellent condition, should be included, when possible. One specimen is one stem, not a bunch, unless a class calls for a “spray.” Any bloom must be at least 2/3 open. For the miscellaneous herb category, the participant must label the name of the herb.

J-1 Junior Single Specimens
Species Premiums    
1st 2nd 3rd
BLACK-EYED SUSAN
Specimen-1 stem 2.00 1.50 1.00
CONEFLOWER
Specimen-1 stem 2.00 1.50 1.00
COSMOS
Specimen 2.00 1.50 1.00
DAHLIAS
Specimen-Large-over 6" - 1 bloom 2.00 1.50 1.00
Specimen- Medium-Large flowered- 4-6" - 1 bloom 2.00 1.50 1.00
Specimen-Small flowered-under 4" -1 bloom 2.00 1.50 1.00
GLADIOLUS
Specimen- 1 stem 2.00 1.50 1.00
MARIGOLDS
Specimen-Large flowered- 1 stem 2.00 1.50 1.00
Specimen-dwarf/french 2.00 1.50 1.00
PETUNIAS
Specimen- 1 stem 2.00 1.50 1.00
ROSES
Specimen- Hybrid Tea- 1 bloom 2.00 1.50 1.00
Specimen- Floribunda- 1 spray 2.00 1.50 1.00
SUNFLOWERS- Ornamental
Specimen- 1 stem (yellow) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Specimen-1 stem (other colors) 2.00 1.50 1.00
ZINNIAS
Specimen - Large flowered- 4" & over- 1 bloom 2.00 1.50 1.00
Specimen-Medium flowered-2"-4"-1 bloom 2.00 1.50 1.00
Specimen-Small flowered-under 2"-1 bloom 2.00 1.50 1.00
MISCELLANEOUS
Specimen- Any flower not listed-annual 2.00 1.50 1.00
Specimen- Any flower not listed-perennia 2.00 1.50 1.00
FLOWERING SHRUBS/TREES
Specimen 2.00 1.50 1.00
FLOWERING HYDRANGEA
Specimen 2.00 1.50 1.00
J-2 Junior Design Division

Younger children may enter categories designated for older children, but older children may not enter categories designated for younger children.

Classes     Premiums    
1st 2nd 3rd
1. PUNT-KICK-SCORE Ages 10-17 In any sport shoe, create a design using succulent plants. 3.50 2.50 1.50
2. MOOVING RIGHT ALONG Ages 10-17 Using a dairy-themed container, create a fresh flower arrangement. 3.50 2.50 1.50
3. YOU CAN DO IT Ages 9 and under Use all fresh green plant material and make an arrangement using a vegetable or fruit can with the original label as your container. 3.50 2.50 1.50
4. WHEELS GO AROUND Ages 9 and under A fresh flower arrangement using any toy with wheels. 3.50 2.50 1.50
J-2 Junior Herbs

Herbs in flower or that have set seed are past their prime and are discouraged. One specimen is one stem.

Classes Premiums    
*Herbs in flower or that have set seed are past their prime and are discouraged. One specimen is one stem.
1st 2nd 3rd
Basil 2.00 1.50 1.00
Lavender 2.00 1.50 1.00
Lemon Balm 2.00 1.50 1.00
Mint 2.00 1.50 1.00
Oregano 2.00 1.50 1.00
Parsley 2.00 1.50 1.00
Rosemary 2.00 1.50 1.00
Sage 2.00 1.50 1.00
Thyme 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous 2.00 1.50 1.00

Adult Division

18 years and older

Exhibitors may place only one entry in each class, except Miscellaneous, where up to two entries will be accepted. If a class is listed, extra specimens of the same class cannot be entered in the Miscellaneous category. Flowers count more than foliage but some foliage, if in excellent condition, should be included, when possible. One specimen is one stem, not a bunch, unless a class calls for a “spray.”Any bloom must be at least 2/3 open. For the miscellaneous herb category, the participant must label the name of the herb.

J-4 Adult Single Specimens
Classes Premiums    
1st 2nd 3rd
BLACK-EYED SUSAN
Specimen-1 stem 2.00 1.50 1.00
CONEFLOWER
Specimen-1 stem 2.00 1.50 1.00
COSMOS
Specimen 2.00 1.50 1.00
DAHLIAS
Specimen-Large-over 6"- 1 bloom 2.00 1.50 1.00
Specimen- Medium-Large flowered- 4-6" - 1 bloom 2.00 1.50 1.00
Specimen-Small flowered-under 4"-1 bloom 2.00 1.50 1.00
GLADIOLUS
Specimen- 1 stem 2.00 1.50 1.00
MARIGOLDS
Specimen-Large flowered- 1 stem 2.00 1.50 1.00
Specimen-Dwarf/French 2.00 1.50 1.00
PETUNIAS
Specimen- 1 stem 2.00 1.50 1.00
ROSES
Specimen- Hybrid Tea- 1 bloom 2.00 1.50 1.00
Specimen- Floribunda- 1 spray 2.00 1.50 1.00
SUNFLOWERS- Ornamental
Specimen- 1 stem (yellow) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Specimen-1 stem (other colors) 2.00 1.50 1.00
ZINNIAS
Specimen - Large flowered- 4" & over- 1 bloom 2.00 1.50 1.00
Specimen-Medium flowered-2"-4"-1 bloom 2.00 1.50 1.00
Specimen-Small flowered-under 2"-1 bloom 2.00 1.50 1.00
MISCELLANEOUS
Specimen- Any flower not listed-annual 2.00 1.50 1.00
Specimen- Any flower not listed-perennial 2.00 1.50 1.00
FLOWERING SHRUBS/TREES
Specimen 2.00 1.50 1.00
FLOWERING HYDRANGEA
Specimen 2.00 1.50 1.00
J-5 Potted House Plants

Exhibitors may place only one entry in each class. One exhibit is one house plant; only one house plant in one pot. Open to all ages.

Classes Premiums    
*Exhibitors may place only one entry in each class. One exhibit is one house plant; only one house plant in one pot. Open to all ages.
1st 2nd 3rd
African Violet-Blooming 2.00 1.50 1.00
Other Blooming Potted House Plant with Bud or Bloom 2.00 1.50 1.00
Non-Blooming Potted House Plant 2.00 1.50 1.00
Cactus & Succulents 2.00 1.50 1.00
J-6 Adult Design Division

May be entered in designer’s name only. Exhibitor may place only one entry in each class. Junior competitors may enter the Adult Design Division.

Classes   Premiums    
*May be entered in designer's name only. Exhibitor may place only one entry in each class. Junior competitors may enter the Adult Design Division.
1st 2nd 3rd
1. DRY ROAST Create a dried arrangement in a coffee mug. 3.50 2.50 1.50
2. LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT Create a miniature arrangement using fresh flowers. Scale is important. Not to exceed 5 inches overall. 3.50 2.50 1.50
3. GREEN WITH ENVY Using a low container, create a right angle or L-shaped design using all fresh green plant material. 3.50 2.50 1.50
4. SUMMERTIME Using drought resistant flowers (such as zinnias, marigolds, sunflowers or black eyed susans) create a mass floral design. 3.50 2.50 1.50
5. IT’S ALL ABOUT BLOOMS Using any size candlestick (without a candle) as your base/container, create a cascading floral design with your choice of flowers and greenery. 3.50 2.50 1.50
J-7 Adult Herbs

18 years and older

Herbs in flowers (except lavender) or that have set seed are past their prime. A sprig is preferred to a woody stem.

Classes Premiums      
*18 years and older
Herbs in flower (except lavender) or that have set seed are past their prime. A sprig is preferred to a woody stem.
1st 2nd 3rd
Basil 2.00 1.50 1.00
Lavender 2.00 1.50 1.00
Lemon Balm 2.00 1.50 1.00
Mint 2.00 1.50 1.00
Oregano 2.00 1.50 1.00
Parsley 2.00 1.50 1.00
Rosemary 2.00 1.50 1.00
Sage 2.00 1.50 1.00
Thyme 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous 2.00 1.50 1.00
J-8 Potted Outdoor Plants (Adult)
Classes Premiums    
1st 2nd 3rd
Single Species 2.00 1.50 1.00
Mixed Species 2.00 1.50 1.00

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