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Dept. 17: Floral Exhibits
SUPERINTENDENT
    POLLY LANDIS
    9024 Glades Pike
    Berlin, Pa., 15530
        267–4785
(Refer to General Rules)
County entries will be entered first. Out-of-county entries will be taken on standby basis.

1. Only one entry per person in each class division is permissible.
2. The use of or displaying of artificial flowers is prohibited and no premiums will be paid.
3. Plant positively will not be accepted for exhibition unless it has been growing in containers for two months.
4. The management will not undertake to return exhibits nor be responsible. Baskets or containers must be supplied by exhibitor and will be given every possible care, but the management assumes no responsibility for their safety.
5. Flowers or plants entered for competition must be more than ordinary standard and quality to be entitled to an award.
6. The management may at any time order the removal of any exhibit which is in bad condition. Any article manifestly unfit to show may be excluded.
7. All entries must be grown by exhibitor except in arrangement classes.
8. No exhibit may be removed at any time before the close of the exhibition except by consent of management.
9. During judging no one but the judge and such officials as may be necessary will be permitted in the judging area. Anyone violating this rule will forfeit all premiums they have earned.
10. The judge may withhold awards where he feels the entry is not worthy.
11. The judge may recommend a special award for any meritorious exhibit not provided for in schedule.
12. The judges’ decision shall be final.
13. No plastic, paper or Styrofoam cups.  Can use plastic bottles.
14. No hanging baskets. This class includes all plants that would qualify as a house plant. Only one species per pot except in collection class. Plants must be grown in said containers 2 months or longer prior to show time.
15. Please clear dead foliage and flowers or bugs from plants for nice appearance before entering.
SECTION 1 – FLOWERING HOUSEPLANTS
    PREMIUMS $2.00 $1.50 $1.00
CLASS
    1. African violets (single or double)
        A. Blue
        B. Pink
        C. White
        D. Purple
        E. Variegated (with white)
    2. Begonias, Fibrous – rooted in bloom
        A. Wax – any color
    3. Begonias, tuberous – rooted in bloom
        A. Any color
    4. Geranium, Pelargonium
        A. Any variety
    5. Impatiens
        A. Single or Double, any color
        B. New Guinea, any color
    6. Any other meritorious flowering house plant
    7. Container garden for porch or window containing 3 or more potted, blooming plants in an average size container.
*BEST OF SHOW – RIBBON
SECTION 2 – FOLIAGE HOUSE PLANTS
    PREMIUMS $2.00 $1.50 $1.00
CLASS
    1. Cacti
        A. One plant
        B. Cacti garden
    2. Coleus, any leaf color
        A. One pot
    3. Ferns
        A. Any variety
    4. Potted Ivy
    5. Philodendron
    6. Container of foliage plants
    7. Any other meritorious house plant not mentioned above
*BEST OF SHOW RIBBON
SECTION 3 – SPECIMEN FLOWERS – ANNUALS
    1. Exhibits in this division must be cut flowers grown by the exhibitor and must conform to the number of blooms, spikes, or stems specified in each class.
    2. The uniformity of height, color, or size an important factor in evaluating entries.
    3. Flowers in each entry must be of one color and variety unless otherwise stated.
    4. Absolutely no paper, plastic or Styrofoam cups allowed.
    5. Cut flowers must be in water only.
    PREMIUMS $2.00 $1.50 $1.00
CLASS
    1.  Asters (single or double, 3 blooms)
        A. Pink
        B. Purple
        C. Red
        D. White
        E. Lavender
        F. Any other color
    2. Calendula (uniform size)
        A. Yellow, 3 blooms of a color
        B. Orange, 3 blooms of a color
    3. Celosia
        A. Crested or cockscomb, variety, 1 stem any color
        B. Plume or feathery variety; 3 stems any one color
    4. Cosmos, 3 blooms any one color
    5a. Dahlias – large decorative variety
        A. Decorative Pink, 1 bloom
        B. Decorative Red, 1 bloom
        C. Decorative White, 1 bloom
        D. Decorative Yellow, 1 bloom
        E. Orange/peach/salmon, 1 bloom
        F. Decorative Purple/Lavender, 1 bloom
        G. Decorative any other color or bicolor, 1 bloom
    5b. Dahlias – cactus variety
        A. Pink, 1 bloom
        B. Red, 1 bloom
        C. White, 1 bloom
        D. Yellow, 1 bloom
        E. Orange/peach/salmon, 1 bloom
        F. Purple/Lavender, 1 bloom
        G. Any other color or bicolor, 1 bloom
    6. Gladiolus, spikes not to exceed 30 inches
        A. Flowering pink, 1 spike
        B. Flowering red, 1 spike
        C. Flowering white, 1 spike
        D. Flowering yellow, 1 spike
        E. Flowering lavender – purple, 1 spike
        F. Flowering orange/peach, 1 spike
        G. Flowering any other color, 1 spike
        H. Bi-color
    7. Marigolds, single or double French – 6 blooms of one color
        A. Yellow
        B. Orange
        C. Variegated
    8. Marigolds, African
        A. Yellow, 3 blooms of one color
        B. Orange, 3 blooms of one color
    9. Snapdragons, 3 stems
        A. Pink
        B. White
        C. Yellow
        D. Red
        E. Variegated
    10. Strawflowers (Everlasting any one color, 6 blooms, fresh)
    11. Sweet Peas (6 stems) mixed
    12. Zinnias
        A. Orange, 3 blooms
        B. Pink, 3 blooms
        C. Red, 3 blooms
        D. White, 3 blooms
        E. Yellow, 3 blooms
        F. Any other color, 3 blooms
        G. Peppermint stick variety, 6 blooms
        H. Persian carpet variety, 6 blooms
    13. Pansy, 5 blooms any one color
    14A. Petunias, 3 blooms
        A. Single
            1. Pink
            2. Purple/Lavender
            3. Red
            4. White
            5. Variegated (with white)
Class 14B. Double
    1. Pink
    2. Purple/Lavender
    3. Red
    4. White
    5. Variegated (with white)
    15. Salvia, 3 blooms any one color
    16. Miscellaneous, any other small meritorious flower, not mentioned above, 3 stems.
    17. Miscellaneous, any other large meritorious flower, not mentioned above, 1 stem.
*BEST OF SHOW RIBBON
SECTION 4 – SPECIMEN FLOWERS – PERENNIALS
    1. Exhibits in this division must be cut flowers grown by the exhibitor and must conform to the number of blooms, spikes, or stems specified in each class.
    2. The uniformity of height, color, or size is an important factor in evaluating entries.
    3. Flowers in each entry must be of one color and variety unless otherwise stated.
    PREMIUMS $2.00 $1.50 $1.00
CLASS
    1. Hybrid Rose Tea
        A. Orange/Peach, 1 bloom
        B. Pink, 1 bloom
        C. Red, 1 bloom
        D. White, 1 bloom
        E. Yellow, 1 bloom
        F. Bicolor or any other color 1 bloom
    2. Floribunda-grand flora, 1 stem, any color
    3. Chrysanthemums, 5 stems
        A. Any variety
    4. Miniature Roses, 1 stem
    5. Lilies, 1 stalk
    6. Black/Brown Eyed Susan, 5 blooms
    7. Coneflowers, 3 stems, any one color
    8. Miscellaneous, not mentioned above, 1 stem
*BEST OF SHOW RIBBON
    To the exhibitor of specimen flowers: Uniformity of height, color, and size help to win a premium. A bud showing color counts as a bloom.
SECTION 5 – ARTISTIC ARRANGEMENTS
    Maximum care will be taken of the containers and accessories until they can be reclaimed by exhibitors, although the fair cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss.
    PREMIUMS $3.50 $2.50 $1.50
CLASS
    1. Table arrangements in container to be viewed from all sides and in proportion to an average size table.
        A. Fresh material
        B. Dried material
    2. Arrangement depicting a holiday or special occasion.
        A. Fresh material
        B. Dried
    3. Arrangement using only one stem of a  fresh flower, with foliage permitted
    4. All fresh white arrangement, foliage permitted.
    5. Arrangement of foliage, no flowers
    6. Wild flowers
    7. Fresh roses (no dried)
    8. Fresh flower arrangements using any one color of flowers only.
* Best of Show Ribbon
 

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