A Tradition since 1924...
93rd Annual Charles County Fair                            September 15-18, 2016                                              La Plata, Maryland
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Department H - Flowers
  Presented by Charles County Garden Club, Member of District II, Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc., Central Atlantic Region and National Garden Clubs, Inc. Entries received and displayed in the Flower Building in the Greens area.
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General Rules and Information  1. All classes are open, no restrictions to residency.  2. Fresh plant material must be emphasized throughout the show, and may never be treated in any manner.  3. Entering classes can be done online at charlescountyfair.com or at the Fairgrounds during the times specified.  4. All HORTICULTURE entries must be received on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. DESIGN DIVISION entries will be received on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday, September 17 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. 5. Plants on the Maryland Department of Natural Resources list of Rare, Threatened or Endangered Plants for Charles County at http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Plants_Wildlife/rte/pdfs/rtechar.pdf may not be exhibited in the Horticulture Division, and may be used in the Design of Special Exhibits Division only if grown by the exhibitor or obtained in a legal manner and so noted on a 3 x 5" card placed with the exhibit.  6. It is the obligation of the Horticulture Classification and Design Classification Chairmen to check for conformity to the schedule.  7. Judging will begin at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, September 17 and will be done by the standards set forth in the National Garden Clubs, Inc. Handbook For Flower Shows Revised 2007 and corrections/amendments published in The National Gardener. Only Classification Chairmen, Show Chairmen, Judges Chairmen, Club President and judges clerk and may be present during judging. Decisions of the judges will be final. Awards may be withheld if not merited.  8. The show will be open to the public during the published Fair hours.  9. Exhibits must be removed between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Online Entries Online Entries
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“ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND” A STANDARD FLOWER SHOW Entry to Flower Show is Free with Admittance to the Fair Presented by  Charles County Garden Club Member of District II, Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc., Central Atlantic Region and National Garden Clubs, Inc. Thurs., Sept. 15th - 5pm-10pm ▪ Fri., Sept. 16th - 9am–9pm Sat., Sept. 17th -  9am – 9pm ▪ Sun., Sept. 18h - 10am-6pm CLUB PRESIDENT: Mary Lilly 301.934.3829 SHOW CHAIRMEN: Mary Lilly 301.934.3829 Bev Stone 301.934.3341 Paula Winkler 301.934.8305 SCHEDULE CHAIRMEN: Mary Lilly 301.934.3829 Paula Winkler 301.934.8305 AWARDS CHAIRMEN: Mollie Gieseman 240.233.3339 Peggy Schaumburg 301.259.2476 CLASSIFICATION CHAIRMEN: Horticulture Mary Pat Berry 301.934.2999 Ann Draper 703.356.1620 Design Paula Winkler 301.934.8305 DESIGN CONSULTANT CHAIRMEN: Bev Stone 301.934.3341 DISMANTLING CHAIRMAN: Sharon Bolton 301.375.8832 ENTRIES/PLACEMENT CHAIRMEN: Horticulture Melanie Coe 301.934.1167 Susan Montgomery 240.254.2626 Design Paula Winkler 301.934.8305 HOSPITALITY CHAIRMAN: Courtenay Wilson 301.934.8819 JUDGES CHAIRMAN: Doris White 301.934.0999 JUDGES CLERKS CHAIRMAN: Ellen Davis 301.934.8891 JUDGES BRUNCH: Zee Best Cafe PUBLICITY CHAIRMAN: Denise Grote 301.653.2850 EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITS CHAIRMAN: Robin Bowyer 301.632.6537 STAGING CHAIRMAN: Terri Boone 301.752.4843 Linda Dyson 301.753.6664 YOUNG GARDENERS CHAIRMEN: Bonnie Castleberry 301.259.2387 Lisa Gillespie 301.752.3988 GENERAL RULES AND INFORMATION 1 . All classes are open, no restrictions to residency. 2 . Entry   into   classes   can   be   done   online   at   charlescountyfair.com   or   at   the   fairgrounds   during   the   times   specified   for   acceptance   of entries. 3 . Fresh   plant   material   must   be   emphasized   throughout   the   show,   and   may   never   be   treated   in   any   manner.   No   Artificial   plant material permitted in any Division. 4 . Horticulture   and   designs   entries   must   be   received   on   Wednesday,   September   14,   2016   from   1:00pm-8:00pm.      Designs   may   be entered   on   Thursday,   September   15,   2016   from   8:00am-10:00am.      CCGC   members   only   may   also   enter   horticulture   during   this time. 5 . Plants   on   the   Maryland   Department   of   Natural   Resources   list   of   Rare,   Threatened   or   Endangered   Plants   for   Charles   County   at http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Plants_Wildlife/rte/pdfs/rtechar.pdf   may   not   be   exhibited   in   the   Horticulture   Division,   and   may   be used   in   the   Design   of   Special   Exhibits   Division   only   if   grown   by   the   exhibitor   or   obtained   in   a   legal   manner   and   so   noted   on   a   3   x   5” card placed with the exhibit. 6 . Any   plant   on   the   Invasive   Species   of   Concern   in   Maryland   list   (http://www.mdinvasivesp.org/list_terrestrial_plants.html)   cannot   be used in a design. 7 . It is the obligation of the Horticulture Classification and Design Classification Chairmen to check for conformity to the schedule.  8 . Judging   will   begin   at   12:00   Noon   on   Thursday,   September   15,   2016   and   will   be   done   by   the   standards   set   forth   in   the   National Garden   Clubs,   Inc.   Handbook   For   Flower   Shows   Revised   2007   and   corrections/amendments   published   in   The   National   Gardener.     Only   Classification   Chairmen,   Show   Chairmen,   Judges   Chairmen,   Club   President   and   judge’s   clerks   may   be   present   during judging.  Decisions of the judges will be final.  Awards may be withheld if not merited. 9 . The show will be open to the public during the published Fair hours. 1 0 . Exhibits   must   be   removed   between   6:00pm-7:00pm   on   Sunday,   September   18,   2016   or   at   9:00   am   on   Monday,   September   19, 2016. “Adventures in Wonderland” AWARDS The   National   Garden   Clubs,   Inc.,   Standard   System   of   Awards   consists   of   only   one   Blue   Ribbon   (scoring   90   points   or   more),   one   Red Ribbon   (scoring   85   points   or   more),   one   Yellow   Ribbon   (scoring   80   points   or   more)   and   one   or   more   Honorable   Mention   Ribbons,   if merited, (scoring 75 points or more) per class or subdivision.  Judges   are   required   to   sign   and   mark   entry   cards   of   non-blue   ribbon   winners   scoring   90   points   or   above.     All   NGC   Top   Exhibitor Awards are described in the Handbook, p. 42-53. AWARDS HORTICULTURE NGC TOP EXHIBITOR AWARDS: AWARD OF HORTICULTURAL EXCELLENCE -  May be awarded to a correctly named Blue Ribbon winning exhibit of fresh plant material  scoring 95 points or more entered by a single exhibitor,  judged to be the finest in the entire Horticultural Division  (Rosette of green, orange, and blue ribbons). ARBOREAL AWARD -  May be awarded to the highest scoring Blue ribbon winner of 95 points or more, correctly named, in a section of classes of specimens composed of tree or shrub branches shown for the beauty of flower, fruit or foliage.   Two awards offered  (Rosette of green ribbons in two shades). Eligible:  One award in Section H and one award in Section I.   AWARD OF MERIT -  May be awarded to the highest scoring Blue ribbon winner of 95 points or more, correctly named, in each designated section of cut, non-arboreal specimens sharing some physical quality and some growing condition, or of the same genus plants having a common characteristic.  Five awards offered  (Rosette of orange ribbons). Eligible:  One award, each in Sections A, C, E, G and J. GROWER’S CHOICE AWARD -  May be awarded to the highest scoring Blue ribbon winner of 95 points or more, correctly named, in each designated section of container-grown plants having a common characteristic.  Two awards offered    (Rosette of dark green ribbons). Eligible:  One award in Section K and one award in Section L. OTHER AWARDS FOR HORTICULTURE: (Awarded by the Show Chairmen) MRS. XAVIER W. GARNER, SR., BOWL - Will be awarded to the Charles County Garden Club member with the most blue ribbons in the Horticulture Division.  In the event of a tie, red ribbons, then yellow ribbons, and then NGC Top Awards will be counted. FRANCES L. WINKLER BOWL -  Will be awarded to the Charles County Garden Club member for winning the Arboreal Award in Section I. CCGC HORTICULTURAL EXCELLENCE AWARD - Awarded to the winner of the NGC Award of Horticultural Excellence. DESIGN NGC TOP EXHIBITOR AWARDS: AWARD   OF   DESIGN   EXCELLENCE   -   May   be   awarded   to   the   Blue   Ribbon   winning   exhibit   scoring   95   points   or   more,   judged   to   be   the finest in the entire Design Division  (Rosette of gold ribbons). TRICOLOR AWARD    -   May   be   awarded   to   highest   scoring   Blue   Ribbon   winner   of   95   points   or   more,   in   a   designated   Section   requiring   all- fresh plant material; decorative wood is NOT permitted in any form  (Rosette of red, blue, and yellow ribbons). Eligible:  Section M. PETITE AWARD    -   May   be   awarded   to   the   highest   scoring   Blue   Ribbon   winner   of   95   points   or   more,   in   a   designated   Section   of   Miniature and/or Small designs  (Small rosette of blue and white ribbons). Eligible:  Section O. TABLE ARTISTRY AWARD    -   May   be   awarded   to   the   highest   scoring   Blue   Ribbon   winner   of   95   points   or   more,   in   a   designated   Section   of Functional and/or Exhibition Table designs (Rosette of burgundy ribbons). Eligible: Section P. ARTISTIC   DESIGN AWARD    -   May   be   awarded   to   the   highest   scoring   Blue   Ribbon   winner   of   95   points   or   more,   in   a   designated   Section   in which    the    exhibitor    has    complete    freedom    within    NGC    policies    to    choose    fresh    and/or    dried    or    treated    plant    material    and    other components  Rosette of navy ribbons with gold lettering. Eligible Section Q. OTHER AWARDS FOR DESIGN : (Awarded by the Show Chairmen) MRS.   FRANK   J.   (MELISSA)   BOLTON   BOWL,    Class   92   -         Will   be   awarded   to   a   Charles   County   Garden   Club   member   that   earns   a   Blue Ribbon in the Novice Design Class. Eligible Class: 92 PRESIDENT’S   AWARD    -            Will   be   awarded   to   a   Charles   County   Garden   Club   member   by   the   President   of   the   Charles   County   Garden Club selected from the entries in the Design Division. Eligible:  Design Division RITA   BUTTERWORTH   BOWL    -      Will   be   awarded   to   the   Charles   County   Garden   Club   member   with   the   most   Blue   Ribbons   in   the   Design Division.  In the event of a tie, red ribbons, then yellow ribbons, and then NGC Top Awards will be counted. CCGC DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD  - Awarded to the winner of the NGC Award of Design Excellence. SPECIAL EXHIBITS NGC TOP EXHIBITOR AWARDS: YOUTH   AWARD   -   May   be   awarded   to   the   highest   scoring   Blue   Ribbon   winner   of   90   points   or   more,   in   a   designated   Section   for   Youth Exhibits. Three awards offered (Rosette of red, white and blue ribbons). Eligible:  Section R.  One award in each of the following age/grade divisions:  A.  Juniors (Pre-school to Age 7); B. Intermediates (Ages 8-12) and C. Advanced (Ages 13-17).  EDUCATIONAL TOP   EXHIBITOR AWARD    -   May   be   awarded   to   a   blue   ribbon   winner   scoring   95   points   or   more,   occupying   a   minimum   of 18   square   feet,   in   a   designated   Section   of   exhibits   to   instruct   and   inform   the   public   about   objectives   of   the   National   Garden   Clubs,   Inc.     (Rosette of brown and white ribbons). Eligible: Section S. FAIR BOARD PREMIUMS DESIGN – ADULT DIVISION First Award $10.00 Second Award $  8.00 Third Award $  5.00 Fourth Award $  3.00  DESIGN - JUNIOR AWARD First Award $  5.00 Second Award $  4.00 Third Award $  3.00 Fourth Award $  1.00  HORTICULTURE - ADULT First Award $  4.00 Second Award $  3.00 Third Award $  2.00 Fourth Award $  1.00 HORTICULTURE RULES 1. All   horticulture   specimens   must   be   fresh   plant   materials   grown   by   exhibitor.      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.      Bulbous   blooms   must   have been   in   exhibitor’s   possession   from   planting   of   bulb,   corm   or   rhizome   or   must   have   been   cared   for   as   a   mature   plant   at   least   90   days.     Container-grown plants must have been in exhibitor’s possession at least 90 days.   2. Only well groomed, clean specimens of EXHIBITION QUALITY will be accepted.  Show committee reserves the right   to   remove   any   unsightly   specimen.   Plant   material   may   not   be   altered   by   the   application   of   oil,   commercial   ‘shine’   products,   etc.   that may artificially change the natural color and texture. 3. All   specimens   should   be   correctly   labeled   with   scientific   [botanical]   names   (genus,   species   and/or   variety;   cultivar,   if   applicable   and known),   or   the   currently   accepted   scientific   identifications   for   their   educational   value.      To   be   eligible   for   any   Top   Exhibitor   Award,   a specimen must be so identified.  Common name may also be given. 4. Exhibitors   are   permitted   up   to   three   entries   in   each   horticulture   class   or   subdivision   so   long   as   they   are   different   genus,   species, variety/cultivar, type, size, or color. An exhibitor may not: a.  Enter a specimen as “Any Other” if there is a class in the schedule for the specimen b.  Enter a specimen as “Any Other” if s/he has made three entries in that horticulture class or subdivision 5. Cut   specimens   will   be   exhibited   in   clear   glass   bottles   of   suitable   size   furnished   by   the   Show   Committee,   except   exhibitors   in   Class 39 - Alocasia (elephant ear) must provide a sturdy, clear glass container to support one cut stem. 6. Cut specimens may not have foliage below waterline.  Exception:  Gladiolus. 7. Boxwood, plastic wrap or celery will be furnished by the Committee to be used as wedging material. 8. Container   grown   plants   must   be   exhibited   in   containers   not   exceeding   10   inches   at   inside   diameter   or   widest   point.      Drainage saucers required.  Double potting is permitted, provided inner pot is not visible.  Only one single plant per container is permitted. 9. Classification Committee reserves the right to subdivide classes as necessary. 10. The   Scale   of   Points   used   is   in   the   Handbook   for   Flower   Shows   Revised   2007,   pages   297-302   and   corrections/amendments published in The National Gardener. DEFINITIONS: a.   Spray   -   Group   of   florets   on   a   branched   stem,   each   with   its   own   pedicel. The   pedicel   is   the   stalk   of   an   individual   flower   in   a   flower cluster of inflorescence.  It connects the bloom to the peduncle (flower stalk). In a spray, each flower stands on its own pedicel. b. Stem - The leaf and flower-bearing support structure of a plant. c. Bloom 1. An individual flower. 2.   The   glaucous   coating   (grayish   green   or   bluish   green   due   to   a   fine,   whitish   powdery   covering)   on   a   surface,   as   on   some fruits, stems, or foliage d. Frond - Leaf of a fern or palm. e. Spike -Elongated flower cluster in which florets are directly attached to the peduncle, e.g. Gladiolus. f.  Disbudding Removal of surplus buds along stem or in an axil to promote growth of terminal bud. DIVISION I – HORTICULTURE Eligible for Award of Horticultural Excellence Section A – FLOWERING ANNUALS or TENDER PERENNIALS –  Eligible for Award of Merit CLASS   1. Canna, one cut spike 2. Celosia (Cockscomb) crested, 1 cut stalk – red or rose 3. Celosia (Cockscomb) plumed, 1 cut stalk – any color 4. Cleome, 1 cut bloom 5. Dahlia, large, 6” or more in diameter, 1 cut bloom – any color 6. Dahlia, medium, 3” to 6” in diameter, 1 cut bloom – any color 7. Dahlia, small, under 3” in diameter, 1 cut bloom, any color 8. Helianthus (Sunflower), 1 cut bloom 9. Petunia, 1 cut spray 10. Salvia annual, 3 cut stems 11. Tagetes erecta (Marigold), African type (large), 1 cut bloom or spray 12. Tagetes petula (Marigold), French type (dwarf), 1 cut bloom or spray 13. Zinnia, under 2", 2 blooms – any color 14. Zinnia, dahlia flowered, 2” and over, 1 cut bloom – any color 15. Zinnia, cactus flowered, 2” and over, 1 cut bloom – any color 16. Any other annual or tender perennial in flower, 1 cut bloom Section B – FOLIAGE ANNUALS CLASS   17. Coleus, one cut stem or spray 18. Ipomoea Batatas (Sweet Potato Vine) 19. Senecio cinerari (Dusty Miller) 20. Any other annual grown for foliage, 1 cut leaf or stem Section C – FLOWERING PERENNIALS – Eligible for Award of Merit CLASS         21.  Aster, one cut stem or spray         22.  Hardy Begonia, 1 cut stem 23. Coreopsis 24. Chrysanthemum, 1 cut bloom or spray – any color 25. Echinacea,  excluding Purple Coneflower 26. Lycoris radiata (Spider Lily), 1 cut bloom 27. Perennial Salvia, 3 cut stems 28. Sedum a. ‘Autumn Joy’ b. Any other Sedum 29. Leucanthemum (Shasta Daisy) 30. Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan), 1 cut stem 31. Any other perennial in flower, except Rosa, 1 cut bloom or spray Section D - FOLIAGE PERENNIALS 32. Hosta, 1 cut leaf, extra large, over 8” measured horizontally across midsection of leaf 33. Hosta, 1 cut leaf, large, 6” up to 8” measured horizontally across midsection of leaf 34. Hosta, 1 cut leaf, medium, from 3” up to 6” measured horizontally across midsection of leaf 35. Hosta, 1 cut leaf, small, up to 3” across measured horizontally across midsection of leaf 36. Fern, 1 cut frond 37. Vines, 1 cut stem not to exceed 18” form tip to cut end 38. Any other perennial grown for foliage, 1 cut leaf or stem Section E – FOLIAGE BULBS   -- Eligible for Award of Merit CLASS 39. Alocasia (elephant ear)  See Horticulture Rule # 5 40. Caladium, 1 cut leaf, large, over 4” in length 41. Caladium, 1 cut leaf, small, under 4” in length 42. Any other foliage bulb Section F – ORNAMENTAL GRASSES – Not to exceed 30” in length from tip of specimen to cut end. CLASS    43. Miscanthus sinesis (Eulalia grass), maximum height 30”, inflorescence (blooms) and leaves, 3 stems 44. Miscanthus zebrinus (Zebra grass), maximum height 30”, inflorescence (blooms) and leaves, 3 stems 45. Any other Miscanthus, maximum height 30”, inflorescence (blooms) and leaves, 3 stems 46. Any other tall grass not listed above, maximum height 30”,  inflorescence (blooms) and leaves, 3 stems 47. Any other small grass not listed above, maximum height 20”, inflorescence (blooms) and leaves,  3 stems 48. Pennisetum alopeduroides (Fountain Grass), maximum height 30”, inflorescence (blooms) and leaves, 3 stems 49. Cortadeiria selloana (Pampas Grass), maximum height 30”, inflorescence (blooms) and leaves, 3 stems Section G – ROSA (Roses)  – Eligible for Award of Merit CLASS 50. English type rose, 1 cut bloom or spray 51. Floribunda, 1 cut bloom or spray, naturally grown 52. Grandiflora, 1 cut spray, naturally grown 53. Hybrid Tea (properly disbudded), 1 cut bloom 54. Miniature rose – 1 cut bloom or spray 55. Any other rose, 1 cut bloom or spray Section H – SHRUBS – Eligible for Arboreal Award One   cut   specimen   branch   must   be   at   least   8”   and   must   not   exceed   30”   in   length   from   tip   of   specimen   to   cut   end.      Single   cut   branch   to include apical tip and several nodes.  CLASS 56. Aucuba 57. Hydrangea a.  Macrophylla (Mop Head) b.   Any other Hydrangea 58. Ilex (Holly), berried 59. Ilex (Holly), non-berried 60. Nandina 61. Needled Evergreen shrub 62. Pyracantha, berried 63. Any other flowering, fruited or berried broadleaf evergreen shrub 64. Any other deciduous shrub (excludes Calicarpa (Beautyberry) Section I – TREES – Eligible for Arboreal Award One   cut   specimen   branch   must   be   at   least   8”   and   must   not   exceed   30”   in   length   from   tip   of   specimen   to   cut   end.      Single   cut   branch   to include apical tip and several nodes. CLASS 65. Magnolia a.  Evergreen b.  Deciduous 66. Needled Everogreen 67. Deciduous tree 68. Ilex a. Berried b. Non-berried Section J – HERBS   –  Eligible for Award of Merit One cut stem or spray unless otherwise noted, shown without bloom unless bloom has culinary value. CLASS 69. Artemesia 70. Lavandula (Lavender) 71. Ocimum (Basil) 72. Allium 73. Rosmarinus (Rosemary) 74. Salvia (Sage) 75. Thymus (Thyme), 3 cut stems or spays 76. Any other herb Section K – CONTAINER GROWN FRUITED or FLOWERING PLANTS      – Eligible for Grower’s Choice Award Container not to exceed a 10” opening/diameter (only one plant per container) CLASS 77. Begonia 78. Saintpaulia (African Violet), single crown only, unless trailer 79. Any fruited container-grown plant (i.e., ornamental pepper, cherry, etc.) 80. Any other container-grown plant in flower Section L – CONTAINER GROWN FOLIAGE PLANTS         – Eligible for Grower’s Choice Award Container not to exceed a 10” opening/ diameter CLASS 81. Caladium 82. Cacti 83. Coleus 84. Fern 85. Helix (Ivy) 86. Succulents, except Cacti 87. Vines 88. Any other container-grown foliage plant DIVISION II – DESIGN Eligible for Award of Design Excellence Eligible for the President's Award RULES FOR DESIGN DIVISION 1. All entries must be pre-registered by Thursday, September 10th.  To register, call the Consultant listed for the class you wish to enter.  Entries without a reservation will not be accepted. 2. If a designer is unable to meet an assignment, it is the designer's responsibility to provide a replacement and to contact the Consultant immediately. 3. An exhibitor may enter as many classes as desired, but only one exhibit per class. 4. A design entered in competition must be the original work of only one exhibitor, and that exhibitor's name must appear on the entry card. 5. Some plant material must be included in every exhibit.  Plant material in a design does not have to be grown by exhibitor.  6. A 3”x5” card listing plant material used must accompany each exhibit.  A brief explanation of the interpretation also on a 3”x5” card should accompany the exhibit. 7. Classes eligible for the Tricolor Award must be of all fresh cut plant material.  Fresh plant material may never be treated. 8. Classes eligible for the Designer’s Choice Award may be of fresh and/or dried plant material and may include other components of the designer’s choice.  Treated dried plant material may be used.  9. Accessory objects, contrived flowers or forms made from real plant material, objects which add interest when tastefully used (feathers, antlers, coral, horns, shells, etc.) and living plants with roots attached may be used (see Handbook  pp. 189- 190).   Religious symbols used must be displayed in a respectful manner and in accordance with policies of local religious organizations. 10. No artificial fruits or vegetables, foliage, or flowers may be used, nor may cut fruit or vegetables or container grown plants. Landscapes or scenes, American or other National flags, and/or living animals or taxidermal representations are not permitted. 11. All background and underlays are designer’s choice.    12. Exhibitor must maintain the design in good condition for the length of the show or the Committee will remove the wilted material. 13. All reasonable care will be taken but the Committee is not responsible for loss or damage to exhibitor’s property. All property should be marked inconspicuously with exhibitor’s name. 14. The Scale of Points used is in the Handbook for Flower Shows Revised 2007, page 303 and corrections/ amendments published in The National Gardener. Section M.  Consultant:  Mary Lilly -  301.934.3829  - Eligible for Tricolor Award CLASS 89.  PINK FLAMINGO A Traditional design (Handbook pp.181-183) of all fresh plant material. Staged in a niche 36” high x 24” wide and 24” deep. 4 Entries 90. THE JABBERWOCK A Creative design (Handbook pp. 183-185) using all fresh plant material. Staged in a niche 36” high x 24” wide x 24” deep. 4 Entries 91. PUZZLING CHANGES  An Underwater design (Handbook p. 212) of all fresh plant material.  Staged in a niche 36” high x 24” wide x 24” deep. 4 Entries Section N.  Consultants:   Cathy Secor  -  240.210.8495 CLASS 92. HEDGEHOG A design using fresh, dried and/or treated dried plant material; designer has freedom in style. Open only to novices (person who has not won a blue ribbon in a Standard Flower Show). Staged in a niche 36” high x 24” wide x 24” deep. Open Class – Limited to 4 entries Section O.  Consultant:  Lisa Gillespie  -  301.752.3988 - Eligible for Petite Award CLASS 93. GOLDEN KEY A   free-standing   Miniature   design   of   any   style   (Handbook   p.   203)   not   to   exceed   5"   in   height,   width   or   depth.      Exhibitor   has   complete freedom to choose the components and plant material. Staged at varying levels on a white pedestal supplied by Show Committee. 4 Entries 94. LATITUDE …  Side   1   of   a   freestanding   Small   Duo   design.      (Handbook   p.   208;   Handbook   p.   200)   A   Creative   design   not   to   exceed   8”   in   height, width,   or   depth,   organized   in   one   container.      Each   side   is   different   from   the   other   and   each   side   is   part   of   a   separate   class.      Staged   on   a pedestal 41 ½” high supplied by Show Committee.   Exhibitor has complete freedom to choose the components and plant material. 4 Entries 95. …LONGITUDE Side   2   of   a   freestanding   Small   Duo   design.      (Handbook   p.   208;   Handbook   p.   200)   A   Creative   design   not   to   exceed   8”   in   height, width,   or   depth,   organized   in   one   container.      Each   side   is   different   from   the   other   and   each   side   is   part   of   a   separate   class.      Staged   on   a pedestal 41 ½” high supplied by Show Committee.   Exhibitor has complete freedom to choose the components and plant material. 4 Entries Section P.  Consultant: Paula Winkler  -  301.934.8305 - Eligible for Table Artistry Award CLASS 96. FEAST OF TARTS FOR THE QUEEN OF HEARTS A   Functional   Table   design   (Handbook   p.   215)   for   two   to   include   two   place   settings,   fresh   or   dried   plant   material.      Flatware   (may   be   made of   plastic,   wood   or   inexpensive   metal)   and   an   overlay   are   permitted.      Each   entry   will   be   staged   on   a   card   table   with   a   black   underlay provided by show committee.  Card table dimensions are 30” x 30”. 4 Entries 97. EAT ME… DRINK ME…TEA FOR ME…  Capsule-Functional   Table   design   (Handbook   p.   216)   for   one.      Place   setting   may   include   fresh   and/or   dried   plant   material.      Flatware      (may be   made   of   plastic,   wood   or   inexpensive   metal)   and   an   overlay   are   permitted.      Will   be   staged   on   one-quarter   of   a   48”   diameter   black wrought iron table with each space separated by a black divider 20” in height. Table will be covered with a black underlay.  4 Entries 98. CHECKERBOARD CHEER An   Exhibition   Table   Type   II   design   (Handbook   p.   216).      Must   include   some   plant   material.      Fresh   and/or   dried   plant   material   may   be   used.        The   use   of   underlay’s   and   backgrounds   are   permitted.      Flatware   permitted   (may   be   made   of   plastic,   wood   or   inexpensive   metal).      Design will be staged on a table in a space 24” x 24”.  4 Entries DIVISION III – SPECIAL EXHIBITS Section Q. ARTISTIC CRAFTS ARTISTIC CRAFTS RULES 1. Exhibits must use plant material to combine horticulture, design and craft work. 2. Exhibitor is allowed only one entry per class.  3. Rules for designs: a) Each exhibit must be the work of the individual exhibitor b) No artificial plant material permitted. All classes may use fresh and or dried plant material; only dried plant material may be                    treated. c) Class 99 may not use a potted plant. d) Landscapes or scenes are not permitted; only dried plant material may be treated. e) American or other National flags are not permitted. f) Accessories permitted.  . 4. The Scale of Points used is in the Handbook for Flower Shows Revised 2007, page 304 and corrections/amendments published in The National Gardener. Consultant:  Michele Pence  301.645.8098          - Eligible for Artistic Craft Award CLASS 99. FIT FOR A KING A topiary. (Handbook p. 211) Plant material and components are designer’s choice. Staged in a space 24” wide x 24” deep. 4 Entries 100. FIT FOR A QUEEN A fascinator to be displayed on a white Styrofoam head supplied by show committee. Plant material and components are            designer's choice. Staged in a space 24” wide x 24” deep.   4 Entries 101. MADHATTER’S HAT A black top hat supplied by show committee enhanced with plant material and components of designer’s choice.  Staged in a space 24” wide x 24” deep. 4 Entries Section R. YOUTH EXHIBITS - Eligible for Youth Awards YOUTH EXHIBIT RULES 1. This   division   is   open   to   Young   Gardeners,   Juniors   (Pre-school   to   Age   7),   Intermediates   (Age   8-12),   and   Advanced      (Age   13-17) who   attend   the   Young   Gardener’s   Workshop   at   the   Charles   County   Fairgrounds   on   Wednesday,   September   10,   2014   at   5:00pm.      All designs   must   be   made   at   the   workshop.      For   further   information   and   reservations,   please   contact   Bonnie   Castleberry      –   301.   259.2387   or Lisa Gillespie  -  301.752.3988.  2. Exhibitor is allowed only one entry and may enter only one class. 3. Rules for Designs: a) Each exhibit must be the work of the individual exhibitor b) No artificial plant material permitted.  Fresh plant material encouraged. c) Landscapes or scenes are not permitted. d) American or other National flags are not permitted. e) Accessories permitted.  . f)  Other flower show policies in the Handbook for Flower Shows Revised 2007 apply. 4. The   Scale   of   Points   used   is   in   the   Handbook   for   Flower   Shows   Revised   2007,   page   303   and   corrections/amendments   published   in The National Gardener. CLASS 102. WHITE RABBIT An imaginative design using fresh and/or dried plant material. Staged on a table. Space allowed is 12” square. a.  Juniors b.  Intermediates c.  Advanced 103.    BLUE CATEPILLAR A design of colors using all fresh plant material. Staged on a table. Space allowed is 12” square. a.  Juniors b.  Intermediates c.  Advanced Section S.  EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITS        - Eligible for Educational Top Exhibitor Award EDUCATIONAL EXHIBIT RULES 1. Exhibits must instruct and inform the public about goals and objectives of National Garden Clubs., Inc. (Handbook, p. 223). 2. To be eligible for the Educational Top Exhibitor Award, an exhibit must occupy a minimum of 18 square feet.  Space used may be horizontal, vertical or a combination. 3. The Scale of Points used is in the Handbook for Flower Shows Revised 2007, page 304 and corrections/amendments published in The National Gardner. EXHIBIT 1. A Taste of Southern Maryland  - Did you know that Southern Maryland is home to some of the finest food sources in America? Our agrarian community has the luxury of dining from farm to table regularly. Our hillsides are sprinkled with fresh fruits and vegetables grown and cultivated by faces that we know and love. This harvest season A Taste of Southern Maryland will deliver this fresh bounty to your doorstep weekly.  We are a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that offers a comprehensive experience with fresh and local food. EXHIBIT 2. Southern Maryland Audubon Society - The mission of the Southern Maryland Audubon Society is “to promote appreciation, conservation, and protection of birds, other wildlife, and their natural habitats through education, research and outreach”. EXHIBIT 3 Charles County Master Gardeners – The Charles County Master Gardeners support the University of Maryland Extension service by educating county residents about safe, effective and sustainable horticultural practices that build healthy gardens, landscapes, and communities. Our vision is a healthier world through environmental stewardship.  Charles County Master Gardeners support many horticultural projects throughout the county that help vulnerable populations, maintain historic sites, and assist in community beautification.  We educate the public about best practices in pest management, soil and nutrient management, and landscaping beneficial to the Chesapeake Bay.