A Tradition since 1924...
94th Annual Charles County Fair                            September 14-17, 2017                                              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. 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 13, 2017 from 1:00pm-8:00pm.  Designs may be entered on Thursday, September 14, 2017 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://dnr2.maryland.gov/wildlife/documents/RTE_Plant_List.pdf) 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 14, 2017 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.  10.	Exhibits must be removed between 6:00pm-7:00pm on Sunday, September 17, 2017 or at 9:00 am on Monday, September 18, 2017. Online Entries Online Entries
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“ALL THINGS WINE” A STANDARD FLOWER SHOW Presented at the Charles County Fair September 14-17, 2017 by  Charles County Garden Club Member of District II, Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc. Central Atlantic Region and National Garden Clubs, Inc. Entry to Flower Show is Free with Admittance to the Fair Flower Show Open for Viewing: Thursday, September 14th - 5pm-10pm   ▪   Friday, September 15th - 9am–9pm Saturday, September 16th -  9am – 9pm   ▪   Sunday, September 17h - 10am-6pm CLUB PRESIDENT: Kate Zabriskie 301.934.4063 SHOW CHAIRMEN: Mary Lilly 301.934.3829 Paula Winkler 301.934.8305 SCHEDULE CHAIRMEN: Mary Lilly 301.934.3829 Paula Winkler 301.934.8305 AWARDS CHAIRMEN: Judy Norris 301.934.9230 Betsy Parbouni 301.934.8910 CLASSIFICATION CHAIRMEN: Horticulture Mary Pat Berry 301.934.2999 Ann Draper 703.356.1620 Design Paula Winkler 301.934.8305 DISMANTLING CHAIRMAN: Paula Winkler 301.934.8305 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: Prime Street Grill PUBLICITY CHAIRMAN: Paige Jackson EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITS CHAIRMAN: Mary Lilly 301.934.3829 Paula Winkler 301.934.8305 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 13, 2017 from 1:00pm-8:00pm.  Designs may be entered on Thursday, September 14, 2017 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://dnr2.maryland.gov/wildlife/documents/RTE_Plant_List.pdf) 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 14, 2017 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. 10. Exhibits must be removed between 6:00pm-7:00pm on Sunday, September 17, 2017 or at 9:00 am on Monday, September 18, 2017. “ALL THINGS WINE” 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. DESIGNERS CHOICE 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 purple ribbons). Eligible: Section N. 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 P. 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 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) 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/diamete\r (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 RULES FOR DESIGN DIVISION 1. All entries must be pre-registered by Thursday, September 7th.  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).   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. DIVISION II – DESIGN Eligible for Award of Design Excellence Eligible for the President's Award Section M.  Consultant:  Mary Lilly -  301.934.3829  - Eligible for Tricolor Award CLASS 89.  MEDAL WINNING WINE 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.        SOMMELIER 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. BUBBLER  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. OAK BARRELS 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:  Mary Lilly  301.752.1980 or 301.934.3829             - Eligible for Designers Choice Award CLASS 93. TRELLISING A Creative design; Handbook p. 183-185).  All materials are designer’s choice. Staged in a space 24” wide x 24” deep in a black frame measuring 22” x 48” with a hook. 4 Entries 94. POPPING CORKS A Creative design (Handbook pp.183-185).  Designer’s choice of plant material.  Staged in a space 24” wide x 24” deep.   4 Entries 95. VINEYARD ROWS A Creative design (Handbook pp. 183-185).  Plant material and components are designer’s choice.  Staged in a space 24” wide x 24” deep. 4 Entries Section P.  Consultant:  Mollie Gieseman  -  301.752.9247 - Eligible for Petite Award CLASS 96. VINES, VINES, VINES 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 97. RED GRAPES …  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 98.          …GREEN GRAPES 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 Q.  Consultant: Paula Winkler  -  301.934.8305 - Eligible for Table Artistry Award CLASS 98. WINE PAIRINGS 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 99. WINE ‘N CHEESE  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 100. COOL CARAFES 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 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 13, 2017 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 101. STOMPING GRAPES 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 102.     GRAPEVINES GONE WILD 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. Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland – See and read about the goals and focus of this organization. Learn about becoming a member in an affiliated club. EXHIBIT 2. A Southern Maryland winery features its experience in viniculture/viticulture in a mid-Atlantic state and how the area is adaptive to growing grapes. 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.