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Department 17

Department 17 - Sections 1-7 - Senior Florals

Superintendent: Susan Trimeloni (310-2076)
Committee: Carol Fritz, Linda Clapper and Jeff Trimeloni

SPECIAL RULES:
1. See Department 11-24 Rules.
2. The use of or displaying of artificial flowers is prohibited and no premiums will be paid.
3. The management will not undertake to return exhibits or be responsible for the return of exhibits. Baskets or containers must be supplied by exhibitor.
4. Flowers or plants entered for competition must be more than ordinary standard and quality to be entitled to an award.
5. HOUSE PLANTS - This class includes all plants that would qualify as a house plant. They may be foliage house plants or in bloom. Plants positively will not be accepted for exhibition unless they have been growing in containers for two months. Pots not to exceed 12".
6. SPECIMEN FLOWERS - Exhibits must be grown by exhibitor and must conform to the number of blooms, spikes, or stems as specified in each class. Exhibitors should note that uniformity of height, color, or size is an important factor in evaluating entries. Flowers in each entry must be of one color and variety unless otherwise stated. Clear glass containers are best. Include leaves with specimen when possible. Leaves should not be submerged in water.
7. ARTISTIC ARRANGEMENTS - No dried arrangement entered in previous fairs are allowed. Any container used should be no larger than 2 feet by 2 feet.

SECTION 1 - FLOWERING HOUSE PLANTS

CLASS... $1.50 $1.25 $1
1 AFRICAN VIOLETS
A. Single, Purple or Pink
B. Single, any other color
C. Double, Purple or Pink
D. Double, any other color
2 WAX BEGONIAS, Fibrous-rooted, in bloom
A. Single, any color
B. Double, any color
C. Any other variety
3 BEGONIAS, Tuberous, rooted, in bloom
A. Single or Semi-Double, any color
B. Double, any color
4 GERANIUM, PELARGONIUM
A. Scented
B. Variegated
5 Any Other MERITORIOUS FLOWERING HOUSE PLANT not mentioned above
6 HANGING BASKETS, Flowering
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Section 2 - Foliage Houseplants

CLASS... $1.50 $1.25 $1
1 BEGONIAS, Foliage type with or without flowers
A. Large leaf, any variety
B. Small leaf, any variety
2 COLEUS, any leaf color
3 FERNS, any variety
4 COLLECTION OF CACTI
5 POTTED IVY
6 DISH GARDEN, three (3) or more specimens in a low container
7 ANY OTHER MERITORIOUS HOUSE PLANT, not before mentioned
8 HANGING BASKETS, foliage
9 TERRARIUMS, maximum container/tank size -10 gallons; maximum length - 24 inches, maximum width- 12 inches

Winners in sections 1 & 2 compete for Best of Show Houseplant - rosette and $10.00
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Section 3 - Specimen Flowers - Annuals

Exhibits should have reasonable slim length, displayed in clear glass container with no foliage underwater.
CLASS... $1.50 $1.25 $1.00
1 BEGONIAS, (3 blooms)
2 CALENDULA (3 blooms)
3 CELOSIA
A. Crested or cockscomb, 1 stem, any color
B. Plume or feathery variety, 3 stems, any one color
4 CLEOME (spider flower), 3 stems, any one color
5 COSMOS, 3 sprays, any one color, any variety
6 DAHLIAS
A. Cactus, 1 bloom
B. Decorative, 1 bloom
C. Other, 1 bloom
7 GLADIOLUS (one spike)
A. Large Flowering
B. Small Flowering
8 MARIGOLDS (3 blooms)
A. Large, lemon colored
B. Large, orange
C. Dwarf, orange
D. Dwarf, lemon colored
E. Bicolor
9 SNAPDRAGONS, 3 stems, any one color
10 LARKSPUR, 3 spikes, any variety, one color
11 ZINNIAS
A. Giant, 3 blooms
B. Cactus, 3 blooms
C. Miniature Zinnias, 3 blooms
12 SCARLET SAGE, 3 stems
13 SUNFLOWERS
A. Large bloom, 1 stem
B. Miniature, 3 blooms
14 PANSIES, 3 blooms
15 SALVIA, 3 blooms
16 Any other SMALL MERITORIOUS FLOWER, 3 blooms, 3 inches or less
17 Any other LARGE MERITORIOUS FLOWER, 1 bloom
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Section 4 - Specimen Flowers - Perennials

CLASS... $1.50 $1.25 $1.00
1 HYBRID TEA ROSES - 1 flower
A. Pink
B. Red
C. White
D. Yellow
E. Bi-color
F. Orange
G. Open blooms, stamens showing
H. Any other color
2 FLORIBUNDAS ROSES, 1 stem
3 GRANDIFLORA ROSES, 1 stem
4 MINIATURE ROSES - 1 stem
5 SHRUB ROSE, 1 stem
6 SCABIOSA, 3, blooms
7 LAVENDER, any kind, 3 stems
8 YARROW, 1 stem
9 LILY, 1 stem
A. True Lily (Lilum)
B. Daylily (Hemerocallus)
C. Calla Lily (Araceae)
D. Canna Lily (Cannaceae)
10 HIBISCUS, 1 stem
11 ROSE OF SHARON
A. White
B. Any other color
12 DIFFERENT VARIETIES (at least 12 varieties) OF CUT FLOWERS either Annuals or Perennials
13 Any other SMALL MERITORIOUS FLOWER - 3 blooms, 3 inches or less
14 Any other LARGE MERITORIOUS FLOWER - 1 stem

Winners in Sections 3 & 4 compete for BEST OF SHOW Specimen - rosette and $10.00
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Section 5 - Artistic Arrangements

Arrangements and beauty or novelty of container, furnished by exhibitor will be considered in judging. All fresh material unless otherwise specified. No artificial leaves or flowers.
CLASS... $3 $2.50 $2
1 MASS VASE (all fresh material)
2 ANTIQUE CONTAINER
3 FEATURING A CANDLE
4 FEATURED ATTRACTION AT BEDFORD FAIR
5 MIXED WILD FLOWERS, No plants forbidden by conservation rules should be used
6 ALL WHITE - Foliage permitted
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Section 6 - Dried Arrangements

CLASS... $3 $2.50 $2
1 DRIED ARRANGEMENTS
A. Mass - flowers and foliage
B. Foliage plants only


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Section 7 - Miniature Arrangements

None higher than 5 inches.
CLASS... $1.50 $1.25 $1
1 MINIATURE
A. All Fresh Materials
B. All Dried Materials

Winners in Sections 5, 6 and 7 compete for BEST OF SHOW Arrangement - rosette and $10.00
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