DEPARTMENT L - FLORICULTURE

Superintendent - Kim Clearly  (815) 252-5376

Premiums Offered - $320.00

 

Entries will be accepted 5:00 - 7:00 pm on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. An entry fee of .50 per entry will be charged. (Pre-entry fee is .25 per entry and must be received by Monday, Aug 28).  Release date will be Sunday, September 3rd from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Must have a stub to pick up entry. Alternate release date is Wednesday, September 6th from 6:00 -7:00 pm.

1. A maximum of 3 florets shall be removed from each gladiolus. All specimen flowers shall be disbudded,

except in case of flowers which are not normally disbudded such as cannas. In cut flowers, stems, foliage, and blooms

will be considered in judging.

2. Entries without side accessories shall be entered as a unit on a base not to exceed 18” square.

3. Artificial flowers and foliage, as well as altered plant material, may not be used.

4. All blooms and foliage must have been grown by the exhibitor.

5. Potted plants must have been in the possession of the exhibitor for no less than two months.

6. Styrofoam cups and aluminum cans may not be used as vases. Clear glass containers are required for both Cut Flower

and Rose entries, but not for Arrangement or Potted Plant entries.

7. Please make certain you have left an opening large enough for a watering can spout.

8. Exhibitors must be amateurs and Illinois residents. An amateur is defined as one who does not derive any part of his/her

income from sale of flowers, plants, or arrangements.

9. All name tags remain closed until after judging. Awards will not be given to any entry the judge feels is inferior, with or

without competition, or those not meeting criteria for display. The judge’s decision is final. Faded or wilted entries will be

removed to keep displays looking fresh.

10. See Rules and Regulations in this premium book.

 

Cut Flowers & Roses are to be entered in clear containers only.

PREMIUMS - 1st - $3.00; 2nd - $2.00; 3rd - $1.00 (for 5 or less entries per class)

                         1st - $5.00; 2nd - $3.00; 3rd - $2.00 (for 6 or more entries per class)

CUT FLOWERS WITH FOLIAGE, BEST SPECIMEN (Please note bloom size and quantity restrictions)

3301 - Coneflower, 3 stems

3302 - Marigolds, 3 stems

3303 - Petunia

3304 - Rudbeckia, 3 stems

3305 - Sedum

3306 - Sunflower, min. 3” wide

3307 - Zinnias, 3 flowers 

3308 - Begonias, 3 stems

3309 - Dahlia, 3 stems

3310 - Day lily

3311 - Geranium

3312 - Gloriosa, 3 stems

3313 - Pinks, 3 stems

3314 - Snapdragons, 3 stems

3315 - Any other cut flower, 3 stems (no roses)  

POTTED PLANTS

3316 - Cactus or Succulent

3317 - Hanging basket, any

3318 - African violet, blooming

3319 - Annuals, blooming

3320 - Begonia

3321 - Coleus

3322 - Fern

3323 - Geranium

3324 - Hoya

3325 - Perennial(s), blooming

3326 - Any other blooming potted plant

3327 - Any other foliage only potted plant

3328 - Dish garden

3329 - Outdoor container, 3 or more species

3330 - Any other potted plant not listed in book 

ROSE - WITH ATTATCHED FOLIAGE
(DO NOT HAVE TO BE HYBRID TEA ROSES) 

3331 - Rose, red

3332 - Rose, pink

3333 - Rose, yellow

3334 - Rose, bi-color or variegated

3335 - Rose, any other color

3336 - 3 roses in pitcher, any

3337 - Bouquet of roses, any 

ARRANGEMENTS & BOUQUETS
(PLEASE CONDITION FLOWERS)

Entries will be judged as follows: 50% for perfection of bloom(s) and foliage; 25% for artistry of arrangement; 25% for development of theme. ALL accessories, floral oasis foam, holders, etc., must be firmly secured on a base not to exceed 18” square. All arrangements may contain foliage unless otherwise noted. No potted plants permitted in place of floral arrangements. Clear containers are NOT required for arrangements.

3338 - Arrangement of 3 stems

3339 - Arrangement of 5 stems

3340 - Arrangement of 7 stems flower

3341 - Harvest Time arrangement

3343 - Back to School themed arrangement

3345 - Any holiday arrangement

3346 - Arrangement of any one specimen of flower

3347 - Bouquet of fall flowers

3348 - Bouquet of pink flowers

3349 - Bouquet of yellow flowers

3350 - Bouquet of flowers, any other color