Horticulture Show

Natural Beauty in Horticulture

The most important, naturally occurring chemical elements which make up most biological molecules on Earth are carbon(C), hydrogen(H), nitrogen(N), oxygen(O),  phosphorus(P), sulfur(S), and potassium(K). These elements are essential to the development of plants.

Schedule

Advance registration for Terrarium Classes 1 and 2 only. All other classes register upon arrival during hours specified in the Timeline below.

Terrariums: Must be exhibited in a clear glass container of the exhibitor’s choice. Natural accessories such as rocks or logs are permitted. Nests or feathers are not permitted. Wardian style cases are not permitted. Key card for plant identification must be included. Requires advance registration. Each class limited to six entries. Register by emailing Catherine Madden, registration chairman cmadden105@gmail.com and include the class number you would like to enter, your name and club name, if applicable. Registration will be taken in order of email receipt until the class is full.
Class
1 Small Terrarium: A minimum of three different species, varieties or cultivars. Container not to exceed 12” in any direction.
2Large Terrarium: A minimum of five different species, varieties or cultivars. Container to be between 12” and 18” in any direction.


Perennials Grown for Bloom
Class
3Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)
4Anemone (Windflower)
5Aster
6Begonia
7Chrysanthemum
8Echinacea (Coneflower)
9Leucanthemum (Daisy)
10Salvia
11Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’
12Other Sedum
13Solidago (Goldenrod)
14Tricyrtis (Toad Lily)
15Other Perennials Grown for Bloom


Perennials Grown for Foliage
Class
16Arum
17Autumn Fern
18Holly Fern
19Other Ferns
20Heuchera
21Solid Hosta
22Variegated Hosta
23Farfugium
24Other Perennials Grown for Foliage


Annuals:
Classes 29-34 (zinnias) to be displayed in a single test tube provided by GCV and available at the show.
Class
25Celosia (Cock’s comb)
26Cleome (Spider flower)
27Cosmos
28Helianthus (Sunflower)
29Zinnia: White / Green
30Zinnia: Red / Orange
31Zinnia: Yellow
32Zinnia: Purple / Pink
33Zinnia: Multicolor
34Zinnia: Other
35Other Annuals Grown for Bloom
36Other Annuals Grown for Foliage


Dahlias:
Single, disbudded bloom with one set of leaves required. To be exhibited in single test tubes provided by GCV and available at the show.
Class
Small (less than 4" diameter)
37White
38Red / Orange
39Yellow
40Pink / Purple
41Bicolor
42Other
Medium (4" - 8" diameter)
43White
44Red / Orange
45Yellow
46Pink / Purple
47Bicolor
48Other
Large (over 8" diameter)
49Any color


Flowering, berried, seeded or fruited branches of trees or shrubs. Must be in bloom or have berries or fruits exhibited.
Class
50Danae racemosa (Poet’s Laurel)
51Callicarpa (should be exhibited without leaves)
52Camellia
53Hydrangea
54Other tree or shrub

C6 H12 O6 The ultimate collection of molecules that create the compound essential to life. Glucose.

Collections:
To be exhibited in single blocks with either three or five test tubes provided by GCV and available at the show.
Class
55Small Dahlias (less than 4”)
A collection of three stems of different cultivars. Each specimen to be identified.
56Medium Dahlias (4” - 8”). A collection of three stems of different cultivars. Each specimen to be identified.
57Zinnias: A collection of three stems of the same cultivar.
58Zinnias: A collection of five stems of different cultivars.
59Herbs Small Collection:
A collection of three different varieties or cultivars of the same genus. Each specimen to be identified. e.g. Greek basil, purple basil, Genovese basil.
60Herbs Large Collection:
A collection of five different species or cultivars of different genera. Each specimen to be identified.
61Hydrangea
Two hydrangea blooms of the same cultivar demonstrating different colors as a result of pH differences in the soil. In strongly acidic soil (pH below 6), blooms turn blue. In alkaline soil (pH above 7), blooms turn pink.


Roses:
To be shown at exhibition stage with no side buds, one bloom per stem unless a spray class which should have two or more blooms. View Rose Glossary
Class
62Hybrid Teas, Grandifloras or Climbing Sports – Bloom
63Hybrid Teas, Grandifloras or Climbing Sports – Spray
64Floribundas or their Climbing Sports – Bloom
65Floribundas or their Climbing Sports – Spray
66Polyantha sprays or their Climbing Sports
67Modern Shrubs, exhibited as naturally grown, single bloom or spray
68Miniature
69Miniflora
70Fragrant – any rose with fragrance other than miniatures and minifloras. Judged only for fragrance. One entry per exhibitor.
71Novice - Hybrid Teas or Grandiflora blooms, one bloom per stem, no side buds. Open to any exhibitor who has never won a horticulture blue ribbon in a show sanctioned by the American Rose Society.
72Inter Club – Six Hybrid Teas or Grandifloras of different varieties, each in a separate container. To be entered in the name of a GCV club. Only the GCV club name is indicated on the entry card. A key card is required.
73Inter Club - Three sprays of Polyantha or Shrub roses of different varieties, each in a separate container. To be entered in the name of a GCV club. Only the GCV club name is indicated on the entry card. A key card is required.

Timeline for Horticulture Exhibitors

Horticulture will be exhibited in the Dewey Gottwald Center, located on the campus of the Science Museum of Virginia.
Tuesday, September 25
12 noon - 6:00 pmWorkroom Open
Registration, Passing and Placement
Wednesday, September 26
7:30 - 9:30 amRegistration, Passing and Placement
7:30 - 10:00 amWorkroom Open
10:00 am - 1:00 pmJudging
1:30 - 6:00 pmHorticulture Exhibit Open

Additional Information

Please contact Kim Cory kimcory@mac.com or Fran Carden francarden@me.com if you have questions.

Horticulture Show Committee

Chairmen Fran Carden and Kim Cory
Division Consultant Candy Crosby
Registration and Tabulation Catherine Madden and Elizabeth Hutter
Placement and Runners Nancy Freeman
Passers, Judges and Clerks Martha Moore and Sue Thompson
Rose Consultant Patsy Smith
Work Room and Supplies Susie Brown and Wendy Walker
Awards Christina Teague