"Zootopia" Flower Show
Sponsored by the Olympia Garden Club
October 13, 2017
Open 12:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Rd SE, Lacey, WA
Public Welcome -- Free Admission
Eligibility: Entries may be made by members of the Black Hills District of Garden Clubs and Student Judges from any District.
Advanced Entries: Advanced entries required in Division II, Division III and Division IV. Call consultant in each Section by October 6 2017. If, after entering, the designer is unable to fulfill the assignment, it is the designer's responsibility to find a replacement and notify the Consultant. In an emergency, please call the Consultant.
Entry Time: All entries accepted from 8:30 to 9:30 AM Friday October 13, 2017 at the back door to the annex of Heritage Hall at the Thurston County Fairgrounds. Entry/Classification Chairman will check for conformity to the schedule.
Judging: Judging will start at 10:00 AM using the NGC Standard System of Awarding. Decision of the Judges is final. Awards may be withheld if not merited.
DIVISION I HORTICULTURE
Exhibits must be fresh and grown by exhibitor.
Exhibits must be labeled with the correct botanical name including cultivar, (variety) when possible.
There is no limit on the number of entries per exhibitor if each entry is of a different cultivar, color or type.
Classes may be subdivided by type, color or as determined by the show committee.
Wedging with plastic wrap, foam or wood is permitted.
Cut specimens should be a length of pleasing proportions unless otherwise noted.
Good grooming and conditioning is important. No enhancement of foliage is permitted.
Cut specimens should not have foliage under water.
Clear, uncolored glass bottles will be used for cut specimens. Exhibitor may provide bottles or use those available at the fairgrounds.
Entries must be removed by 2:30 PM Friday October 13, 2017.
Section A "Show Ponies"
Eligible for Award of Merit, Betty Belcher Award & Horticulture Excellence Award
Section A. Annuals.
Present as a cut specimen (1 if bloom if over 2", 3 blooms if bloom is under 2".
Class 1. Asteraceae - Aster
2. Asteraceae - zinnias
3. Cosmosbipinnatus - Cosmos
4. Healianthus - Sunflowers
5. Tagetes - Marigolds
6. Any other named annual of merit
Section B. "Big Cats"
Eligible for Award of Merit, Betty Belcher Award and Horticulture Excellence Award
Section B. Perennials.
Present as a cut specimen (1 stem if bloom is over 2", 3 stems if under 2").
Class 7. Dahlia
9. Hylotelephium - Sedum
11. Any other named perennial of merit
Section C. "Elephants"
Shrubs & trees grown for fall color
Eligible for Arboreal Award & Betty Belcher Award and Horticulture Excellence Award
Section C. Shrubs &Trees
Presented as a cut specimen not less than 12" nor more that 30" in length.
Class 12. Evergreen Shrub
13. Deciduous Shrub
14. Evergreen Tree
15. Deciduous Tree
Section D -" Hippos"
Eligible for Award of Merit, Betty Belcher Award and Horticulture Excellence Award
Presented on a styrofoam tray provided by show committee.
Section D-1 Fruits.
Class 16. Apples (2 required)
Class 17. Pears (2 required)
Class 18. Berries (1/2 cup required)
Class 19. Any other worthy fruit (2)
Section D-2 Vegetables (5 if small, 3 if medium, 1 if large)
Class 20. Root vegetables,( carrots, potato, onion, etc)
Class 21. Cucurbitacae (pumpkin, squash, gourds etc.)
Class 22. Tomato
Class 23. Any other vegetable
Class 24. Any named herb specimen (3 stems)
Section E "Monkey Business"
Container grown plants
Eligible for the Betty Belcher Award, Grower's Choice Award and Horticulture Excellence Award
Containers are limited to 12" in diameter. Except class 27 & 28 which may be up to 16" in length or diameter.
Class 25. Grown Indoors
Class 26. Grown Outdoors
Class 27. Combination planter - multiple plants in 1 container. Accessories allowed
Class 28. Sedum & Succulents
Class 29. Any other container grown planter
DIVISION II - DESIGN "SPECIES ON PARADE"
Advanced entry required. Call Consultant by Oct 6, 2017. If, after entering, the designer is unable to fulfill the assignment, it is the designer's responsibility to find a replacement and notify the consultant.
Each design must be the work of one individual.
Some plant material must be used in all classes.
Accessories are permitted in all classes unless prohibited by the schedule.
No artificial plant material or embellishment of fresh plant material is allowed. Fresh plant material may not be dyed, painted or otherwise treated.
Properties (staging) will be provided by Show Committee unless otherwise stated.
Use of valuable components is discouraged since the Showroom has a concrete floor.
Please do not remove designs until 2:30 pm.
All walls are painted beige.
3 x 5 card with listing of all plant material in design required.
1. Small design - A design which is 8" or less in height, width and depth (HB 73).
2. Miniature design - A design which may not exceed five (5) inches in height, width or depth (HB73).
3. Exhibition Table - An artistic arrangement of table components, within an allotted space, to provide a creative effect without consideration for functional placement.
Exhibition Type I - Must include a decorative unit (HB76)
Exhibition Type II - may not include a decorative unit but must include some plant material (HB 76)
4. Functional Table - Table exhibit planned and set for actual service of food, capable of functioning for dining as displayed. (HB 76)
5. Vertical line Design. A creative design in which vertical line direction is dominant, characterized by open silhouette, a minimum of plant material and other (optional) components.(HB74)
6. Cascade design. A creative design with an emphasis on a downward rhythmic movement. The downward lines may be curved, straight, zigzag, interrupted or may be a combination. The design is supported by a container or other device. A minimum of components may extend upward.
All exhibits in design division are eligible for the Award of Design excellence
SECTION A - "Our Favorite Animal"
Designers Choice. Eligible for the Designers Choice Award and Ellen B. Swenson Award
Consultant: Nancy Junk 360-705-8277
Class 1. "Giraffe" Vertical line design. Staged on black pedestal 18" in diameter and 36" high.
Class 2. "Zebra" A Creative Black and White design staged on 24" X 30" of 8' table.
Class 3. "Tigers" A Creative design staged on 24" x 30" of 8' table .
SECTION B - "Aviary"
All fresh designs. Eligible for the Tricolor Award, Carolyn Erickson Award and Ellen B. Swenson Award
Consultant: Vicki Kammerer 360-791-3117
Class 4. "Flamingo" A creative design staged on 24" X 30"of 8' table
Class 5. "Peacock" Cascade design staged on 24" X 30" of 8' table,
Class 6. "Toucan" A design using a black container staged on black open pedestal 20" in diameter and 36" high.
SECTION C - "Feeding Time at the Zoo"
Table settings. Eligible for Table Artistry Award, Phyllis Danielson Award and Ellen B. Swenson Award
Consultant: Bobbie Moody 360-352-2228
Class 7. "Boxed Lunch" Functional table design for one for lunch staged on TV tray - must include a box.
Class 8. "Sweet Shoppe" Exhibition table design for snacks staged on 24" x 30" of 8' table
Class 9. "Food Truck" Exhibition table design for lunch staged on 24" x 30" of 8' table.
SECTION D - "Petites"
A design ranging from 3" to 12" in height. Schedule to determine size. Eligible for petite Award, Judith Juno Award and Ellen B. Swenson Award
Consultant: Kathi Roberts 360-789-7711
Class 10. "Cub" All fresh design less than 12" HxWxD.staged on acrylic shelves and/or top of table.
Class 11. "Chick" 5" design in an egg shell. Combination of plant material staged on brown wire stands with 2.5" round tops.
Class 12. "Joey" All dried design less than 8" in HxWxD staged on black marbelized blocks.
BOTANICAL ARTS DIVISION IV - "Art in the Park"
Section A.........."Gift Shoppe"
Eligible for Botanical Arts Artistic Craft Award and JoAnn Goldman Award
Consultant: Helen Tafejian 360-570-8325
Exhibit must contain some fresh and/or dried plant material. Only dried material may be treated.
No artificial, endangered or locally invasive plant material may be used.
Schedule may determine type of craft, staging and number of entries.
A card listing plant material must be included with all artistic craft entries.
Judged by the Artistic Crafts Scale of Points.
Class 1. Vegetable Animal - displayed on 8" x 11.5" mat provided by show committee.
Class 2. Decorated billed cap. displayed on foam head provided by show committee.
Class 3. Decorated wrist band - under 2" in width staged on jeweler's bracelet display stands
Section B --"On Safari"
Eligible for NGC Botanical Arts Photography Award and Terry Critchlow photography Award
Consultant: Sharon McKissick 360-273-4962 :
Photography class is intended to stimulate garden/gardening interests, photographic abilities and NGC goals and objectives.
Photos are to be 5" x 7" in portrait format. Matted with Black 9' x 12'
matte paper . Photos will be clipped to metal grid provided by show committee.
Class 1. "Critters"
Class 2. "Flora"
Class 3. "Naturescape"