Flower Show

Theme: “Cheviot’s Bicentennial”
1. “I love a parade” – colorful
2. “Green Light – It’s a Go” – all green
3. “Horse Drawn Carriage” – use some roadside material
4. “Marching Band” – showing motion
5. “Vehicles” – small design

  • a. “Tricycle” – Not over 3″
  • b. “Bicycle” – Not over 5″
  • c. “Motorcycle” – Not over 8″
6. “Don’t Rain on My Parade” – water showing
7. “Food Truck” – use some herbs
8. “Early Bird Gets a Seat” – use some wood
9. “Floats” – designer’s choice
10. “Fair Weather” – all dried
Premiums: 1st – $5.00, 2nd – $4.00, 3rd – $3.00
Theme: “Cheviot’s Bicentennial”
“Stilt Walkers” – a tall creative design. Pedestal is approximately 16″ to 18″ in diameter and is 42″ high.
“Honor the Grand Marshal” – a traditional design staged on an 18″ Formica round furnished by the committee.
Low Table:
“September Picnic” – one place setting, no flatware. Staging is approximately 28″ wide, 32″ deep and 19″ high. Need not be functional.
Theme: “60 Years of the Harvest Home Parade”

Entry: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Judging: 11:00 a.m.

Junior Horticulture

Ages eligible up to 17 years:
1. Annual, 1 cut stem – planted and grown by exhibitor
2. Perennial, 1 cut stem – planted and grown by exhibitor
3. Collection of annuals – 3 to 5 stems
4. Small plant in a 4″ pot – grown by exhibitor
5. Small plant started from seed – in a pot not over 4″ in diameter
Premiums: 1st – $3.00, 2nd – $2.00, 3rd – $1.00

Junior Design

Ages 8 and under:
1. “Clowns” – colorful
Ages 9 – 12 years:
2. “Fire Trucks” – use some red
Ages 13 – 17 years:
3. “Floats” – designer’s choice
Premiums: 1st – $3.00, 2nd – $2.00, 3rd – $1.00
1. ROSE, Hybrid Tea – 1 bloom, disbuddeda. White or near whiteb. Yellow – Yellow blendc. Orange – Orange blendd. Pink – Pink blende. Red – Red blendf. Any other color or blendg. Single flowering – do not disbudh. Collection (see rule #5)
2. ROSE, Grandifloraa. 1 bloom, disbuddedb. 1 spray
3. ROSE, Floriblunda or Polyantha, 1 spray
4. ROSE, Climber
5. ROSE, Miniaturea. 1 bloom, disbuddedb. 1 spray
6. ROSE, other typesa. Shrubb. Old gardenc. Any other
7. ANNUAL ASTER, 1 bloom, disbuddeda. Whiteb. Pinkc. Lavenderd. Any other color
8. CELOSIAa. Crested cockscombb. Plume type cockscombc. Collection (see rule #5)
9. CHRYSANTHEMUMa. Single stem, disbuddedb. Spray
10. COLEUS FOLIAGEa. Predominantely redb. Predominately greenc. Predominately yellowd. Othere. Collection (see rule #5)
11. DAHLIA – 1 bloom, disbuddeda. Up to 2″b. From 2″ up to 4″c. From 4″ up to 6″d. From 6″ up to 8″e. Over 8″f. Collection (see rule #5)
12. HOSTA FOLIAGE – mature leaf measured from base to tip X width at widest parta. Dwarf – up to 2 sq. inchesb. Miniature – 2 to less than 6 sq. inchesc. Small – 6 to less than 30 sq. inchesd. Medium – 30 to less than 64 sq. inchese. Large – 64 to less than 120 sq. inchesf. Giant – 120 sq. inches or greaterg. Collection (see rule #5)
13. MARIGOLD – Tall carnation type, 1 bloom, disbuddeda. Yellowb. Orangec. Any other colord. Collection (see rule #5)
14. MARIGOLD – double French type, 1 spraya. Yellowb. Orangec. Blendd. Any other color
15. MARIGOLD – not listeda. Single French type, 1 sprayb. Dwarfc. Any other
16. ZINNIA – 1 bloom, disbudded, over 3″a. Dahlia floweredb. Cactus floweredc. Other
17. ZINNIA – 1 bloom, disbudded, from 2″ up to 3″a. Dahlia floweredb. Cactus floweredc. Other
18. ZINNIA – up to 2″a. 1 bloom, disbuddedb. 1 spray
19. ANNUAL FLOWERnot listeda. Solitary form – one stem, one flowerb. Spike formc. Spray formd. Any other
20. ANNUAL COLLECTION – 1 stem each of 5 different annual flowers in 5 separate containers (see rule #5)
21. PERENNIAL FLOWERnot listeda. Solitary form – one stem, one flowerb. Spike formc. Spray formd. Any other
22. PERENNIAL COLLECTION – each of 5 different perennial flowers
23. CUT BRANCH – not over 20″a. Berriedb. Floweringc. Needledd. Any other
24. VINES – not over 20″a. Clematisb. Ivyc. Any other flowering vined. Any other berried vinee. Any other foliage vine
25. HERB COLLECTION (see rule #5)a. Culinary collectionb. Fragrant collectionc. Decorative collectiond. Medicinal collection
26. DECORATIVE FOLIAGE – not listeda. Fernb. Caladiumc. Ground coverd. Any other foliage not listede. Collection (see rule #5)
27. HOUSE PLANT – pot size 8″ or lessa. Floweringb. Grown for foliagec. Cactus or succulent
Premiums: 1st – $3.00, 2nd – $2.00, 3rd – $1.00

Flower Show Rules and Instructions

This is a standard Flower Show judged by National Council Standards, and planned by members of Cincinnati District of G.C.O., Inc.
All horticulture must have been grown by exhibitor. Materials used in designs need not be grown by exhibitor. Designs should not measure over 24″ wide and horticulture’s maximum length is 20″.
Entry tags must be completely filled out.
Specimens shall be exhibited in clear glass bottles with no printing furnished by exhibitorand large enough to support the material. No foliage should be below the water line.
A collection is 1 stem each of 5 different specimens correctly named in 5 separate containers with 1 entry tag.
Do not oil or treat foliage specimens. No painted or dyed live material is permitted.
The Fair Committee will not be responsible for loss or damage to containers.
Exhibitor may make more than 1 entry per horticulture class if each is different variety, cultivar, type or color.
Cut specimens and house plants must have been in the possession of exhibitor at least 3 months.
All exhibits for the Flower Show (except Junior Class) must be placed from 8:00 to 10:45 a.m., Friday. Judging will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Exhibits may be removed Sunday between 9:00 and 9:30 p.m., or Monday 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with your claim check.
No exhibits may be removed before above stated time.

Flower Show Committee

Melva Gweyn, Harvest Home Fair Association
Janet Weber, Western Hills Garden Club

Design Chairman:
Jane Avery, Cincinnati Hills Garden Club

Horticulture Chairman:
Nancy Fenton, Western Hills Garden Club
Mary Anna Taylor, Western Hills Garden Club

Registration Chairman:
Kathy Labmeier
Mack Gardeners

Judges Luncheon Chairman:
Rita Wall, Western Hills Garden Club

Holscher Hackman Garden Center
6088 Harrison Avenue