Harvest Home Fair

Annual Flower Show

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Design Schedule

Theme: "60 Years of the Harvest Home Parade"

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

    Garden Club Invitational

    Theme: "60 Years of the Harvest Home Parade"

    "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.

    Junior Division

    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

    Horticulture Schedule

    1. ROSE, Hybrid Tea - 1 bloom, disbudded
    a. White or near white
    b. Yellow - Yellow blend
    c. Orange - Orange blend
    d. Pink - Pink blend
    e. Red - Red blend
    f. Any other color or blend
    g. Single flowering - do not disbud
    h. Collection (see rule #5)
    2. ROSE, Grandiflora
    a. 1 bloom, disbudded
    b. 1 spray
    3. ROSE, Floriblunda or Polyantha, 1 spray
    4. ROSE, Climber
    5. ROSE, Miniature
    a. 1 bloom, disbudded
    b. 1 spray
    6. ROSE, other types
    a. Shrub
    b. Old garden
    c. Any other
    7. ANNUAL ASTER, 1 bloom, disbudded
    a. White
    b. Pink
    c. Lavender
    d. Any other color
    8. CELOSIA
    a. Crested cockscomb
    b. Plume type cockscomb
    c. Collection (see rule #5)
    a. Single stem, disbudded
    b. Spray
    a. Predominantely red
    b. Predominately green
    c. Predominately yellow
    d. Other
    e. Collection (see rule #5)
    11. DAHLIA - 1 bloom, disbudded
    a. 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 part
    a. Dwarf - up to 2 sq. inches
    b. Miniature - 2 to less than 6 sq. inches
    c. Small - 6 to less than 30 sq. inches
    d. Medium - 30 to less than 64 sq. inches
    e. Large - 64 to less than 120 sq. inches
    f. Giant - 120 sq. inches or greater
    g. Collection (see rule #5)
    13. MARIGOLD - Tall carnation type, 1 bloom, disbudded
    a. Yellow
    b. Orange
    c. Any other color
    d. Collection (see rule #5)
    14. MARIGOLD - double French type, 1 spray
    a. Yellow
    b. Orange
    c. Blend
    d. Any other color
    15. MARIGOLD - not listed
    a. Single French type, 1 spray
    b. Dwarf
    c. Any other
    16. ZINNIA - 1 bloom, disbudded, over 3"
    a. Dahlia flowered
    b. Cactus flowered
    c. Other
    17. ZINNIA - 1 bloom, disbudded, from 2" up to 3"
    a. Dahlia flowered
    b. Cactus flowered
    c. Other
    18. ZINNIA - up to 2"
    a. 1 bloom, disbudded
    b. 1 spray
    19. ANNUAL FLOWER - not listed
    a. Solitary form - one stem, one flower
    b. Spike form
    c. Spray form
    d. Any other
    20. ANNUAL COLLECTION - 1 stem each of 5 different annual flowers in 5 separate containers (see rule #5)
    21. PERENNIAL FLOWER - not listed
    a. Solitary form - one stem, one flower
    b. Spike form
    c. Spray form
    d. Any other
    22. PERENNIAL COLLECTION - each of 5 different perennial flowers
    23. CUT BRANCH - not over 20"
    a. Berried
    b. Flowering
    c. Needled
    d. Any other
    24. VINES - not over 20"
    a. Clematis
    b. Ivy
    c. Any other flowering vine
    d. Any other berried vine
    e. Any other foliage vine
    25. HERB COLLECTION (see rule #5)
    a. Culinary collection
    b. Fragrant collection
    c. Decorative collection
    d. Medicinal collection
    26. DECORATIVE FOLIAGE - not listed
    a. Fern
    b. Caladium
    c. Ground cover
    d. Any other foliage not listed
    e. Collection (see rule #5)
    27. HOUSE PLANT - pot size 8" or less
    a. Flowering
    b. Grown for foliage
    c. Cactus or succulent

    Premiums: 1st - $3.00, 2nd - $2.00, 3rd - $1.00

    Rules and Regulations

    1. This is a standard Flower Show judged by National Council Standards, and planned by members of Cincinnati District of G.C.O., Inc.

    2. 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 hortiulture's maximum length is 20".

    3. Entry tags must be completely filled out.

    4. Specimens shall be exhibited in clear glass bottles with no printing furnished by exhibitor and large enough to support the material. No foliage should be below the water line.

    5. A collection is 1 stem each of 5 different specimens correctly named in 5 separate containers with 1 entry tag.

    6. Do not oil or treat foliage specimens. No painted or dyed live material is permitted.

    7. The Fair Committee will not be responsible for loss or damage to containers.

    8. Exhibitor may make more than 1 entry per horticulture class if each is different variety, cultivar, type or color.

    9. Cut specimens and house plants must have been in the possession of exhibitor at least 3 months.

    10. 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
    Mary Anna Taylor
    Western Hills Garden Club

    Registration Chairman:
    Kathy Labmeier
    Mack Gardeners

    Judges Luncheon Chairman:
    Rita Wall
    Western Hills Garden Club


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