Flower Show

Theme: “Baseball – 150 Years”
1. “Cincinnati Reds” – use some red
2. “Pop Fly” – vertical design
3. “Rain Delay” – water showing
4. “The Crack of the Bat” – incorporate wood
5. “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” – small design

  • a. “Peanuts” – Not over 3″
  • b. “Popcorn” – Not over 5″
  • c. “Crackerjacks” – Not over 8″
6. “Double Play” – use some roadside material
7. “Three Strikes You’re Out” – all dried
8. “The Outfield” – all green
9. “Fielder’s Choice” – designer’s choice
10. “Fast Ball” – showing motion
Premiums: 1st – $5.00, 2nd – $4.00, 3rd – $3.00
Theme: “Cheviot’s Bicentennial”
“Grand Slam” – a tall creative design. Pedestal is approximately 16″ to 18″ in diameter and is 42″ high.
“150 Years of Cincinnati Baseball” – a traditional design staged on an 18″ Formica round furnished by the committee.
Low Table:
“Tailgating” – one place setting, no flatware. Staging is approximately 28″ wide, 32″ deep and 19″ high. Need not be functional.
Theme: “Opening Day 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. “Parade” – use some red
Ages 9 – 12 years:
2. “Marching Band” – use a toy
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, 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
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. inchesb. 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 greaterg. 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 FLOWERnot 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 FLOWERnot 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

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 7:00 and 8:30 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

Design Chairman:
Jane Avery, Cincinnati Hills Garden Club

Horticulture Chairman:
Nancy Fenton, 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