Need MG's expertise

Fleur(z5)September 5, 2004

I'm the hort chairman for our county fair. One class of flowers to be exhibited include the following lots:

1. One bloom

2. One spike

3. One spray

4. One stem

The one bloom and one spike examples are easy to find...ie. rose, dahlia for bloom; delphinium, glads for spike. I'd like your opinions on examples for the "spray" and "stem" catagories. Do your MG books have a definition for either of them, Is it the configuration of the secondary stems like only one bloom at the end versus multi blooms as fall asters? I'd be grateful for the information. (Maybe we need to change things next year.) Thanks.

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andie_rathbone(Tyler, TX - 7B)

We don't coer flower shows in our MG classes, but a good resource would be your yourstate garden club organization. They publiash a handbook that governs all flower shows with judging criteria. They are also a good resource for judges. It's pretty amazing what the criteria is.

BTW, have you considered doing a design section? I think tht's the best part of flower shows.

Here is a link that might be useful: National Council of State Grden Clubs

    Bookmark   September 5, 2004 at 3:40PM
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Fleur(z5)

We do have a Design Section and that causes no problem. A flower show judge and multi ribbon winner helps with that (thank heavens).

    Bookmark   September 5, 2004 at 8:26PM
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