September 2018 Horticulture Classes

ANNUALS - Single Stem

1a. Grown primarily for foliage

1b. Grown primarily for flowers

Class 1

PERENNIALS – single stem

2a. Grown primarily for foliage

2b. Grown primarily for flowers

Class 2

BRANCHES - One branch (not to exceed 24” in length from lip of container to tip of branch)

3a. Flowering branch 

3b. Berried branch

Class 3

NATIVE PLANTS GROWN IN NJ: Single flowering stem or branch 

4a. Perennial 

4b. Shrub (one branch not to exceed 24” in length)

4c. Native plant cultivar, perennial 

4d. Native plant cultivar, shrub (one branch not to exceed 24”  in length from lip of container to tip of branch)

4e. Collection of 4 to 7 different native plants or native cultivars; may be perennials or shrubs.

                  

To be judged 70% horticultural merit, 20% artistic, 10% nomenclature. (Branch must be no more than 24” height and width)

Class 4

FRAGRANT FLOWERS

5a. A single fragrant bloom

5b. Collection of 3-7 stems of fragrant blooms. May be annuals, perennials, or roses but all must be different species, varieties or cultivars. (Note: Roses must be exhibited with two sets of leaves.) Must have accompanying key card or diagram which indicates name of each entry.

Class 5

HOME GROWN VEGETABLES

(If grown from seed, please complete the new GCA propagation entry card on the SBGC website, available at the help desk before hort show.)

A collection of 2 to 6 vegetables and/or fruit species on a plate or in a container of your choice, not exceeding 10 inches in diameter  Different varieties or cultivars of the same species are encouraged. May be grown from seedling or seed.

Note: One entry per exhibitor.

Class 6

GEOPHYTES 

A single stem from a Bulb, Corm, Rhizome or Tuber.

(Examples of geophytes are caladiums, re-blooming irises, dahlias, autumn crocus, gladioli, colocasias, calla lilies and canna lilies. (Please note fall blooming anemones are not geophytes, although spring blooming anemones are).

May be a blooming or a foliage stem.

Class 7

COLLECTION OF ORNAMENTAL GRASSES

Three to five cut stems not to exceed 36” in length from lip of container to tip of stem; may be one or more species, varieties, or cultivars

One entry per exhibitor. Note no grasses invasive in NJ will be permitted, see http://www.njisst.org/for list of invasive species

Class 8

CONTAINER CLASS: PROPAGATED PLANTS

(Please complete the new GCA propagation entry card on the SBGC website or available at the help desk before the hort show).

To be displayed in a pot without a saucer, diameter no more than 10”, discreet staking and top dressing permitted.

Note: Limited to plants which have not received a blue ribbon in any hort show

9a. Plant grown from a cutting

9b. Plant grown from a seed

Class 9

PAR - An exhibit of outstanding horticultural merit which does not qualify for entry elsewhere in the horticulture division . Each exhibit is judged against perfection. Minimum ownership of six months is required.

Class 10