The Garden Workers

"Sun, shadows, passing hours,

Gardens, garden workers, flowers"

Established 1930

The Garden Workers Flower Show Schedule

All entries should conform to Rules For Flower Shows

 

THE GARDEN WORKERS FALL FLOWER SHOW

 

October 17, 2017

Saunders House, Wynnewood

Entry: 8:15 – 9:15am   Removal: 3:30pm

(No entries accepted after 9:15am)

Please refer to the Flower Show rules in this book and on our website.

 

“FASHIONABLE”

 

Artistic Classes:  All entries must conform to Rules for Flower Shows. Please note: although feathers, fur and leather are fashionable, they are NOT allowed in floral designs.

 

Class 1: Hats

A hat, supplied by the committee, is to be decorated with fresh flowers, greens and accessories. Will be displayed on a black pedestal (12” x 12” x 36”).  Overall design will be judged.   

Entries: 6   Consultant: TBD

 

Class 2:  Fabric (Folk, knits, blanket, fringes from Vogue)

Fashionable fabrics will be used as inspiration for a floral mass design. Pictures of fabric will be provided at the September club meeting (and must be displayed with the design). To be staged on a tabletop surface approximately 30” off the ground. Exhibit not to exceed 24” in width and depth. Viewed from 3 sides but judged from the front.

Entries: 6   Consultant: TBD

 

Class 3:  Color (Silver, denim, gray, turquoise, pink from Vogue)

A small niche design focusing on one of this season’s IN colors. To be displayed in a small niche (provided by committee) and viewed at approximately 52” off the floor.  Background, sides and floor of niche need to be covered with mat board. (Interior dimensions of niche: 12”H x 10”W x 7”D) Judged from the front.

Entries: 6 Consultant: TBD

 

 

Horticulture Classes: Emphasis on, but not limited to, native or indigenous plants. Entry cards must list whether or not the plant is native. To be displayed in green glass bottle unless otherwise specified. Wedging material needs to be natural sponge material. Container grown plants from a windowsill or balcony are encouraged. No invasive species.

 

Class 1:  Fashionably Late

A late season single shrub (no hydrangeas) or tree branch, with one or more blossoms, not to exceed 24” tip to tip

A. Evergreen

               1. Shrub

                2. Tree

B. Deciduous

                1. Shrub

                2. Tree

 

Class 2: Boutonniere

A flowering stem with one or more blossoms, not to exceed 12” tip to tip

A. Annuals
1.   Dahlia
2.   Zinnia
3.   Cosmos

              4.   Vine
5.   Other

B. Perennial
1.   Chrysanthemum
2.   Anemone
3.   Aster
4.   Vine

              5.   Other

 

Class 3: Culinary Trend

Herb specimen grown in your garden or in a pot

                 A.      Cut specimen to be displayed in container of exhibitor’s

          choice, cuttings not to exceed 12” tip to tip

  1. 1.  3-5 branches of a single cultivar
  2. 2.  Collection of 3 to 5 cultivars 

B.     Potted herb, pot size not to exceed 14” in diameter:

         1. Single cultivar

         2. Collection of 3-5 cultivars

 

 Class 4: Fringes

Single cutting of grass or sedge

A. Miniature (less than 15” tip to tip)

B. Full size (less than 24” tip to tip)

 

Class 5: The WOW factor

A single stem of natural hydrangea (not dyed or spray-painted), not to exceed 24” tip to tip. Variety/cultivar names must be included on entry card.

  1. Single stem of fresh hydrangea, top two leaves included
  2. Single stem of dried hydrangea, no leaves
  3. A collection of 3-5 stems of different species of fresh hydrangea in a container of exhibitors’ choice, top two leaves included
  4. A collection of 3-5 stems of dried hydrangea in a container of exhibitor’s choice, no leaves

 

Class 6: Fanning down the heat

Garden or pot grown ferns, mosses or groundcovers

  1. Single stem of cut garden fern, not to exceed 24” tip to tip
  2. Fern grown in a pot, pot not to exceed 14” in diameter
  3. Moss, up to 3” in diameter, displayed on a white paper plate
  4. Single stem of groundcover cutting, not to exceed 12” tip to tip

Class 7: Accessorize!

A cutting displaying seeds, not to exceed 24” in length

A.              Pod

B.              Berries

1. Deciduous (leaves may be removed)

2. Evergreen

C.              Cone

D.              Other

 

Class 8: Home Fashion

Houseplants displayed in their pots

A. Grown for flowers

           1. Pot 6” and under

           2. Pot 6-12”

B. Grown for foliage

           1. Pot 6” and under

           2. Pot 6-12”

C.  Cacti and succulents

           1 .Pot 6” and under

           2. Pot 6-12”

THE GARDEN WORKERS SPRING FLOWER SHOW

 

May 15, 2018

Presbyterian Village, Rosemont

Entry: 8:15–9:15am  – Removal: 3:30pm

 (No entries accepted after 9:15am)

 

“A WALK IN THE WOODS”

 

Artistic Classes:  All entries must conform to Rules for Flower Shows.

 

Class 1: Waterfalls

A cascade design to be displayed on a black pedestal (12” x 12” x 36”).  Design may extend below pedestal top but may not touch the ground. Viewed from 3 sides; judged from front

Entries: 4    Consultant: TBD

 

Class 2:  Puddles

An underwater design in a glass vase (approximately 10” in diameter, provided by the committee), to be staged on a tabletop surface approximately 30” off the ground.  At least half of the floral material must be positioned under water. Viewed from the front and above; judged from the front.

Entries: 4    Consultant: TBD

 

Class 3:  Rocky Road

A creative design incorporating a rock. To be displayed on a tabletop surface approximately 30” off the ground and not to exceed 18” in any direction. Viewed from 3 sides but judged from the front

Entries: 4 Consultant: TBD

 

Class 4: Small Wonders

A miniature design (up to 5” in any direction) incorporating a found, natural object to be staged on a small (white) pedestal approximately 42” above the floor. Staging provided by committee. Judged from the front

Entries: 4    Consultant: TBD

 

 

Horticulture Classes:                                                                                                    

Emphasis on, but not limited to, native/indigenous plants.  Each class will be subdivided accordingly.  To be displayed in green glass bottle unless otherwise specified. Wedging with green moss required. Container grown plants from a windowsill or balcony are encouraged. No invasive species

 

Class 1:  The Taste of Nature

A collection of 3 or more cut herb specimen, artistically arranged in owners’ container Not to exceed 10” in any direction. Identifying key card required with exhibit.

 

Class 2: The Scent of Nature

Specimen cutting not to exceed 18” tip to tip

A.              Viburnum                                                    E. Rhododendron

B.              Lilac                                                                                  F. Narcissus

C.              Vine                                                               G. Rose

D.              Peony                                                           H. Other

Class 3: The Sight of Nature

A single specimen cutting of the best-looking bloom from a shrub or tree, not to exceed 24” tip to tip

A. Shrub

B. Tree

Class 4: The Texture of Nature

A single specimen cutting (not to exceed 18” tip to tip) whose foliage or flowers represent one of the following textures

A.              Fuzzy

B.              Rough

C.              Smooth

D.              Prickly

Class 5: Nature on the Porch

A spring planter of exhibitors’ choice suitable for a balcony or porch creatively exhibiting at least 3 different plant varieties. May include annuals and perennials. Planter not to exceed 18” in any diameter

 

Class 6: Nature in the House - Houseplants displayed in their pots

A. Grown for flowers                                                                          C. Cacti and succulents

                             1. Pot 6” and under                                              1. Pot 6” and under

                    2. Pot 6-12”                                                                               2. Pot 6-12”

B. Grown for foliage

                    1. Pot 6” and under    

                    2. Pot 6-12”