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A Cut Flower Education (Flower Show)

Hemerocallis 'Mary Todd' - daylily Sponsored by the Raleigh Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of North Carolina and National Garden Club

A Small Standard Flower Show

June 17, 2006 (Saturday) – 4:00 PM–7:00 PM
June 18, 2006 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–4:00 PM

An early summer flower show complementing a one-day seminar presented on June 17, 2006 (Saturday) by The JC Raulston Arboretum.

Anne Clapp, show chairman
Marcy Hege, horticulture consultant, telephone (919) 362-5094
Patsy Skinner, design consultant, telephone (919) 866-0656

General Rules


  1. Any amateur gardener may enter this show, subject to space availability.

  2. Entries will be received on June 16, 2006 (Friday) between the hours of 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM.
  3. Each entry is to be the work of one exhibitor.
  4. Entry tags are provided and must be completed before submitting entries to the classification chairman.

  5. Judging will begin at 6:30 PM on June 16, 2006 (Friday).

  6. Horticulture ribbons will be awarded based on the Horticulture Scale of Points Section VI of the Handbook for Flower Shows of National Garden Clubs, Inc. Design ribbons will be awarded based on the Design Scale of Points Section VI of the Handbook for Flower Shows. No top exhibitor awards will be offered in horticulture or design.

  7. No plant material on the State Conservation List may be exhibited unless it is grown by the exhibitor and so stated on the entry tag.

  8. The show will be open to the general public, without charge, between the hours of 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM on June 17, 2006 (Saturday) and 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM on June 18, 2006 (Sunday).

  9. The show will close at 4:00 PM on June 18, 2006 (Sunday) and entries must be removed no later than 6:00 PM.

Rules for Horticulture Division


  1. All horticulture specimens must be fresh plant material grown by the exhibitor. All specimens must be named giving genus and species with variety/cultivar name given when available. The maximum length of specimens is 30", measured from tip to cut end.

  2. An exhibitor may make more than one entry per class if each is a different genus, species, or cultivar. Advance registration with the horticultural consultant is required for classes with displays or collections. No preregistration is required for other horticultural entries.

  3. Exhibitor is to furnish clear glass bottles for horticultural specimens. Wedging material of clear plastic wrap may be used. Cut specimens should not have any foliage below the water line.

Rules for Design Division


  1. Some plant material must be used in every exhibit. No artificial flowers, foliage, fruit, or vegetables are permitted. Fresh plant material may never be treated.

  2. An exhibitor may enter as many classes as desired but only one exhibit per class.

  3. Entries in the Design Division are limited to four per class. Advance registration must be made with the design consultant prior to June 3, 2006 (Saturday).

Division I. Horticulture

Class 1. Roses. One stem with foliage; may contain more than one bloom. Class may be subdivided into hybrid tea, floribunda and other roses if entries warrant.

Class 2. Flowering Shrubs. One stem, at least 10" but no more than 30", in bloom.

Class 3. Variegated Foliage. One stem at least 10" but no more than 30". May be from annual, perennial, shrub, or tree.

Class 4. Annuals. One stem with blooms and foliage. May be divided by genus/species if entries warrant.

Class 5. Perennials. A display of five different cut herbaceous perennials staged in an artistic manner. Each specimen shall be in a separate container. Display will be staged in front of a black niche on a table covered in black. Table space allowed for each is 18" wide and 24" deep. Advance registration with horticulture consultant is required to assure space for entries.

Division II. Design

Class 6. First Day of School. A small design no more than 8" in height, width, or depth. May be of any style, staged in a concrete wall niche. Designer may provide an underlay. Must contain fresh plant material but dried plant material is permitted.

Class 7. Creative Genius. A creative design, featuring North Carolina grown plant material. Must contain fresh plant material. To be staged in front of a glass window wall on a black table covering, supplied by club. Designer may supply a background and underlay. Maximum size 40" high, 26" wide, and 20" deep.

Class 8. Of Botanical Interest. A botanical design: creative design featuring fresh plant material of superior quality grown in a home garden or greenhouse. Varying stages of plant material (bud, several sizes of blooms, curved stems, or branches) is encouraged. Other components may be used; decorative wood is permitted, dried flowers are not.

Cost: Free.
Registration: Advance registration is not required to attend the show. Consult the above rules for entering the competition.
Location: Ruby C. McSwain Education Center at the JC Raulston Arboretum.
Directions: Need directions? Click here.
Parking: Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Questions: Please call the appropriate consultant listed above for information concerning entering the show. For general information about this event, please call (919) 513-7005.

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