A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT

A standard Flower Show

May 14-15, 2016

 

 

 River Picture

  

 

The Kankakee Kultivators wish to thank the Kankakee Valley Park District for their

generosity in allowingthe use of the Civic Auditorium.

We also wish to thank the Kankakee River Conservancy District

for providing a summary of the Kankakee River history and current needs for this schedule.

 

 

SCHEDULE 

TABLE OF CONTENTS 
 Show Committee

1

 General Show Rules and Information

3

 Division I - Horticulture
 Horticulture Rules

4

 Horticulture Division Awards

6

 Sample Entry Tag

7

 Horticulture Scales of Points

8

 Horticulture Sections and Classes

11

 Division II - Design

 

 Design Rules

16

 Design Division Awards

17

 Design Scale of Points

18

 Design Sections and Classes

19

 Division III - Special Exhibits

 

 Educational Exhibits Rules

22

 Educational Top Exhibitor Award

22

 Scale of Points for Educational Exhibits

23

 Educational Exhibits

23

 Youth Exhibit Rules

24

 Youth Top Exhibitor Awards

24

 Youth Classes

25

 Plant Sale

25

 Kankakee River Past and Present

26

 

SHOW COMMITTEE

 Club President

 Lois Ware

 815-922-0285

 Show Co-Chairs

Nancy Addision

   815-935-0563

 Gayle Fischer

 815-932-4695

 Awards

Cecilia McKay

214-500-8848

Karen Bailey

 815-933-3101

 Clerks

Darlene Brandt

 815-932-3933

Connie Licon

815-592-2019

Roni Kohl

815-932-8986

 Consultants

Lois Ware

815-922-0285

Liz Wagner

312-498-5996

 Design Classification/Placement

Lois Ware

815-922-0285

 Design Entries

Mary Dattilo-Apel

815-370-7398

 Judges

Liz Wagner

312-498-5996

 Horticultural Classification

Gayle Fischer

815-932-4695

Bettie Smith

815-933-2067

Karen James

815-937-9691

Diane Hogan

815-937-4253

Mark Snodgrass

815-939-7942

 Horticultural Entries and Placement

Nancy Addison

815-935-0563

Diane Gonczy

815-937-5199

Mary Ellen Wilken

815-265-7704

Dorothy Smith

815-932-6867

 Hospitality

Ann Harms

815-932-2502

Donna Karlock

815-939-3588

Cindy DeGroot

815-427-6292

Syd Rose-Churney

815-468-3930

Carol Bowman

815-937-0175

Plant Sale

Josie Barnett

815-939-0601

Burma Mathews

815-937-4128

Linda Sais

815-932-6345

Carol Peters

815-269-2252

Jane Koehler

815-937-4848

Angela Randall

815-468-1320

Schedule

Liz Wagner

312-498-5996

Signane

Liz Wagner

312-498-5996

Special Exhibits

Lois Ware

815-922-0285

Staging and Properties

Annette Kurzejka

815-939-4406

Linda Ravens

815-935-2573

Becky Williams

815-935-5885

Diane Hogan

815-937-4253

 

 


GENERAL SHOW RULES AND INFORMATION

1.     This show will comply in every respect with the requirements for a Standard Flower as established by National Garden Clubs, Inc. The 2007 Revised Edition of The Handbook for Flower Shows and the handbook revisions as published in The National Gardener will be the authority.

2.     Any interested gardener may enter any or all sections of Horticulture and Special Exhibits. Design classes are open to members of the Kankakee Kultivators Garden Club only.

3.     All active members of the Kankakee Kultivators Garden Club must make entries in both Horticulture and Design Divisions.

4.     Entries will be received on Friday, May 13, 2016 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm and Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 7:00am to 9:00am.

5.     Judging will begin promptly at 10:00am on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

6.     A review/discussion of the show will be held for exhibitors and club members at 3:00pm on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

7.     Entries must be removed starting at 4:00pm but no later than 5:00pm on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

8.     During judging, only the following personnel may be in the show area: Show Chairmen, Judges, Clerks, Horticulture Classification Chairmen, Design Classification Chairman, Awards Chairman and Photographer.

9.     All entries must be checked by the Classification Chairmen.

10. Judging will be by NGC Accredited Judges in accordance with the 2007 Revised Edition of The Handbook for Flower Shows and handbook revisions as published in The National Gardener.

11. Decision of judges is final. Awards may be withheld if not merited.

12. Plant material on the Illinois Endangered or Threatened Species List may not be used unless grown by the exhibitor or obtained in a legal manner and so identified.

13. Exhibitors are strongly discouraged from exhibiting plant materials known to be invasive.

14. There must be an emphasis on fresh plant material. No artificial plant material may be used in any division.

15. Judges shall note all non-blue ribbon winners scoring 90 points or better on entry tags.

16. The Flower Show Committee will exercise all possible care, but cannot be responsible for loss or damage.

 

DIVISION I – HORTICULTURE

HORTICULTURE RULES

 

1.     All plant material must be fresh and have been grown by the exhibitor.

2.     Cut specimens of annuals, biennials, and perennials must have been in the exhibitor’s possession from seeds, cuttings or immature plants and grown to maturity. Bulbous blooms must have been in the exhibitor’s possession from planting of bulb, tuber, corm, rhizome or it must have been cared for as a mature plant for at least 90 days.

3.     Container grown plants must have been in the exhibitor’s possession at least 90 days.

4.     Combination plantings must have been growing together and in the exhibitor’s possession for at least six weeks prior to exhibiting.

5.     Only one plant allowed per pot; exception, plants growing naturally with multiple stems will be considered one plant (Saintpaulia).

6.     All specimens entered shall be correctly labeled with scientific (botanical) names (i.e. Genus, species, variety or cultivar) or the currently acceptable scientific identification. To be eligible for a Top Exhibitor Award, a specimen must be so identified. Common names may also be given. Hand written names should be written so: Genus species ‘Variety’.

7.     All entry cards are to be filled out completely in advance, if possible. Please type, use waterproof pen or pencil or address labels. Cards are available at club meetings and from the Show Chairmen or Horticulture Entries Chairmen.

8.     The committee will provide clear glass containers for cut specimens.

9.      Wedging is permitted and shall be provided by the exhibitor. Acceptable wedging materials include clear plastic wrap, clear bubble pack, white packing peanuts, or evergreen material for heavy specimens.

10. Heavy or awkward specimens must be displayed in bottles of appropriate size and properly wedged for stability.

11. Potted plants may be double potted. All pots should be clean and their size in proportion to the size of the plant.

12. Exhibitor may have more than one entry per class, provided each entry is a different genus, species, variety, color or cultivar.

13. Plant material may not be treated in any way. No wiring, oiling, leaf shine, spraying, coloring or any other artificial enhancing is permitted.

14. Foliage is to be included with a cut specimen if it is naturally attached.


15. Cut specimens should not have any foliage below the water line.

16. When a class requires more than one cut specimen per entry, uniformity of size, color and form are important considerations.

17. Each entry must be clean, well groomed, and free of pests and diseases.  The Horticulture Classification and Placement Chairmen may remove specimens with insects or diseases.

18. Horticulture entries must pass Classification before being placed. The Classification Committee reserves the right to make necessary changes in the entry’s placement in classes and subclasses.

19. Classes may be subdivided at the direction of the Classification Chairmen and each part of the division shall then constitute a separate subclass and shall be judged separately.

20. The Horticulture Placement Committee will place all horticultural entries other than Section C. Collections, which will be placed by the exhibitor.

21. To ensure adequate exhibition space, hanging plants and collections must be preregistered by May 10, 2016. Contact Nancy Addison at 815-935-0563 or Gayle Fischer at 815-932-4695.

 


HORTICULTURE DIVISION AWARDS

     

The National Garden Clubs Standard System of Awarding will be used. Only one first place (blue ribbon), one second place (red ribbon) and one third place (yellow ribbon) will be awarded, if merited in each class or subclass. Blue ribbon – 90 points or above; red ribbon – 85 points or above; yellow ribbon – 80 points or above. More than one Honorable Mention (white ribbon), scoring 75 points or above, may be awarded.

 

In addition to exhibits meeting all General and Division rules, exhibits eligible for Top Exhibitor Awards must be a blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above. Top Exhibitor Awards must be withheld when none of the exhibits meet the requirements.

 

AWARD OF HORTICULTURAL EXCELLENCE – Division Award

One award, represented by a rosette of green, orange and blue ribbons, may be given to the highest scoring exhibit in the entire Horticulture Division. Only exhibits winning a Top Exhibitor Award and the winner of the Mary Alice Ahroon Award are eligible for consideration for the Award of Horticulture Excellence.

See page 43 in HB.

 

ARBOREAL AWARD – Section Award

One award, represented by a rosette of green ribbons in two shades, may be given to the highest scoring exhibit in the designated section of cut specimens composed of tree and shrub branches provided all General and Horticultural Division rules have been met.

Eligible Section: A. See pages 43 in HB.

 

AWARD OF MERIT – Section Award

Four awards, represented by a rosette of orange ribbons, may be given to the highest scoring exhibit in each designated section provided all General and Horticultural Division rules have been met.

Eligible Sections: B, G, H and I. See page 43 in HB.

 

COLLECTOR'S SHOWCASE AWARD – Section Award

One award, represented by a rosette of brown and green ribbons, may be given to the highest scoring exhibit in each designated section provided all General and Horticultural Division rules have been met.

Eligible Section: C. See page 44 in HB.


GROWER'S CHOICE AWARD – Section Award

Two awards, represented by a rosette of dark green ribbons, may be given to the highest scoring exhibit in each designated sections of container grown plants provided all General and Horticultural Division rules have been met.

Eligible Sections: E and F. See page 121 in HB

 

MARY ALICE AHROON AWARD – Club Award

One award, represented by a rosette of three blue ribbons may be given to a blue ribbon exhibit scoring 95 or above as designated in the schedule. This is a section award and only one will be offered and awarded per show.

Eligible Sections: D and J.

 

 

        SAMPLE ENTRY TAG

 

     National Garden Clubs, Inc.

                          

A River Runs Through it  5/14/16
FLOWER SHOW                        DATE

DIVISION

SECTION

CLASS No.

ENTRY No.

I

A

2b

 

     Acer  palmatum   ‘Bloodgood’
____________________________________________
          
VARIETY OR CLASS NAME
Japanese Maple                                     

____________________________________________

EXHIBITOR   Joy Gardener      

ADDRESS   123 Daisy Way  Kankakee

CLUB            Kankakee Kultivators

1st       2nd              3 rd                     Honorable
                                                         
Mention

                          EXHIBIT SCORE 90+
- - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

EXHIBITOR   Joy Gardener      

ADDRESS  123 Daisy Way Kankakee

CLUB         Kankakee Kultivators

DIVISION

SECTION

CLASS No.

ENTRY No.

I

A

2b

 


          
  Acer  palmatum   ‘Bloodgood’
____________________________________________

                    VARIETY OR CLASS NAME

                Japanese Maple                                  

 


HORTICULTURE SCALES OF POINTS

SCALE OF POINTS FOR ARBOREALS

(May be cut or container-grown, single specimen or collection)

 

Plant Identification........................................................................................... 5

Legible, plant completely identified with genus,

species, cultivar, as appropriate.

Cultural Perfection........................................................................................ 60

Arboreal specimen..................................................................................... 30

Maturity...........................................................  10

Form................................................................. 10

Stem...............................................................  10

Foliage, Flowers, Fruit, Cones................................................................ 30

Spacing/positioning....................................... 5

Quantity............................................................. 5

Color.................................................................. 5

Substance........................................................ 5

Texture............................................................  5

Size..................................................................  5

Condition/Grooming/Staging...................................................................... 25

Health/Blemishes............................................ 10

Grooming..................................  10

Staging......................................  5

Distinction....................................................................................................... 10

Total Score................................................................................................... 100

 

SCALE OF POINTS FOR FLOWERING SPECIMENS OR SPECIMENS WITH COLORFUL BRACTS

(May be cut or container-grown, single specimen or collection)

 

Plant Identification........................................................................................... 5

Legible, plant completely identified with genus,

species, cultivar, as appropriate.

Cultural Perfection........................................................................................ 60

Quantity.................................................................. 5

Color.........................................  10

Form.........................................  10

Substance............................................................. 5

Texture................................................................... 5

Size......................................................................... 5

Foliage/Stem................................  10

Peak of perfection............................ 10

Condition/Grooming/Staging...................................................................... 25

Health/Blemishes............................................... 10

Grooming....................................  10

Staging........................................  5

Distinction....................................................................................................... 10

Total Score................................................................................................... 100


SCALE OF POINTS FOR FOLIAGE SPECIMENS

(May be cut or container-grown, single specimen or collection)

 

Plant Identification........................................................................................... 5

Legible, plant completely identified with genus,

species, cultivar, as appropriate.

Cultural Perfection........................................................................................ 60

Foliage................................................................. 10

Stem..........................................  5

Color........................................  10

Form..................................................................... 10

Substance............................................................. 5

Texture................................................................... 5

Size..........................................  5

Peak of perfection........................... 10

Condition/Grooming/Staging...................................................................... 25

Health/Blemishes.............................................. 10

Grooming...................................  10

Staging.......................................  5

Distinction...................................................................................................... 10

Total Score................................................................................................... 100

 

SCALE OF POINTS FOR FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND NUTS

 

Plant Identification........................................................................................... 5

Legible, plant completely identified with genus,

species, cultivar, as appropriate.

Cultural Perfection........................................................................................ 60

Peak of Perfection........................... 15

Quantity.................................................................. 5

Color................. ....................... 10

Form.........................................  10

Substance............................................................. 5

Texture................................................................... 5

Size......................................................................... 5

Quality.........................................  5

Condition/Grooming/Staging...................................................................... 25

Health/Blemishes.............................................. 10

Grooming....................................  10

Staging........................................  5

Distinction....................................................................................................... 10

Total Score................................................................................................... 100


SCALE OF POINTS FOR COMBINATION PLANTINGS

(Foliage and/or flowering)

 

Plant Identification........................................................................................... 5

Legible, plant completely identified with genus,

species, cultivar, as appropriate.

Overall Effect.................................................................................................. 25

Conformance.................................  4

Placement of plants and accessories.............. 5

Color combination............................ 3

Forms and sizes.............................. 3

Textures................................................................. 3

Accessories, if applicable.................................. 3

Unity....................................................................... 4

Environmental Suitability............................................................................... 5

Cultural Perfection........................................................................................ 35

Healthy................................................................ 10

Size/Maturity..................................  5

Color.........................................  5

Substance...................................  5

Foliage/stem/flowers.......................  10

Condition and Grooming............................................................................. 10

Free of blemishes............................................... 4

Groomed for best appearance............... 3

Soil unobtrusive.............................. 3

Container........................................................................................................ 10

Suitability............................................................... 5

Condition....................................  5

Distinction....................................................................................................... 10

Total Score................................................................................................... 100


HORTICULTURE SECTIONS AND CLASSES

 

“Bridging Past and Present”

 

Section A. ARBOREAL– “South Island Bridge”

-          Eligible for Arboreal Award.

-          Branch from standard tree or shrub must be between 16” – 30” in length.

-          Dwarf forms must be between 6” – 12” in length.

-          Each branch must include several nodes and an apical tip.

 

Class 1. Deciduous Shrubs

a.     Flowering and/or fruited

b.    Foliage

Class 2. Deciduous Trees

a.     Flowering and/or fruited

b.    Foliage

Class 3. Evergreen Trees and Shrubs

a.     Broadleaf

b.    Needled

Class 4. Any other arboreal specimen

 

Section B.  BULBS, CORMS, TUBERS, TUBEROUS ROOTS, RHIZOMES – “Rock Creek Suspension Bridge”

-          Eligible for Award of Merit.

-          Cut Specimen.

 

Class 5. Allium

a.     Small bloom (Under 3” in diameter)

b.    Large bloom (3” and over in diameter)

Class 6. Hemerocallis (Daylily) – 1 scape without foliage; not                 to exceed 36” in height.

Class 7. Iris

a.     Bearded

b.    Beardless (example, Siberian)

Class 8. Lilium (Lily) – 1 stem, length unlimited

Class 9. Narcissus (Daffodil)

Class 10. Tulipa (Tulip)

Class 11. Any other bulb, corm, tuber, tuberous root or rhizome

 


Section C. COLLECTIONS– “KBSR Kankakee River Bridge”

-          Eligible for Collector’s Showcase Award.

-          There must be at least five (5) items in each exhibited collection, linked in some aspect such as different varieties of one type or several types within a species. Each specimen must be named and listed on 3” x 5” card. Emphasis is on cultural perfection.

-          Space allotted for each entry is 36” wide x 30” deep.

-          Reservations are required for all exhibits in this section. Exhibitors should contact one of the Horticulture Classification/Entries Co-Chairs to make a reservation.

 

Class 12. Container-grown plants

Class 13. Cut flowering specimens

Class 14. Cut foliage specimens

 

Section D. COMBINATION PLANTINGS– “Twin Kankakee River Bridges"

-          Eligible for the Mary Alice Ahroon Award.

-          Must have been growing together and in exhibitor’s possession for at least six weeks prior to exhibiting.

 

Class 15. Combination Planter – A group of plants grown together in a container.

Class 16. Dish Garden – A miniature landscape in an open container.

Class 17. Terrarium – A miniature landscape in a transparent container.

 

Section E. FLOWERINGCONTAINER GROWN PLANTS – “IL 17 South Channel Bridge”

 

-          Eligible for Grower’s Choice Award.

-          One plant per container.

-          Reservations are required for all exhibits in this section. Exhibitors should contact one of the

       Horticulture Classification/Entries Chairs to make a reservation.

 

Class 18. Bromeliads

Class 19. Orchids

Class 20. Saintpaulia (African Violet)

Class 21. Any other flowering container grown plant

 


Section F. FOLIAGE CONTAINER GROWN PLANTS– “IL 17 North Channel Bridge”

-          Eligible for Grower’s Choice Award.

-          One plant per container.

-          Reservations are required for all exhibits in this section. Exhibitors should contact one of the

  Horticulture Classification/Entries Chairs to make a reservation.

 

Class 22. Begonia

Class 23. Cactus or Succulents

Class 24. Chlorophytum comosum (Spider Plant)

Class 25. Fern

Class 26. Ficus

Class 27. Hedera (Ivy)

Class 28. Oxalis (Shamrock)

Class 29. Peperomia

Class 30. Schefflera

Class 31. Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily)

Class 32. Any other foliage house plant

 

Section G. FRUITS AND VEGETABLES Wauponsee Glacial Trail Bridge”

-          Eligible for Award of Merit.

-          Display fruit and vegetable amounts on 10” white paper plates provided by exhibitor.

-          Leafy vegetables displayed in clear glass container with water.

-          Do not mix varieties. Size should be uniform.

 

Class 33. Allium fistulosum (Green Onion). Display 6. Remove discolored outer skin, trim roots to 1/8” to 1/4”, trim tops to 6”.

Class 34. Asparagus officinalis (Asparagus). Display 6. Bottom of bunch should be even and freshly trimmed, bunch should be 6” – 8” long and secured with rubber band.

Class 35. Leafy vegetables. Display 6. Cut off stem at ground level.

Class 36. Pisum sativum (Peas). Display 6. A short portion of stem must be present.

Class 37. Raphanus sativus (Radish). Display 6. Leaves and roots left on.

Class 38. Rheum rhabarbarum (Rhubarb). Display 3. Pull stem from plant leaving ¼” of leaf at top of stalk.

Class 39. Any other vegetable. Display 6.

Class 40. Any other fruit. Display 6.


Section H.  PERENNIALS AND BIENNIALS GROWN PRIMARILY FOR FLOWERS – “Washington Street Bridge”

-          Eligible for Award of Merit.

-          Cut specimen, one flower or bloom stem.

-          Stem length limited to no more than 30” in height.

 

Class 41. Anemone (Windflower)

Class 42. Aquilegia (Columbine)

Class 43. Daisy

Class 44. Dianthus (Pinks)

Class 45. Iberis (Candytuft)

Class 46. Paeonia (Peony)

Class 47. Phlox

Class 48. Polemonium (Jacob’s Ladder)

Class 49. Polygonatum (Solomon’s Seal)

Class 50. Viola

Class 51. Any other perennial or biennial

 

Section I. PERENNIALS GROWN PRIMARILY FOR DECORATIVE FOLIAGE – “Kankakee River Station Street Bridge

-          Eligible for Award of Merit.

-          Cut specimen.

-          One leaf/stem.

 

Class 52. Alchemilla (Lady’s Mantle)

Class 53.Bergenia cordifolia (Heartleaf Bergenia)

Class 54. Brunnera macrophylla

Class 55. Ferns – 1 cut frond, garden grown specimens only

Class 56. Heuchera (Coral Bell) – Classification will subdivide by color.

Class 57. Heucherella

Class 58. Hosta (Classification may subdivide by color or variegation). Measurements refer to leaf width.

a.     Small – up to 3” across

b.    Medium – over 3” and up to 6” across

c.     Large – over 6” and up to 8” across

d.    Extra large – over 8” across

Class 59. Pulmonaria

Class 60. Sedum

Class 61. Any other leaf/stem of decorative foliage


Section J.ROSES – “K&S Kankakee River Bridge”

-          Eligible for Mary Alice Ahroon Award.

-          Foliage with a minimum of two leaves, each with five leaflets, is required for all exhibits.

 

Class 62. Floribunda – 1 spray with 2 or more blooms at same stage and also showing several stages of bloom

Class 63. Grandiflora – 1 spray

Class 64. Hybrid Tea – 1 bloom disbudded

Class 65. Shrub – 1 spray or 1 bloom without side buds

Class 66. Any other rose

 


DIVISION II DESIGN

 

DESIGN RULES

 

1.     Design classes are open to members of the Kankakee Kultivators Garden Club only. Exhibitors may enter as many classes in the Design Division as desired, but only one exhibit per class.

2.     Each design must be the work of only one individual and that exhibitor’s name must appear on the entry card.

3.     Design entries must be pre-registered. Registration for design entries will begin at 9:00am on March 28, 2016. Contact Design Entries Chairman Mary Dattilo-Apel at 815-370-7398.

4.     If designer is unable to fulfill assignment, it is the designer’s responsibility to find a replacement and notify the Entries Chairman.

5.     If designer is unable to transport and set up his/her COMPLETED design, a substitute person may enter the exhibit.

6.     The Design Entries Chairman will place entry cards in each designer’s exhibiting location prior to the start of entries.

7.     Some plant material must be used in every exhibit; Plant material used in the design need NOT have been grown by the exhibitor.

8.     Emphasis is on FRESH plant material. Fresh plant material may NOT be treated, painted or embellished in any way but may be clipped, stripped, bent or otherwise manipulated.

9.     Dried plant material may be painted or treated.

10. Artificial plant material, defined as materials made or manufactured to imitate something natural or having natural appearance, is never allowed.

11. Manufactured items having a basic utilitarian use other than to simulate plant material are permitted.

12. Accessories and underlays are permitted unless otherwise noted.

13. Not permitted in this Division are the following: Cut fruits or vegetables unless sealed to prevent insects, odors or discoloration; landscapes or scenes; all living members of the Animal Kingdom, parts thereof and taxidermal representations; the use of any national flag as an underlay, background, skirting, draping, etc.; or potted plants in soil.

14. Plant materials used MUST be listed on a 3” x 5” card and placed with the exhibit.

15. Use of expensive flatware in table designs is discouraged. Flatware made of plastic, wood, inexpensive metal may be used. Napkins must be used for all seated functional tables.

 


DESIGN DIVISION AWARDS

 

The National Garden Clubs Standard System of Awarding will be used. Only one first place (blue ribbon), one second place (red ribbon), one third place (yellow ribbon) and one Honorable Mention (white ribbon) will be awarded in each class, if merited. Blue ribbon – 90 points or above; red ribbon – 85 points or above; yellow ribbon – 80 points or above, white ribbon – 75 points or above.

 

In addition to exhibits meeting all General and Division rules, exhibits eligible for Top Exhibitor Awards must be a blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above. Top Exhibitor Awards must be withheld when none of the exhibits meet the requirements.

 

AWARD OF DESIGN EXCELLENCE – Division Award

One award, represented by a rosette of gold ribbons, may be given to the highest scoring exhibit in the entire Design Division provided all General and Design Award requirements have been met. Only winners of section Top Exhibitor Awards are eligible for consideration.

Eligible Sections: A-C. See pages 45-46 in HB.

 

DESIGNER'S CHOICE AWARD – Section Award

One award, represented by a rosette of purple ribbons, may be given to the highest scoring exhibit in the designated section provided all General and Design Award requirements have been met.

Eligible Section: A. See page 47 in HB.

 

PETITE AWARD – Section Award

One award, represented by a rosette of blue and white ribbons, may be given to the highest scoring exhibit in the designated section provided all General and Design Award requirements have been met.

Eligible Section: B. See page 49 in HB.

 

TABLE ARTISTRY AWARD – Section Award

One award, represented by a rosette of burgundy ribbons, may be given to the highest scoring exhibit in the designated section provided all General and Design Award requirements have been met.

Eligible Section: C. See page 48 in HB.


DESIGN SCALE OF POINTS

 

SCALE OF POINTS FOR ALL DESIGNS

 

Conformance................................................................................................. 14

Design Type.......................................................... 7

All other requirements........................ 7

Design............................................................................................................. 48

Principles of Design: Balance, Contrast, Dominance,

Proportion, Scale, Rhythm

Selection of Components.............................................................................. 6

Organization of Components........................................................................ 6

Expression...................................................................................................... 10

Interpretation of class title or theme.

Distinction....................................................................................................... 16

Degree of superiority in all respects. Exceptionally fine design

negates minor faults. Moderate to major faults identified in the

above qualities negatively affect Distinction. Degree of distinction

is evident in craftsmanship, use of mechanics, and condition of

all components.

Total Score................................................................................................... 100

 


DESIGN SECTIONS AND CLASSES

 

“Everglades of the North”

 

Section A. Our River's Heritage”

Eligible for the Designer’s Choice Award.           4 entries in each class.

Exhibitor’s choice of fresh and/or dried plant material and other components.

 

Class 1. “Flood Stage”

An Underwater design staged in a 26” x 26” area on a table covered with a black cloth against a neutral wall background. See page 212 in HB.

 

An Underwater design is a Creative design having component(s), including some or all plant material submerged in water to create interest. Those components under water must contribute artistically to the overall design and not merely be stems and/or mechanics.

 

Class 2. “Hoosier Headwaters”

A Creative Line design staged on a black pedestal 40” high x 22” round. Design may extend, but not exceed 26” wide and 12” below top of pedestal. Design may incorporate the pedestal. Design to be viewed from all sides. See page 199 in HB.

 

A Creative Line design has line direction as dominant, characterized by open silhouette, a minimum of plant material and other (optional) components. Dominant feature is the movement in any direction, e.g. vertically, horizontally, diagonally, etc.

 

Class 3. “Down by the Beckman Boat Docks”

A Creative design staged horizontally on a platform measuring 6” wide x 15” long attached to a picket fence measuring 40” high against a neutral wall background.

 

A Creative design conforms to the Principles of Design, is eclectic in concept, shows restraint in the amount of plant material, may have more than one focal point, may include non-naturalistic qualities and varying degrees of abstraction.


Section B. Paddling Down the Kankakee

Eligible for the Petite Award.                               4 entries in each class.

Exhibitor’s choice of fresh and/or dried plant material and other components. All classes staged at eye level. Exhibit area and background for this entire section is black.

 

Class 4. “Twists and Turns”

A miniature Creative design, not to exceed 5” in any direction staged on a black pedestal, 3 ¼” x 4” in diameter. Pedestal furnished by the committee. See page 203 in HB.

 

Class 5. “Portage”

A small Stretch design, not to exceed 8” in any direction, staged in a 12” x 12” area. See page 209 in the HB.

 

A Stretch design is a Creative design in two units, one smaller than the other, having a prominent component connecting the two units and referred to as the “stretch component”.

 

Class 6. “Momence Rapids”

A miniature Hanging design Type II (Kinetic Design), not to exceed 5” in any direction. Staged within a black frame measuring 5 ½” high x 4” wide inside with a cup hook in the center of the top. Frame furnished by committee. See page 202 in HB. No electricity will be available in the staging area.

 

A Hanging design Type II (Kinetic Design) is created to move freely in the staging area on a hook suspended . . .within a frame. Includes all three-dimensional hanging designs allowing movement e.g. mobiles.

 


Section C. “At the River’s Edge”

All classes are eligible for Table Artistry Award. 4 entries in each class.

Exhibitor’s choice of fresh and/or dried plant material and other components.

 

Class 7. “Riverside Picnic”

A functional Alfresco table (picnic) for two staged in a 54” x 54” space on the floor. Exhibitor to provide blanket or other floor covering. See page 218 in HB.

 

A Functional Table exhibit is planned and set for the actual service of food, capable of functioning for dining as displayed and must include a decorative unit. “Alfresco” refers to dining out-of-doors.

 

Class 8. “Fish Fry”

A Functional Buffet table for four staged on a table measuring 72” long x 30” wide x 29” high. Table skirted to floor in a black cloth. See page 218 in HB.

 

A Functional Buffet is an exhibit planned and set for actual service of food. Exhibit must contain a decorative unit and the coordination of all components must be balanced within the allotted space.

 

Class 9. “Breakfast on the Houseboat”

A Tray design for one to be staged on black 24” x 24” cubes. Tray to be furnished by the exhibitor. Exhibit will be viewed from all sides. See page 218 in HB.

 

A Tray Design is a Functional Table setting displayed on a tray. Decorative unit and all components must be placed on the tray and be in scale for the size of the tray without crowding and show ease of service.


DIVISION III – SPECIAL EXHIBITS

 

SECTION A – EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITS

 

“Theakiki”

 

The purpose of Educational Exhibits is to instruct and inform

the public on goals and objectives of NGC.

 

 

EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITS RULES

 

1.     To be eligible for a Top Exhibitor award, exhibits in Section A must use a minimum of eighteen (18) square feet for each educational exhibit. Space used may be horizontal, vertical or a combination.

2.     Each exhibit will be staged on 48” x 30” area of a table 29” high, covered with black material. Any overlay coverings and backgrounds for the exhibit are to be provided by exhibitor.

3.     All exhibits must include some plant material. Artificial plant material is never allowed.

4.     Pre-registration is required. Contact the Special Exhibits Chairman.

5.     See pages 223-226 in the 2007 Revised Edition of The Handbook for Flower Shows formore information on Educational Exhibits.

 

 

EDUCATIONAL TOP EXHIBITOR AWARD

 

One award, represented by a rosette of brown and white ribbons, may be given to the highest scoring exhibit scoring at least 95 points, provided all General and Design Award requirements have been met.

Eligible Section: A. See pages 49-50 in HB.


SCALE OF POINTS FOR EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITS

 

Educational Value......................................................................................... 60

Interest to viewers.............................................. 25

Clear, concise presentation................. 15

Adequate educational signs, tags.......... 10

Conforms to NGC objectives............... 10

Staging............................................................................................................ 20

Craftsmanship, technique.................. 10

Distinction...................................  10

Creativity and Expression............................................................................ 20

Total Score................................................................................................... 100

 

 

EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit 1. “Water Flowers”

Milkweeds to Monarchs Project

 

Exhibit 2. “River Bends”

Preserving Our River

 

Exhibit 3. “Currents”

Water-Smart Gardening

SECTION B – YOUTH EXHIBITS

 

“Tributaries”

 

YOUTH EXHIBITS RULES

 

1.     General rules of the show for adults, shall apply to Youth Exhibitors.

2.     All youth designs entries must have been created by one youth.

3.     All youth horticulture entries must have been grown by one youth.

4.     Youth exhibitor must have had possession of container grown plants for at least sixty (60) days. Combination or multiple plantings, such as terrariums, dish gardens and hanging baskets must have been growing together for at least three (3) weeks.

5.     Youth exhibitor entries are unlimited, but must conform to design and horticulture rules governing the show. The exhibits will be competitive.

6.     Each entry card must show the youth’s name and age level.

7.     Youth designers have a choice of materials, but some fresh material must be used in all classes. NO artificial plant material is allowed.

8.     Youth educational exhibits require only six (6) square feet of surface area to be eligible for a Youth Top Exhibitor Award.

9.     Youth exhibits will be staged on tables covered with black plastic.

 

 

YOUTH TOP EXHIBITOR AWARDS

 

Up to nine awards, represented by a rosette of red, white and blue ribbons, may be given if the sub-sections of the Youth Horticulture, Youth Design and Youth Educational exhibits are subdivided according to the three age groups. Winning exhibits must each score 90 or above, judged by the adult Scale of Points

Eligible Section: B, Classes 1-3. See page 51 in HB.

 


YOUTH CLASSES

 

This section is for children and young people, ages 2 – 18. The section will be divided according to age level: Junior – pre-school through age 7, Intermediate – ages 8 through 12 and High School – ages 13 through 18. Classes maybe further subdivided. Eligible for Youth Top Exhibitor Award.

 

Class 1. Horticulture - “New Plants for New Gardeners”

a. Junior b. Intermediate             c. High School

 

Class 2. Design - “Designing Our Future”

a. Junior b. Intermediate             c. High School

 

Class 3. Educational - “Technology and Gardening”

a. Junior b. Intermediate             c. High School

 

 

SECTION C – PLANT SALE

 

“Flotsam”

 

In this section we share our love of growing horticulture. The purpose of the plant sale is to provide funds for club projects including our flower show, educational grants, the Column Garden and the Let Freedom Ring Garden.

 


KANKAKEE RIVER PAST AND PRESENT

 

The Kankakee River was part of the Grand Kankakee Marsh in Indiana that extended six miles into Momence, Illinois. The Grand Kankakee Marsh was larger than the Everglades and its abundant wildlife brought U.S. Presidents and royalty. By 1917, Indiana drained the Grand Kankakee March by channelizing 250 miles to only 90 miles. Today, the Kankakee River is approximately 133 miles long flowing from South Bend, Indiana to the mouth of the Illinois River.

 

The economic vitality of Kankakee County is dependent upon the Kankakee River. Unfortunately, the channelization of the Kankakee River in Indiana has accelerated sand load into Illinois. Today, this sand is reducing the capacity of the Kankakee River resulting in increasing flood damage, threatening wetlands and aquatic habitat, threatening potable water supply, reducing farm drainage, impeding navigation, reducing recreational opportunities, as well as contributing to falling property values in areas. The Kankakee River Conservancy District is currently planning to hold a bi-state, partisan political summit to address the tremendous sand load and flood control issues.

 

-- Kankakee River Conservancy District