Presentation on theme: "Planning & Planting for Petite Standard Flower Show"— Presentation transcript:
1Planning & Planting for Petite Standard Flower Show
2Luray Garden Club Petite Standard Flower Show Friday May 11, 2012 Saturday May 12, 2012Times to be determinedLocation: Train DepotTheme: Celebrate Luray’s BicentennialCan anyone come up with a catchy title?
3General Flower Show Guidelines All exhibits must be fresh and grown by the exhibitor.Cut annuals and biennials must have been in exhibitor’s possession for at least 90 days. Exception: plants grown from seed, seedling or immature (young) transplants.Container-grown plants must have been in exhibitor’s possession at least 90 days.Exceptions: Multiple and combination plantings must have been growing together and in exhibitor’s possession at least six weeks.Bulbous plants must have been grown from planting of bulb, tuber, corm, etc., or a minimum of 90 days.
4Design RulesFresh or dried plant material, foliage, fruits, vegetables, flowers and branches need not be grown by exhibitor.No artificial flowers, fruits, vegetables or foliage allowed in show.Fresh plant material may not be painted, dyed or tinted.Plant material treated to alter its exterior appearance may be used only in its dried state
5Horticulture RulesExhibitor must have been grown, groomed and labeled Horticulture entries correctly.Botanical name, genus and species and variety/cultivar should be listed, when available. The common name may be added.Cut specimens should not have foliage below water line.Plant material may not be altered by the application of oil, commercial “shine” products, etc. that may artificially change the natural color and texture.All exhibits will be judged by the Scale of Points provided in this schedule and found in the 2007 Edition of Handbook for Flower Shows pgs
6SAMPLE Petite Design Schedule Class 1. “Warm Sunshine” 4 entriesMiniature design not to exceed 5” in all dimensions. To be staged in a black niche 6” H X 6” W X 6” D. Designer’s choice of materials.Class 2. “Gentle Breezes” 4 entriesSmall design not to exceed 8” in all dimensions. To be staged in a 10” X10” square area. All dried material to be used. Container (a shoe) provided by the committee.Class 3. “Spring Peepers” 4 entriesSmall design not to exceed 8” in all dimensions. To be staged in a 10” X 10” square area. Fresh plant material dominant.
7Container Plants must be in SAMPLE HorticulturePerennialsCrocusIrisNarcissusTulipsViolaAny otherFlowering Container Grown PlantsBegonia – WaxOxalisRosaMiniature RosesSaintpauliaMiniature African VioletAny otherContainer Plants must be in6 inch pots
8SAMPLE Horticulture Cacti / Succlents Container Single Green Plant Lithops-Living StonesCrassulaSedumMammellariaHaworthiaOtherContainer Single Green PlantHedera – IvyHelxine - Baby’s TearsPilea - Aluminum PlantTolmeiai - Piggyback PlantOtherArboreal-Dwarf/ Miniature Trees /ShrubsBuxus - BoxwoodCotonasterJuniperous - JuniperPicea - SpruceOther
9Miniature or Dwarf? Who Decides? Grower / HybridizerLook at the tag-if it says dwarf-go with itDon’t just look at the plant growthLook at Species Name“nanus” “nana”= dwarf“minima”=smaller“minor” or “minus”= smaller“minutus”= very smallCultivar Name – May give you a clueFor example: Tiny Tim, Lilliput, Baby Doll
10Choose from a Vast Array of Miniatures BegoniasBromeliadsIvyHostasRosesDaffodilsAfrican VioletsDayliliesCactiDwarf Hollies
19Gardening with Mini Hostas The AHS does not allow a hosta to be considered a mini hosta unless the leaf size is smaller than 6 square inches. This means that hostas that are commonly regarded as minis by clump size are disqualified by leaf size.Mini hostas do well in pots or containers. (They still need to be overwintered like any hosta.)
20Miniature Roses Rosa ' Winsome ' Rosa ' Cupcake ' Rosa ' Heartbreaker 'Rosa ' Santa Claus 'Rosa ' Starla ' 1Rosa ' Lemon Drop '
34Designs From Past Flower Show Miniature Designs, but not necessarily Petite Varieties
35Lots to Think About Consider your plant material choices Make sure you purchase petite / dwarf varietiesStart looking around now for vessels you might want to try with a petite designAll designs are either Small or Miniature and the Horticulture is miniature, dwarf or naturally small in growth.
36Some Web Sites to VisitDo a GOOGLE Search for: Dwarf Plants or Terrarium Plants