Best Red 2017

Flower Shows

American Rhododendron Society
Southwest Oregon Chapter

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Show contacts: Candy & Pete Baumer, email or phone here.
Sale contacts include:


LINKS FOR
SOUTHWEST OREGON
CHAPTER FLOWER SHOWS

Like other chapters, the Southwest Chapter sponsors an annual flower show in the spring. These events are fun and educational and provide a way for gardeners (members and non) to show off their beautiful flowers--some even win a trophy. Shows include a plant sale. Profits from the sale help fund chapter events, speakers, and other educational activities.

Stay tuned for additional information about our shows. Anyone, including non-members, can enter flowers into the show.  Floral arrangements require reservations. 
The story of the Drake Family.... Coming Soon!
Ann Drake with 2017 Best of Show 'Super Dog'

SHOW LINKS

SHOW RULES & REGS

SHOW CLASSES

SHOW TROPHIES OFFERED

TROPHY WINNERS

HOW TO ENTER

HOW TO GROOM

CLASSIFICATION PROCESS

CLASSIFICATION KEY

JUDGING PROCESS

CLERKING

PLANT SALES

SHOW VOCABULARY

Class - a group of exhibits as described in the show schedule. An example might be trusses of a particular variety.
Entry - A horticultural or design item to be classified.
Exhibit - A truss or spray horticultural entry or design that has been classified and accepted into the show.
Grooming - Cleaning the flower and leaves (see HOW TO GROOM - coming soon!)
Hammerhead
- Two trusses closely joined together and entered as one exhibit. There may be a separate class for hammerheads.
Judging - Judges are looking for exhibits that demonstrate the peak of perfection or are the most perfect specimen of a particular class or variety. Sometimes, based on weather or other widespread problem, a specimen that is not perfect but is the very best of a class may be given a blue ribbon (first class). Judges are not required to give ribbons, but are encouraged to recognize the efforts of participants to greatest entent possible. 
Schedule - A document that describes how a show will be managed, point of contacts, processes, awards, trophies, classes, hours, classification, etc.
Spray
- A branch that includes several florets, most commonly found on azaleas.

Theme - The show or design division may feature a particular them as described in the show schedule.
Trophy- Some type of an award going to the best of the best in a particular class or group of plants.
Truss - A single bloom with florets as shown in photo at top left.
2017 winners
Just some of the trophy winners and prizes!