Best Red 2017

Flower Shows

Southwest Oregon Chapter

American Rhododendron Society

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2017 winners
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Show contacts:

Candy & Pete Baumer

541-396-3528 cbaumer1@charter.net

Like other chapters, the Southwest Chapter sponsors an annual spring flower show and plant sale. These events are fun and educational. The event provides  gardeners (members and non) to share their beautiful flowers--some even win a trophy. Profits from the sale help fund chapter events, speakers, and other educational activities.
Anyone, including non-members, can enter flowers into the show. Floral arrangements require reservations.
SHOW RULES & REGS SHOW CLASSES CLASSIFICATION KEY ENTRY FORMS
TROPHIES/WINNERS
PLANT SALES
HOW TO SELECT
HOW TO ENTER HOW TO GROOM CLASSIFICATION PROCESS JUDGING PROCESS FLORAL DESIGNS

SHOW VOCABULARY

Like other activities, flower shows have their own vocabulary. Here are some of the more commonly used show terms for your information.



Stay tuned for additional information about our shows.

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 to be classified.

Exhibit - A horticultural or design entry 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, an exhibit 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 extent 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.  Spray length may be limited.  Larger sprays may be referred to as a branch.

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.
Winners
              and trophies
Most shows include a variety of entries based on classes. In this way a single truss competes against a single truss, rather than having a single truss compete against a spray or branch.