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|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.
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SHOW TROPHIES OFFERED
HOW TO ENTER
HOW TO GROOM
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.
Just some of the trophy winners and prizes!