Floriculture

Mercer County Fair
Floriculture – Division 29

Overall Superintendents – Stacy Welk, 873-5324 or Rita Skraba, 870-0356


Exhibits must remain until 4 p.m. Sunday, or prize money will be withheld.
No early releases.

  1. No entry fee.
  2. Individuals are responsible for their exhibits at the close of the fair.
  3. Ribbons and premiums will be awarded: 1st $5, 2nd $4, 3rd $3.

 

Floriculture display tips:

  1. Always look for flowers that are only ¼ to ½ open.
  2. Cut flowers in late evening or early morning and immerse stems in cool water with a preservative. Keep cool until displaying.
  3. Display in container to fit the style of arrangement. If showing a single or multiple flowers in a vase, try to use a clear or colored vase. Use appropriate size container for your display. If you need appropriate size vase, check with your local florist. They may be able to help you.
  4. When displaying, spray a mist over flowers to retain form and shape after cutting until time of judging to help flower retain moisture.

 

LOT    Perennials                                             Number

2901 Begonia, tuberous ……………………….1 bloom
2902 Carnation ………………………………….3 stems
2903 Columbine ………………………………….3 stems
2904 Daisies………………………………………3 blooms
2905 Day lilies …………………………………….1 stem
2906 Delphinium ………………………………..1 stem
2907 Dianthus ……………………………………3 stems
2908 Echinacea…………………………………..3 blooms
2909 Gaillardia ……………………………………3 blooms
2910 Iris …………………………………………….1 stem
2911 Lilies ………………………………………….1 stem
2912 Peonies………………………………………1 bloom
2913 Salvia…………………………………………3 stems
2914 Sedum ……………………………………….3 stems
2915 Sweet William …………………………….3 stems
2916 Tulips ………………………………………..3 stems
2917 Yarrow……………………………………….3 stems
2918 Any other perennial …………………….3 stems

Lot       Annuals                                                 Number

2934 Ageratum …………………………………..3 stems
2935 Annual pinks ……………………………….3 stems
2936 Annual carnations………………………..3 stems
2937 Bachelor buttons …………………………6 blooms
2938 Balsam ………………………………………1 stalk
2939 Celosia ………………………………………3 stems
2940 Cosmos ……………………………………..3 blooms
2941 Dahlias ……………………………………..3 blooms
2942 Daisies……………………………………….3 stems
2943 Forget-me-nots ……………………………3 stems
2944 Geraniums ………………………………….5 stems
2945 Inpatients ……………………………………3 stems
2946 Larkspur …………………………………….3 stems
2947 Marigold (large) …………………………..1 bloom
2948 Marigold (small) …………………………..3 blooms
2949 Marigold (dwarf) ………………………….6 blooms
2950 Moss roses …………………………………3 blooms
2951 Nasturiums …………………………………3 blooms

2952 Pansies ………………………………………3 blooms

2953 Petunias (gradifl ora) …………………….3 blooms

2954 Petunias (ruffl ed double) ……………..3 blooms

2955 Phlox (twinkee) ……………………………3 stems

2956 Salvia…………………………………………6 stalks

2957 Snapdragons ………………………………3 stalks

2958 Sunflower …………………………………..1 stem

2959 Sweet peas…………………………………6 stems

2960 Sweet William ……………………………..6 blooms

2961 Verbenas ……………………………………3 blooms

2962 Violets………………………………………..3 blooms

2963 Zinnia (large) ………………………………1 bloom

2964 Zinnia (small) ………………………………3 blooms

2965 Any other annual …………………………3 blooms

 

 

Flower Arrangements

LOT

2975   All roses in a vase

2976   Buffet

2977   Centerpieces

2978   Dry arrangement

2979   Flowers in vase

2980   Flowers in basket

2981   Holiday arrangement

2982   Miniature

2983   Wild flowers and grasses

2984   Any other flower arrangement

 

House Plants  (must be in possession 60 days prior to fair)

LOT

2985   Blooming house plant

2986   Cactus

2987   Foliage plants

2988   Potted plant

2989   Succulent plant

2990   Any other house plant

Outdoor Container Plants  (must be in possession 30 days prior to fair)

LOT

2991 Fairy gardens
2992 Flower box
2993 Hanging plant (foliage)
2994 Hanging plant (blooming)
2995 Potted plant (one variety)
2996 Potted plant (mixed variety)
2997 Yard art planter (one variety)
2998 Yard art planter (mixed variety)

 

Roses

LOT

3001   Floribunda rose

3002   Grandiflora rose

3003   Hybrid rose

3004   Miniature rose

3005   Shrub rose

3006   Tea rose

3007   Any other rose