Floriculture

Mercer County Fair
Floriculture – Division 29

Overall Superintendents – Stacy Welk, 873-5324 or Judy Brunmeier, 880-0326


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   Delphinium  ……………………………….. 1 stem

2906   Dianthus …………………………………… 3 stems

2907   Echinacea…………………………………..  3 blooms

2908   Gaillardia …………………………………… 3 blooms

2909   Iris ……………………………………………. 1 stem

2910   Lilies …………………………………………. 1 stem

2911   Peonies………………………………………  1 bloom

2912   Salvia…………………………………………  3 stems

2913   Sedum ………………………………………. 3 stems

2914   Sweet William ……………………………. 3 stems

2915   Tulips ……………………………………….. 3 stems

2916   Yarrow ………………………………………. 3 stems

2917   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   Forget-me-nots …………………………… 3 stems

2943   Geraniums …………………………………. 5 stems

2944   Inpatients……………………………………  3 stems

2945   Larkspur ……………………………………. 3 stems

2946   Marigold (large) ………………………….. 1 bloom

2947   Marigold (small)………………………….. 3 blooms

2948   Marigold (dwarf) …………………………. 6 blooms

2949   Moss roses ………………………………… 3 blooms

2950   Nasturiums ………………………………… 3 blooms

2951   Pansies………………………………………  3 blooms

2952   Petunias (gradiflora) ……………………. 3 blooms

2953   Petunias (ruffled double)  …………….. 3 blooms

2954   Phlox (twinkee) …………………………… 3 stems

2955   Salvia…………………………………………  6 stalks

2956   Snapdragons ……………………………… 3 stalks

2957   Sweet peas………………………………… 6 stems

2958   Sweet William …………………………….. 6 blooms

2959   Verbenas …………………………………… 3 blooms

2960   Violets………………………………………..  3 blooms

2961   Zinnia (large) ……………………………… 1 bloom

2962   Zinnia (small) ……………………………… 3 blooms

2963   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   Flower box

2992   Hanging plant (foliage)

2993   Hanging plant (blooming)

2994   Potted plant (one variety)

2995   Potted plant (mixed variety)

2996   Yard art planter (one variety)

2997   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