Floriculture

Mercer County Fair

Home, Hobby & Garden Showcase

(formerly known as Static Display)
Overall Superintendent – Rita Skraba 870-0356

Floriculture – Division 18

Annuals & Perennials – 6 blooms opened unless noted


Exhibits must remain until 3 p.m. Sunday, or prize money will be withheld.
No early releases.

 

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 fi t 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              Annuals

181 – Bachelor buttons

182 – Cosmos

183 – Dahlia, 1 large

184 – Geraniums

185 – Gladiolus, small, 1 stalk

186 – Gladiolus, large, 1 stalk

187 – Marigolds, small

188 – Marigold, large

189 – Pansies

190 – Petunias, grandiflora

191 – Petunias, double

192 – Sunflower, 3 stems

193 – Sweet Peas

194 – Verbenas

195 – Zinnias

196 – All other, please label

 

Potted Plants – Indoor

197 – Dish or bowl garden (terrariums)

198 – Flowering house plants 1 kind

199 – Foliage house plant

200 – Succulent plant

201 – All other, please label

 

Roses

202 – Floribunda

203 – Granidlora

204 – Hybrid

205 – Miniature

206 – All others, please label

Lot            Perennials

207 – Begonia, tuberous

208 – Columbine

209 – Daises

210 – Daylilies

211 – Gaillardia

212 – Iris, 3 stems

213 – Lilies

214 – Peonies

215 – Salvia

216 – Sedum

217 – Sweet William, 3 stems

218 – Tulips, 3 stems

219 – Yarrow, 3 stems

220 – All other, please label

 

Potted Plants – Outdoor

221 – Flower Box

222 – Hanging plants – blooming

223 – Hanging plants

224 – Outdoor potted plant, 1 kind

225 – Outdoor potted plant, mixed

226 – Yard art

 

Fresh flower Arrangements

227 – All roses

228 – Flowers

229 – Holiday arrangement

230 – Wildflowers & grasses

231 – All other, please label