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Best of Show Youth- Iden Baker
Best of Class Youth- Penelope Haskew
Best in Show- Suzanne Fleming
Best in Show- Terry Browne
Best of Class- Nancy Wampler

Best of Class- Beth Spaulding
Best of Class- Sandy Richard
Best of Class- Laura Chorba McKee
Best of Class- Mary McCullock
Best of Class- Jan Howard
Best of Class- Mary Hicks
Best of Class- ingrid Fabianson

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Kristy Briggs
Sandra Brame

Location: Main Exhibit Hall


Special Rosettes will be awarded for Best of Class and Best in Show, if deemed worthy by the judges. San Juan Island Garden Club will donate $25 to the Best Youth entry.



1. Entries will be accepted between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on entry day. Exhibitors may enter flowers or decorative displays in appropriate categories as described in the premium book. One entry per color (see color list) in each lot will be accepted.

2. The flower show committee will exercise care in handling and displaying entries but CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS OR BREAKAGE. Plants or containers having special sentimental or monetary value should not be entered.

3. Judging will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Flower Hall.

4. Garden Clubs are encouraged to enter an exhibit which will be judged separately from the flower show and will be included in the fair-wide competition in educational exhibits.

5. Exhibits must be claimed on Sunday between 9am and 12 noon. Exhibits remaining after 12 noon on Sunday will be donated to a worthy cause or discarded.


7. Entries must be made according to classification described in the following sections. Use correct number of blooms, stems, stalks or sprays as listed in the schedule; otherwise, entries will be disqualified. Stalks or sprays should not include flowers that are past full bloom and are deteriorating; they should include unopened buds or buds showing color.

8. Buds showing color are defined as blooms (i.e. 3 stems of aster, one of which has an added bud showing color would be defined as four blooms, thus disqualifying the entry).


10. Containers for cut flowers will be furnished except for flower arrangements.

11. House plants will be judged on the proportion of pot to plant size, placement of plant in pot, identification of plant, horticultural perfection, condition of plant and container and grooming of plant.

12. The following color list should be used when applicable in any of Section A and B categories.

a. Bicolor
b. Light Blends
c. Dark Blends
d. Blue
e. Bronze
f. Dark Red
g. Flame
h. Green
i. Lavender
j. Maroon
k. Mixed
l. Orange
m. Pink
n. Dark Pink
o. Purple
p. Red
q. Dark Red
r. Salmon
s. Variegated
t. White
u. Yellow

13. An entry tag must be completed for each exhibit. Exhibitors with 20 or more entries MUST OBTAIN AND COMPLETE ENTRY TAGS PRIOR TO PRESENTING ENTRIES FOR CHECK-IN AT THE FAIR. Green Flower show tags will be available at local libraries and at the Fair office, usually in a box at the main entrance. This will alleviate the backlog of entries and crowding of exhibitors during check-in.



Class I: Annuals and Biennials

One entry per lot only. Use color list.


1. Ageratum, 3 stems

2. Amaranthus (Love Lies Bleeding), 1 stalk

3. Aster cactus type (needle-like), 3 blooms

4. Aster crego type (fluffy or ostrichlike), 3 blooms

5. Aster princess type (crested), 3 blooms

6. Bachelor Buttons (Corn Flowers), 10 stems

7. Calendula, crested, 5 stems

8. Calendula, double, 5 stems

9. Calendula, single, 5 stems

10. Celosia (Cockscomb) crested, 1 stalk

11. Campanula

12. Clarkia, 3 stems

13. Cleome, 3 stems

14. Cosmos, 1 spray

15. Dianthus, 3 stems

16. Gazania, 3 stems

17. Godetia, 3 stems

18. Gypsophilia, 1 spray

19. Impatiens, (Balsam), 1 stem.

20. Larkspur, 3 spikes

21. Mallow (Lavatera, Malope), 3 sm. or 1 lg. stem

22. Marigold, African, 3 stems

23. Marigold, French or dwarf, 5 stems

24. Marigold, Mexican miniature, 5 stems

25. Moluccella (Bells of Ireland), 1 stalk

26. Nasturtium, double, (w/ three leaves) 10 stems

27. Nasturtium, single, (w/ three leaves) 10 stems

28. Nigella (Love In the Mist) 3 stems NEW

29. Osteospermum (African Daisy), 3 stems

30. Panola (Pansy/Viola cross), 5 stems

31. Pansies, with foliage, 5 stems

32. Pelargonium (annual/semi-hardy, zonal

33. Petunia, double, 3 stems

34. Petunia, ruffled, 3 stems

35. Petunia, single, 3 stems

36. Phlox, 1 spray

37. Rudbeckia, 3 stems

38. Salpiglossis, 5 stems

39. Salvia, 3 spikes

40. Scabiosa, 5 stems

41. Snapdragons, butterfly, 3 spikes

42. Snapdragons, regular, 3 spikes

43. Stocks, 3 stems

44. Sunflowers (ornamental, not mammoth heads), 3 stems

45. Sweet Peas, 10 stems

46. Verbena, 3 stems

47. Viola, with foliage, 10 stems

48. Zinnia, Cactus like, 3 blooms

49. Zinnia, Crested, pincushion center, 3 blooms

50. Zinnia, Dahlia type, 3 blooms

51. Zinnia, Gem or Lilliput, 5 blooms

52. Any other annual or biennial not listed, 3 small or 1 large stem, one entry per color, per variety.

Class II: Gladiolus

All entries must be single, unbranched spikes with good proportion and with all blooms left on. Cut spikes no more than 20 inches below flower head. Leave on any attached leaves to main stem.

Use color list.

Please provide appropriate proportioned container.


1. Gladiolus, all large types, 1 spike

2. Gladiolus, butterfly types, 1 spike

3. Gladiolus, miniature, 1 spike

4. Gladiolus, any one type, 3 spikes

Class III: Dahlias

A stem should have at least 1 or 2 leaves. The stem should be disbudded, except for pompons. The length should be in proportion to the flower size. Use color list.


1. Incurve Cactus (tips curve to center), 1 bloom

2. Straight Cactus (rays straight), 1 bloom

3. Semi-Cactus (rays broad and 1/2 or less the length), 1 bloom

4. Formal Decorative (rays in regular manner or arrangement), 1 bloom

5. Informal Decorative (rays in disarray), 1 bloom

6. Ball (4 inches or more in diameter), 1 bloom

7. Miniature Ball (same as ball dahlias but differing in size, 2 to 3.5) 3 blooms

8. Pompon (ball shaped, up to 2 inches in diameter), 3 blooms

9. Single (open centered with 1 row of ray florets), 3 blooms

10. Mignon single (same as single but less than 2 inches) 3 blooms

11. Collerette (open centered with 1 row of ray florets and with additional rows of petaloids forming a collar around disc) 3 blooms

12. Water Lily (close centered with multiple ray florets which are broad and flat or slightly incurved) single, triple or 5 blooms.

13. Peony (daisy-like petals surrounding center of disc florets) 3 blooms.

14. Anemone (1 or more rows of ray florets surrounding center of elongated disc florets) 3 blooms.

15. Laciniated (florets split on ends) 3 blooms

16. Orchid Dahlia (open centered with 1 row of 8 florets – ray florets involute for 2/3rds or more of length) 1 bloom

17. Novelty Dahlia (any dahlia with characteristics differing from the present classifications) 1 bloom

Class IV: Roses

At time of judging, most roses (hybrid tea, floribunda, climber, miniature) should be at least half open with many petals showing circular outline; not just one outer row of petals, and a well-formed center with no center stamens showing. Each entry must have a sturdy stem with two or more sets of leaves that are in balance with the blossom.

Some roses (old fashioned, shrub, others) may only have a single row of petals and stamens become part of the rose’s beauty. These differences in characteristics will be accommodated in the judging.

One entry for each named variety in each lot, or one entry per color for each unnamed variety.
Use color list.


1. Hybrid tea, 1 bloom

2. Hybrid tea, 3 blooms, mixed colors

3. Floribunda, 1 spray

4. Grandiflora, 1 spray

5. Climber, hybrid tea, 1 bloom; floribunda type, 1 spray

6. Polyantha, 1 spray

7. Miniature, 1 spray

8. Old-fashioned rose

9. New bush rose variety

10. Others

Class V:Perennials

Use color list.


1. Aconitum (Monkshood), 3 spikes

2. Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile), 1 stalk

3. Agastache, 3 stems

4. Alium, 3 stems

5. Alstroemeria, 3 stems

6. Aster x frikartii (Michaelmas Daisy), 1 spray

7. Astilbe, (False Spirea, Meadowsweet), 3 stems

8. Astrantia, 3 stems

9. Campanula, (Bellflower) 3 stems

10. Catananche, (Cupid’s Dart)5 stems

11. Chrysanthemum, Large disbud, 1 stem

12. Chrysanthemum, Spider disbud, 1 stem

13. Chrysanthemum, Spray, 1 spray

14. Coreopsis, 3 stems

15. Delphinium, 1 stalk

16. Dianthus, (Carnation) single, 3 stems

17. Dianthus, (Carnation) small, 3 stems

18. Dianthus, (Carnation) spray, 1 spray

19. Digitalis (Foxglove), 1 stalk

20. Echinacea, (Purple Coneflower) 3 stems

21. Fuchsia, hardy, 3 stems

22. Gaillardia, (Blanket Flower) 3 stems

23. Geranium, 3 stems

24. Gerbera Daisy (Transvaal Daisy) 3 stems

25. Geum, 3 stems

26. Gypsophila, (Baby’s Breath) 1 spray

27. Heliopsis, 3 blooms

28. Hemerocallis (Daylily) 1 stalk

29. Hollyhocks, double, 1 stalk

30. Hollyhocks, single, 1 stalk

31. Japanese Anemone, double, 3 stems

32. Japanese Anemone, single, 3 stems

33. Leucanthemum (Daisy) Esther Reed, 3 stems

34. Leucanthemum, Shasta double, 3 stems

35. Leucanthemum, Shasta single, 3 stems

36. Leucanthemum, (Daisy) other, 3 stems

37. Liatris, 3 stems

38. Lobelia, (Cardinal Flower) 3 stems

39. Lupine, 3 stems

40. Lythrum, 3 stems

41. Monarda, (Bee Balm) 3 stems

42. Montbretia (Crocosmia) 3 stems

43. Penstemon (Beard Tongue) 3 stems

44. Perovskia (Russian Sage) 3 stems

45. Phlox, Garden Phlox, tall 1 stalk

46. Poppy, 3 stems

47. Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy) 3 stems

48. Scabiosa, (Pincushion Flower) 5 stems

49. Verbascum, (Mullein) 3 small or 1 large

50.Veronica, (Speedwell) 3 stems

51. Any other Perennial not listed. One entry per color, per variety.

Class VI: Lilies (Lilium)

The best specimens have a healthy vigorous appearance, free from disease or insect damage. The foliage should be free of pollen stains. Each stalk should have the maximum number of blooms and buds. They should be of good color and well-spaced. Note: (Judges may take points off for removing stamens)

Lots follow North American Lily Society classification.


1. Asiatic Hybrids (not fragrant)

2. Martagon Hybrids (flocked or freckled sepals)

3. American Hybrids

4. Trumpet and Aurelian Hybrids

5. Oriental Hybrids (fragrant)

6. Species

Class VII: Everlasting Flowers and Ornamental Grasses

May be in fresh or dry state, no more than 9 months old.



1. Acacia, 3 stems

2. Achillea (Yarrow), 3 stems

3. Cortaderia (Pampas Grass), 3 stems

4. Goldenrod, 3 stems

5. Gomphrena (Globe Amaranth), 5 stems

6. Helichrysum (Straw Flower), 5 stems

7. Lavandula (Lavender), 10 spikes

8. Limonium (Statice), 3 stems

9. Lunaria (Money Plant, Honesty), 3 stems

10. Pearly Everlasting, 5 stems

11. Physalis alkekengi (Chinese Lantern), 3 stems

12. Rhodanthe (Immortelle), 3 stems

13. Xeranthemum (Acroclinium), 3 stems

14. Any other everlasting or ornamental grasses not listed, 3 stems. (1 entry per color, per variety.)

Class VIII: Flowering Shrubs and Vines


1. Buddleia, 3 stems

2. Clematis - single, 3 stems

3. Clematis - double, 3 stems

4. Heather, 3 spikes

5. Hydrangea, single, 1 bloom

6. Hydrangea, double, 1 bloom

7. Hydrangea, Lace Cap,1 bloom

8. Lonicera (Honeysuckle), 3 stems

9. Other flowering shrub or vine



A plant may only be entered once (one year). Containers must be within specified size limits for each class. The total weight of an entry, including pot, soil and plant, shall not exceed 25 pounds.

Class I: Indoor Blooming Potted Plants


1. African Violet, Single bloom (single crown plants only)

2. African Violet, Double bloom (single crown plants only)

3. Begonia, fibrous

4. Begonia, any other variety except tuberous

5. Cyclamen florist type

6. Columnea (Lipstick Plant)

7. Gardenia

8. Gloxinia

9. Hibiscus

10. Impatiens

11. Orchid

12. Shrimp Plant

13. Streptocarpus

14. Any other blooming plant

15. Combination, more than one plant in a container measuring up to 12” in diameter.

Class II: Indoor Foliage Potted Plants


1. Aglaonema

2. Asparagus Fern

3. Bonsai - Indoor

4. Bromeliad

5. Caladium

6. Citrus*

7. Coleus

8. Croton

9. Dieffenbachia

10. Dracaena

11. Fatsia

12. Fern (True)*

13. Ficus

14. Fittonia (Nerve Plant)

15. Grape Ivy

16. Hoya

17. Ivy*

18. Norfolk Island Pine

19. Palm*

20. Peperomia

21. Philodendron*

22. Pilea

23. Pothos

24. Prayer Plant

25. Rex Begonia

26. Schefflera*

27. Spathiphyllum

28. Spider Plant

29. Swedish Ivy

30. Any other variety

31. Combination, more than one plant in a container measuring up to 12” in diameter.

* Larger pot acceptable.

Class III: Terrariums


1. Terrarium, large

2. Terrarium, small

3. Terrarium, displayed theme

Class IV: Cacti and Succulents


1. Adromischus

2. Agave

3. Aloe

4. Astrophytum

5. Cephalocereus (Old Man)

6. Cereus

7. Coryphantha

8. Crassula (Jade Plant)

9. Crassula (any other)

10. Echeveria (Rosettes)

11. Echinocactus

12. Epiphyllum (Orchid Cactus), in bloom

13. Euphorbia

14. Faucaria (Tiger Jaws)

15. Gasteria

16. Haworthia

16B Hatoria (Easter Cactus)

17. Kalanchoe, in bloom

18. Lithops (Living Stones)

19. Mammillaria (Pincushion)

20. Notocactus

21. Opuntia

22. Pleiospilos (Split Rocks)

23. Sedum

24. Sempervivums

25. Stapelia

26. Any other variety

27. Combination, more than one kind of plant in a container

Class V:Outdoor Potted Plants

Use color list when applicable.


1. Bonsai Deciduous

2. Bonsai Evergreen

2B Cyclamen hardy

3. Fuchsia - upright with double flower

4. Fuchsia - upright with single flower

5. Pelargonium (Zonal)

6. Pelargonium (Ivy type)

7. Pelargonium (Martha Washington)

8. Pelargonium -scented

9. Pelargonium – any other type

10. Petunia

11. Impatiens

12. Any other variety

13. Mixed plants

14. Any variety in an usual container

Class VI: Tuberous Begonias

Use color list. Display with one leaf on shallow plate.


1. Camellia, double flower, petals flat edged

2. Carnation, double flower, petals tooth edged

3. Rose, double flower, compact, center like rose bud

4. Ruffled, double flower, petals ruffled edged

5. Bi-color, double flower, two tone color

6. Crispa, single flower, petals frill edged

7. Single, no ruffles

Class VII: Hanging Baskets - Outdoors


1. Fuchsia, single flower

2. Fuchsia, double flower

3. Geranium (Pelargonium)

4. Petunia

5. Mixed Plants

6. Any other variety

Class VIII: Hanging Baskets Indoors


1. Asparagus Fern (Asparagus)

2. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis)

3. Grape ivy (Cissus)

4. Ivy (Hedera)

5. Piggy Back Plant (Tolmiea)

6. Pothos (Epipremnum)

7. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum)

8. Swedish Ivy (Plectranthus)

9. Wandering Jew(Tradescantia)

10. Any other variety



a. Plant material does not have to be grown by exhibitor.

b. All flower arrangement containers and/or accessories must be labeled inconspicuously to identify owner.


d. Due to limited space, no design can exceed an open space of 12” deep x 18” wide x 36” high.

Class I: Design with No Title


1. Dining table centerpiece, round or oval; must be finished on all sides

2. Suitable for hall table or buffet

3. Monochromatic design, all one color

4. Old fashioned

5. Using a basket

6. Using candles with flowers

7. Using driftwood with fresh flowers

8. Dry material in container

9. Using native plant material

10. Vegetable and/or fruits

Class II: Interpretive Design (Must Be Titled)


1. Suggesting a song title

2. Suggesting a holiday

3. Suggesting country life

4. Suggesting a place or thing

5. Interpreting this year’s Fair Theme

Class III: Line Design


1. Crescent

2. Hogarth, upright

3. Vertical

4. Triangular

5. Horizontal

Class IV: Small Designs


1. Miniature, 5 inches or less in any dimension

2. Using a toy

3. Using cup and saucer

4. Interpreting Fair Theme

Class V: Miscellaneous Creations


1. Wreaths

2. Plaques

3. Hats

4. Living plant material

5. Others not listed

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