E XHIBIT O R’S GUIDE
PHILADELPHIA
FLOWER SHOW
FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 8, 2015
PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION CENTER
“Jaw-Dropping
Floral Displays.”
2015 Exhibitor’s Guide:
• Schedule
• Awards
FLOWER SHOW
PHILADELPHIA
100 N. 20th Street – 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1495
PHSonline.org
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AND FLORAL DESIGNERS. SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY THE MOST EXCITING PLANTS ON THE PLANET.
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CONTENTS
Access for Persons with Disabilities .......................................... 10
Arrangement Classes ................................................................ 11
Artistic Workshops ..................................................................... 16
Awards ....................................................................................... 55
Beginner’s Luck Horticulture Classes ........................................ 46
Challenge Classes ............................................. 17, 18, 47, 48, 50
Competitive Classes Committee ................................................. 4
Dog Houses ............................................................................... 25
Enter All Days (Horticulture) ................ 31 and entry-form section*
Entry Forms ..................................................... entry-form section*
Gardens ..................................................................................... 24
General Rules & Information ....................................................... 7
Horticulture Classes .................................................................. 36
Horticulture Rules and Information ............................................ 26
Jewelry ...................................................................................... 22
Miniature Settings ...................................................................... 24
Novice Classes .. 18, 20, 22, 36, 38, 40, 41, 44, 47, 48, 50, 53, 54
Online Registration for Horticulture and Orchid Classes
......................................................................... entry-form section*
Orchids ...................................................................................... 51
Parking ................................................................................ 10, 60
Patios ......................................................................................... 25
Pressed Plant Material Classes ................................................. 20
Tablescapes .............................................................................. 24
Store Windows .......................................................................... 24
Tickets and Hours ........................................................................ 1
Window Boxes & Lamp Posts ................................................... 25
Appendix—Competitive Classes Logistics ................................ 60
* If you are downloading this Guide,
please note that the entry forms are in a separate file.
New to the Flower Show? Never won a blue ribbon?
Look for classes marked Beginner’s Luck or Novice.
You may enter any classes, but in Beginner’s Luck or Novice classes (see above)
you will not be competing against exhibitors who have won blue ribbons in the past.
New: To find out if the weather is affecting any aspect of the Flower Show,
please go to http://www.pennhort.net/weather
Please note: The information in this Exhibitor’s Guide was accurate at press time.
However, some changes may have been made since then—for example, there may have
been substitutions of challenge plants, classes may have been dropped or divided,
committee members may have been added, or phone numbers may have changed.
2015 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show
February 28 – March 8
Pennsylvania Convention Center
12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA
HOURS
Members’ Preview, Friday, February 27 ................................................ noon– 3:30 p.m.
Members’ Preview, Saturday, February 28 ................................... 8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Opening Day—Saturday, February 28 .......................................... 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 1 ............................................................................. 8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Monday, March 2, through Friday, March 6 ................................... 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 7 ........................................................................... 8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 8
8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
TICKETS
Box Office
Saturday, February 28 (after 11 a.m.)
Sunday, March 1–Sunday, March 8
Family Fun Pak (2 adults & 2 children; includes 1-year
PHS membership)
*Students must have valid student ID & proof of age.
Advance Purchase
(good any day except Members’ Preview: Friday,
February 27, and Saturday, February 28, before 11
a.m.) Service charges may apply.
Individual
Group tickets (minimum 25 adult tickets)
Special Packages
Family Fun Pak (2 adults & 2 children, including 1-year
PHS membership)
Duo Pak (2 adults; includes 1-year PHS membership)
Value Pak (4 adults; includes 1-year PHS membership)
* Students must have valid student ID & proof of age.
Adults
$32
Children
(2-16)
$17
Students
(17-24)*
$22
Children
(2-16)
$15
$15
Students
(17-24)*
$20
$20
$75
Adults
$27
$23/$25
$70 (online only)
$60 (online only)
$100 (online only)
Online Ticket Sales
Advance sale tickets and special ticket packages may be purchased now on
www.theflowershow.com.
Other Ticket Outlets
Beginning in January, tickets may also be purchased at the Pennsylvania Horticultural
Society headquarters, SEPTA ticket outlets, ACME Markets, AAA Mid-Atlantic, Boscov’s,
Giant Food Stores, and local florists, nurseries, and garden centers. For a complete list of
retail ticket outlets, visit www.theflowershow.com. Service charges may apply.
Free same-day re-entry with hand stamp.
The 2015 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
100 N. 20th Street - 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1495
215-988-8800
PHS website: PHSonline.org
PHS Philadelphia Flower Show website: www.theflowershow.com
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2015 PHS PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW COMMITTEE
Francesca Northrup, Chair
STAFF
PHS President ................................................................................. Drew Becher
Chief, Shows & Events................................................................ Sam Lemheney
Executive Assistant, Shows & Events ............................................ Michelle Dean
Vice President, Business Development ......................................... Jimmy Owens
Associate Director, Business Development ................................... Nicholas Pytel
Director, Operations ................................................................... Kelley Mansfield
Associate Director, Operations .................................................. Bridget Bonasch
Manager, Events Operations ............................................................... Bob Felke
Coordinator, Events .............................................................. Robin DellaVecchia
Event Manager ................................................................................ Sally Gendler
Event Manager ........................................................................ Johanna Schoeller
Consulting Manager, Production ........................................................... Ira Rosen
Manager, Exhibitor Relations ........................................................... Anne Vallery
Manager, Volunteers and Show Committees.................................. Betty Greene
Coordinator, Volunteers ................................................................. Jessica Wong
Sr. Coordinator, Shows Data ............................................................... Elsa Efran
Director, Merchandising .................................................................. Seth Pearsoll
Manager, Purchasing/Production .................................................. Patricia Musolf
Sr. Director, Marketing ...................................................................Lisa Stephano
Director, Communications .....................................................................Alan Jaffe
Coordinator, Social Media ......................................................... Jamie McFadden
Director, Membership .................................................................... Suzanne Betts
PHS Phone .................................................................................... 215-988-8800
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO FLOWER SHOW EXHIBITORS
The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Exhibitor’s Guide, entry forms, and other
exhibitor information can be downloaded from the Flower Show website
(http://theflowershow.com/exhibits/exhibit-at-the-flower-show/) each year beginning
in mid-September.
To request a printed copy of the Exhibitor’s Guide, send your name and address
(print clearly, please) to Exhibitor’s Guide, Shows Department, The Pennsylvania
Horticultural Society, 100 N. 20th St., 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1495, or
e-mail fsguide@pennhort.org. This e-mail address is for Exhibitor’s Guide requests
only, not for general information about the Show. For general Show information,
visit the Flower Show website (http://www.theflowershow.com) or call PHS (215988-8800).
Proceeds from the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show
benefit the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and its initiatives,
including the PHS Plant One Million tree campaign and PHS City Harvest,
which provides locally grown, fresh produce for underserved families.
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Dear PHS Members and Exhibitors:
Last year, exhibitors in the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “ARTiculture” proved
what we’ve been saying for a long time—that great horticultural design is a form of
art. Taking their inspiration from paintings and sculptures that appear in more than
20 of the nation’s leading art museums and institutions that were our partners in
the 2014 Flower Show, the designers captivated our visitors with amazing displays
and creativity expressed through living canvases of flowers and gardens. Guests
and participants agreed that it was one of the most unusual and beautiful shows in
decades.
My thanks and congratulations go out to all of you who contributed to this
unforgettable collaboration of the worlds of art and horticulture.
In 2015, we’ll take another new direction, as we celebrate one of the most
important mediums to American culture and to audiences around the world—the
magic of the movies. With the title “Lights, Camera, BLOOM,” the Flower Show will
explore the fantastic realm of cinema, from the studio backlot, to the grand movie
palaces, to the films themselves and how they enchant and illuminate our lives.
In this Exhibitor’s Guide you will see that the Design Classes have embraced the
movies theme, with Miniature Settings inspired by thrillers and romance; Store
Window designs you’d find on Rodeo Drive; Window Boxes and containers that
honor the leading men and ladies of Hollywood; and Jewelry that ranges from Liz
Taylor’s baubles to sci-fi fashions. The popular Pressed Plant classes will cover
great movie posters, close-ups of the stars, theme songs, and cartoon cels.
You get the idea. This Show is going to be a blast!
Joining us will be some of the world’s finest floral and landscape designers,
including local stars who have earned the top international honors, as well as new
entrants from Australia, Malaysia, Great Britain, and South Africa.
As I’m sure you know, the Flower Show continues to be a major fundraiser for PHS
and supports our year-round dedication to building beauty and bringing Flower
Show inspiration and concepts to every community. The show makes it possible to
reach our goals in the Plant One Million tree campaign; to bring healthy food to our
neighbors through PHS City Harvest; to transform blighted communities through
Philadelphia LandCare, and to share horticultural knowledge and training through
many other programs and events. The creative spirit and energy you bring to the
Flower Show supports all these PHS efforts, and we are very grateful for your
participation.
I look forward to a blockbuster Flower Show in 2015 and welcoming you to the
Pennsylvania Convention Center during set-up week. Until then, if you’d like to
share your ideas and comments regarding the upcoming Show, please contact me
at dbecher@pennhort.org.
Best regards,
Drew Becher
PHS President
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COMPETITIVE CLASSES COMMITTEE
Competitive Classes, Chair ................... Alice Bucher .............................. 610-444-0136
Competitive Classes, Vice-Chair ........... Don Slater ................................. 301-585-5038
ARRANGEMENT CLASSES
Chair ...................................................... Jolee Greenberg ....................... 856-778-6134
Vice-Chair .............................................. Louise Heilig ............................. 610-566-4092
Assistant ................................................ Jess Greenberg ........................ 609-410-1019
Miniature Arrangements
Chair ...................................................... Gabrielle Baugh Smith .............. 610-397-0606
Vice-Chair .............................................. Beverly Schmitt ......................... 610-399-9149
Advisors
Advisor-at-Large .................................... Hope Fox Coates ...................... 207-407-4069
Advisor-at-Large .................................... Anne Coste ............................... 215-836-7961
Challenge Classes ................................. Maudelin Alston ........................ 856-866-9381
Challenge Classes ................................. Margo Bennett .......................... 610-649-6436
Medium Niches: Special Effects ............ Judy Huffaker ............................ 610-645-0993
Medium Niches: Special Effects ............ Allison Romig ............................ 215-540-0164
Movie Posters ........................................ Tami Jones ............................... 856-234-7284
Movie Posters ........................................ Valerie McLaughlin ................... 484-574-4981
Pedestals: Double Take......................... Tanti Lina .................................. 267-438-4350
Pedestals: Double Take......................... Kathy Powell ............................. 609-577-0510
Quadrant: Hollywood Hats ..................... Jill Appleman ............................ 215-498-0675
Quadrant: Hollywood Hats ..................... Priscilla-Gene W. Shaffer ......... 215-855-9734
Small Niches: Final Cut ......................... Sidney Spahr ............................ 610-353-3539
Small Niches: Final Cut ......................... Donna Edwards ........................ 610-543-6204
Tables .................................................... Patti Kelly .................................. 610-876-4470
Tables .................................................... Cecelia Millea ........................... 856-235-8926
Arrangement Aides
Co-Chair ................................................ Suzanne Cavanaugh ................ 484-494-6337
Co-Chair ................................................ Beth Kuly .................................. 610-455-1878
Artistic Barrier Aides
Chair ...................................................... Lydia Allen-Berry ...................... 215-805-1502
Vice-Chair .............................................. Meg Gaibiselis .......................... 215-855-7367
Artistic Passing
Chair ...................................................... Carol Lipson .............................. 609-818-1512
Vice-Chair .............................................. Susanna Baum ......................... 610-296-0832
Artistic Workshops
Co-Chair ................................................ Jim Hayden ............................... 215-646-7564
Co-Chair ................................................ Susan McCune ......................... 215-884-5264
DOG HOUSES
Chair ...................................................... Bonnie Hays ............................ 610-656-1081
Vice-Chair .............................................. Sandra Marshall........................ 610-793-4480
GARDENS
Chair ...................................................... Barbara Schmidt ....................... 215-362-6118
Vice-Chair ............................................. Nancy Baxter ............................ 215-836-7702
HORTICULTURE AND ORCHID CLASSES
Horticulture Classes
Co-Chair ................................................ Diane Newbury ......................... 215-242-5973
Co-Chair ................................................ Thomas Hawkins ...................... 610-892-7865
Vice-Chair .............................................. John Gibson .............................. 856-912-9708
Vice-Chair .............................................. Lynn Carbonell.......................... 610-388-7826
Orchid Classes
Co-Chair ................................................ Roseanne Nunez ...................... 609-314-8800
Co-Chair ................................................ Marie-Christine Viallet ............... 610-246-4861
Vice-Chair .............................................. Carrie Buchman ....................... 201- 848-9491
Vice-Chair .............................................. Christine Jacoby ...................... 609- 220-3210
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Horticulture Aides
Co-Chair ................................................ Denise Hay ............................... 856-224-0238
Co-Chair ................................................ Scheraz Mahushukeen ............. 610-667-4419
Vice-Chair .............................................. Lucy Kuder................................ 856-234-1029
Vice-Chair .............................................. Karin Kopesky ........................... 610-631-0267
Horticulture Passing
Co-Chair ................................................ Janet Slater ............................... 610-775-3757
Co-Chair ................................................ Mike Slater ................................ 610-775-3757
Co-Chair ................................................ Nancy Greenwood .................... 610-687-5063
Vice-Chair .............................................. Lloyd Traven ............................. 610-847-8152
Horticulture Staging
Co-Chair ................................................ Cindy Kerr ................................. 856-425-3899
Co-Chair ................................................ Jessie Slater ............................. 301-585-5038
Vice-Chair .............................................. MaryEllen Jeno ......................... 215-925-1353
Vice-Chair .............................................. Nancy Schwoebel ..................... 215-828-4225
Horticourt Watering
Co-Chair ................................................ Gregg Tepper ........................... 305-563-5336
Co-Chair ................................................ Gail Nieman .............................. 484-410-9398
Vice-Chair .............................................. Josh Coceano ........................... 510-236-2529
JEWELRY
Chair ...................................................... Hollis Bauer .............................. 609-773-0013
Vice-Chair .............................................. Barbara Sartorius ...................... 631-653-6030
JUDGES AND AWARDS
Flower Show Judges & Awards
Chair ...................................................... Diane Mateson .......................... 610-388-9391
Vice-Chair .............................................. Linda Lowe ............................... 215-884-4268
Documents
Chair ...................................................... Yvette Kinsale ........................... 302-740-9245
Vice-Chair .............................................. Jane Moore ............................... 610-324-7390
Design Classes Passing
Co-Chair ................................................ Joe Marano ............................... 215-397-5755
Co-Chair ................................................ Sue Slim ................................... 856-235-6246
Vice-Chair .............................................. Jean Cooke ............................... 610-896-1625
Vice-Chair .............................................. Carmen Herrera von Wrangell .. 856-866-0452
Artistic Judges
Chair ...................................................... Joy Ericson ............................... 302-475-1777
Vice-Chair .............................................. Wendy Russell .......................... 610-642-4636
Artistic Clerks
Chair ...................................................... Janine Weller ............................ 484-433-2839
Vice-Chair .............................................. Debbie Brown-Zellner ............... 856-313-5128
Horticulture Judges
Co-Chair ................................................ Christine Jackson ..................... 610-664-6702
Co-Chair ................................................ Lisa Lloyd .................................. 215-836-4664
Vice-Chair .............................................. Kris Qualls ................................ 302-652-7272
Vice-Chair .............................................. Mimi Snyder .............................. 610-649-9634
Orchid Judges
Chair ...................................................... Valerie Oldham ......................... 609-760-9031
Vice-Chair .............................................. Bayard Saraduke ...................... 856-303-1662
Horticulture Clerks
Co-Chair ................................................ Wynrhys Coghlan ..................... 610-525-6431
Co-Chair ................................................ Maureen Horesh ....................... 610-207-9527
Vice-Chair .............................................. Brenda Krammes ...................... 302-239-2966
Vice-Chair .............................................. May Papastephanou ................. 609-921-0369
Trophies
Chair ...................................................... Sarah Lodge ............................. 508-636-4351
Vice-Chair .............................................. Jessica Tipton ........................... 484-678-1832
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Cards & Ribbons
Chair ...................................................... Bobbie Bruenner ....................... 610-649-9683
Vice-Chair .............................................. Debbie Gibbons-Neff ................ 610-572-7745
Judges' Activities
Chair ...................................................... Sandy de Holl ........................... 610-247-2922
Assistant ................................................ Jules Vassalluzzo ..................... 215-757-4504
PHS & Special Panel Clerks
Chair ...................................................... Brooke Ranck ........................... 610-971-9044
Vice-Chair .............................................. Margaret Hennes ...................... 610-444-0430
Points & Computer Support
Co-Chair ................................................ Jill Braid .................................... 610-664-2927
Co-Chair ................................................ Elsa Efran ................................. 215-242-4234
Co-Chair ................................................ Kris Qualls ................................ 302-652-7272
Vice-Chair .............................................. Carolyn Adams ......................... 215-353-1548
Vice-Chair .............................................. Margaret Coyne ........................ 610-888-7380
Advisor ................................................... Fred Matz .................................. 610-259-1069
Exhibitors & Awards Luncheon
Chair ...................................................... Martha Barron ........................... 215-233-5312
Vice-Chair .............................................. Carmen Herrera von Wrangell .. 856-866-0452
MINIATURE SETTINGS
Chair ...................................................... Ron Hoess ................................ 610-388-7562
Vice-Chair .............................................. Louise Krasniewicz ................... 610-581-0103
NOMENCLATURE
Chair, Design Nomenclature,................. Joyce Stemple .......................... 215-362-7437
Chair, Horticulture Nomenclature .......... Mary Ann Thomas .................... 215-233-3071
PATIOS
Chair ...................................................... Elsa Taylor ................................ 610-256-3623
Vice-Chair ............................................. Karen Wychock ......................... 215-460-8853
PRESSED PLANT MATERIAL
Chair ...................................................... Dorothy Yacek-Matulis .............. 610-337-8121
Vice-Chair .............................................. Jean Cook ................................. 610-322-0817
Advisor ................................................... Mary Campbell.......................... 610-566-0131
Advisor ................................................... Rita Marie Dennis ..................... 215-244-1535
SIGNS
Chair, Competitive Classes Signs ......... Anna Marie Amey ..................... 610-649-5687
Vice-Chair .............................................. Anne Kellett .............................. 610-525-3129
Vice-Chair .............................................. Sandy Young ............................ 610-558-1181
STORE WINDOWS
Chair ...................................................... Wilfreta Baugh .......................... 215-919-1696
Vice-Chair .............................................. Rebecca Zellner ........................ 856-313-5132
TABLESCAPES
Chair ...................................................... Jill Bonn .................................... 610-651-5788
Vice-Chair .............................................. Robert Grenfell ......................... 302-593-7400
WINDOW BOXES & LAMP POSTS
Chair ...................................................... Robin Lincoln ............................ 610-525-1669
Vice-Chair .............................................. Denise Klein .............................. 610-388-2265
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GENERAL RULES AND INFORMATION
Specific classes have additional rules. See individual sections.
STAGING AND MAINTENANCE OF ALL EXHIBITS
1.
All entries must include fresh or dried plant material; forced plants must
predominate, and the emphasis should be on color. All exhibits must be kept in
show condition. Plant material must be kept fresh. Unsightly or wilted plant material
must be replaced. No artificial plant material is permitted in any exhibit.
2.
No live animals are permitted in any Flower Show exhibit without prior approval.
Requests must be made by December 31, 2014. No taxidermy is permitted in any
Flower Show exhibit.
3.
The Show Management may remove an exhibit at any time if deemed necessary.
4.
Major Exhibitor maintenance must be done in the evening only—Friday, February
27/Saturday, February 28, after 1 a.m. (after Friday’s Preview Party); Saturday,
February 28, through Saturday, March 7, from 9:00 to 11:30 p.m. Major exhibitors are
responsible for watering their own exhibits but are cautioned not to over-water, which
will cause seepage into the aisles.
5.
Competitive Classes maintenance must be completed by 7:00 a.m. on Saturdays and
Sundays and 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Doors open for maintenance at 6:00
a.m. on all days.
6.
Pool and fountain liners must be constructed of material of sufficient strength to
prevent seepage.
COMPETITIVE CLASSES ENTRIES
7.
Entries will be accepted as received, and classes will be closed when filled. All entries
will be acknowledged. Classes 134, 135, 136, 156, 160, 165, 174, 175, and 176 were
announced before publication and may be filled; contact the class chairs about
availability in these classes. The Competitive Classes in the PHS Philadelphia Flower
Show are open to everyone—amateur or professional. Entries may be made by
individuals or groups (e.g., garden clubs); however, entries may not be entered under
a commercial or business name.
8.
Entry forms can be found in center section of this printed Exhibitor’s Guide or on the
Competitive Classes page of the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show website
(http://theflowershow.com/exhibits/exhibit-at-the-flower-show/). Please note that there
are separate entry forms for Arrangement, Pressed Plant Material, Jewelry, and
Horticulture classes. Entries must be mailed (including FedEx, etc.) or handdelivered; no entries will be accepted by telephone, fax, or e-mail. However,
beginning December 15, Horticulture exhibitors who wish to do so will be able to enter
online (check the website beginning in December for details). Please see the entryform centerfold or the Flower Show website for more information.
9.
On each entry day, each exhibit must be passed by the Passing Committee before
the exhibitor leaves the Show floor.
ADMISSION, INSTALLATION, AND TEAR-DOWN
10.
During installation and tear-down, Set-up/Tear-down buttons or Exhibitor badges
must be worn to gain admission to the Show floor and must be worn at all times while
on the Show floor. Set-up/Tear-down buttons are valid until noon on Friday, February
27, and after 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 8.
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INSTALLATION SCHEDULES
11.
Major Exhibitors
Thursday, Friday ,
& Saturday
February 19, 20, & 21
Early drop-off;
timed appointments only
Monday
February 23
8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday
February 24
8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday
February 25
8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Thursday
February 26
8 a.m.–to be announced
Friday
February 27
6 a.m.–7:30 a.m.
Competitive Classes
Competitive Classes exhibitors should refer to the times listed for their specific
sections (later in this Guide or in class rules mailed to exhibitors).
PASSES
12.
Exhibitor passes are limited and will be allocated by the Show Management. These
tickets are to be surrendered upon entering the Convention Center.
REMOVAL OF EXHIBITS
13.
Nothing may be removed from exhibits during the Show except with the approval of
the Management or at specific times stipulated in certain classes.
14.
No boxes or other removal containers are permitted in the Exhibition Hall until after
the public has left the Show floor. Nothing may be dismantled until the removal
announcement has been made, usually between 6:30 and 7 p.m.
15.
All Competitive Classes are to be dismantled on Sunday, March 9. Removal
information will be distributed prior to the Show by class chairs. All Major exhibits
must be completely removed by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10.
16.
Major exhibitors and Competitive Class exhibitors are responsible for guarding their
exhibits on Sunday, March 8, from 5:00 p.m. until removal begins.
17.
All exhibitors and helpers in the Hall must wear appropriate removal credentials (Setup/Tear-down buttons or Exhibitor badges) during the dismantling period. Buttons and
badges may be obtained from the class chairs or the Show Management.
18.
Exhibitors are responsible for the complete removal of their exhibits, including trees,
shrubs, rocks, peat moss, and other bulky refuse. Exhibitors who fail to comply will be
billed for the cost of the removal.
19.
No plant material may be sold or given away at closing time.
SALES AND ADVERTISING MATERIAL
20.
No material may be sold to the public during the Show except by Marketplace
exhibitors and as noted below in #22. No sales of any kind will be permitted at the
Pennsylvania Convention Center after the close of the Show.
21.
Major exhibitors may make descriptive pamphlets available at their exhibits but must
display them neatly and with discretion. Brochures must be approved by Show
management by January 1, 2015, prior to printing. Major exhibitors may include a
small promotional space in their exhibit area.
22.
Plant societies and organizations are permitted to sell literature published by their
societies, provided such literature is approved by the Show Management by January
1, 2015. No advertising, business cards, etc., will be permitted in any Competitive
Class exhibit.
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JUDGING AND AWARDS
23.
No one other than those authorized by Show Management will be permitted in the
Hall where judging is in progress, and no one may discuss exhibits with the judges.
During judging, all promotional materials must be out of sight, and any videos
or computers must be turned off.
24.
Plants in Major Exhibits are not eligible for Competitive Classes competition.
25.
In all Competitive Classes, if merited, ribbons will be awarded as follows: one First
(blue), one or more Seconds (red), one or more Thirds (yellow), and one or more
Honorable Mentions (white). If the judges consider all entries in a class to be of
exceptional quality, they may choose to issue a Class Commendation ribbon to each
entry in a class. Decisions of the judges are final. (Entries designated “For Exhibition
Only” will not be judged and will not receive comments, point scores, or sweepstakes
points.)
SIGNS
26.
For each Major Exhibitor, the Show will provide a sign that includes the name and city
of each exhibitor, the title of the exhibit, and a description and picture(s). PHS will
provide forms for this information, which must be submitted by November 1, 2014. If
the form is not returned by that date, only the company name and city will appear on
the sign.
SAFETY
27.
In compliance with Philadelphia Fire Prevention Code requirements, all cut trees and
combustible materials in displays (including background and drapes) MUST be
treated with an approved flame-retardant chemical in accordance with National Fire
Protection Association Standard 701. Any chemical you use must have that number
on its label.
Note: Fabric must be dunked in fire retardant; spraying will not suffice. Exhibitors
will be required to sign a form indicating compliance.
Two local sources of flame retardants are J. B. Winder Fire Equipment, Inc., 1747
Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090, 215-659-2737, and Philadelphia Theatrical
Supply, 215-627-1225. Contact the suppliers for current pricing and details.
28.
Exhibitors must guard against leaks and over-watering.
29.
Smoking is prohibited everywhere in the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
NOMENCLATURE
30.
All plants must be correctly labeled. Points are given by judges for legibility and
unobtrusiveness of labels. The Plant List (http://www.theplantlist.org/) and the RHS
Plant Finder 2014-2015 (http://apps.rhs.org.uk/rhsplantfinder/) are the primary
references. Copies are available in The McLean Library at PHS.
31.
All Major Exhibitors’ plant lists, with botanical and common names (including all plants
used in the exhibits), must be submitted to PHS by January 1, 2014. Nomenclature
will be checked to make certain that plant names are accurate, spelled correctly, and
in agreement with current taxonomy practices. Corrected lists will be returned to
exhibitors.
32.
Wild-collected plants of endangered and threatened species are strictly forbidden in
any PHS Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to
make sure these plants are not on exhibit. Endangered or threatened species are
designated on the United States List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and
Plants. A current list is available on the Internet: http://plants.usda.gov.
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PARKING AND ACCESS FOR EXHIBITORS, including exhibitors with disabilities
33.
See Appendix—Competitive Class Logistics (pages 60-61).
ACCESS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES during Show hours
34.
Persons with disabilities will use the accessible entrance at 11th and Arch Streets.
Drop-off for these individuals will be on Arch Street between 11th and 12th Streets.
Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspections will enforce the rule of
allocated parking for persons with disabilities at all lots.
DAMAGES
35.
Exhibitors who damage any part of the Exhibition Hall will be charged for repairs.
LIABILITY
36.
Although The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) will exercise due caution in
safeguarding exhibits, it cannot assume responsibility for injury or loss. Valuables
used in exhibits should be insured by exhibitors.
37.
LIMITATION OF MANAGEMENT’S LIABILITY. Exhibitor will make no claim against
PHS, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, or the Pennsylvania Convention Center
Authority and agrees that Management shall not be liable for any injury or loss or
damage to exhibitor, or to its employees, agents, property, and business caused by:
(a) acts or omissions of any contractors (or employees or agents of such contractors)
retained by Management to perform services in connection with the Show, or (b) fire,
theft, destruction, or any occurrence not resulting from intentional misconduct on the
part of Management (or its employees acting in the scope of employment), whether
occurring during Show hours or the periods designated for installation, maintenance,
and removal of exhibits and notwithstanding any negligence of Management
connected therewith.
38.
INDEMNIFICATION FOR EXHIBITOR’S ACTS. Exhibitor agrees to indemnify and
save harmless PHS, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, or the Pennsylvania
Convention Center Authority, and each of them, from any and all claims of liability
made by anyone for any loss, injury, or damage to person or property, including
death, arising out of the conduct of exhibitor or its employees or agents, and agrees
to defend PHS, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, or the Pennsylvania Convention
Center Authority against any such claims or liabilities and to reimburse them for all
expenses, including costs of settlement, incurred in connection therewith.
39.
By entering an exhibit in the Flower Show, the exhibitor agrees to abide by and be
governed by the conditions set forth in the foregoing rules.
AMENDMENTS
40.
The PHS Management shall have full power in the interpretation and enforcement of
all rules contained herein, and the power to make such amendments thereto, and
such further rules and regulations as they shall consider necessary for the proper
conduct of the Show.
LOST AND FOUND
The Lost and Found area for general items (e.g., glasses, cameras) is at the InfoCenter
located outside the Show Entrance (A Hall). After the Show ends, call 215-988-8800.
To obtain replacement ribbons and entry cards after the Show, contact the Shows and
Events Department (215-988-8822).
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ARRANGEMENT CLASSES
Chair........... Jolee Greenberg............ 856-778-6134 ..... joleegreenberg@yahoo.com
Vice-Chair .. Louise Heilig .................. 610-566-4092 ......... louiseheilig@comcast.net
Assistant..... Jess Greenberg ............. 609-410-1019
Miniature Arrangements
Chair........... Gabrielle Baugh Smith .. 610-397-0606 ........ g.baughsmith@gmail.com
Vice-Chair .. Beverly Schmitt ............. 610-399-9149 ............. bev@schmittworld.com
Advisors
Advisor-at-Large
Hope Fox Coates .............................. 207-407-4069 . hfoxtreelady@roadrunner.com
Anne Coste ...................................... 215-836-7961 ........ silverlakeevents@aol.com
Challenge Classes
Maudelin Alston................................. 856-866-9381 ..........maudelinalston@aol.com
Margo Bennett................................... 610-649-6436 ..... margobennett@comcast.net
Medium Niches: Special Effects
Judy Huffaker .................................... 610-645-0993 ........ huffakerjathome@aol.com
Allison Romig .................................... 215-540-0164 .............allisonromig@msn.com
Movie Posters
Tami Jones........................................ 856-234-7284 .................... njmobile@aol.com
Valerie McLaughlin............................ 484-574-4981 ......... vljflowergirl@comcast.net
Pedestals: Double Take
Tanti Lina ...... ................................... 67-438-4350 ..................... info@papertini.com
Kathy Powell . ................................... 609-577-0510 ........ Kathypow630@gmail.com
Quadrant: Hollywood Hats
Jill Appleman ..................................... 215-498-0675 ........... jillappleman@gmail.com
Priscilla-Gene W. Shaffer .................. 215-855-9734 .............. artsflowers@juno.com
Small Niches: Final Cut
Sidney Spahr..................................... 610-353-3539 .......... sspahr3523@verizon.net
Donna Edwards................................. 610-543-6204 ........... donnae118@yahoo.com
Tables
Patti Kelly .......................................... 610-876-4470 .... pattikellyphoto@comcast.net
Cecelia Millea .................................... 856-235-8926 .....................cmillea@msn.com
Arrangement Aides, Artistic Passers (see page 4)
Artistic Workshops (see page 16)
ARRANGEMENT CLASSES AT A GLANCE
PEDESTALS
(Double Take)
MEDIUM NICHES
(Special Effects)
SMALL NICHES
(Final Cut)
QUADRANT
(Hollywood Hats)
MOVIE POSTER
TABLE
MINIATURE ARRANGEMENTS
Per
class
FRI 1—
SUN
MON—
TUES
WED—
THURS
FRI 2—
SUN
4
100-D
103-D
108-D
114-D
4
101-M
104-M
109-M
115-M
4
102-S
105-S
110-S
116-S
4
106-H
107-H
111-H
117-H
4
4
4
125-P
126-P
129-T
130-T
119, 120, 121
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127-P
128-P
131-T
132-T
122, 123, 124
IMPORTANT RULES AND REMINDERS
•
Exhibitors are limited to three entries in Classes 100-132.
•
You may make only one Arrangement entry each day except on First Friday or
Wednesday, when you can make two, but only if one of the entries is in the
Miniature Arrangement classes (119-124).
•
One or two people may make an entry. No more than two people may stage an
exhibit. Only exhibitors whose names appear on the entry cards are
permitted in the set-up area.
ARRANGEMENT CLASSES RULES AND INFORMATION
General Rules (pages 7 through 10) also apply.
•
Classes fill quickly (especially Challenge Classes), so we urge you to send in
your entry form promptly. Allow two to three weeks for acknowledgment of
entries.
•
In January, exhibitors will receive packets containing entry credentials and
additional information. See also Appendix—Competitive Classes Logistics
(pages 60-61).
•
One or two people may make an entry. No more than two people may
stage an exhibit. Only exhibitors whose names appear on the entry cards
are permitted in the set-up area.
•
Only exhibitors and designated Committee members may have access to the
Artistic staging area (“Niche Aisle”). Only judges and designated Committee
members may have access to the Artistic area during judging. Early-morning
tours will be accommodated.
Unless noted, PHS is not able to mail or ship staging materials to
exhibitors. Any heads, forms, etc., must be picked up at PHS.
REQUIREMENTS
•
•
Fresh plant material must be used in all arrangements unless otherwise stated.
(Miniature arrangements use dried plant material.)
•
All fresh plant material must be in water. Exceptions must be approved by the
Passing Chair at least one week prior to the Show.
Mechanics must not show unless they are an integral part of the design.
•
•
Arrangements must be maintained and watered each day. You are
expected to replace plant material not in Show condition with the same
variety of material. On Saturdays and Sundays, maintenance must be
completed by 7:00 a.m. On Monday through Friday, maintenance must be
completed by 8:00 a.m. Doors open at 6:00 a.m.
•
When you come to the Show to stage your exhibit, you must submit a
Nomenclature Form listing the common names of all plant material you have
used. You will receive a form with your January packet.
•
If you are unable to exhibit, you must find a substitute. All substitutes must
be approved by the Chair or Class Advisor.
•
Any exhibit not adhering to the Arrangement Rules will remain in place
but will not be judged.
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PERMITTED
•
Foliage, stands, mats, and accessories.
•
Cut fruit and vegetables and other food (except dairy products), properly treated to
prevent spoilage. Any use of food must be approved by the Class Chair by
February 1, 2015.
•
Treatment of dried plant material.
•
Brand names and/or logos of current commercial products (permitted only with approval
of the Class Chair by December 31, 2014, and written permission from the product’s
producer, manufacturer, or owner). Show management must also approve.
•
Plants in soil, if an integral part of the design.
•
Flags.
•
Taxidermy, feathers, live animals, fish, natural antlers, coral, ivory, tortoise shell, or
anything from an endangered species list.
•
Total covering of framed opening of niche.
•
Dairy products.
•
Artificial plant material of any kind.
•
Plant material protruding beyond framed opening of niche or space.
•
Scenes, dioramas, or scale models. If in doubt, contact the Chair
or Class Advisor.
NOT PERMITTED
•
Scene: When the plant material and components are arranged
in a representational manner that suggests a landscape or a place rather than
a design.
•
Diorama: A three-dimensional, miniature, or life-size scene viewed through an
opening or from a distance.
•
Scale model: A small construction that represents in detail a larger object.
•
Coloring or embellishment of live plant material.
•
Spray-painting in exhibition areas.
•
New: Gluing or otherwise permanently adhering materials to head forms or tables;
painting head forms or tables.
ENTRY, PASSING, AND REMOVAL TIMES
•
See Appendix—Competitive Classes Logistics (pages 60-61) for
information about getting to the Convention Center and parking in F Hall
(formerly known as D Hall).
•
Please note: On Friday, February 27, arrangements may be staged beginning
at 6:30 a.m. Niches must be closed permanently by 7:45 a.m.; lights must be
turned on permanently by 8:15 a.m. Arrangements must be passed by 8:30
a.m.
•
On Monday, March 2, through Friday, March 6, arrangements may be staged
beginning at 7:00 a.m. Niches must be closed permanently by 8:15 a.m.;
lights must be turned on permanently by 8:45 a.m. Arrangements must be
passed by 9:00 a.m.
•
You must remain with your exhibit until it has been passed, and you may not
touch the exhibit after it has been passed.
•
You must remove your exhibit between 6:30 and 6:45 a.m. (except the last
Sunday) on your removal date, or the Committee will do so. The Committee
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is not responsible for entries that are not picked up. Entries may not be
removed at night.
•
At Show closing on Sunday, March 8, you must be in front of your
arrangement by 5:30 p.m. to be ready to remove your exhibit when the
announcement is made. (See Appendix—Competitive Classes Logistics,
pages 60-61.)
STAGING INFORMATION
Staging diagrams will be available online at http://theflowershow.com/exhibits/exhibitat-the-flower-show/. For a printed copy, contact fsguide@pennhort.org or write to PHS,
Attn.: Competitive Classes, 100 N. 20th St.–5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1495.
General Niche Information—Medium and Small Niches
•
Niches are staged in individual cabinet-like units. Niche boxes are accessible
from the front, behind a movable panel; niches are fixed in place and cannot be
moved. Storage space in each unit (approximately 24" wide, 20" deep, 36"
high) is also accessible from the front through an opening approximately 18"
wide and 28" high.
•
The interior of each niche box is wood, finished with a sealer. The background,
sides, and floor must be covered.
•
Materials used for the background, sides, and floor must be rigid. If fabric is
used, it must be mounted. Suggested mountings: mat board, foam-core
board. See the box above for information about obtaining staging
diagrams and other instructions.
•
Masking, mystic, or 3M tape may be used to hold background, sides, and floor
to the inside of the niche. Not permitted: hammering, thumbtacks, staples,
glue, putty, double-faced rug tape, duct tape, or any other material that
leaves a residue.
•
Make ample allowances for thickness of material used for the floor, back,
and sides. The finished backgrounds must fit within the interior measurements
given above. The niche may not be altered in any way to accommodate
backgrounds.
•
It is not advisable to use mirrors for backgrounds because they reflect the
exhibit’s mechanics.
•
Lighting is supplied by the Show. Light fixtures for Small Niches have one
bulb; Medium Niches have three bulbs; all are dimmable and can be swiveled,
although the light bars are fixed in place. (Bulbs are EcoSmart 14-Watt [75W]
Soft White [2700K] BR30 LED Flood Lights.)
PEDESTALS: DOUBLE TAKE (Classes 100, 103, 108, 114)
• Staged on a platform 8' wide by 4' deep, 4" high. Exhibitor must use two PHS
pedestals—choice of two sizes (12" x 12" x 24", 12" x 12" x 36"). The staging
will be painted “Olympus White” (Sherwin-Williams 6253).
•
Niche closing times do not apply to these classes. However, all other rules
apply.
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MEDIUM NICHES: SPECIAL EFFECTS (Classes 101, 104, 109, 115)
• Framed opening: 19.5" wide x 23.5" high, staged approximately 48" from the
floor. Interior measurements: Floor—20" wide x 16" deep; back and sides—40"
high.
SMALL NICHES: FINAL CUT (Classes 102, 105, 110, 116)
• Framed opening: 9.5" wide x 11.5" high, staged approximately 52" from the
floor. Interior measurements: Floor—10" wide x 8" deep; back and sides—28"
high.
MOVIE POSTERS (Classes 125, 126, 127, 128)
• Each exhibit space is a platform 8' wide, 8' deep, 4" high. The back wall
of the area is 10′ high. Optional pedestals—choice of two sizes (12" x 12" x 12",
12" x 12" x 24"). The staging will be painted “Olympus White” (SherwinWilliams 6253).
•
Exhibitors should bring a framed movie poster 24" wide x 36" high. Frames
should be simple and lightweight and should not contain glass or plastic. PHS
will provide a black easel to place the poster on, but the easel will not support a
heavy weight. Please note: Poster will be displayed on the left, with the
arrangement to the right. One source for movie posters is allposters.com.
•
Niche closing times do not apply to these classes. However, all other rules
apply.
QUADRANT: HOLLYWOOD HATS (Classes 106, 107, 111, 117)
• Each design will be staged in a quarter-circle (wedge) segment with a radius of
34½". The segment is 30" from the floor, and the height of the two dividing
walls is 40" from the top of the segment. Remember: You may not glue or
otherwise permanently adhere materials to head forms; you may not paint
or otherwise alter the head forms.
•
Head forms may be picked up from PHS beginning in January. New: If head
forms must be shipped to exhibitors, exhibitors must pay shipping charges.
•
The staging will be painted “Olympus White” (Sherwin-Williams 6253).
•
Niche closing times do not apply to these classes. However, all other rules
apply.
TABLES (Classes 129, 130, 131, 132)
• Staged on a platform 8' wide, 4' deep, 4" high. The table is provided by PHS
and cannot be altered but may have a cloth covering. The table is 49¼" long,
29½" wide, and 29½" high.
•
The staging will be painted “Olympus White” (Sherwin-Williams 6253).
•
Niche closing times do not apply to these classes. However, all other rules
apply.
MINIATURE ARRANGEMENTS (Classes 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124)
• Miniature arrangements consist of dried plant material and other components,
not to exceed 5" in length or width or height, including diagonal. You may
use a base or stand, but the dimensions will be included in the 5" measurement
except where noted.
•
Miniature arrangements will be staged in individual cabinet-like units. The niche
box is accessible from the front, behind a movable panel. Storage space in
each unit (approximately 20" wide, 20" deep, 36" high) is also accessible from
the front through an opening approximately 16" wide and 28" high.
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•
Please note: If you provide your own niche box, you must store the PHS box
in the lower storage area. This will reduce the amount of free space that you
have for storing other items.
•
Framed opening: 7.5" wide x 7.5" high, staged approximately 54" from the floor.
Interior measurements: Floor—8" wide x 8" deep; back and sides—16" high.
•
You must line the back, sides, and floor of the niche with mat board (not
poster board) of a single color of your choice. No fabric or other material may
be attached to the mat board. The mat board must not extend above the
dimensions of the box. See the box on page 17 for information about
obtaining mat-cutting directions. Curved mat board is permitted.
•
You may not cover the top of the niche box with anything whatsoever. Thin
dowels for hanging are allowed. Note: You may not make any permanent
alterations to a PHS niche box (e.g., drill holes). In addition, the niche space
may not be altered—that is, the dimensions must remain as noted above, with
the exception of a curved mat board, which must touch the back wall of the
box.
•
Lighting is supplied by the Show. Light fixtures for Miniature Arrangements
have one bulb (EcoSmart 14-Watt [75W] Soft White [2700K] BR30 LED Flood
Light), which is fixed in place and cannot be moved or dimmed.
ARTISTIC WORKSHOPS
Co-Chair .....Jim Hayden .............. 215-646-7564
Co-Chair .....Susan McCune ......... 215-884-5264................ swat.mccune@comcast.net
Artistic Workshops are informal, free, and open to Flower Show exhibitors as well as
arrangers who want to learn about entering the Show. Short lectures are given, and
exhibitors are encouraged to try ideas and consult with their advisors. Samples of the
staging will be available. Backgrounds can be fitted in the niches, and LED lighting can
be tried.
For a complete schedule, including topics, visit the Competitive Classes page of the
Flower Show website (http://theflowershow.com/exhibits/exhibit-at-the-flower-show/) or
request copies from fsguide@pennhort.org.
Workshop Dates
•
Saturday, January 10 ............................... 10 a.m.–noon
•
Saturday, January 17 ............................... 10 a.m.–noon
•
Wednesday, January 21 .......................... 10 a.m.–noon
•
Saturday. January 24 ............................... 10 a.m.–noon
•
Saturday, January 31 ............................... 10 a.m.–noon (snow make-up date)
Lower Gwynedd Township
Park Building in Penllyn
(near the Ft.
2015 ARRANGEMENT
CLASSWoods
THEMES
Washington/Ambler exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike). (For those using GPS, the
Titles
for
the
Arrangement
Classes
are
inspired
by
this
year’s
Show
theme,
“Lights,
nearest cross streets are Gwynedd Avenue and Township Line Road
in Pennlyn,
Camera,
BLOOM.”
PA.) Travel
on Township Line Road a short distance beyond the intersection to the
gate for Penllyn Woods Park.) For more directions, go to
http://www.lowergwynedd.org/departments-services/parks-recreation/park-list.aspx
To find out if a workshop has been cancelled due to inclement weather, call PHS
at 215-988-8800 for a recorded announcement.
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Reminder: Only exhibitors whose names appear on the entry cards are permitted
in the set-up area.
For staging information, including background colors, see pages 14-16. Staging
dimensions, diagrams, and mat-cutting instructions will be available at the workshops
and online at http://theflowershow.com/exhibits/exhibit-at-the-flower-show/. For a printed
copy, contact fsguide@pennhort.org or write to PHS, Attn.: Competitive Classes,
100 N. 20th St. - 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1495.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27—SUNDAY, MARCH 1 (3 days)
(removed Monday, March 2, 6:30–6:45 a.m.)
100-D
Pedestal: Double Take—Beauty and the Beast
A duo arrangement
101-M
Medium Niche: Special Effects—Lighting
Challenge Class: Components will be provided by PHS in January.
Those who did not enter any Challenge Class in 2014 will be considered
first.
102-S
Small Niche: Final Cut—Reel-to-Reel
A hanging arrangement
106-H
Quadrant: Hollywood Hats
A hat inspired by a move star (to be named on entry form; display head
provided by PHS in January). Please note: Nothing may be attached
(e.g., glued) to the head form, and the form cannot be altered. No
duplicates on an entry day.
125-P
Movie Poster: Philadelphia Films
Philadelphia film to be named on the entry form; no duplicates are
permitted.
129-T
Table: Dressing Room
Using an arrangement and accessories, create a dressing-room table
for an actor or actress (to be named on your entry form); no duplicates
are permitted.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27—TUESDAY, MARCH 3 (5 days)
(removed Wednesday, March 4, 6:30–6:45 a.m.)
Miniature Arrangements: CINEMATOGRAPHY
119
Pixilation
120
Close-Up
121
Optical Illusion
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MONDAY, MARCH 2—TUESDAY, MARCH 3 (2 days)
(removed Wednesday, March 4, 6:30–6:45 a.m.)
103-D
Pedestal: Double Take—Heroes vs. Villains
104-M
Medium Niche: Special Effects—Sound
105-S
Small Niche: Final Cut—High Definition
Novice Challenge: Open only to exhibitors who have not won a blue
ribbon in the Arrangement Classes of the PHS Philadelphia Flower
Show prior to 2015. Components will be provided by PHS in January.
Those who did not enter any Challenge Class in 2014 will be considered
first.
107-H
Quadrant: Hollywood Hats
A hat inspired by a move star (to be named on entry form; display head
provided by PHS in January). Please note: Nothing may be attached
(e.g., glued) to the head form, and the form cannot be altered.
No duplicates on an entry day.
126-P
Movie Poster: Bollywood
Bollywood film to be named on the entry form; no duplicates are
permitted.
130-T
Table: Oscar Party
Using an arrangement and accessories, create an Oscar party table for
an actor, actress, or film (to be named on your entry form); no
duplicates are permitted.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4—THURSDAY, MARCH 5 (2 days)
(removed Friday, March 7, 6:30–6:45 a.m.)
108-D
109-M
Pedestal: Double Take—Beam Me Up
A parallel arrangement
Medium Niche: Special Effects—Pyrotechnics
110-S
Small Niche: Final Cut—Montage
Judges’ Challenge: Clippers; flowers, and all other materials are
provided at the Show. Open only to judges of the PHS Philadelphia
Flower Show, past or present. Those who did not enter any
Arrangement Challenge Classes in 2015 will be considered first.
111-H
Quadrant: Hollywood Hats
A hat inspired by a move star (to be named on entry form; display head
provided by PHS in January). Please note: Nothing may be attached
(e.g., glued) to the head form, and the form cannot be altered.
No duplicates on an entry day.
127-P
Movie Poster: Westerns
Western film to be named on the entry form; no duplicates are
permitted.
131-T
Table: Screenplay
Using an arrangement and accessories, create a table for a
screenwriter for a movie (movie to be named on your entry form); no
duplicates are permitted.
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4—SUNDAY, MARCH 8 (5 days)
(removed Sunday, March 9, after the Show closes)
Miniature Arrangements: CINEMATOGRAPHY
122
Double Exposure
123
Technicolor
124
Fade Out
FRIDAY, MARCH 6—SUNDAY, MARCH 8 (3 days)
(removed Sunday, March 8, after the Show closes)
114-D
Pedestal: Double Take—Bridge to . . .
A stretch arrangement
115-M
Medium Niche: Special Effects—Water
An underwater design.
Small Niche: Final Cut—Freeze-Frame
116-S
117-H
Quadrant: Hollywood Hats
A hat inspired by a move star (to be named on entry form; display head
provided by PHS in January). Please note: Nothing may be attached
(e.g., glued) to the head form, and the form cannot be altered.
No duplicates on an entry day.
128-P
Movie Poster: Superheroes
Film featuring a superhero to be named on the entry form; no duplicates
are permitted.
132-T
Table: It’s a Wrap
Using an arrangement and accessories, create a dressing-room table
for a movie wrap-up party (movie to be named on your entry form); no
duplicates are permitted.
Photographs of Arrangement classes winners from a number of past Shows are available in
The McLean Library at PHS. Photographs may be photocopied.
Additional photographs can be found at http://philadelphia.about.com (search the site for
“flower show photos”).
FEEDBACK FROM EXHIBITORS
Your comments and suggestions are important to us. Please contact the class chairs or
vice-chairs in writing (by mail c/o PHS or by e-mail) by March 31, 2015, in order to have
your ideas considered for the 2016 Flower Show.
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PRESSED PLANT MATERIAL CLASSES
Chair........... Dorothy Yacek-Matulis .... 610-337-8121... plantbasedbabe@gmail.com
Vice-Chair .. Jean Cook ....................... 610-322-0817........... moomom@verizon.net
Advisor ....... Mary Campbell ................ 610-566-0131... mrosecampbell@yahoo.com
Advisor ....... Rita Marie Dennis ............ 215-244-1535......... ritamdennis@gmail.com
To help defray the cost of postage for entries that need to be returned by mail, there is a
nonrefundable return-mail fee of $80 for each exhibit from outside the U.S. or Canada and
$15 for each exhibit from the U.S. or Canada. PLEASE NOTE NEW POLICY: No
international checks or money orders can be accepted. To submit your secure payment
online (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express only), in U.S. dollars, go to
www.pennhort.net/pressedplants. You may be charged an additional fee by your credit-card
company. U.S. checks are still accepted. (If you mail your entry but will pick it up on
Sunday, March 8, after the Show closes, no return-mailing fee is needed.)
141 Garden Fantasy: Create a garden scene inspired by a movie. Name the
movie on the entry form. Novice Class: Open only to exhibitors who have not
won a blue ribbon in the Pressed Plant Classes of the Philadelphia Flower
Show prior to 2015.
142 Frame-Up! A framed representation of a movie-theater poster inspired by a
movie. The movie name should be included in the picture.
143 Premiere Party. A 3-dimensional evening bag for a movie star on the
opening night of a film. Name the movie star and movie on the entry form.
Limited to 8 entries.
144 Ready for My Close-Up. A framed portrait of a movie actor or actress. Name
the actor or actress on the entry form.
145 Theme Song. A framed interpretation of a song or song title from a
Hollywood movie. Name the song and the movie on the entry form.
146 Youth Class: Cartoon Classics. Create a cartoon “cel” of a character from
an animated film. Frame may be up to 8"x10". For exhibitors up to and
including 18 years old—please state your school grade (as of March 2015) on
the entry form.
PRESSED PLANT RULES AND GUIDELINES
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See also General Rules, pages 7 through 10.
•
You may make only one entry per class.
•
All exhibits must be original and never before entered in the PHS Philadelphia
Flower Show. Please note: No previously published pressed plant art is to
be copied in any form.
•
Only pressed plant material (flowers, foliage, fruits, and vegetables) may be
used. See “Not Permitted” on page 21.
•
All pressed material must be flat. Use well-pressed flowers, leaves, fruits, or
vegetables without tears or blemishes.
•
Exhibits in classes 141, 142, 144, 145, and 146 are to be covered with glass,
Lucite, or plastic; framing is required. No exhibit may exceed 14" x 18", frame
included (but see maximum dimensions listed for some classes).
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If matting is used as a part of framing, it must function only as matting and must
not be used as a design component.
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èVERY IMPORTANT: Screw eyes and wire are required for hanging
exhibits in classes 141, 142, 144, 145, and 146; no saw-tooth mechanics
or other hanging devices are permitted. Exhibits that do not meet the
requirements will not be displayed.
•
Your name, address, and class number must appear on the back of each
exhibit.
•
Use of endangered plant material is prohibited. See Rule 32, page 10.
•
New for 2015: The staging will be painted “Olympus White” (Sherwin-Williams
6253).
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Use the Pressed Plant Entry Form in the center of this Exhibitor’s Guide or
download one from http://theflowershow.com/exhibits/exhibit-at-the-flowershow/. Please indicate which entries (if any) have been prepared using the
vacuum process. Vacuum- and non-vacuum sealed entries will be judged in
separate sections (excluding the Youth class). If there are fewer than seven
entries in either section, classes will be combined for judging.
•
For Youth Class exhibitors, please list your school grade as of March 2015
on the entry form. The class may be subdivided by grade groupings.
•
Please send all correspondence (entry forms, questions, etc.) to:
PHS, Attn.: Competitive Classes
100 N. 20th St. - 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1495
e-mail: fsguide@pennhort.org
DO NOT MAIL EXHIBITS TO THIS ADDRESS.
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Mailed exhibits must be received between January 31 and February 21.
If you are mailing your exhibits, please send them to this address:
Dorothy Yacek-Matulis, 331 Rees Dr, King of Prussia, PA 19406
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Hand-delivered exhibits are due at the Pressed Plant Material staging area
at the Show on Thursday, February 26, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Please see the
Appendix—Competitive Classes Logistics (pages 60-61) for additional
information.
Removal: Sunday, March 8, between 6 and 7 p.m., after the Show closes to the
public.
NOT PERMITTED
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Overlays of non-plant material; underlays, including lamination or glossy paper
of any kind.
•
Fabric, rice paper, lace, matting, or pictures used as part of the design
or in place of plant material in the design.
•
Lamination with plastic or coating of plant material. Exception: Class 143, which
may be coated with clear acrylic spray for protection.
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Drawing or painting of backgrounds.
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Artificial coloring or enhancing of plant material.
•
Three-dimensional plant material such as seeds of any kind, twigs, small
branches, or any other plant material that is not flat. Exception: Class 143.
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Your signature on artwork.
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JEWELRY CLASSES
Chair.................... Hollis Bauer .......... 917-359-2407 ........... holldollnj@mac.com
Vice-Chair ........... Barbara Sartorius . 631-653-6030 .......... bvsartorius@aol.com
Jewelry Classes feature authentic-looking jewelry designs created from dried
plant material. Entries must be wearable and functional in appearance. Each
class is limited to 6 entries. No duplicate movies or characters are allowed within
a class; entrants should list a first and second choice on their entry form (excluding
Youth class).
180
Arm Candy. A bracelet design that exudes “bling,” to be displayed on an
arm fixture (to be provided in advance by PHS).
181
Cowboy Style. A belt buckle and bolo tie ensemble inspired by a western
(name the movie on your entry form).
182
A Gift from Richard. An interpretation of a necklace that Richard Burton
might have given to Elizabeth Taylor. Expert Class: Open only to
exhibitors who have received a blue ribbon in a Jewelry Class at the
PHS Philadelphia Flower Show.
183
Out of This World. A hair accessory inspired by a character in a science
fiction or fantasy film. Name your character and/or film on your entry form.
Novice Class: Open only to exhibitors who have not won a blue ribbon
in the Jewelry Classes at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show prior to
2015.
184
Youth Class: Animation Innovation. A brooch or medallion that a
character from a Disney/Pixar movie would wear. Name the character on
the entry form. Open only to students of high-school age.
JEWELRY RULES AND GUIDELINES
§
Read all the General Rules (pages 7-10) in the Exhibitor’s Guide.
§
Submit your entry form. Use the Jewelry Classes Entry Form in the center
of this Exhibitor’s Guide or download a copy from the Flower Show website
(http://theflowershow.com/exhibits/exhibit-at-the-flower-show/). Entries are
accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and will be acknowledged
beginning in November.
§
Because of limited space in Jewelry classes, each exhibitor may make only
one entry.
§
Original entries only. All exhibits must be original and must not have
previously been entered in the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show.
§
Jewelry must be—or appear to be—wearable. For instance, necklaces
and bracelets must be sized to slip on, or include a working or implied clasp.
§
The display space for each exhibit is 15" wide by 18" high. Display cases
open in the front. The base on which the exhibits are installed is on an angle,
similar to a drafting table, except for exhibits in Class 180, which will be staged
on 12" x 12" x 2" squares on a flat surface. All entries will be staged against a
neutral background.
§
Only dried plant material may be used. Select plant material for shapes
and textures that will support the design and structure of your creation.
§
Please note: Decorative painting is discouraged. Artists are encouraged to
create textural details and relief design through the use of plant material.
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§
Permitted: Dried flowers, foliage, seeds, pods, peas, beans, corn, nuts
(in or out of shells), grapevine twigs, basket reeds, etc.
§
Not permitted: Carved wood, manufactured materials (e.g., pasta, couscous,
craft wood, toothpicks), clay, seashells, real or simulated gems, glitter,
byproducts of plants (e.g., pine sap, pine resin, pollen, extracted components
such as juice). No exceptions.
§
Treatment of plant material: Paint, lacquer, and gloss finishes should
be carefully applied in thin coats.
§
Mechanics must not be visible. Non-plant material may be used for
construction but must not show. String, cording, backing, and other structural
components must be completely concealed with permitted dried plant material.
§
Contact the class Chair or Vice-Chair in advance with all questions about the
suitability of plant material or the intended treatment of plant material to ensure
that all entries can be passed and entered for competition.
§
Entries that do not follow guidelines will need to be altered before they are
passed in order to be judged.
§
A white 5” x 7” nomenclature card with mounted untreated samples of the
materials you have used is required and will be displayed with your entry.
Instructions for submitting the information for this card will be sent with your
acceptance letter.
§
Use of endangered plant material is prohibited. See Rule 32, page 10.
A handout listing jewelry tips and point scales can be downloaded from the
Flower Show website (http://theflowershow.com/exhibits/exhibit-at-the-flowershow/).
INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL
§
Passing and Staging.............. Thursday, February 26, 2–4:00 p.m.
Judging ................................... Friday, February 27
Removal .................................. Sunday, March 8, promptly after Show closes
to the public (6 to 6:30 p.m.)
§
You must install your exhibit, although the Chair, Vice-Chair, and Advisors
will be available to help. Bring all mechanics with you, including fine pins and
pliers with wire cutters for securing your entries into the foam-core base of the
display case. If you have questions about this procedure, please contact the
Chair or Vice-Chair.
§
Special considerations may be made for exhibitors living outside a 150-mile
radius of the Convention Center. With prior approval and at the risk of the
exhibitor, the Chair or Vice Chair can install the entry. Mailed entries should
be sent to Hollis Bauer, 3 Woolverton Rd, Stockton, NJ 08559-2148, and
must be received no later than Friday, February 14. Packing materials and a
label for returning the exhibit must be provided, and return postage must be
prepaid. Those pre-approved entries not received by the deadline will forfeit
their position to an entrant on the waiting list.
§
If you are going to install your entry yourself but want it returned by mail,
please provide packing materials, a label, and prepaid return postage.
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TABLESCAPES
Chair: ...................... Jill Bonn ........................ 610-651-5788 .............. jillbonn@comcast.net
Vice-Chair ............... Robert Grenfell ............. 302-593-7400 ... Robert.grenfell@verizon.net
CLASS 134—GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER?
A tablescape inspired by a film. A functional design (six actual table settings, without flatware,
required) for a dining table (6' long x approximately 30" wide) provided by PHS. Exhibitor will
have a choice of table from a limited selection. An arrangement of fresh cut flowers and plant
material must predominate. May include fruits or vegetables and treated dried plant material.
Accessories are permitted. (If potted plants are used as accessories, they must be live rooted
plants—no artificial plant material is permitted.) To be staged on a 12' wide x 10' deep
platform, 4" high, with an 8' back wall and an 8' x 4' side wall. No construction is permitted.
Film to be named; no duplicates are permitted.
Limited to 4 entries. Subsidy: $800.
Judged on Friday, February 27, as Class 134 and Wednesday, March 4, as Class 134A.
MINIATURE SETTINGS
Chair ....................... Ron Hoess ................... 610-388-7562 .............. hoessr@earthlink.net
Vice-Chair ............... Louise Krasniewicz ...... 610-581-0103 ...................... kraz@mac.com
CLASS 135—ZOOM IN: FANTASY
CLASS 136—ZOOM IN: DRAMA
Create a miniature setting inspired by a movie, to be named. No duplicates are permitted. At
least eight different live plants must be used. If you are interested in entering the Miniature
Settings classes, please contact the chair.
(Scale: one inch equals one foot.)
Each class is limited to 6 entries. Judged on Friday, February 27. Subsidy: $200.
STORE WINDOWS
Chair ....................... Wilfreta Baugh .......... 215-438-2055 ................. wgbaugh@gmail.com
Vice-Chair ............... Rebecca Zellner ....... 856-313-5132 ....... rebecca.zellner@gmail.com
CLASS 156—RODEO DRIVE
Each exhibitor will create a store window with a themed display. PHS will provide the same
display space for each exhibitor. The store type or display product must be named in the
intent; no duplicates are permitted. The exhibit must contain fresh cut flowers. Treated dried
plant material, dried treated plant material, and accessories are permitted. Rooted plants are
permitted. Uncut fruits and/or vegetables are permitted. No plant list is required.
Limited to 4 entries. Subsidy: $1,000.
Judged on Friday, February 27, as Class 156, and Wednesday, March 4, as Class 156A.
GARDENS
Chair ................. Barbara Schmidt............. 215-362-6118 ................. bschmidt01@aol.com
Vice-Chair ......... Nancy Baxter .................. 267-738-7578 .................. baxboxndb@aol.com
CLASS 160—ON LOCATION
A garden setting inspired by a film genre (not a particular film). Genres to be named; no
duplicates are permitted (first come, first served). Staged in an area 12' x 16' x 1' deep.
Exhibitors are permitted to add outdoor containers, pavers, furniture, and other accessories.
Fresh cut flowers and uncut fruits and vegetables are permitted. A plant list is required, and
all rooted plants must be labeled.
Limited to 4 entries. Subsidy: $2,000.
Judged on Friday, February 27, as Class 160, and Wednesday, March 4, as Class 160A.
PATIOS
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Chair ................. Elsa Taylor ............... 610-256-3623 .......................... jetaylor@gmail.com
Vice-Chair ......... Karen Wychock ....... 215-460-8853 ..................... kwychock@verizon.net
CLASS 165—LET’S DO LUNCH
A small patio with seating for two. Live plants in containers must predominate. Staged in an 8'
x 8' space, 1' deep, with no walls. Exhibitors should provide covering for the floor. Fresh cut
flowers are permitted. A plant list is required, and all rooted plants must be labeled.
Limited to 4 entries. Subsidy: $1,200.
Judged on Friday, February 27, as Class 165, and Wednesday, March 4, as Class 165A.
DOG HOUSES
Chair ................. Bonnie Hays ............. 610-656-1081 ................ bonniehays@comcast.net
Vice-Chair ......... Sandra Marshall ....... 610-505-0150 ............... sanmarshall@comcast.net
CLASS 174—CANINE CASTLE
Using a movie dog as an inspiration, create a dog house or dog-house façade set in a small
garden area that includes rooted and/or potted plants. Plants should not be harmful to dogs.
No duplicate dogs are permitted. Staged in a space 4' x 4' x 1’ deep. The exhibit may not
exceed 8’ tall. Dried plant material and accessories are permitted. A plant list is required.
Limited to 8 entries. Subsidy: $400.
Judged on Friday, February 27, as Class 174, and Wednesday, March 4, as Class 174A.
WINDOW BOXES AND LAMP POSTS
Chair ................. Robin Lincoln............ 610-716-2200 ............................... erslinc@aol.com
Vice-Chair ......... Denise Klein ............. 610-368-9350 .............................. kleinds@live.com
CLASS 175—WALK OF FAME: LEADING MEN
Limited to 6 entries; judged on Friday, February 27.
CLASS 176—WALK OF FAME: LEADING LADIES
Limited to 6 entries; judged on Wednesday, March 4.
Create a window box and hanging container that you think your favorite actor or actress
should have in his or her home. Actor or actress to be named; no duplicates are permitted.
Window boxes are 30″ long, 6″ wide, and 5½″ deep. The lamp post has a bracket for a
hanging basket. The hanging container must include at least one rooted plant. The hanging
container should not exceed 18″ in diameter or 30″ in length. To be viewed from three sides.
A plant list is required, and all plants must be rooted. (Plastic liners are available at PHS).
WHY SOME CLASSES ARE ALREADY FILLED
A number of Competitive Classes require considerable advance planning; these include
Tablescapes, Store Windows, Gardens, Patios, Dog Houses, Miniature Settings, and
Window Boxes & Lamp Posts. Registration for these classes takes place before the
Exhibitor’s Guide is published, and the classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis in
the spring and summer. Meetings are scheduled throughout the year to review exhibitors’
plans, explain the logistics, etc.
If you are interested in exhibiting in these classes in the future, please write to Competitive
Classes, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 N. 20th St.,
5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1495 (fsguide@pennhort.org).
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HORTICULTURE AND ORCHID CLASSES
PROCEDURES AND RULES
Horticulture Chairs, Co-Chairs, and Classes—see page 36
Orchid Chairs, Co-Chairs, and Classes—see page 51
ENTRY PROCEDURES
Please read the list of procedures that follow, along with the General Rules on
pages 7 through 10. This material should answer most of your questions about
entering the Horticulture and Orchid Classes. If you have additional questions,
please contact one of the members of the Horticulture or Orchid Committees.
MAJOR CHANGES FOR 2015
• Enter All Days (EAD) allows exhibitors to enter plants in some classes on the
first judging day and have them remain in the Show for the next two judging days
without needing to re-enter them. This is a refinement and expansion of last
year’s Enter Once process. See page 31 and the entry-form section for details.
• Remember: Classes that formerly were entered on Tuesday will now be entered
on Monday to more evenly balance the number of days plants will be on display.
See pages 29-30 and 53.
• Updating Plant Names: Exhibitors are allowed—and encouraged—to add or
change plant names for plants that they will actually bring to the show, up to
midnight Sunday, February 22, by editing pre-entries via FSDB.
A number of informational handouts, including Horticulture Point Scales and tips for
transporting your plants, can be found on the Competitive Classes page of the Flower
Show website, http://theflowershow.com/exhibits/exhibit-at-the-flower-show/
SOME BASIC RULES
•
Anyone can enter the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show. You do not have to be a
member of any garden club or horticultural organization (including PHS).
However, there are many benefits of PHS membership. To join, call 215-9888776, write to Membership, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 N.
20th Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103, or download an application
from the PHS website, phsonline.org.
•
Detailed descriptions of the Horticulture and Orchid classes appear
on pages 36-54 of this Exhibitor’s Guide.
•
Plants entered in the Flower Show must be of Show quality in form and
condition, free of pests and diseases.
•
All plants must be in your possession by December 1, 2014.
•
Exhibitors may make up to three entries per class if the entries are
of different species, varieties, or cultivars but only one entry per class
in “named” classes (e.g., Narcissus ‘Brackenhurst’) or where otherwise
specified (e.g., Animal Kingdom, Wardian-Style Cases, Grand Old Plants, and
Challenge Classes).
•
More than one plant per container (limited to naturally occurring pups,
attached offsets, etc.) will be permitted unless the class description states
otherwise. In bulb classes (including rock garden bulbs), there is no limit to the
number of bulbs per pot, unless otherwise specified.
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•
Identification of every plant is required (see below).
•
Wild-collected plants of endangered and threatened species are forbidden in
any PHS Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit. It is the responsibility of the
exhibitor to make sure these plants are not on exhibit.
• Orchids may only be entered in classes 5000 through 7197.
PRE-ENTERING THE SHOW
•
We encourage you to pre-enter the Flower Show so that your nomenclature
can be verified and your official entry cards can be prepared correctly in
advance. Read the Exhibitor’s Guide carefully and determine which classes
you want to enter. Please pay careful attention to pot sizes and other
requirements for each class.
THREE WAYS TO PRE-ENTER
•
Use FSDB, the online registration system for Horticulture entries. There is a
link to FSDB on the Competitive Classes page of the PHS Philadelphia Flower
Show website (http://theflowershow.com/exhibits/exhibit-at-the-flower-show/).
The online system will be available from December 1, 2014, through January
31, 2015.
•
Use the Horticulture and Orchid Entry Form in the center of the Exhibitor’s
Guide or download a copy from the link on the Competitive Classes page of
the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show website
(http://theflowershow.com/exhibits/exhibit-at-the-flower-show/).
Submit a typed or computer-generated list of entries using a format similar
to the official entry form. Use at least 12-point type; use gridlines if possible;
allow space for the nomenclature checkers to make notations; and make sure
your name is at the top of each page. Fill out the top of the official entry form
and attach it to your typed or computerized list.
IDENTIFICATION OF EVERY PLANT
•
•
Please make every effort to submit correct botanical names on your entry
forms so that they can be verified in advance by the Competitive Classes
Nomenclature Committee. The Plant List (http://www.theplantlist.org/) and the
RHS Plant Finder 2014-2015 (http://apps.rhs.org.uk/rhsplantfinder/) are the
primary references. Copies are available in The McLean Library at PHS.
•
You can also check plant names by consulting the PHS Philadelphia Flower
Show Botanical Database, which lists over 17,000 plants used in previous
Shows. See the box on page 35 for more information on how to use the
Botanical Database.
•
Do not guess. If you are unsure about a botanical name, it is permissible to
use sp. for a species and cv. for a cultivar (e.g., Begonia cv.).
•
On your entry form, please list all plants you might enter in each class,
up to three per class (if the class permits). There is no penalty if you do not
actually take to the Show all the plants that you have pre-entered. At the
Show, you may substitute another plant for one that has been pre-entered in
a class, if it fits the requirements of the class. Note: If you plan to substitute,
you are encouraged to change the plant name via FSDB by Sunday, February
22, as described below.
•
NEW: You are allowed (and encouraged) to add or change the names of
plants being entered via FSDB until midnight on Sunday, February 22.
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This will reduce the number of PHS cards to be retyped on entry days.
Note: You may not add or move entries; you are only permitted to update
the plant names.
•
If you are entering a class that permits two or more different plants per entry
(e.g., bulb garden, miniature rock garden, terrarium, stuffed form), you must
submit a preliminary plant list (recent exhibitors will receive instructions about
how to do this in the new online system). You can also submit a list to PHS
(preferably by e-mail to FSWebReg@pennhort.org) or with your paper entry
form. The earlier you submit this list, the sooner it can be checked by the
Nomenclature Committee.
On your preliminary list, it is advisable to include all of the plants that you
might enter, even if you do not include all of those plants as part of your entry.
We ask that each preliminary list contain no more than 150 plants. Your
corrected plant list will be returned to you in your February packet. Please be
sure to make the corrections when you prepare your final list.
SUBMISSION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT
•
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Pre-entry forms (online or on paper) must be received at PHS by January 31
(not postmarked January 31). Entries received after that deadline or entered at
the Show will be considered post-entries (see below). Pre-entries will be
acknowledged in mid-February, when exhibitors will be sent credentials for
admittance to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, parking information,
copies of point scales, and other pertinent information.
•
If you would like a confirmation that your mailed form has been received,
please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope or postcard along with
your entry form or ask us to confirm by e-mail. (Online entries will be
acknowledged through that system.)
•
Requests for any additional entry credentials for helpers should be submitted
on a separate sheet mailed with your paper entry form or e-mailed directly to
FSWebReg@pennhort.org; please state why you need assistance. The
names of the helpers and the days they are needed must be included
with your request.
POST-ENTRIES
•
If you miss the pre-entry deadline (January 31, 2015)—or if you have
pre-entered some plants and realize that some additional plants look
great at Show time—you can “post-enter” up to six entries in Horticulture
classes and up to six entries in Orchid classes on each entry day.
•
Before you come to the Show, please make every effort to correctly identify
your plants. Make sure that you have two 4"×6" cards for each entry (see page
30). If the class requires more than one pot per entry, two cards are required
for each pot.
•
Follow the directions for bringing in entries through F Hall, see Appendix—
Competitive Classes Logistics, pages 60-61).
•
Go to the Post-Entry Table on the Show floor to register. Please note that the
Post-Entry Table closes at 9:15 a.m.
•
Be sure that your number of entries per class, including post-entries, does not
exceed three (or the number permitted).
•
If you have also pre-entered, please be sure to use the same name for your
post-entries (e.g., Betsy Smith on all entries, not Elizabeth Smith on some, Liz
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Smith on others, and Betsy Smith on still more). This assures that you receive
proper credit for all your entries.
•
After you have post-entered your plants, take them to the appropriate classes
for passing.
Remember: Plants that you are substituting for pre-entered plants
are not considered post-entries. Just take them to the classes in which the
original plants were pre-entered.
HORTICULTURE AND ORCHID ENTRY SCHEDULE
•
There are three Horticulture and Orchid entry and judging cycles during the
Flower Show. Days and times are listed below.
Before they can be judged, all entries must be passed to assure that they are
of Show quality (see page 32), are well groomed (see page 33), have the
correct botanical names, and conform to class requirements. Horticulture
Aides (including Exhibitor Aides and Recorders) and Passers will be there to
help you navigate each step of the entry process.
•
FIRST-FRIDAY CLASSES (2000-2991, 5000-5197)
Entered, passed, and staged:
Thursday, February 26............. 1– 4 p.m. & 5–7 p.m.
Friday, February 27.................. 7– 9:30 a.m.
(The Post-Entry Table closes at 9:15 a.m.)
These classes will be judged on Friday, February 27. Entries in classes 20002991 and classes 5190-5197 must be removed between 6:30 and 7 a.m. on
Monday, March 2 (except Enter All Days entries). Orchid classes 5000-5180
will remain on display until the end of the Show.
•
MONDAY CLASSES (3000-3993, 6190-6197)
Entered, passed and staged:
Monday, March 2 ..................... 7– 9:30 a.m.
(The Post-Entry Table closes at 9:15 a.m.
These classes will be judged on Monday, March 2, and must be removed
between 6:30 and 7 a.m. on Friday, March 6 (except Enter All Days entries).
Please note: Any First-Friday exhibits being entered in the Monday classes
must be re-entered, re-groomed, and re-passed on Monday (exception: Enter
All Days entries).
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•
SECOND-FRIDAY CLASSES (4000-4991, 7000-7197)
Entered, passed, and staged:
Friday, March 6 ........................ 7– 9:30 a.m.
(The Post-Entry Table closes at 9:15 a.m.)
These classes will be judged on Friday, March 6, and will remain on display
until the end of the Show (Sunday, March 8). All exhibits must be removed
between approximately 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Please note: Any First-Friday or Monday exhibits being entered in the SecondFriday classes must be re-entered, re-groomed, and re-passed on Friday
(exception: Enter All Days entries).
TAKING YOUR ENTRIES TO THE SHOW
See Appendix—Competitive Class Logistics (pages 60-61) for information
about getting your entries into and out of the Show.
PLANT IDENTIFICATION CARDS.
•
•
On each entry day, each entry must be accompanied by two white 4"×6"
cards. Note: If your entry consists of more than one pot (e.g., Double Your
Pleasure, Parent and Offspring), you must bring two cards for each
plant/pot.
•
Please use waterproof black ink.
•
On one side of each card, clearly print your name, address, phone number,
and garden club or horticultural organization (if applicable). Note: You may
use pre-printed labels or rubber stamps if they are easy to read and the form
of your name is consistent.
FRONT
YOUR NAME
YOUR STREET ADDRESS
CITY STATE ZIP CODE
HOME PHONE
CELL PHONE
EMAIL ADDRESS
Your cell-phone number and
email address will help us
contact you.
CLUB/ORGANIZATION
•
On the other side of each card, print the class number and botanical name
in LARGE BLOCK LETTERS. This is the card that the judges see, so legibility
and accuracy of nomenclature is to your advantage. Be sure
to incorporate any nomenclature corrections—including spelling—made
by the Nomenclature Committee. Please note: Corrections or
verifications should not be construed as an acknowledgment that your
plants are in the appropriate classes.
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CLASS 2015
NARCISSUS ‘FALCONET’
[LEAVE BOTTOM HALF OF
CARD BLANK FOR
INFORMATION ADDED AT THE
SHOW]
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Instructions for printing your 4"×6" cards using FSDB will be available from
PHS in January and will also be available on the Flower Show website
(http://theflowershow.com/exhibits/exhibit-at-the-flower-show/
To avoid mix-ups and lost plants, please put your name on the underside of each pot using
a waterproof marker or permanent label.
Some of our exhibitors have been experimenting with the use of a QR code to identify their
entries. The QR code should be ½” square on a white background not to exceed ¾” square
total. It should be affixed to the back of the container with a suitable adhesive in place of the
traditional chalk mark. To generate a QR code, go to http://www.the-qrcode-generator.com/
PLANT NAMES AND PLANT LISTS
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If you are still unsure about the identification of your entry by the time you get
to the Show, please consult the reference books and experts stationed at the
Horticulture Information Booth.
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If you are entering a class that permits two or more different plants per entry,
you must provide two copies of a final, corrected, legible, numbered plant list
in waterproof ink on a 4"×6" index card along with the cards required above.
You must also provide a diagram of your entry, with the plants numbered to
correspond to your final corrected plant list.
GROOMING AND WATERING
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You may groom and/or water your entries only before they have been passed.
Once entries have been passed, they will be watered by a volunteer watering
crew. Supplemental watering and grooming (e.g., removal of dead or damaged
flowers or leaves) may be performed at the discretion of the Horticulture
Committee. On entry days, you may submit any special instructions on a
watering instructions form available from the Horticulture Committee.
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The watering committee will not water any succulents.
ENTER ALL DAYS (last year this was called “Enter Once”)
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Enter All Days (EAD) allows exhibitors to enter plants on the first judging day
and have them remain in the Show for the next two judging days without
needing to be present to re-enter them. Classes eligible for EAD entries are
marked in the class lists. EAD plants will be judged on all three days; any
ribbons and rosettes awards during the week will be collected and given to
exhibitors at teardown.
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You will be required to agree to the EAD regulations in order to register any
EAD entries in these classes.
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Only plants that have been pre-entered (online or on paper) in EAD
classes can take part in EAD. On the PHS cards, an asterisk after the PHS
ID will identify an EAD plant. You must also inform the Recorder that your
plant is an EAD entry. If the correct plant name has been entered in FSDB by
midnight Sunday, February 22, present two completed 4"×6" cards with all
three class numbers. If the correct plant name has not been entered in FSDB,
present six completed 4"×6" cards, two for each entry day, with the
appropriate class numbers for each day.
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All EAD plants must be entered on the first entry day (Thursday/Friday) only in
the EAD class(es) that you pre-entered and must remain in the Show for all
three judging days. No plants can be entered using EAD on Monday and
Second Friday.
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Once you have entered a plant using EAD, it cannot be moved into
another class unless you remove it from the EAD class and re-enter it in
the new class as a post-entry using traditional (non-EAD) entry
procedures. As a post-entry, it will no longer be eligible for entry points.
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Once EAD plants have been entered, grooming is strongly discouraged. You
may not groom EAD plants in the beds or on the shelves without the consent
of a Hort Committee chair or Passing Committee chair.
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Classes eligible for EAD are not restricted to EAD entries—that is, those
classes may contain plants entered in the traditional way as well.
Detailed instructions about the EAD process will be part of the entry process if
you enter online. Reminders will be mailed with your credential packets in
February and will also be available closer to Show time at
http://theflowershow.com/exhibits/exhibit-at-the-flower-show/
PASSING
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Exhibits must be “passed” before they can be officially entered in the
Horticulture and Orchid classes. Passers check to make sure that exhibits are
of Show quality in form and condition, are properly groomed, are pest-free and
disease-free, are in appropriate containers, meet the specifications for the
classes in which they are entered, and are identified with the correct botanical
name.
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Once your entries have been passed, they may not be touched by you or
anyone other than the Horticulture Committee. Stagers place the entries
into the horticulture display areas after they have been passed and recorded.
(Exhibitors may not touch entries other than their own at any time.)
All EAD plants will be passed by Passers on the first entry day only. The
Passer will initial all 4"×6" cards. On Monday and Second Friday, EAD plants
will not be passed again.
JUDGING
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Exhibits will be judged for horticultural excellence and conformation to class
rules listed in this Exhibitor’s Guide. Judges are guided by point scales for
each class; Horticulture point scales can be found in the Exhibitors’ Handbook:
Horticulture Classes (download from http://theflowershow.com/exhibits/exhibitat-the-flower-show/).
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If merited, ribbons will be awarded for each class as follows: one First (blue),
one or more Seconds (red), one or more Thirds (yellow), and one
or more Honorable Mentions (white). If the judges consider all entries in
a class to be of exceptional quality, they may choose to issue a Class
Commendation ribbon to each entry in a class. Decisions of the judges
are final. (Entries designated “For Exhibition Only” will not be judged and will
not receive comments, point scores, or sweepstakes points.)
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No subdivisions will be made by judges. Only the Horticulture Committee
may subdivide classes and may ask the Stagers to move or remove entries as
necessary.
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A FEW MORE RULES
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No bonsai are permitted.
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No water or electrical hookups are permitted for any exhibits.
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No accessories are permitted unless they are specifically allowed
in the class description. If in doubt, contact a member of the Horticulture
Committee by February 1, 2015.
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Neither PHS nor the Committee can be responsible for plants left beyond
removal times (between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Monday, March 6, and
Friday, March 6; between approximately 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on closing day,
March 8.
HORTICULTURE CLASS DEFINITIONS
• Accessories: Artificial elements such as ceramic frogs or miniature tables. Unless
otherwise specified in the class description, no accessories are permitted.
• Foliage Plants: Plants exhibited primarily for effective foliage.
• Formal vs. Informal: Plants pruned and/or trained, altering their natural form or shape,
are considered formal. All other plants, although selectively pruned for grooming
purposes, are considered informal. New: No trellis or framework allowed; a single
stake is allowed.
• Hardy: Plants that can reliably survive outdoor winter conditions in the Greater
Philadelphia Region are considered hardy. Entries need not have been grown
outdoors.
• “Plants grown in house”: Plants that are grown in exhibitor’s home, not in a
greenhouse.
HORT HINTS: GROOMING
• A well-groomed plant has been properly pruned. If supports are needed, they should
be inconspicuous. Dead and damaged flowers and leaves have been removed. The
flowers and leaves are clean. The pot is clean (no stains, streaks, crusts, chips, or
other blemishes). Top dressing must be limited to natural material in brown, black,
gray, or tan; no bright colors (including white) are permitted.
Reminder: Sphagnum moss is permitted as top dressing; no under-planting with other
plant material is permitted.
• You may transfer a plant from a dirty pot into a clean pot of the same size for the
Show. Double-potting (also known as over-potting) is permitted as long as mulch
covers the underlying pot and the diameter of the new pot does not exceed the size
restrictions for the class.
• Remember: Space and time for grooming at the Show is extremely limited. All major
grooming should be done at home. Only last-minute tweaking is advisable at entry
time.
ENTRY POINTS
• On Friday, February 27, and Monday, March 2, one entry point is awarded for each
pre-entered plant that is actually entered in the Show; on Friday, March 6, two entry
points are awarded for each pre-entered plant that is actually entered. These points
count toward the individual and organization sweepstakes awards.
• Post-entries do not receive entry points, although—like pre-entries—they receive
points corresponding to any awards they win.
• There is no penalty if pre-entered plants are not taken to the Show.
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PERPLEXED ABOUT POTTING?
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Pot size for traditional terra cotta or plastic pots refers to the largest inside
measurement at the top. Rectangular containers will be measured on the
diagonal. Oval containers will be measured at their widest diameter.
We recognize that obtaining pots of the exact measurements specified for
a class can be challenging—you may have metric pots, or handmade pots, or pots from
the past, when sizes may have been different. For that reason, we permit a ½" leeway in
size—for example, 7½" and 8½" will be accepted for an 8" pot. For all pots under 4”, a
leeway of only ¼” will be allowed. No further leeway can be given.
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Containers should be clean, unobtrusive, and compatible with the exhibit.
J
Strongly recommended—Simple unglazed, unpainted terra-cotta clay pots.
K
Acceptable (recommended for heavy or hard-to-move plants)—Terra-cottacolored plastic pots, dark green rigid plastic pots, wooden tubs.
L
Not acceptable—White, brightly colored, or highly glazed ceramic pots, fiber
pots, ridged containers (including black or green nursery “production” pots).
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If in doubt about the appropriateness or conformity of a container, please contact
a member of the Horticulture Committee by February 1, 2015.
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Remember: Plants will be moved during staging. All containers must be strong
enough to withstand being moved. If your plant is in a delicate or particularly
awkward pot, we suggest that you repot it before bringing it to the Show.
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Hanging containers are allowed in classes _500 through _524 only. No halfbaskets or ornamental hangers are allowed. Please be certain that the containers,
hangers, chains, hooks, etc., are strong enough to withstand being moved during
staging.
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Moss-lined, log, or bark containers will be accepted only for begonias, ferns, and
gesneriads and in class _403. Class dimension restrictions will apply.
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Glass or clear plastic containers are permitted in classes _400, _403, _420, and
_422.
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New: Terrariums (classes _424 through _438) must have covers.
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Episcia bowls are permitted in classes _424 through _438.
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Unless otherwise noted, all bulbs must be grown and shown in pots of the size
specified. However, an entire clump of bulbs may be transplanted into a clean pot
of the same size for the Show.
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“Double-potting” is permitted. The outer container should be in proportion to
the plant size and must conform to the size requirements of the class. The inner
pot should not be visible, and the top should be dressed to disguise the doublepotting.
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Top dressing must be limited to natural material in brown, black, gray, or tan; no
bright colors (including white) are permitted; no underplanting with additional plant
material is permitted. Sphagnum moss may be used as top dressing.
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THE FLOWER SHOW BOTANICAL DATABASE
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At the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, all plants in soil (in the “ground,” in pots, in
containers, etc.) must be identified with correct botanical names. The botanical
names appear on entry cards, plant lists, and labels for large exhibits.
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Exhibitors must submit plant names in advance so that the nomenclature
checkers can make sure that the names are up to date and are spelled and
punctuated correctly. Corrections will be returned to you prior to the Show. Please
note: Verification of a botanical name does not ensure that a plant is
correctly identified or is entered in the appropriate class.
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The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Botanical Database lists the names of over
17,000 plants that have been entered in the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show over
the years. The Database is updated frequently. We urge you to use this Database
to check the names of plants before you submit them on a plant list or registration
form. In many cases, the Database will lead you to photographs or descriptions
that will assist you in properly identifying a plant.
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You can find a link to the database on the Competitive Classes page of the Flower
Show website (http://theflowershow.com/exhibits/exhibit-at-the-flower-show/).
Alternatively, use the direct address:
http://register.theflowershow.com/Botanicalview.aspx
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In the small blank “search box” under the Botanical Name search box, begin to
type in the name of a plant—a drop-down list of names should appear after you
have typed in three or more letters.
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Scroll down the list to find the plant name you are looking for. If the name appears
on the drop-down list, you can see how it should be spelled for your Flower Show
entry. Tip: Instead of beginning to type at the beginning of the plant name, type
the second name or cultivar name—for instance, instead of typing Narcissus
‘Bridal Crown’, just type Bridal Crown.
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If you see instructions to use a different name (e.g., PELARGONIUM 'LEMON
CRISPUM' USE: PELARGONIUM CRISPUM), be sure to use the corrected
name.
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For many of the plants on the list, you will see links to Google Images or Google
Search. Those links will take you to pictures of the plants or to more information
about them (often including where to buy them). The Pennsylvania Horticultural
Society takes no responsibility for the accuracy of this information.
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Do not use any variants of botanical names that you may find using Google
Images or Google Search. They may be incorrect or out of date. Use the spelling
and punctuation guidelines in the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Botanical
Database.
USING THE BOTANICAL DATABASE
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HORTICULTURE
Co-Chair ...... Diane Newbury .......... 215-242-5973 ............newburyd@verizon.net
Co-Chair ...... Thomas Hawkins ....... 610-892-7865 ................ tgarms@verizon.net
Vice-Chair ... John Gibson .............. 856-912-9708 .....johnsandra306@gmail.com
Vice-Chair ... Lynn Carbonell .......... 610-388-7826 ....... lynncarbonell@gmail.com
REPEATING HORTICULTURE CLASSES
(2000-2599, 3000-3599, 4000-4599)
(Classes _000 through _599 are repeated on all three entry days (see pages 29
and 30 for dates and times). Exhibitors may enter all three days; please refer to the
Horticulture Rules about re-entering, re-grooming, and re-passing on additional
entry days. Some classes are also eligible for Enter All Days (EAD); see more
about this on pages 31 and 32.
When you are filling out your entry form, please include all four digits for each
class you want to enter. And don’t forget, in the repeating classes listed below,
to specify 2000, 3000, 4000, etc., on the entry form (e.g., to enter Class _020
on Thursday, February 26, and Friday, February 27, write 2020 on the entry form;
to enter it on Monday, March 2, write 3020 on the form, to enter it on Friday,
March 6, write 4020 on the form). See examples on the entry form.
Remember: Orchids may only be entered in classes 5000 through 7197.
BULB CLASSES
Unless otherwise noted, all bulbs must be grown and shown in pots of the size specified.
However, you may transplant an entire clump of bulbs into a clean pot of the same size for
the Show.
You may use bulb pans, azalea pots, or standard pots for all bulb classes.
Novice Bulb Classes are open to anyone who has never won a blue ribbon in the
Bulb Classes of the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show prior to 2015.
_002 Novice Bulb Class: Narcissus ‘Jetfire’ (Div. 6, Cyclamineus).
Pot: 8" or under.
_004 Novice Bulb Class: Tulipa ‘Pinocchio’ (Div. 14, Greigii). Pot: 8"-10".
_006 Novice Bulb Class: Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Peter Stuyvesant’.
Pot: 8" or under.
_008 Novice Bulb Class: Hippeastrum (Amaryllis) ‘Ambiance’; one single-nosed
bulb. Pot: 6".
_010 Narcissus ‘Barrett Browning’ (Div. 3, Small Cup). Pot: 8"-10".
_012 Narcissus ‘Las Vegas’ (Div. 1, Trumpet). Pot: 8"-10".
_014 Narcissus ‘Falconet’ (Division 8, Tazetta). Pot: 8" or under.
_016 Any miniature Narcissus (as defined by the American Daffodil Society:
http://daffodilusa.org/references/adsminiaturelist.html). Pot: 8" or under.
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_020 Any standard Narcissus cv. except ‘Barrett Browning’, ‘Las Vegas’, or
‘Falconet’. Pot: 8" or under.
_022 Any standard Narcissus cv. except ‘Barrett Browning’, ‘Las Vegas’, or
‘Falconet’. Pot: 8"-10".
_030 Tulipa ‘Jackpot’ (Div. 3, Triumph). Pot: 8" or under.
_032 Tulipa ‘New Design’ (Div. 3, Triumph). Pot: 10" or under.
_034 Any Tulipa cv. except ‘Jackpot’ or ‘New Design’. Pot: 8".
_036 Any Tulipa cv. except ‘Jackpot’ or ‘New Design’. Pot: 10".
_038 Tulipa linifolia Batalinii Group ‘Bright Gem’. Pot: 8" or under.
_040 Arisaema, one bulb.
_042 Crocus. Pot: 6" or under.
_044 Fritillaria. Pot: 8" or under.
_048 Galanthus. Pot: 6" or under.
_050 Hippeastrum cybister (Amaryllis) hybrid, one single-nosed bulb.
_052 Hippeastrum (Amaryllis), hybrid miniature, one single-nosed bulb.
_054 Hippeastrum (Amaryllis), standard single-flowered hybrid,
one single-nosed bulb.
_056 Hippeastrum (Amaryllis), standard double-flowered hybrid,
one single-nosed bulb.
_058 Hippeastrum (Amaryllis), one bulb with attached offsets.
_060 Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Jan Bos’. Pot: 8".
_062 Any Hyacinthus except ‘Jan Bos’. Pot: 10" or under.
_064 Ipheion. Pot: 6" or under.
_066 Iris ‘J. S. Dijt’. Pot: 6" or under.
_068 Muscari. Pot: 6" or under.
_070 Trillium. May have more than one rhizome per pot.
_072 Veltheimia. Pot: 8" or under.
_074 Veltheimia. Pot: over 8".
REMINDER
Hardy: Plants that can reliably survive outdoor winter conditions in the Greater
Philadelphia Region are considered hardy. Entries need not have been grown outdoors.
_080 Any other hardy bulb(s), corm(s), rhizome(s), or tuber(s). Pot: 6" or under.
_082 Any other hardy bulb(s), corm(s), rhizome(s), or tuber(s). Pot: 6"-10".
_084 Any other non-hardy bulb(s), corm(s), rhizome(s), or tuber(s); no Clivia.
Pot: 6" or under.
_086 Any other non-hardy bulb(s), corm(s), rhizome(s), or tuber(s); no Clivia.
Pot: 6"-12".
Note: For rock garden bulbs, corms, rhizomes, and tubers, see _362, _364, _366.
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For the following bulb class only, entries may be assembled from bulbs grown
in different pots.
_088 Bulb Garden: Any combination of bulbs, arranged for artistic and
horticultural excellence in a pot 12" or under. A preliminary plant list must
be submitted with your entry form or online entry (see page 28); two
copies of the final corrected plant list are required at the Show. You must
also provide a diagram of your entry, with the plants numbered to
correspond to your final corrected plant list (see page 31).
GENERAL (REPEATING) HORTICULTURE CLASSES
(These classes repeat on the three entry days. Please see page 36
for instructions about how to designate each entry day.)
“Eligible for EAD” designates the only classes for the Enter All Days process.
You will be required to agree to the EAD regulations in order to register any EAD entries in
these classes. You can also enter these classes in the traditional way. For more information
about Enter All Days (EAD), please see pages 31 and 32.
Naturally occurring offsets or pups of a plant may be included in a pot
unless otherwise noted in the class description.
_100 Agave. Pot: 6" or under. Eligible for EAD.
_102 Aloe. Pot: 4" or under. Eligible for EAD.
_104 Aloe. Pot: 4"-6". Eligible for EAD.
_106 Bowiea. Pot: 6" or under.
_108 Bowiea. Pot: over 6".
_110 Cactus, flowering or fruiting. Pot: 6" or under.
_112 Cactus, flowering or fruiting. Pot: 6"-10".
_114 Cactus, flowering or fruiting. Pot: over 10".
_116 Cactus, non-flowering, except Mammillaria. Pot: 6" or under.
Eligible for EAD.
_118 Cactus, non-flowering, except Mammillaria. Pot: 6"-10". Eligible for EAD.
_120 Cactus, non-flowering, except Mammillaria. Pot: over 10". Eligible EAD.
_122 Crassula. Pot: 4" or under. Eligible for EAD.
_124 Crassula. Pot: 4"-6". Eligible for EAD.
_126 Echeveria. Pot: 6" or under. Eligible for EAD.
_130 Succulent Euphorbia; no Euphorbia cylindrifolia or Euphorbia milii.
Pot: 6" or under. Eligible for EAD.
_132 Succulent Euphorbia; no Euphorbia cylindrifolia or Euphorbia milii.
Pot: 6"-10". Eligible for EAD.
_134 Succulent Euphorbia; no Euphorbia milii. Pot: over 10". Eligible for EAD.
_136 Novice Class: Succulent Euphorbia; no Euphorbia milii. Pot: 6" or under.
Open only to exhibitors who have not won a blue ribbon in the Horticulture
Classes of the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show (except Bulbs or Orchids)
prior to 2015.
_138 Euphorbia cylindrifolia. Pot: 6" or under. Eligible for EAD.
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_140 Euphorbia cylindrifolia. Pot: 6"-10". Eligible for EAD.
_142 Euphorbia milii. Pot: 6" or under.
_144 Euphorbia milii. Pot: over 6".
_146 Gasteria. Pot: 4" or under. Eligible for EAD.
_148 Gasteria. Pot: 4"-6". Eligible for EAD.
_150 Haworthia. Pot: 4" or under. Eligible for EAD.
_152 Haworthia. Pot: 4"-6". Eligible for EAD.
_154 Mammillaria, non-flowering. Pot: 6" or under. Eligible for EAD.
_156 Mammillaria, non-flowering. Pot: 6"-10". Eligible for EAD.
_158 Sinningia leucotricha. Pot: 6" or under.
_160 Succulent, flowering or fruiting; no Agave, Aloe, cactus, Crassula,
Echeveria, Euphorbia, Gasteria, Haworthia, or Sinningia leucotricha.
Pot: 6" or under.
_162 Succulent, flowering or fruiting. Pot: 6"-10".
_164 Succulent, flowering or fruiting. Pot: over 10".
_166 Succulent, non-flowering; no Agave, Aloe, cactus, Crassula, Echeveria,
Euphorbia, Gasteria, Haworthia, or Sinningia leucotricha. Pot: 6" or under.
Eligible for EAD.
_168 Succulent, non-flowering. Pot: 6"-10". Eligible for EAD.
_170 Succulent, non-flowering. Pot: over 10". Eligible for EAD.
_172 New: Succulent native to Madagascar. Pot: 8" or under. Eligible for EAD.
_174 Bigeneric hybrid succulent. Pot: 6" or under. Eligible for EAD.
_180 Aroid; no Arisaema (see _040), Amorphophallus (see _182), or
Philodendron (see _248, _250, _251).
_182 Amorphophallus. Amorphophallus will be accepted only in this class.
_190 Any species Begonia (no cultivars), flowering or foliage. Pot: 6"-10".
_192 Begonia, informal flowering. Pot: 6" or under.
_194 Begonia, cane, informal flowering. Pot: 6"-10".
_196 Begonia, cane, informal flowering. Pot: over 10".
_198 Begonia, rhizomatous, informal flowering. Pot: 6"-10".
_200 Begonia, rhizomatous, informal flowering. Pot: over 10".
_202 Begonia, shrub, informal flowering. Pot: 6"-10".
_204 Begonia, shrub, informal flowering. Pot: over 10".
_206 Begonia, informal foliage. Pot: 6" or under.
_208 Begonia, cane, informal foliage. Pot: 6"-10".
_210 Begonia, cane, informal foliage. Pot: over 10".
_212 Begonia, rhizomatous, informal foliage. Pot: 6"-10".
_214 Begonia, rhizomatous, informal foliage. Pot: over 10".
_216 Begonia, shrub, informal foliage. Pot: 6"-10".
_218 Begonia, shrub, informal foliage. Pot: over 10".
_220 Bromeliad, flowering.
_221 Bromeliad, non-flowering.
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_222 Clivia, solid green foliage. Pot: 8" or under.
_224 Clivia, variegated foliage. Pot: 8" or under.
_226 Clivia, flowering. Pot: 8" or under.
_228 Clivia, flowering. Pot: 8"-12".
_230 Fern (Pteridophyte). Pot: 6" or under. No hanging baskets.
_232 Fern (Pteridophyte). Pot: 6"-10". No hanging baskets.
_234 Hedera, informal. Pot: 6" or under.
_235 Hedera, informal. New pot size: 6"-10".
_236 Hedera, informal. New pot size: over 10".
_238 Hedera, formal. Pot: 6" or under.
_240 Hedera, formal. Pot: over 6".
_241 Vine, trained; no ivy.
_242 Hoya. Pot: 6"-10".
_244 Lycopods, Equisetum, or Psilotum. Pot: 6" or under. No hanging baskets.
_246 Lycopods, Equisetum, or Psilotum. Pot: 6"-10”. No hanging baskets.
_248 Philodendron. Pot: 6" or under.
_250 Philodendron. Pot: 6"-10".
_251 Philodendron. Pot: over 10".
_252 Saintpaulia (African Violet).
Moss-lined containers are acceptable for gesneriads.
_256 Gesneriad, flowering, other than Saintpaulia or Streptocarpus.
Pot: 6" or under. Moss-lined containers are acceptable for gesneriads.
_258 Gesneriad, grown-for-foliage, other than Saintpaulia or Streptocarpus.
Pot: 6" or under. Moss-lined containers are acceptable for gesneriads.
_259 New: Gesneriad, other than Saintpaulia or Streptocarpus.
Pot: over 6". Moss-lined containers are acceptable for gesneriads.
_260 Sansevieria. Pot: 8" or under. Eligible for EAD.
_262 Selaginella. Pot: 6" or under.
_264 Streptocarpus. Pot: 10" or under.
_270 Flowering or fruiting plant grown in house; no cactus, other succulent,
Clivia, or bulb. Pot: 6" or under.
_272 Novice Class: Flowering or fruiting plant; no cactus, other succulent, Clivia,
or bulb. Pot: 4"-8". Open only to exhibitors who have not won a blue ribbon
in the Horticulture Classes of the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show (except
Bulbs or Orchids) prior to 2015.
_274 Informal flowering or fruiting plant; no cactus, other succulent, Begonia,
or Clivia. Pot: 6" or under.
_276 Informal flowering or fruiting plant; no cactus, other succulent, Begonia,
or Clivia, Pot: 6"-10".
_278 Informal flowering or fruiting plant; no cactus, other succulent, or Begonia.
Pot: over 10".
_280 Formal flowering or fruiting plant. Pot: 4" or under.
_282 Formal flowering or fruiting plant. Pot: 4"-6".
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_284 Formal flowering or fruiting plant. Pot: 6"-10".
_286 Formal flowering or fruiting plant. Pot: over 10".
_288 Foliage plant grown in house; no cactus, other succulent, Sinningia
leucotricha, Clivia, or bulb. Pot: 4" or under.
_290 Foliage plant grown in house; no cactus, other succulent, Sinningia
leucotricha, Clivia, or bulb. Pot: 4"-6".
_292 Novice Class—Foliage plant; no cactus, other succulent, Sinningia
leucotricha, Clivia, or bulb. Pot: 4"-8". Open only to exhibitors who have not
won a blue ribbon in the Horticulture Classes of the PHS Philadelphia
Flower Show (except Bulbs or Orchids) prior to 2015.
_294 Informal foliage plant; no cactus, other succulent, Sinningia leucotricha,
Begonia, or Clivia. Pot: 6" or under.
_296 Informal foliage plant; no cactus, other succulent, Sinningia leucotricha,
Begonia, or Clivia. Pot: 6"-10".
_298 Informal foliage plant; no cactus, other succulent, Sinningia leucotricha,
Begonia, or Clivia. Pot: over 10".
_300 Formal foliage plant. Pot: 4" or under.
_302 Formal foliage plant. Pot: 4"-6".
_304 Formal foliage plant. Pot: 6"-10".
_306 Formal foliage plant. Pot: over 10".
_310 Helleborus, in bloom. Only one plant per pot permitted.
_312 Any hardy herbaceous perennial except Helleborus, in bloom.
_314 Camellia. Pot: 12" or under. Only one plant per pot permitted.
_316 Hardy flowering shrub. Pot: over 10". Only one plant per pot permitted.
_318 Chamaecyparis, dwarf; plant must be a natural dwarf (grows less than 6"
per year). Pot: 10" or under. Only one plant per pot permitted.
_320 Chamaecyparis, miniature (grows less than 2" per year).
Pot: 10" or under. Only one plant per pot permitted. Eligible for EAD.
_322 Dwarf conifer, other than Chamaecyparis. Must be a natural dwarf (grows
less than 6" per year). Pot: 10" or under. Only one plant per pot
permitted. Eligible for EAD.
_324 Miniature conifer, other than Chamaecyparis (grows less than 2″ per year).
Pot: 10" or under. Only one plant per pot permitted. Eligible for EAD.
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HERB AND PELARGONIUM CLASSES
_330 Herb, informal. Pot: 6" or under. Only one plant per pot permitted.
_332 Herb, informal. Pot: over 6". Only one plant per pot permitted.
_334 Herb, formal. Pot: 4"-8". Only one plant per pot permitted.
_336 Herb, formal. Pot: over 8". Only one plant per pot permitted.
_338 Medicinal herb. Pot: 8" or under. You must state the medicinal use
on both 4"x6" cards that accompany the plant. Only one plant per pot
permitted.
_342 Pelargonium, flowering. Pot: 6" or under.
_344 Pelargonium, formal. Pot: 6" or under.
_346 Pelargonium, non-flowering. Pot: 6" or under.
_348 Pelargonium, scented. Pot: 6" or under.
_349 New: Pelargonium. New pot size: over 6".
ROCK GARDEN CLASSES
REMINDER
For pots under 4″, a leeway of only ¼” will be allowed. No further leeway can be given.
_350 Primula, hardy. Pot: 3" or under.
_352 Primula, hardy. Pot: 4"-6".
_354 Hardy rock garden plant in bloom, no cactus or other succulent.
Pot: 3" or under.
_356 Non-hardy rock garden plant in bloom, no cactus or other succulent.
Pot: 3" or under.
_358 Hardy rock garden plant in bloom, no cactus or other succulent. Pot: 4"-6".
_360 Non-hardy rock garden plant in bloom, no cactus or other succulent.
Pot: 4"-6".
_362 Hardy rock garden bulb(s) in bloom. Pot: 6" or under.
_364 Hardy rock garden corm(s), rhizome(s), or tuber(s) in bloom, no cactus
or other succulent(s). Pot: 6" or under.
_366 Non-hardy rock garden bulb(s), corm(s), rhizome(s), or tuber(s)
in bloom, no cactus or other succulent(s). Pot: 6" or under.
_368 Hardy rock garden plant, non-flowering, no cactus or other succulent,
no conifers. Pot: 3" or under.
_370 Hardy rock garden plant, non-flowering, no cactus or other succulent,
no conifers. Pot: 4"-6".
_372 Non-hardy rock garden plant, non-flowering, no cactus or other succulent.
no conifers. Pot: 4"-6".
_374 Herbaceous (non-woody) natural-cushion rock garden plant, foliage
or flowering.
_376 Hardy rock garden cactus or other succulent, except Sedum or
Sempervivum. Pot: 6" or under.
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_378 Non-hardy rock garden cactus or other succulent except Sedum or
Sempervivum. Pot: 6" or under.
_380 Rock garden Sedum or Sempervivum, flowering. Pot: 6" or under.
_382 Rock garden Sedum or Sempervivum, non-flowering. Pot: 6" or under.
Eligible for EAD.
GARDENS IN CONTAINERS; PLANTS ON STUFFED FORMS
• Please Note: For any classes permitting more than one species, cultivar, or variety,
you must submit a preliminary plant list, either by entering the plant names in the new
online system (you will need to enter each plant name only once) or by submitting a list
to PHS (preferably by e-mail to FSWebReg@pennhort.org) or with your paper entry
form. The earlier you submit this list, the sooner it can be checked by the
Nomenclature committee and corrections returned to you.
Remember
• Two copies of the final (corrected) plant list are required at the Show (see page
31). You must also provide a diagram with your entry, with the plants numbered
to correspond to your final corrected plant list. See Definitions, page 33, for more
information about Accessories.
• No orchids are permitted in these classes.
• No bonsai are permitted in ANY class.
_400 Life on the Rocks: One or more plants of one species, variety, or cultivar,
grown on, in, or through a natural (or natural-appearing) rock. Note: For this
class, roots must be growing in the rock. Inconspicuous clear plastic
saucers are permitted in this class.
_403 Life with a Log. One or more plants of one species, variety, or cultivar,
grown on or around a wooden log, not to exceed 18" in length.
Inconspicuous clear plastic saucers are permitted in this class.
_404 A miniature rock garden containing a minimum of three different species,
varieties, or cultivars of flowering rock garden plants, in a container not to
exceed 24" in any dimension, including diagonal. No artificial accessories
are permitted. No terrariums, no covers. Rarity of plant material and
difficulty in growing will be considered in judging. All plants must be
rooted.
_406 A miniature rock garden containing a minimum of three different species,
varieties, or cultivars of non-flowering rock garden plants, in a container
not to exceed 24" in any dimension, including diagonal. No flowers
permitted in this class. No artificial accessories are permitted. No
terrariums, no covers. Rarity of plant material and difficulty in growing will
be considered in judging. All plants must be rooted.
_408 A miniature garden or landscape design—a planting of a minimum
of three different species, varieties, or cultivars in a shallow, open container
not to exceed 24" in any dimension, including diagonal. The plant material
must be culturally compatible and in scale. Accessories are permitted.
No terrariums, no covers. All plants must be rooted.
_410 Novice Class: A miniature garden or landscape design (see _408).
Open only to exhibitors who have not won a blue ribbon in the Horticulture
Classes of the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show (except Bulbs or Orchids)
prior to 2015.
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_412 A container garden—a planting of a minimum of three different species,
varieties, or cultivars in an open container not to exceed 18" in any
dimension, including diagonal. Plants need not be hardy. No artificial
accessories are permitted. No terrariums, no covers. All plants must
be rooted.
_414 Living Wall. A minimum of three different species, varieties, or cultivars
suitable for a living wall or vertical garden. To be grown in a frame not to
exceed outside dimensions of 18” x 18”; no more than 4" deep. Frames will
be displayed on a slanted shelf, so no hanging devices should be attached.
No accessories are permitted.
_416 New: Living Picture. A minimum of three different species, varieties, or
cultivars. To be grown in a picture frame not to exceed inside
dimensions of 8" x 10"; no more than 4" deep. Frames will be displayed on
a slanted shelf, so no hanging devices should be attached. No accessories
are permitted.
• Terrariums: Glass or clear plastic containers for displaying plants, especially plants
that need high humidity. New: Terrariums must have covers.
• Wardian-style Cases: Glass enclosures employing a metal or wooden frame; they
should resemble greenhouses or conservatories and should include roofs. Wardianstyle cases should display plants that typically require high humidity.
Sizes for Terrariums, Wardian-style cases, and all other non-standard containers will
refer to outside dimensions, excluding bases, stands, feet, etc.
• No aquariums are permitted in classes _420 through _442.
_420 Bog plant. Pot: 6" or under.
_422 Bog plant. Pot: over 6".
_424 Terrarium. One or more plants, in a container not to exceed 8" in any
dimension, including diagonal or diameter. Not permitted: artificial
accessories or Wardian-style cases. Note: Terrariums must have covers.
_426 Terrarium. One plant, in a container not to exceed 10" in any dimension,
including diagonal or diameter. Not permitted: artificial accessories or
Wardian-style cases. Note: Terrariums must have covers.
_428 Terrarium. Multiples of the same plant, in a container not to exceed 10"
in any dimension, including diagonal or diameter. Not permitted: artificial
accessories or Wardian-style cases. Note: Terrariums must have covers.
_430 Terrarium. One plant, in a container over 10" in any dimension, including
diagonal or diameter. Not permitted: artificial accessories or Wardian-style
cases. Note: Terrariums must have covers.
_432 Terrarium. Multiples of the same plant, in a container over 10" in any
dimension, including diagonal or diameter. Not permitted: artificial
accessories or Wardian-style cases. Note: Terrariums must have covers.
_434 Terrarium. Multiple varieties or cultivars of one species, in a container
not to exceed 10" in any dimension, including diagonal or diameter.
Not permitted: artificial accessories or Wardian-style cases.
Note: Terrariums must have covers.
_436 Terrarium. A minimum of three different species, varieties, or cultivars,
in a container not to exceed 10" in any dimension, including diagonal
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or diameter. Not permitted: artificial accessories or Wardian-style cases.
Note: Terrariums must have covers.
_438 Terrarium. A minimum of three different species, varieties, or cultivars,
in a container 10" or over in any dimension, including diagonal or diameter.
Not permitted: artificial accessories or Wardian-style cases.
Note: Terrariums must have covers.
_440 Wardian-Style Case. A minimum of five different species, varieties, or
cultivars, in a container with a diagonal measurement under 16". No
artificial accessories are permitted. Only one entry per day per exhibitor.
Eligible for EAD.
_442 Wardian-Style Case. A minimum of five different species, varieties, or
cultivars, in a container with a diagonal measurement 16" and over. No
artificial accessories are permitted. Only one entry per day per exhibitor.
Eligible for EAD.
_444 Plant(s) grown on a stuffed form; more than one species, variety, or cultivar
permitted. Any non-plant component must be pre-approved by the
Horticulture Committee Chair by February 1, 2015. Any re-grooming must
be done with rooted cuttings. No animals allowed; for animal stuffed
forms, see _446. Eligible for EAD.
_446 Animal Kingdom. Plant(s) grown on an animal-shaped stuffed form, more
than one species, varieties, or cultivars permitted. No accessories are
permitted. Any re-grooming must be done with rooted cuttings.
Eligible for EAD.
HANGING CONTAINERS
One species, variety, or cultivar per container.
Remember: Hanging baskets are accepted in these classes only.
_500 Flowering or fruiting plant(s). Container: 6" or under.
_502 Flowering or fruiting plant(s). Container: 6"-12".
_504 Flowering or fruiting plant(s). Container: over 12".
_510 Foliage plant(s); no ferns (Pteridophyte). Container: 6" or under.
_512 Foliage plant(s); no ferns (Pteridophyte). Container: 6"-12".
_514 Foliage plant(s); no ferns (Pteridophyte). Container: over 12".
_518 Specimen fern (Pteridophyte). Container: 6" or under.
_520 Specimen fern (Pteridophyte). Container: 6"-12".
_522 Specimen fern (Pteridophyte). Container: over 12".
_524 Epiphytic plant(s); no orchids.
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SMALL JOYS
(Miniature = mature plants of small stature.)
REMINDERS
•
For pot sizes in these classes, a leeway of only ¼" will be allowed. No further leeway
can be given.
•
Only one plant per pot is permitted in classes _530 through _546.
_530 Miniature flowering plant; no cactus or other succulent. Pot: 3" or under.
_532 Miniature flowering or fruiting cactus; no other succulent. Pot: 3" or under.
_534 Miniature flowering or fruiting succulent; no cactus. Pot: 3" or under.
_536 Miniature foliage plant; no cactus or other succulent. Pot: 3" or under.
_540 Miniature non-flowering cactus; no other succulent. Pot: 3" or under.
Eligible for EAD.
_542 Miniature non-flowering succulent; no cactus. Pot: 3" or under.
Eligible for EAD.
_546 Miniature gesneriad. Pot: 3" or under. A clear, contained environment
not to exceed 5” in any dimension is permitted in this class.
GRAND OLD PLANTS
•
More than one plant of the same species, variety, or cultivar per container is
permitted.
•
One entry per day per exhibitor per class. Exhibits must be pre-entered.
Please put the age of the plant on both 4"×6" cards.
_550 Flowering or fruiting plants, 5-10 years old. .
_552 Foliage plants, 5-10 years old.
_554 Flowering plants, 10-20 years old; no succulents.
_556 Foliage plants, 10-20 years old; no succulents.
_558 Succulents, 10-20 years old.
_560 Flowering plants, over 20 years old; no succulents.
_562 Foliage plants, over 20 years old; no succulents.
_564 Succulents over 20 years old. Eligible for EAD.
NEW: BIG AND BOLD
_570 Informal flowering woody plant, 5' and over.
_575 Informal non-flowering woody plant, 5' and over.
BEGINNER’S LUCK
Open only to first-time exhibitors in the Horticulture classes.
_599 Informal foliage plant (no bulbs). Pot: 4"-8".
2599—Enter on Thursday/First Friday
3599—Enter on Monday
4599—Enter on Second Friday
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SPECIAL FIRST-FRIDAY HORTICULTURE CLASSES
(Classes 2000-2599 are listed on pages 37-46)
Passed and staged.......... Thursday, February 26...... 1 - 4 p.m., 5 – 7 p.m.
Friday, February 27 ........... 7 - 9:30 a.m.
(The Post-Entry Table closes at 9:15 a.m.)
Removed .......................... Monday, March 2 .............. by 7 a.m.
2600 Begonia, flowering. Pot: 4" or under
2605 Begonia, foliage. Pot: 4" or under.
2610 Epimedium. Pot: 6" or under.
2615 Any succulent except Aloe, cactus, Crassula, Echeveria, Euphorbia,
Gasteria, or Haworthia. Pot: 4" or under.
2620 Pubescent (woolly or hairy) foliage plant. Pot: 8" or under; no cactus or
other succulent.
2625 Pubescent (woolly or hairy) cactus or other succulent except Mammillaria.
Pot: 8" or under.
2630 Pubescent (woolly or hairy) Mammillaria. Pot: 8" or under.
2650 Topiary, single-stemmed. Only one plant per pot permitted.
2660 New: Species native to New Zealand; no hybrids. Pot: 8" or under.
2670 New: Species native to South America; no hybrids. Pot: 8" or under.
CHALLENGE CLASS
2990 Mystery Challenge Plant: A Pelargonium, name to be announced at
pick-up time. Only plants purchased from PHS are eligible for this class. A
limited supply of plants will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at
the PHS Store at the PHS Fall Festival (Saturday, September 20, at the
Navy Yard) and subsequently at PHS Meadowbrook Farm, 1633
Washington Lane, Meadowbrook, PA 19046 (see
http://www.meadowbrookfarm.org/ for hours and directions). Cost: $7 each.
2991 Novice Class: Mystery Challenge Plant (see 2990). Open only
to exhibitors who have not won a blue ribbon in the Horticulture Classes
of the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show (except Bulbs or Orchids) prior to
2015.
WHAT IS A CHALLENGE CLASS?
In Artistic and Horticulture challenge classes, all exhibitors start with the same materials and
grow or arrange them for competition.
For Horticulture challenge classes, only plants purchased from PHS are eligible. Plants are
available on a first-come, first-served basis for a nominal charge. See the Horticulture
section for details (pages 47, 48, 50).
In some Arrangement challenge classes, exhibitors bring clippers on the entry day, and
flowers and containers are supplied on the spot. In other instances, exhibitors are sent in
advance a variety of items that must be incorporated into the flower arrangement (see
pages 17, 18).
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SPECIAL MONDAY HORTICULTURE CLASSES
(Classes 3000-3599 are listed on pages 36-46)
Passed and staged.......... Monday, March 2 .............. 7 - 9:30 a.m.
(The Post-Entry Table closes at 9:15 a.m.)
Removed .......................... Friday, March 6 ................. by 7 a.m.
3610 Flowering or fruiting plant grown in house; no cactus or other succulent.
Pot: 6"-12".
3615 Foliage plant grown in house; no cactus or other succulent. Pot: 6"-12".
3620 Variegated foliage plant; no cactus or other succulent. Pot: 4" or under.
3625 Variegated foliage plant; no cactus or other succulent. Pot: 4"-8".
3630 Variegated cactus or other succulent. Pot: 4" or under.
3635 Variegated cactus or other succulent. Pot: 4"-8".
3640 Pubescent (woolly or hairy) foliage plant; no cactus or other succulent.
Pot: 6" or under.
3645 Pubescent (woolly or hairy) cactus or other succulent. Pot: 6" or under.
3650 Novice Class: Cactus or other succulent. Pot: 6" or under. Open only
to exhibitors who have not won a blue ribbon in the Horticulture Classes
of the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show (except Bulbs or Orchids) prior to
2015.
3746 Double Your Pleasure: Two different genera within the same family, each
shown in a pot 8" or under. Provide two 4"×6" cards for each plant. The
family must be named on the cards.
CHALLENGE CLASSES
3990 Mystery Challenge Plant—A Begonia, name to be announced at pickup time. Only plants purchased from PHS are eligible for this class. A
limited supply of plants will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at
the PHS Store at the PHS Fall Festival (Saturday, September 20, at the
Navy Yard) and subsequently at PHS Meadowbrook Farm, 1633
Washington Lane, Meadowbrook, PA 19046 (see
http://www.meadowbrookfarm.org/ for hours and directions). Cost: $7 each.
3991 Novice Class: Mystery Challenge Plant (see 3990). Open only to
exhibitors who have not won a blue ribbon in the Horticulture Classes
of the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show (except Bulbs or Orchids) prior to
2015.
Returning Challenge Plants.
Open only to those whose Challenge plants from the 2014 PHS
Philadelphia Flower Show are still in Show condition.
3992 Abutilon 'Biltmore Ballgown’
3993 Sinningia 'Li'l Georgie'
3994 Solenostemon Stained Glassworks™ Trailing Plum
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SPECIAL SECOND-FRIDAY HORTICULTURE CLASSES
(Classes 4000-4599 are listed on pages 36-46)
Passed and staged.......... Friday, March 6 ................. 7 - 9:30 a.m.
(The Post-Entry Table closes at 9:15 a.m.)
Removed .......................... Sunday, March 8 ............... see note below
Exhibitors are responsible for removing their entries on Sunday, March 8, after the
public has left the Show floor (approximately 6:30 p.m.). Note: All plants must be
removed by 8 p.m.
4600 Cactus grown in house. Pot: 6" or under.
4605 Succulent other than cactus, grown in house. Pot: 6" or under.
4610 Cactus or other succulent grown in house. Pot: 6"-10".
4620 Caudiciform plant. Pot: 8" or under.
4630 Lewisia, in bloom.
4660 Flowering or fruiting plant grown in house; no cactus or other succulent.
Pot: 6"-10".
4665 Foliage plant grown in house; no cactus or other succulent. Pot: 6"-10".
4670 Fragrant flowering plant; no bulbs. Pot: 8" or under.
4675 Fragrant foliage plant; no bulbs. Pot: 8" or under.
4700 New: Plant native to Madagascar (no bulbs). Pot: 8" or under.
4705 New: Flowering bulb(s), corm(s), rhizome(s), or tuber(s) native to
Madagascar. Pot: 8" or under.
4710 New: Non-flowering bulb(s), corm(s), rhizome(s), or tuber(s) native to
Madagascar. Pot: 8" or under.
4715 New: Species native to Japan, Korea, or China (no bulbs; no hybrids).
Pot: 8" or under.
4720 Flowering bulb(s), corm(s), rhizome(s), or tuber(s) native to Japan, Korea,
or China. Pot: 8" or under.
4725 Non-flowering bulb(s), corm(s), rhizome(s), or tuber(s) native to Japan,
Korea, or China. Pot: 8" or under.
4730 Dwarf woody shrub, flowering or fruiting; no conifers. Pot: 10" or under.
4735 Dwarf woody shrub, non-flowering, non-fruiting; no conifers.
Pot: 10" or under.
4740 Matched pair, in identical pots 6" or under. Provide two 4"x6" cards
for each plant.
4742 Parent and one offspring: A specimen plant and an offspring that
you have propagated from the mature plant, to be shown together
in separate pots 8" or under. Provide two 4"x6" cards for each plant.
Indicate the parent on the appropriate cards. State the method and date
of propagation on each 4"x6" card.
4746 Double Your Pleasure: Two different genera within the same family, each
shown in a pot 8" or under. Provide two 4"x6" cards for each plant.
The family must be named on the cards.
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4750 A collection of three different species, varieties, or cultivars of the same
genus in separate pots 6" or under. No bulbs; no cactus or other
succulents. Provide two 4"x6" cards for each plant.
4755 A collection of three different species, varieties, or cultivars of the same
genus of cactus or other succulent (except Euphorbia) in separate pots 6"
or under. Provide two 4"x6" cards for each plant.
4760 A collection of three species, varieties, or cultivars of Euphorbia in separate
pots 6" or under. Provide two 4"x6" cards for each plant.
CHALLENGE CLASS
4990 Mystery Challenge Plant—A Saintpaulia (African violet), name to be
announced at pick-up time. Only plants purchased from PHS are eligible
for this class. A limited supply of plants will be available on a first-come,
first-served basis at the PHS Store at the PHS Fall Festival (Saturday,
September 20, at the Navy Yard) and subsequently at PHS Meadowbrook
Farm, 1633 Washington Lane, Meadowbrook, PA 19046 (see
http://www.meadowbrookfarm.org/ for hours and directions). Cost: $7 each.
4991 Novice Class: Mystery Challenge Plant (see 4990). Open only to
exhibitors who have not won a blue ribbon in the Horticulture Classes
of the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show (except Bulbs or Orchids) prior to
2015.
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ORCHIDS
Co-Chair ...... Marie-Christine Viallett .... 610-246-4861 .......... viallet@comcast.net
Co-Chair ...... Roseanne Nunez ............. 609-314-8800 ....... rosnun23@gmail.com
Vice-Chair ... Carrie Buchman............... 201- 848-9491 ........ cbuchman@tncb.net
Vice-Chair ... Christine Jacoby .............. 609- 220-3210 ..............roji@comcast.net
•
Orchids are permitted only in these classes.
•
Entries must follow A.O.S. standard generic abbreviations or be spelled out
completely.
•
See pages 26-35 for how to enter the Show.
•
Classes 5000 through 5180 are judged on Friday, February 27, and
can remain in the Show through Sunday, March 8.
•
Classes 6100, 6110, and 6120 are judged on Monday, March 2, and removed
at the end of the Show on Sunday, March 8.
•
Novice classes 5190-5197 are judged on Friday, February 27, and removed
on Monday, March 2; classes 6190-6197 are judged on Monday, March 2, and
removed on Friday, March 6; and classes 7190-7197 are judged on Friday,
March 6, and removed at the end of the Show on Sunday, March 8. Please
see box on page 53.
•
Enter online or use the Horticulture Classes Entry Form in the center of the
Exhibitor’s Guide (also available to download from
http://theflowershow.com/exhibits/exhibit-at-the-flower-show/). A link to the
online system is also on the Flower Show web page.
•
To ensure that your entries are processed correctly, please list each entry
separately (e.g., 5070, 5070; not “5070—2 entries”).
ENTRY TIP
Orchid exhibitors should enter class numbers only and omit any plant names. Orchid
names are verified and printed on the PHS ID cards at the Show.
We understand that orchids grow in a wide variety of pot types and containers and cannot
easily be transplanted for exhibition. However, in order to create a professional-looking
display, pot types must have some standardization.
•
Acceptable pots: Clay, dark green or black plastic, and ceramic pots
that are not highly decorated. Wood or jungle-fiber baskets are also permissible.
•
No white or highly glazed ceramic pots are permitted.
•
Important: If you grow your orchids in white or clear plastic pots, sheathing the pots (or
double-potting) with clay pots or dark green or black plastic pots will be required before
they are accepted for display in the Flower Show.
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FIRST-FRIDAY ORCHID CLASSES
Passed and staged.......... Thursday, February 26...... 1 – 4 p.m., 5 – 7 p.m.
Friday, February 27 ........... 7 - 9:30 a.m.
(The Post-Entry Table closes at 9:15 a.m.)
Removed .......................... Sunday, March 8 ............... see below
(except 5190-5197, which are removed or re-entered on Monday, March 2)
Exhibitors are responsible for removing their entries on Sunday, March 8, after the
public has left the Show floor (approximately 6:30 p.m.). Note: All plants must be
removed by 8 p.m.
5000 Cattleya and Alliance, species.
5010 Cattleya and Alliance, hybrid (flowers greater than 4" across).
5015 Cattleya and Alliance, hybrid (flowers 4" across or less).
5020 Paphiopedilum species.
5030 Paphiopedilum near primary hybrid (at least one parent must be a
species)—single-flowering.
5035 Paphiopedilum near primary hybrid (at least one parent must be a
species)—multifloral (Corypetalum and Pardalopetalum groups).
5040 Paphiopedilum complex hybrid.
5050 Phragmipedium species or hybrid.
5060 Phalaenopsis and Alliance, species.
5070 Phalaenopsis and Alliance, hybrid (flowers greater than 2½" across).
5075 Phalaenopsis and Alliance, hybrid (flowers 2½" across or less).
5080 Vanda and Alliance.
5090 Odontoglossum and Alliance.
5100 Cymbidium (flowers greater than 2½" across).
5110 Cymbidium (flowers 2½" across or less).
5120 Dendrobium species.
5130 Dendrobium hybrid.
5140 Epidendrum and Alliance.
5150 Oncidium and Alliance.
5160 Miltonia and Alliance.
5165 Lycaste species or hybrid.
5170 Miniature, any species or hybrid; plant and inflorescence not to exceed
6" in height.
5175 Any other species not listed above.
5180 Any other hybrid or variety not listed above.
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• Novice Orchid Classes are open to anyone who has never won a blue ribbon in the
Orchid Classes of the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show prior to 2015.
• Entries in the First-Friday Novice classes must be removed on Monday, March 2, by 7
a.m. but may then be entered in a Monday class. Entries in Monday’s Novice classes
must be removed on Friday, March 6, by 7 a.m. or entered in a Friday class.
• If you pre-enter your plants for First Friday, Monday, and Second Friday, the
Orchid committee will re-enter the plants on your behalf on Monday and Second
Friday, so that you will not need to return to the Flower Show each day. However,
when you enter on First Friday you must provide an additional set of cards for each
plant for each additional entry day. Don’t forget to pre-enter for each day.
• The blue-ribbon winners for each day in the Novice classes will remain
on display at the Show through Sunday, March 8.
5190 Novice Class: Phalaenopsis species or hybrid.
5192 Novice Class: Cattleya and Alliance species or hybrid.
5195 Novice Class: Paphiopedilum species or hybrid.
5197 Novice Class: Any other species or hybrid.
MONDAY ORCHID CLASSES
Passed and staged.......... Monday, March 2 ............. 7 - 9:30 a.m.
(The Post-Entry Table closes at 9:15 a.m.)
Removed .......................... Sunday, March 8 ............... see note below
(except 6190-6197, which are removed or re-entered on Friday, March 6)
Exhibitors are responsible for removing their entries on Sunday, March 8, after the
public has left the Show floor (approximately 6:30 p.m.). Note: All plants must be
removed by 8 p.m.
6100 Any blooming orchid, mounted.
6110 Any non-blooming orchid with interesting foliage.
6120 Orchid Terrarium. A terrarium containing at least 2 different types
of blooming orchids. Non-blooming plants other than orchids are permitted,
but orchids must predominate.
MONDAY NOVICE ORCHID CLASSES
Passed and staged.......... Monday, March 2 .............. 7 - 9:30 a.m.
(The Post-Entry Table closes at 9:15 a.m.)
Removed .......................... Friday, March 6 ................. by 7 a.m.
Remember: After these entries are removed on Second Friday, the plants may be
entered in the Second-Friday classes. (See explanation in the box above.)
6190 Novice Class: Phalaenopsis species or hybrid.
6192 Novice Class: Cattleya and Alliance species or hybrid.
6195 Novice Class: Paphiopedilum species or hybrid.
6197 Novice Class: Any other species or hybrid.
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SECOND-FRIDAY ORCHID CLASSES
Passed and staged.......... Friday, March 6 ................. 7 - 9:30 a.m.
(The Post-Entry Table closes at 9:15 a.m.)
Removed .......................... Sunday, March 8 ............... see note below
Exhibitors are responsible for removing their entries on Sunday, March 8, after the
public has left the Show floor (approximately 6:30 p.m.). Note: All plants must be
removed by 8 p.m.
Remember: On Friday, March 6, two entry points are awarded for each
pre-entered plant that is actually entered in the Show.
7000 Orchid, flowering, except Cattleya and Alliance, Paphiopedilum,
or Cymbidium (see 7020, 7030, 7040 below).
7010 Orchids, a collection of three plants—species or hybrids—in separate
containers. No cymbidiums. You should provide two 4"×6" cards with the
names of all three plants on one card when you bring your plants to the
Show.
7020 Cymbidium species or hybrid.
7030 Cattleya and Alliance species or hybrid.
7040 Paphiopedilum species or hybrid.
7190 Novice Class: Phalaenopsis species or hybrid.
7192 Novice Class: Cattleya and Alliance species or hybrid.
7195 Novice Class: Paphiopedilum species or hybrid.
7197 Novice Class: Any other species or hybrid.
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2015 FLOWER SHOW AWARDS
MAJOR EXHIBITORS—FEATURE AWARDS
NEW for 2015—PHS Medals. Judging criteria include quality of design, horticulture,
plantsmanship, and visitor experience.
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PHS Gold Medal—for major exhibits receiving 95 or more points.
102
PHS Silver Medal—for major exhibits receiving 85 to 94 points.
103
PHS Bronze Medal—for major exhibits receiving 70 to 84 points.
1.
The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Cup—Best in Show award,
for the highest-scoring Landscape major exhibit in the Show.
1.
The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Cup— Best in Show award,
for the highest-scoring Floral major exhibit in the Show.
4.
The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Silver Trophy—for the Landscape major
exhibit receiving the second-highest number of points.
4.
The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Silver Trophy—for the Floral major exhibit
receiving the second-highest number of points.
5.
The Alfred M. Campbell Memorial Trophy—for the Educational major exhibit
that demonstrates the most successful use of a variety of plants in a unique fashion.
6.
The Mayor’s Trophy—for the Landscape major exhibit under 1,000 square feet
that demonstrates the most innovative or unique design.
7.
The Governor’s Trophy—for the Landscape major exhibit 1,000 square feet
or over that demonstrates the most innovative or unique design.
8.
The Philadelphia Trophy—for the Landscape major exhibit that demonstrates
the best use of color.
9.
The PHS Council Trophy—for the Landscape major exhibit with the most
accomplished display of forced plants.
14.
Chicago Horticultural Society Flower Show Medal—to an Educational exhibit
showing outstanding horticultural skill and knowledge in a nationally recognized
flower show.
16.
Massachusetts Horticultural Society Gold Medal—to the Plant Society exhibit
demonstrating the best use of design.
22.
The Phyllis M. Craig Award—to the Floral major exhibit demonstrating the best use
of color in flowering and/or foliage plants in an innovative or unique design.
82.
PHS Sustainability Award—for the Educational major exhibit demonstrating
the best use of sustainable gardening practices to the public.
15.
The Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association Trophies—to the Garden
(Class 160) and Patio (Class 165) showing the most effective use of plants and best
use of design.
17.
The American Horticultural Society Environmental Award—for an exhibit
of horticultural excellence that best demonstrates the bond between horticulture and
the environment and inspires the viewer to beautify home and community through
skillful design and appropriate plant material.
18.
Bulkley Medal of the Garden Club of America—awarded to a special exhibit
in the fields of horticulture, botany, or conservation. The exhibit must be one
of exceptional educational merit that increases the knowledge and awareness of the
viewing public.
SPECIAL PANEL AWARDS
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19.
Special Achievement Awards of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania—
awarded, if merited, to exhibits of unusual excellence (1,000 square feet and over,
and under 1,000 square feet) in the categories of Conservation, Education,
Horticulture, and Creativity.
20.
Men’s Garden Club of Delaware Valley Award—to a garden containing plants
suited to the Delaware Valley, in a setting that can primarily be maintained by one
person.
21.
Society of American Florists Flower Show Award—for artistic presentation
of flowers and plants for public enjoyment in the Floral category.
27.
The Emile H. Geschick Memorial Award—for distinctive orchid display,
to be judged for quality and artistic arrangement in either group or individual
specimens.
28.
American Orchid Society Show Trophy—for the most meritorious orchid exhibit.
29.
American Orchid Society Show Awards—presented, if merited.
80.
The PHS Gold Medal Award—for the best use of PHS Gold Medal plants in a major
exhibit.
85.
The Kate and Robert Bartlett, Jr. Award—for the best use of trees in a Landscape.
90.
People’s Choice Award—for the major exhibit voted most favorite by the public.
90A.
Best of the Week People’s Choice Award—for the major exhibit with the most
votes for Show Week.
10.
Penn Valley Garden Club Trophy—to the outstanding blue-ribbon winner in the
Garden classes (160-160A). Awarded Wednesday.
13.
PHS Awards—for daily maintenance and condition in classes 134-134A, 156-156A,
160-160A, 165-165A, and 174-174A. Awarded Second Friday.
50.
PHS Award—to the outstanding blue-ribbon winner in the Miniature Settings Classes
(135-136). Awarded on First Friday.
51.
PHS Award—to the outstanding blue-ribbon winner in the Tablescape Classes
(134, 134A). Awarded Wednesday.
54.
Delaware Valley Florist Association Trophy—for the outstanding arrangement
of the week in the Tablescape Classes (134-134A).
61.
PHS Award—to the outstanding blue-ribbon winner in the Dog Houses classes
(174-174A). Awarded Wednesday.
62.
PHS Award—to the outstanding blue-ribbon winner in the Window Box and Lamp
Post classes (175, 176). Awarded Wednesday
65.
PHS Award—to the outstanding blue-ribbon winner in the Store Window classes
(156-156A). Awarded Wednesday.
69.
PHS Award—to the outstanding blue-ribbon winner in the Patio classes (165-165A).
Awarded Wednesday.
24.
PHS Ribbon—presented on each entry day, if merited, to the highest scoring blue
ribbon entry of one variety in the Horticulture Classes.
24A.
PHS Ribbon—presented on each entry day, if merited, to the second-highest scoring
blue ribbon entry of one variety in the Horticulture Classes.
25.
PHS Ribbon—presented on each entry day, if merited, to the highest scoring blue
ribbon entry having two or more varieties.
25A.
PHS Ribbon—presented on each entry day, if merited, to the second highest scoring
blue ribbon entry having two or more varieties.
DESIGN CLASSES AWARDS
HORTICULTURE CLASSES AWARDS
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26.
PHS Orchid Award—for the outstanding blue-ribbon winner in classes 5000-5197.
26A.
PHS Orchid Ribbon—for the second-highest scoring blue-ribbon winner in classes
5000-5197.
30.
Philadelphia Unit of the Herb Society of America, Inc., Awards—for an
outstanding use of herbs or an individual specimen herb. A total of nine ribbons may
be awarded.
31.
North American Rock Garden Society Delaware Valley Chapter Doretta Klaber
Award—for the outstanding entry encompassing all Rock Garden classes over the
course of the Show. Awarded Second Friday.
32.
North American Rock Garden Society Delaware Valley Chapter Ribbons—
presented, if merited, to outstanding entries in the Rock Garden and Dwarf Conifer
classes (_318, _320, _350 through _406, 4630). Awarded First Friday, Monday, and
Second Friday; four ribbons per day may be awarded.
33.
Delaware Valley Daffodil Society Ribbons—for the outstanding blue-ribbon winners
in the Narcissus classes. Awarded First Friday, Monday, and Second Friday; one
ribbon per day may be awarded.
34.
PHS Ribbons—for the outstanding blue-ribbon winner in the bulb section, other than
Narcissus classes. Awarded First Friday, Monday, and Second Friday.
35.
American Primrose Society Award, Doretta Klaber Chapter Ribbons—for the
best Primula in the Horticulture section. Awarded First Friday, Monday, and Second
Friday; two ribbons per day may be awarded.
36.
Far Out Cactus Award—for the outstanding blue-ribbon winner in any cactus
or succulent class. Awarded Second Friday.
37.
Meadowbrook Farm Indoor Gardening Trophy—to the outstanding blue-ribbon
winner in classes _424 through _442. Awarded Second Friday.
38.
The Edith Wilder Scott Award—given by the Four Counties Garden Club for
the outstanding blue-ribbon winner in the Horticulture Classes. Awarded Second
Friday.
39.
Philadelphia Cactus & Succulent Society Ribbons—presented, if merited,
to outstanding cactus or other succulent entries in any class among the Horticulture
classes of the Show. Awarded First Friday, Monday, and Second Friday; four ribbons
per day may be awarded.
40.
The Susie Walker Award—given by the Wissahickon Garden Club for an
outstanding begonia on each Horticulture entry day. Awarded First Friday, Monday,
and Second Friday.
41.
The Garden Club of America Certificate of Excellence in Horticulture—
for an exhibit of great distinction in a competitive class at a major flower show.
The entry must have placed first, second, or third. Awarded in odd years to an exhibit
in the Horticulture section (next awarded in 2015).
42.
The Gesneriad Society Liberty Bell Chapter Ribbon—presented, if merited,
to the outstanding flowering gesneriad entries in the Horticulture classes. Awarded
First Friday, Monday, and Second Friday; two ribbons per day may be awarded.
43.
The Gesneriad Society Liberty Bell Chapter Ribbon—presented, if merited,
to the outstanding grown-for-foliage gesneriad entries in the Horticulture classes.
Awarded First Friday, Monday, and Second Friday; two ribbons per day may be
awarded.
68.
The American Ivy Society Ribbons—presented, if merited, for the outstanding ivy
entry. Awarded First Friday, Monday, and Second Friday; one ribbon per day may be
awarded.
86.
National Garden Clubs, Inc. Medal for Horticulture—Awarded, if merited to the
horticultural exhibit judged by a NGC, Inc. panel to be the finest in a major nonstandard flower show. Must score 95 points or more. Awarded in even years (next
awarded in 2016).
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88.
The Gerald S. Barad Award—given by the Philadelphia Cactus & Succulent Society
for the outstanding blue-ribbon winner in the cactus and succulent classes on each
Horticulture entry day. Awarded First Friday, Monday, and Second Friday.
44.
The Garden Club of America Certificate of Excellence—for an exhibit of great
distinction in a competitive class at a major flower show. The entry must have placed
first, second, or third. Awarded in even years to an exhibit in the Artistic section (next
awarded in 2016).
87.
National Garden Clubs, Inc. Medal for Design—Awarded, if merited, to the design
exhibit judged by a NGC, Inc. panel to be the finest in a major, non-standard flower
show. Must score 95 points or more. Eligible classes: Miniature Arrangements,
Hollywood Hats, Table, Small Niche, Medium Niche, Double Take, and Movie Poster.
Awarded in odd years (awarded in 2015).
45.
Blue and Gold Ribbon of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania—
presented each judging day to the highest scoring blue-ribbon winner in the Small
Niche, Medium Niche, and Hollywood Hats Classes scoring 95 or more points.
46.
Blue and Gold Ribbon of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania—
presented each judging day to the highest scoring blue-ribbon winner scoring
95 or more points in the Miniature Arrangement Classes.
47.
Blue and Gold Ribbon of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania—
presented each judging day to the highest scoring blue-ribbon winner in the following
classes scoring 95 or more points: Double Take, Movie Poster, Table.
48.
PHS Award—to the outstanding blue-ribbon winner in the Miniature Arrangement
Classes (119-124).
49.
PHS Award—to the outstanding blue-ribbon winner in the Pressed Plant Material
Classes (141-145). Awarded on First Friday.
49A.
PHS Award—to the outstanding blue-ribbon winner in the Pressed Plant Material
Classes—Youth Classes (146, 146A, etc). Awarded on First Friday.
52.
PHS Award—to the outstanding blue-ribbon winner in the Hollywood Hats Classes
(106, 107, 111, 117).
55.
PHS Award—to the outstanding blue-ribbon exhibit of the week in the Movie Posters
Classes (125, 126, 127, 128).
56.
Nancy Reid Clausen Award donated by the Chestnut Hill Garden Club—
to the outstanding blue-ribbon exhibit of the week in the Medium Niche Classes
(101, 104, 109, 115).
57.
Carolyn Waite Award presented by the Huntingdon Valley Garden Club—
to the outstanding blue-ribbon exhibit of the week in the Small Niche Classes
(102, 105, 110, 116).
59.
The Helen Hope Dechert Award—presented by The Planters to the outstanding
blue-ribbon exhibit of the week in the Small and Medium Niche Classes.
63.
PHS Award—to the outstanding blue-ribbon exhibit in the Jewelry Classes
(180-184). Awarded on First Friday.
66.
PHS Award—to the outstanding blue-ribbon exhibit of the week in the Double Take
Classes (100, 103, 108, 114).
67.
PHS Award—to the outstanding blue-ribbon exhibit of the week in the Table Classes
(129, 130, 131, 132).
ARTISTIC CLASSES AWARDS
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SWEEPSTAKES AWARDS
70.
The Hamilton Greenhouse Award—for the runner-up in the individual Horticulture
Classes Sweepstakes.
71.
Mrs. Lammot du Pont Copeland Horticultural Sweepstakes Trophy—for the
individual accumulating the greatest number of points in the Horticulture Classes.
72.
PHS Award—for the garden club or horticultural organization accumulating the
greatest number of points in the Horticulture Classes. A minimum of three members
must enter.
73.
Sarah C. Z. Groome Award—to the individual accumulating the greatest number
of points in the following Artistic Classes: Movie Posters, Small Niche, Medium Niche,
Double Take, Hollywood Hats, Tables, Miniature Arrangements, Jewelry, and
Pressed Plant Material. The winner must have a minimum of three Artistic entries and
must have entered two or more Artistic categories.
74.
Rosemarie P. Vassalluzzo Artistic Sweepstakes Trophy—presented by the Four
Lanes End Garden Club to the garden club or horticultural organization accumulating
the greatest number of points in the Artistic Section. A minimum of three members
must enter.
75.
Margaret Buckley Zantzinger Award—for the garden club accumulating the
greatest number of points in all competitive sections of the PHS Philadelphia Flower
Show. A minimum of three members must exhibit in Artistic Classes and
a minimum of three members must exhibit in Horticulture Classes.
76.
The PHS Grand Sweepstakes Trophy, donated by Mrs. Henry W. Breyer, Jr.—
to the individual accumulating the greatest number of points in all competitive
sections of the Show. A minimum of three entries in Artistic classes (in two or more
Artistic categories) and a minimum of three entries in Horticulture Classes is required.
A copy of the current Points and Awards list will be available from the Competitive
Classes Coordinator at the PHS Flower Show Office after February 1, 2015.
Exhibitors (individuals or clubs/organizations) may request “report card” printouts
summarizing their entries, awards, and points. Contact the Shows Department (215988-8822) or e-mail your request to fsguide@pennhort.org
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APPENDIX—COMPETITIVE CLASSES LOGISTICS
TAKING YOUR ENTRIES TO THE SHOW
IF YOU DRIVE…
•
Competitive Classes exhibitors in vehicles enter the Pennsylvania Convention
Center through “F Hall”. The entrance is located off 12th Street, just past Race
Street. Follow signs for “Flower Show Exhibitors.”
•
Exhibitors may park in F Hall while entering, maintaining, or removing exhibits.
F Hall parking is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
•
Freight elevators can be used to take entries to the Show floor (level 2).
Dollies are in short supply; we suggest that you take your own.
•
F Hall opens at 6 a.m. After you have made your entry, you will need to move
your car out of F Hall, since it must be cleared before the Show opens to the
public. Cars must be removed from F Hall by 9:30 a.m. weekdays and by
7:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays or they will be towed at the owner's
expense. You can find a list of nearby parking lots at the Convention
Center website, www.paconvention.com.
•
You will receive an F-Hall hang-tag keyed to the area of the Show you are
entering. Your name and Show Section (e.g., Arrangements, Horticulture)
must be on both sides of your F-Hall hang-tag!
IF YOU ARRIVE ON FOOT…
•
Enter the Convention Center through one of the main entrances and go
directly to the Show floor. Horticulture classes are in “B Hall;” artistic classes
are in “A Hall.”
SET-UP AND SHOW WEEK
•
Arrangement Exhibitors: From Friday, February 27, through Sunday, March
8, you may park in F Hall early in the morning for entering and maintaining
your exhibits. You will receive a hang-tag that will admit you to F Hall—valid
parking times will be listed on the hang-tag. Please put your cell-phone
number on the hang-tag. Double Take, Movie Poster, and Table exhibitors will
also receive a dashboard pass that will permit you to unload any large items
at B Hall Dock only on the dates listed on the pass.
•
Design Classes Exhibitors: You will receive instructions about parking and
access times in your class rules. Parking tags and dock passes for unloading
materials will be provided at the January class meetings. Please put your cellphone number on the hang-tag.
•
Horticulture Exhibitors: You may park in F Hall from noon to 7 p.m. on
Thursday, February 26, and from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, February 27,
Monday, March 2, and Friday, March 6 for entering plants or removing
previous entries. If you pre-enter, you will receive a hang-tag that will admit
you to F Hall. Please put your cell-phone number on the hang-tag.
•
Jewelry Exhibitors may park in F Hall on Thursday, February 26, to enter
exhibits at the time arranged by the Chair. You will receive a hang-tag that will
admit you to F Hall after noon. Please put your cell-phone number on the
hang-tag.
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•
Pressed Plant Exhibitors may park in F Hall on Thursday, February 26, to
enter exhibits from 7:30 to 10 a.m. You will receive a hang-tag that will admit
you to F Hall that morning. Please put your cell-phone number on the hangtag.
TEAR-DOWN
•
All Competitive Classes exhibitors: On Sunday, March 8, after 6:30 p.m.,
F Hall is scheduled to reopen for vehicle parking. However, the gate cannot
be opened and tear-down cannot begin until the public has been cleared
from the Show floor. Please be patient. An announcement will be made
when it is time to begin dismantling exhibits.
BADGES, BUTTONS, AND TICKETS
•
The badge, button, or ticket you receive will depend on the number of entries
you are making and the number of days you will be entering.
•
Exhibitor Badge: Issued to exhibitors needing multiple admissions to the
Show for the purpose of making entries, maintenance, and removal of exhibits.
This badge allows access from set-up week through the duration
of the Show. Badges should be worn at all times; names must be visible on
badges. Badges are not transferable.
•
Set-up/Tear-down Button: Issued to exhibitors and helpers. Valid only during
set-up (Monday, February 23, through noon on Friday, February 27)
and tear-down (Sunday, March 8, after 5 p.m.). Be sure to save your button
for tear-down on March 8. This button is not needed if you have an Exhibitor or
Volunteer badge.
•
Volunteer Badge: Issued to volunteers (e.g., Passers) needing multiple
admissions to the Show. This badge allows access from set-up week through
the duration of the Show. Badges should be worn at all times: names must be
visible on badges. Badges are not transferable.
•
Daily Maintenance Pass: Issued to exhibitors and helpers needing admission
to the Show who do not receive badges or buttons. This one-time pass must
be surrendered at the entrance to the Show. It is required for entering,
maintaining, or removing exhibits or performing official Show duties prior to
the daily Show opening. Valid only during the following times:
• Saturday, February 28—6 a.m.–8 a.m.
• Sunday, March 1—6 a.m.–8 a.m.
• Monday - Friday, March 2 - 6—6 a.m.–10 a.m.
• Saturday, March 7—6 a.m.–8 a.m.
• Sunday, March 8—6 a.m.–8 a.m.
You will need a set-up/tear-down button to remain after the Show
closes at 6 p.m.
SAME-DAY RE-ENTRY
If you want to return to see the Show after you have entered or maintained your exhibits and
you do not have a button allowing you daily entry to the Show, be sure to have your hand
stamped near the top of the escalators on the Show Level Concourse (2nd floor—near both
Down escalators and at the Grand Hall Gate exit). Once your hand has been stamped, you
may leave from any exit and use any entrance to re-enter the Show later that day during
Show hours.
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