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Friday, April 17, 2020
NGC Goals & Objectives: Education, Conservation & Environmental Awareness

Program:"Gone with the Wind" (1939)

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and southern Dorchester County are rapidly changing landscapes. Marshes are moving upslope in response to sea level rise, creating 'ghost forests' and new tidal wetland habitats. This dynamic process is changing the character of the habitats found in our local area and elsewhere on the eastern shore. In this presentation, we will learn what these changes mean for the future of the Refuge and our county – our trees, plants and wildlife that may one day be Gone with the Wind…..rain and tide.

Location:Immanuel United Church of Christ
5401 White Hall Road, Cambridge, MD, 410-228-4640

Agenda: 9:00 am - 10:30 amEntries Accepted
10:30 am - 11:00 amJudging/Social Time
11:00 am – 12:00 pmBusiness Meeting
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch/View Exhibits
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmProgram

Speaker:Matt Whitbeck is a wildlife biologist at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge, Maryland. He works on habitat management and restoration projects, as well as coordinating research and monitoring efforts on the Refuge. Matt has over 20 years of experience working in tidal marshes and on natural resource management issues affecting National Wildlife Refuges. matt_whitbeck@fws.gov, 
410-221-2034 (w)

Program Chair: Kathy Slaughter
Hosts: Bobbie Rideout & Cheryl Willey
Judges 
Horticulture: Deana Kozak & Beverly Shelly
Design: Fran Collins & Patti Hopkins
Consultant: Faye Phillips
Clerk: Nancy Barger






MONTHLY MINI-FLOWER SHOW


Division I – Horticulture (It’s Daffodil Month!)
Class 1.Standard Daffodils – up to 3 entries per class, must be different cultivars:
a.Division 1 – Trumpet
b.Division 2 – Large Cup
c.Division 3 – Small Cup
d.Division 4 – Double
    1.One bloom to a stem
    2.More than one bloom to a stem
e.Division 5 – Triandrus 
f.Division 6 – Cyclamineus
g.Division 7 – Jonquilla and ApodanthusGhost Forest in the Neck District
h.Division 8 – Tazetta
i.Division 9 – Poeticus
j.Division 10 – Bulbocodium cultivars
k.Division 11 – Split Corona
l.Division 12 – Any other daffodil of garden origin
m.Division 13 – Daffodils distinguished solely by botanical name

Class 2.Miniature Daffodils – up to 3 entries per class, must be different cultivars:
a.Division 1 –Trumpet
b.Division 2 - Large Cup
c.Division 3 - Small Cup
d.Division 4 – 
    1. Double One bloom to a stem
    2. More than one bloom to a stem
e.Division 5 – Triandrus
f.Division 6 – Cyclamineus
g.Division 7 – Jonquilla and Apodanthus
h.Division 8 – Tazetta
i.Division 9 – Poeticus 
j.Division 10 – Bulbocodium cultivars
k.Division 11 – Split Corona
l.Division 12 – Any other daffodil of garden origin
m.Division 13 – Daffodils distinguished by botanical name

Class 3.A collection of 5 different cultivars of daffodils in the same or different divisions 
a.Standard 
b.Miniature

Class 4.Conifers – 1 branch (minimum length 6”/maximum length 24”)
a.With cones 
b.Without cones

Class 5.Broadleaf Evergreen Tree or Shrub – 1 branch (minimum length 6”/maximum length 24”)
a.Flowering
b.Foliage
c.Fruited

Class 6.Deciduous Tree or Shrub – 1 branch (min length 6”/max length 24”)
a.Flowering
b.Foliage
c.Fruited

Class 7.Ilex (Holly) – 1 branch (minimum length 6”/maximum length 18”)
a.Foliage
b.Fruited

Class 8.Open Class
a.Annual
b.Perennial
c.Biennial
d.Bulb, corm, rhizome, tuber

e.Vines
Class 9.Group of three perennials in one container  
a.Same cultivar
b.Different cultivar

Division II – Design – Gone with the Wind
Class 1. HB pg. 75, Section N Spatial Thrust Design.
Class 2. HB pgs. 73-79, VII. Design Types – Designer’s Choice using two floral design techniques as described on pgs. 81-83. This class is eligible for Companion Design (see p. 31).