Friday, August 9, 2019
NGC Goals &Objectives: Education, Conservation & Environment, Horticulture & Landscape Design 

Program:“Garden Design with the Environment in Mind”
According to a vast majority of landscape architects, the hottest landscaping trend is sustainable designs using native plants. Landscaping with natives is an opportunity to celebrate and capitalize on the resources where you garden. This is known to designers as ‘a sense of place,’ which means planting species that grown naturally on your site in order to attract and support the needs of the wildlife that shares our planet. 
Location:Eastern Shore Hospital Center
5262 Woods Road, Cambridge, MD 21613, 410-221-2358

Agenda:9:30 am - 10:30 amEntries Accepted 
10:30 am - 11:00 amJudging/Social Time
11:00 am - 11:45 pmBusiness Meeting
11:45 pm - 12:30 pmLunch/View Exhibits
12:30 pm - 2:00 pmProgram
Speaker:Holly Shimizu is a nationally-recognized horticulturalist and garden consultant who is well published on a variety of horticultural topics and is a sought after lecturer around the country. The former Executive Director of the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC, Holly has a strong commitment to plant conservation and sustainability. She is the founding partner of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) which provides professional standards for sustainability in landscape design and maintenance. Holly was host of “Victory Garden” on PBS for 10 years and consulted with former first lady Laura Bush on the White House gardens and Camp David Plant projects. She also serves on numerous councils and boards, is an international flower show judge and has won countless awards. Together with her husband, Osamu, a garden designer who she met while working together in Europe, Holly designed and maintains award-winning gardens at their home near the Potomac River in Glen Echo, MD and around their 1730 house in Lewes, DE. Holly is currently co-owner of Fiddlehead Cottage in Lewes which sells vintage and one-of-a-kind garden finds and furnishings.

Program Chairs: Martha Keating
Hosts: Beverly Shelly & Deana Kozak

Horticulture: Karen Cartwright & Linda Rossi
Design: Jane Parks & Dee Terry
Consultant: Deana Kozak
Clerk: Kathy Miller


Division I – Horticulture
Class 1.Rosa (Roses)
a.Miniature single
b.Miniature spray
c.Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora
d.Floribunda, Polyantha, Carpet, Climber – one spray
e.Shrub, Old Garden rose  

Class 2.Conifers – 1 branch (minimum length 6”/maximum length 24”)
a.With cones or berries
b.Without cones or berries

Class 3.Broadleaf Evergreen Tree or Shrub – 1 branch (minimum length 6”/
maximum length 24”)

Class 4.Deciduous Tree or Shrub – 1 branch (minimum length 6”/
maximum length 24”)

Class 5.Ilex (Holly) – 1 branch (minimum length 6”/maximum length 18”)

Class 6.Container Grown Plants (maximum pot diameter 8”)

Class 7.Open Class
b. Perennial
d.Bulb, corm, rhizome, tuber
e. Vines

Class 8.Herbs – Group of three (3) cut specimens in one container
a.Same cultivar
b.Different cultivars

Class 9.Five (5) fruits or vegetables shown on a tray. May be all the same or different

Class 10.Ornamental Grasses – single cut grass culm (stem) measuring 24” – 30” from cut end to tip of flower head (spike, raceme or panicle)
a.Muhlenberia capillaris 
(pink muhly grass)
b.Pennisetum (fountain grass)
c.Chasmanthium latifolium (northern sea oats), 3 stems required
d.Any other cut grass with spike, raceme or panicle.

Division II - Design: 
Class 1. “Victory Garden” – Still Life Design on an antique platter, 
HB pg. 76
Class 2. “Recycle, Reuse and Renew” – Transparency Design, HB pg. 77. Committee supplies black market pack tray (9.5x20x2-1/4” Limited to 4 designers who need to register with Kay Karminski (410 228 4755) 2 weeks prior to meeting.