Programs Open to Club Members - Advance Registration Required

Friday, October 11, 2019
NGC Goals & Objectives: Education, Garden Design, & Horticulture

Program:“Companionable Plantings, with a Focus on Bulbs”
This program will showcase the many special bulbs that add color, texture and interest to the garden from late winter to late spring. These underutilized beauties, sometimes referred to as ‘minor bulbs,’ are often seen as companions to tulips and daffodils. Many act as perennials in the garden and some are great cut flowers.
Location:Eastern Shore Hospital Center
5262 Woods Road, Cambridge, MD, 410-221-2358

Agenda:9:30 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
 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmProgram 
Speaker:Carrie Engle, Greenhouse Manager of Valley View Farms, is a Maryland Master Gardener, a certified Professional Horticulturalist and a NGC Landscape Design School Instructor. She appears weekly on the WBAL TV’s ‘Sunday Gardener’ show. Carrie will have plants and bulbs for sale.
carrie@valleyviewfarms.com

Program Chair: Martha Keating
Hosts: Christiane Williams &Susan Matthews
Judges
Horticulture: Ellen Higgins & Ellen Renkwist
Design: Patti Hopkins & Faye Phillips
Consultant: Lynne Davis
Clerk: Karen Cartwright

​MONTHLY MINI-FLOWER SHOW

​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”) 
a.Flowering
b.Foliage
c.Fruited

Class 4.Deciduous Tree or Shrub – 1 branch 
(minimum length 6”/maximum length 24”)
a.Flowering
b.Foliage
c.Fruited

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

Class 6.Container Grown Plants (maximum pot diameter 8”)
a.Flowering
b.Foliage

Class 7.Open Class
a.Annual
b.Perennial
c.Biennial
d.Bulb, corm, rhizome, tuber 
e.Vines

Class 8.Dahlias
a.Single
b.Cactus 
c.Any other

Class 9.Herbs – Group of three (3) cut specimens in one container
a.Same cultivar
b.Different cultivars

Class 10.Chrysanthemum (Leucanthemum) – one spray
a.Button
b.Quill or spoon
c.Decorative
d.Any other

Class 11.Five (5) fruits or vegetables shown on a tray. May be all the same or different. 

Class 12.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. “Getting to the Root of it All” – Mono-botanic Design include bulbs with exposed roots, HB pg. 79.
Class 2. “Totally Tubular” – Tubular Design, HB pg. 77.