Friday, October 9, 2020
NGC Goals & Objectives: Education, Horticulture, Landscape Design, IPM 

Program:“Edward Scissorhands” (1990)
Pruning is much more complicated than one would guess, especially when your see ‘crape murder’ or trees whose crowns are just lopped off by un-informed tree services. Did you know there are four pruning types--Cleaning, Raising, Thinning, Reduction? These techniques help the tree’s natural growth development. Natural pruning removes undesirable branches, reduces the growth of overly vigorous branches, directs branch growth, and shapes the tree for its intended functions. Do you know about root pruning? So many things to consider when planting and maintaining trees and shrubs on your property. Planned, skillful pruning will ensure longevity, good health, and beauty in a horticultural specimen as well as reduce hazards from falling branches or unstable trees on your property. The knowledge gleaned from today’s presentation could help you to become the most capable Scissorhands!

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

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:Zach Richardson, a Certified Arborist and Maryland Licensed Tree Expert, has been very active in tree care since he joined Bartlett in 2004. He was initially attracted to Bartlett’s scientific and holistic approach to tree care. Over the years, he has gained valuable personal experience in all aspects of tree care from pruning to soil care to insect and disease management. Bartlett Tree Experts, founded in 1907, specializes in preventive health care for trees and shrubs including soil management, insect and disease management, and general tree maintenance such as pruning, cabling and bracing, lightning protection, planting, and removal. Zach is a native of Talbot County, living in St. Michaels most of his life. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, fishing, and hunting.,, 410-443-1496.

Program Chair: Jeanne Bernard
Hosts: Barbara Hubbard & Billie Norton
Horticulture: Ellen Higgins & Ellen Renkwitz
Design: Bobbie Tamplin & Faye Phillips
Consultant: Mari Stanley
Clerk: Karen Cartwright


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 RoseZack Richardson

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”)
b. Fruited

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

Class 7.Open Class
d.Bulb, corm, rhizome, tuber 

Class 8.Dahlias
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
b.Quill or spoon
d.Any other

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

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- Edward Scissorhands
Class 1. HB pg. 75, Section K. Panel Design. Eligible for Companion Design (see p. 31).
Class 2. HB pg. 93, II. Section B.1.b. Plaque Design.