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September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bench Show Entries by 5:00 p.m.
Judging and Social gathering 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Master Gardener walking tour of the Sensory and Herb Gardens 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Floral Design – Get creative with pots and flowers with a pot-et-fleurs
Using a collection of fresh plant material create a pot-et-fleurs. (“It is assembled in a container with a combination of plants-in or out of pots- and fresh cut flowers and/or foliage. Put fresh cut flowers (in water tubes) or conditioned to last the duration of the show”. From the GCA Glossary). Create your pot-et-fleurs for the kitchen table using a container of your choice. No size restriction.
Horticulture – The Bounty of our Garden
Class 1: A collection of 3 – 5 mixed cut specimens of annuals, perennials, biennials, bulbs, tubers, etc., from exhibitor’s garden. Each stem is a different variety. To be shown in a clear glass container provided by exhibitor.
Class 2: A collection of 3 – 5 cut specimens of herbs. Each stem a different variety or cultivar. To be shown in clear glass container provided by exhibitor.
Class 3: Three small vegetables of the same variety grown by exhibitor (for example: 3 Sun Gold cherry tomatoes or 3 Kentucky Wonder green bush beans or 3 Cherry Belle radishes). To be exhibited on a white paper plate provided by the Horticulture Committee.
Class 4: One Large vegetable grown by exhibitor (eggplant, squash, pumpkin, tomato, pepper, carrot, etc.) To be exhibited on a white paper plate provided by the Horticulture Committee.
Remember to groom your entries – remove insects, brown or chewed leaves, soil on leaves, etc.
Print out a Horticulture entry card for the classes you wish to enter and have it filled in before arriving. Please come earlier if you need help. The entry card link is found here: https://thestamfordgardenclub.org/bench-show-entry-forms/
Photography – Patterns in Nature. Focus on a color photograph of the pattern or texture of a flower or plant. The printed size should be 8×10 that fits into an 11×14 white mat.