A Horticulture Bench Show (revised to Show and Tell)
April 13, 2022 (postponed from March)
10 am – 12 pm
La Grua Center
ENTRY RULES AND GUIDELINES (not required)
- All plant material must be fresh and grown by the exhibitor unless otherwise noted.
- Exhibitors are encouraged to give notice of their intent to submit by noon the day before the show; however, this is not required. Give notice to Horticulture Committee Chair, Pam Wright.
- Exhibitors must provide their own clear glass container for cut specimens.
- White paper plates for vegetable exhibits will be provided by the committee.
- Exhibits must have been in the possession of the exhibitor for no fewer than 90 days. Exception: plants grown from seed, seedling, or immature transplants, bulbs, tubers, corms, or rhizomes.
- All SGC Community Project Garden exhibit entries are welcome—please note garden on entry card.
- GCA entry cards listing plant material by botanical binomials and common names must be submitted with entry. Templates and printable entry cards are available on the SGC & GCA websites.
- All plant material must be correctly identified with the botanical and common names, if possible. Accepted references for nomenclature are:
- AHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants
- International Plant Names Index at www.ipni.org or www.internationalplantnames.com
- Plant Systematics at www.plantsystematics.org
- Entry cards must be filled out in advance with waterproof ink, pencil, or printed out with GCA template. Alternatively, put your name and plant name (botanical and common name) on a piece of paper and tape to your container.
- All entries must be accepted and passed between 9:00 and 9:45am prior to the start of the Membership Meeting. Entries that do not pass will be displayed, but not judged.
- Judging will occur during the meeting – “live” judging.
- Exhibitor may make more than one entry per class, if each is a different genus, species, variety/cultivar, type, size, or color.
- Double potting is permitted but the inner pot must not be visible.
- Wedging is permitted. Wedging may be visible but must not detract from the cut specimen. Additional wedging will be provided by Committee.
- All entries must be removed by exhibitor at the end of the meeting.
- Plants included on the CT Invasive Plant list will not be accepted. https://cipwg.uconn.edu/invasive_plant_list/
- Endangered, Threatened or Species of Special Concern in CT will be accepted only if they have not been collected in the wild and/or are commercially available cultivars or nativars. https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Endangered-Species/Endangered-Specie
A beautiful plant is like having a friend around the house—Beth Ditto
Container-grown plants, one plant per pot
Class I: Grown for Flower
Class II: Grown for Foliage Class
Class III: Cactus or Succulent