June 2021

How Does Your Garden Grow?

June 15, 2021
11 am – 1 pm
Entries accepted and passed between 9 :15 am – 9:45 am

Saltwater Farm Vineyard
349 Elm Street Stonington, CT

Floral Design

Class I: Pot-et-Fleur

The Victorian art of pot-et-fleur has made a revival; living plants, often herbs, are combined with cut flowers to magical effect.
Design an arrangement using one or more rooted plants in combination with cut flower materials. From porcelain tureens and wooden boxes to glazed pottery, there is no limit to the choice of containers. Rooted plants can be kept in their pots or bagged, cut plants may be placed in small jars or floral tubes. Organic material such as driftwood, stone, branches, and moss maybe added for embellishment.Artificial plant material and accessories are not permitted. There are no restrictions on the size of the design, to be viewed from one side.

Class II: Home Grown

Design a Long and Low arrangement using plant materials (preferably) from local gardens. A small portion of Dried plant materials are permitted.Artificial plant material,accessories and underlays are not permitted. Design cannot exceed 12” wide x 18” long x 12” tall.To be viewed from all sides.

Entry Rules and Guidelines

  1. Members may submit one arrangement per Class.
  2. Entrants should notify their intent to submit by noon on the day before the show, June 14.
  3. Artificial plant materials and elements such as glitter, jewelry and floral paint are not allowed.
  4. Underlays and accessories are permitted but not required.
  5. Two members may submit an entry as a team.
  6. Use of oasis is prohibited.
  7. GCA entry cards are available and most be filled out before the arrangement is passed.
  8. For questions about this schedule contact annabellmclanahan@mac.com


Class I: Branches in Bloom

Class II: Rose

Class III: Peony

Class IV: Astilbe

Class V: Allium

Class VI: Hydrangea

Class VII: Other Cut Specimen in Bloom

Class VIII: Cornus kousa

Class IX: Enkianthus

Class X: Halesia Carolina

Horticulture Entry Rules for all Bench Shows

  1. Entrants mut give notice of their intent to submit by noon on the day before the Show, June 14.
  2. Members must provide their own clear glass container for the specimens.
  3. Two members may submit an entry as a team.
  4. There is no limit to the number of entries per class.
  5. Use of oasis is prohibited.
  6. GCA entry cards listing all plant material by common and botanical names must be submitted with the entry. Templates for entry cards can be found on the GCA and SGC website.
  7. All entries must be passed 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting. Entries that do not pass and cannot easily be made compliant will be displayed, but will not be included in the judging process. They will be displayed on the Exhibition Table.
  8. Late entrants (passing has closed) will have their floral design exhibited on the Exhibition Table.
  9. All entries and accessories must be removed by the exhibitor at the end of the meeting.
  10. Entries will be displayed on rectangular tables with tablecloths.
  11. For any questions about this schedule, please contact the Committee Chairs.
    Click to contact Dori Singer, 860-912-2996
    Click to contact Diana Beck, 608-469-5278

GCA Entry Cards

Stonington Garden Club
P.O. Box 385
Stonington, CT, 06378
The Stonington Garden Club's objective is to educate and encourage interest in the environment, conservation, community projects and to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening.