Irvine Nature Center

11201 Garrison Forest Rd,

Owings Mills, MD 21117

Leslie Aronson, Chair 410-718-6545


Tuesday October 19, 2021


Passing of Entries:  8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Placement of Passed Entries:  8:00 - 9:45 a.m. 

Judging:  10:00 a.m. 

Show:  12:00 p.m.


Please Note: All entries should be ready for passing no later than 9:15 a.m.  


The HALLIE CARRINGTON BRENT AWARD, presented to the member with the newest or most unusual horticulture specimen in a designated show during the year, MAY BE PRESENTED AT THIS SHOW.

Horticulture Schedule


Section I – Blooming Annuals and Tender Perennials

            A.  Single stem

            B.  Collection of 3 stems, 3 varieties (See Hort. Rule 10)



Section II – Chrysanthemums

          A. Spray* - garden varieties, single stem

            * Spray - minimum length 8“,  containing at least 3 flowers



Section III – Blooming Perennials and Biennials

 (other than Chrysanthemums)

            A.  Single Stem

                        1.  Under 6 inches

                        2.  6 inches or more

          B.  Collection of 3 different varieties, 

                 (See Hort. Rule 10)

                        1.  Under 6 inches

                        2.  6 inches or more

Section IV – Dahlias 

            A.  Single specimen - to be exhibited with 2 sets of  leaves

                        1.  Large - over 6 inches in diameter with one


                        2.  Small - 4 to 6 inches in diameter with one                                                                 bloom        

                        3.  Miniature - under 4 inches in diameter with                                                              one bloom

                        4.  Spray - 3 or more blooms under 4 inches in                                                         diameter

         B.  Collection of 3 different varieties 

                 (See Hort. Rule 10)



Section V – Fall Blooming Bulbs, Tubers, Corms or Rhizomes

(other than Dahlias)

            A. Single specimen - Re-blooming Bearded Iris

            B. Single stem - any other



Section VI -  Roses, Any type

            A.  Single Stem disbudded

            B.  Spray

Section VII - Variegated Foliage Plants (under 18” from cut to tip)

            A.  Collection of 3 stems, 3 varieties of woody plants

            B.  Collection of 3 stems, 3 varieties of any other type plants - perennials, tropicals, tender perennials, annuals, hosta, etc



Section VIII- Perennial Ferns

            A.  Collection of 3 fronds of the same variety staged in a single container

            B.  Single frond displaying prominent spores

            C.  Collection of 3 different varieties 


Section IX – Shrubs and Trees (not less than 12” or more than 30” from cut to tip) 

  1. Fall color

  1. Acer (Maple) 

  2. Other 

            B.  Berried branches (a branch displaying berries or fruit)

                        1. Ilex - deciduous

                        2.  Ilex - evergreen

                        3. Other 

          C. Winter buds*

                        * Rhododendrons may be less than              

                          12 inches and should be exhibited showing a                                                          single truss with a foliage skirt

            D. Blooming


Section X- Vines - Berries, Blooming or Fall Colored Foliage



Section XI - Seedpods

            A.  Collection of 3 different seedpods from this year’s growing season exhibited in one container.  Stalks should not exceed 30 inches from cut to tip.


Section XII – Container grown *

Container should not exceed 20” in any direction of inside measure.   A saucer under the container is desirable. 

            A.  Single plant

            B.  Multiple plants in one container - Please provide a key for the identity of each plant and include it on the entry card.

*See Hort rule #2 - Recommend length of ownership on entry card.



 Section XIII – Par Class
An exhibit of outstanding horticultural merit, not eligible for inclusion elsewhere in the horticulture schedule (see Hort. Rule 8).