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Baltimore County Agriculture Center

1114 Shawan Rd. Cockeysville, MD 21030

Leslie Aronson, Chair 410-718-6545


Tuesday October 11, 2022


Passing of Entries:  8:00 - 9:30am

Placement of Passed Entries:  8:00 - 9:45am

Judging:  10:00am

Show:  12:00pm


Please Note: All entries should be ready for passing no later than 9:15am  

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

All specimens should be displayed in green or clear glass containers.

Section I – Blooming Annuals and Tender Perennials

  1. Single stem

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

Section II – Chrysanthemums

         A. Spray - garden varieties, single stem

          Spray - minimum length 8 inches 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 bloom

                    2.  Small - 4 to 6 inches 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)

            (See Hort. Rule 10)*

            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 (See Hort. Rule 10)*

            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) 

            A. 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 12inches 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 - Needled Evergreens/Conifers (not less than 12” or more than 30” from cut to tip)

  1. Single branch


  1. Collection of three different conifers staged in 3 individually labeled containers. (See  Hort. Rule 10)*


Section XII - Cut Specimens (not to exceed 20 inches)

  1. Collection of a minimum of 3 different and no more than 6 cut specimens from the  exhibitor’s garden.  The specimens will be arranged in a single quart size clear glass container (mason jar).  (See Hort. Rule 10)*


  1. Flowering; each stem must have at least one open bloom


  1. Foliage


  1. Combination of any type specimen from the exhibitor’s garden.


Section XIII - Seedpods (See Hort. Rule 10)*

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


* Horticulture Rule 10


Collections:  Unless otherwise noted, specimens in a collection should be placed in separate containers with a small, individual name label near each one.  The collection and the labels should be placed together with a regular entry card that lists the names of all specimens.  Collections less than 6” may be placed in a single container, but still require both identifying label and entry card.



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