Hardy Garden Club

Spring Horticulture Show


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Bliss McCord, Chair (410) 409-5243

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Passing of Entries:  8:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Placement of Passed Entries:  8:00 - 10:00 AM

Judging:  10:30 a.m.

Show:  12:30 a.m.


Please Note:  All entries should be ready for passing no later than 9:45 AM. 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 IF NOT AWARDED IN THE FALL.


Horticulture Schedule

Section I - Peonies

  1. Single stem, herbaceous peony (disbudded)

  2. Single stem, tree peony

  3. Single stem, intersectional hybrid - ITOH

  4. Collection of 3, any type or types (See Hort. Rule 10)


Section II - Irises

  1. Single specimen

    1. Tall bearded

    2. Miniature tall bearded

    3. Species

    4. Siberian

    5. Other

B.   Collection of 3 different varieties, any type or types

( See Hort. Rule 10)


Section III - Spring Flowering Bulbs, Tubers, Corms or Rhizomes (other than Irises)

  1. Single specimen of allium

  2. Single specimen other than allium

  3. Collection of 3 different varieties, may include allium 

      (See Hort. Rule 10)


Section IV - Roses, Any Type

  1. Single specimen

  2. Collection of 3 different varieties (See Hort. Rule 10)


Section V - Blooming Perennials and Biennials 

  1. Single specimen

1.  Under 6”

2.  6” and over

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

1.  Under 6”

2.  6” and over


Section VI- Vines - Specimen bloom


Section VII - Shrubs and Trees

(not less than 12” or more than 30” from cut to tip)

  1. Blooming branch

    1. Cornus

    2. Viburnum sp.

    3. Azaleas

    4. Rhododendron*

    5. Other

*Rhododendrons may be less than 12” and should be exhibited showing single truss with foliage skirt.

B.   Branch in bud

C.   Color spring foliage

Section VIII - Hosta Foliage   

A. Collection of 3 small leaf varieties (leaf size less than 4”) to be staged in one container.

B.   Collection of 3 medium leaf varieties (4” - 10”) (See Hort. Rule 10)

C.  Collection of 3 large leaf varieties (over 10”) (See Hort. Rule 10)


Section IX- Perennial Ferns

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

  2. Collection of 3 different varieties (See Hort. Rule 10)


Section X - Indoor Dish Gardens (no succulents)

Container not to exceed 15” in any direction of inside measure.  Must include at least 3 different plants.  A saucer under the container is desirable.


Section XI - Collection of three succulents (may include cactus)

Potted individually.  Pots may be of any type but inside measurement at rim may not exceed 6” in any direction.  Plants must be individually labeled and entry card must list specimens.  All entries must have been in the possession of the exhibitor for at least 6 months.


Section XII - Par Class

An exhibit of outstanding horticultural merit, not eligible for inclusion elsewhere in the horticulture schedule.  (See Hort. Rule 8).