Location: Mercy Ridge Retirement Community

Address: 2525 Pot Spring Road

Bliss McCord, Chair (410) 409-5243

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Passing of Entries: 8:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Placement of Passed Entries: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Judging: 10:30 a.m.

Show: 12:30 p.m. 

Please note:  All entries should be ready for passing no later than 

9:45 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. Sprays* - garden varieties, single stem 

Sprays (minimum length 8”) containing at least 3 flowers acceptable, 

branches not acceptable

Section III – Blooming Perennials and Biennials (other than 


A. Single Stem

  1. Under 6”

  2. 6” and over

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

  1. Under 6”

  2. 6” and over

Section IV –Dahlias (stems should be disbudded) 

A. Single specimen - to be exhibited with 2 leaves

  1. Large - over 6” in diameter, one bloom

  2. Small - 4” to 6” in diameter, one bloom

  3. Miniature - under 4” in diameter, one bloom

  4. Spray of 3 or more blooms under 4” in diameter

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

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

(other than Dahlias) 

A. Single specimen - Reblooming Bearded Iris 

B. Single stem - any other

Section VI – Roses, Any Type

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, iris, hosta, etc.

Section VIII – Perennial Ferns

A. Single frond - 6” and over

B. Single frond displaying prominent spores

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

Section IX – Shrubs and Trees (not less than 12” or more than 30” 

from cut to tip) 

A. Fall color (a branch with colorful fall foliage) 

  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” and should be exhibited showing 

    single truss with foliage skirt.

D. Blooming

Section X – Vines - Berried, Blooming, or Fall Colored Foliage 

Section XI – Seedpods - collection of 3 seedpods from this year’s 

growing season, exhibited in one container. Stalks not to exceed 30” 

from cut to tip.

Section XII – Container grown plants, either indoor or outdoor 

(container size is limited to a maximum of 20” in any direction of 

inside measurement).  A saucer under the container is desirable.

A.  Single plant

B.  Multiple plants in one container

Section XIII – Par Class

An exhibit of outstanding horticultural merit, not eligible for inclusion 

elsewhere in the horticulture schedule. (see Hort. Rule 8) 

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