Horticulture Exhibitor’s Reception
Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
The Breakers Greenhouses
Bateman Avenue, Newport
Potential horticulture competitors are cordially invited to a reception
hosted by the Horticulture Committee at the Preservation Society’s
greenhouses. Learn more about the horticulture competitions,
enjoy good food, good conversation and begin planning your winning entries!
Please RSVP by Thursday, March 16, 2017
E-mail: Events@NewportMansions.org or Telephone: (401) 847.1000 ext. 169
DIVISION I: INVITATIONAL GARDEN DESIGN
For 2017, The Newport Flower Show Committee has decided to give our front lawn garden exhibitors a much needed year off from producing a display. In place of individual themed gardens, the Horticulture Division will be producing a comprehensive front lawn exhibition of contemporary, outdoor sculptures displayed in parterre beds overflowing with foliage and flowers. This approach will allow for a uniquely French interpretation, mixing the traditional with the Avant garde to produce a memorable Fête des Fleurs!
Division I Invitational Garden Design will return in 2018 with its traditional competitive scheme.
DIVISION II: CREATIVE OUTDOOR CONTAINERS
Passing & Registration for entries in Division II:
Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
New for 2017, All Creative Outdoor Containers, Classes 1 to 6, will be passed in the passing tent behind Rosecliff and staged in the horticulture tent. Classes 7 & 8 will be passed in front of Rosecliff opposite the Cour d’amour. Only Classes 7 & 8 will require pre-registration.
Class 1: Jardinière Nouveauté
Thrifty gardeners will re-purpose a non-flower-pot novelty container with a planting that complements or contrasts the container’s character. The re-purposed object, may or may not be French in character, but cannot exceed 24” in any dimension, including diagonal. Annuals, perennials, succulents, houseplants, edibles and woody plants are all permitted for planting. Accessories are not permitted.
Class 2: Fleur et Feuillage Planteur
Lovers of flowers and foliage will plant ornamental mixed containers with at least three different species, varieties or cultivars of flowering and foliage plants to create a lush and dramatic effect. Iconic French flowers such as lavender and sunflowers are encouraged but not required. The planter must not exceed 24” in any dimension, including diagonal. Accessories are not permitted.
Class 3: Planteur Succulente
Plant a miniature succulent garden containing a minimum of three different species, varieties, or cultivars of hardy and/or non-hardy succulents, in a container not to exceed 24" in any dimension, including diagonal. All plants must be rooted.
Class 4: Petit Jardin Français
Design a fairy garden with French flair. The plantings must include a minimum of three different species, varieties, or cultivars in a shallow, open container not to exceed 24" in any dimension, including diagonal. The plant material must be culturally compatible and in scale. All plants must be rooted. Accessories a la francaise are encouraged.
Class 5: Légumes et d'Herbes planteur
Grow a mixed edibles container featuring at least three different vegetables, fruits, herbs or edible flowers, in a pot not to exceed 24” in any dimension, including diagonal.
Class 6: Par Class
Enter a container of three or more different species or varieties of plant material that does not qualify for entry elsewhere in Division II. To be judged individually on design and horticultural merit. To be displayed in full sun. Accessories are not permitted. Pre-registration is not required.
Class 7: Still Life with Plants …Garden Club Challenge
The Still Life is one the principal genres of Western art – essentially, the still life painting are composed of objects which do not move.
Twelve regional garden clubs will be invited to create a three dimensional ‘still life with plants,’ composed as if a painter were to use the installation as his subject. This class will be sub-divided 3 ways, into competitions of four entrants, each set receiving a different Campania Ltd planter on which to base their still life composition. Stylistic cues for the composition should be inspired by the planter provided. Planters, along with free-standing gilded frames will be distributed by random drawing at the ‘Get Growing’ reception on Thursday, March 23, 2017, 5:30 p.m. The Breakers Greenhouses, Bateman Avenue, Newport. The Garden Club still lifes will be displayed in the cour d’ amour, in full sun.
Class Consultant: Teresa Mello
Class 8: La tour Eiffel …Professional Gardeners’ Challenge
Six professional gardeners will be invited to create containerized plantings in the NFS 2017 Parisian marketplace on the front lawn of Rosecliff. The Newport Flower Show Committee will supply one 32” x 32” rolled-rim poly planter (in beige stone finish) per exhibitor, along with one 6’-tall ‘Eiffel tower’ tuteur, to be centered at soil level, in the pot supplied. The professional gardener is challenged to create a fanciful, French vignette planted in shades of blue, yellow and white. Other than color, plant material is no way restricted and can encompass annuals, perennials, edibles, woody plants, etc. Thematic accessories are permitted (and encouraged!) and may occupy a 6’-square ground space centered on the base of the pot. Promotional signage for your nonprofit garden or business will be posted with the display.
Class Consultant: Jim Donahue (401) 847-1000, ext 154
DIVISION III: ORNAMENTAL PLANTS GROWN IN CONTAINERS
Division Consultant: Libby Moore
firstname.lastname@example.org/ (401) 635.2657
Passing and Registration for Entries in Division III:
Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Division III entries will be passed in the passing tent, behind Rosecliff.
Remember: One plant per pot unless otherwise stated. Containers must be able to be staged with ease.
Escargot! A special class for Fête des Fleurs
Class 9 Begonia, ‘Escargot’
(entries must have been trained by the exhibitor - multiple plants of same variety per pot permitted in 9 and 10)
Class 10 Trained on a frame
Class 11 Trained on a stuffed form
Class 12 Standard pruned to tree form
Class 13 Trained in the Bonsai manner, container 6” and under
Class 14 Trained in the Bonsai manner, container over 6”
Annual, Perennial or Biennial
Class 15 Grown for flower
Class 16 Grown for foliage
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber or Corm
(multiple bulbs of same variety per pot permitted in 16 & 17)
Class 17 Grown for flower
Class 18 Grown for foliage
Class 19 Any species or cultivar grown primarily for flower
Class 20 Any species or cultivar grown primarily for foliage
Class 21 Container 6” and under
Class 22 Container over 6”
Miniature or Dwarf Plant
Class 23 A mature example of a species or cultivar that is one of the naturally diminutive members of the genus.
(Must be in bloom. No hanging containers please)
Class 24 Novice Orchid Class (open to exhibitors who have not won a blue ribbon in the orchid class at The Newport Flower Show)
Class 25 Cattleya
Class 26 Paphiopedilum
Class 27 Phalaenopsis
Class 28 Any small Orchid, in a pot 3” and under
Class 29 Other Orchid
Class 30 Agave, container 6” and under
Class 31 Agave, container over 6”
Class 32 Aloe, container 6" and under
Class 33 Aloe, container over 6”
Class 34 Crassula, container 6” and under
Class 35 Crassula, container over 6”
Class 36 Echeveria, container 6” and under
Class 37 Echeveria, container over 6”
Class 38 Euphorbia, container 6" and under
Class 39 Euphorbia, container over 6”
Class 40 Haworthia, container 6" and under
Class 41 Haworthia, container over 6”
Class 42 Other succulent
Three or more different species from one plant family (e.g., Apiaceae, Petroselinum (parsley), Illicium (anise), Anthenum (dill). In separate containers 6” or under, staged on a base or tray provided by the exhibitor. Photo Key Card required.
Species and/or Cultivars
Three or more different species and/or cultivars from one plant genus (e.g., Agave: A. “Blue Glow”, A. isthmensis, A. victoria-reginae). Separate containers 6” or under, staged on a base or tray provided by the exhibitor. Photo Key Card required.
There must be at least three different species and/or cultivars, separately potted, in an enclosed case that does not exceed 24” (diagonal inside measurement). To be judged for horticultural and artistic merit. Accessories are not permitted. Photo Key card required.
Unlike a Wardian case, which features separate potted specimens, a terrarium is here defined as at least three species grown in a capped container, creating a landscape under glass.
Parent and Child
A single plant exhibited along with the parent plant from which it was propagated, each in a separate container. Date and method of propagation must be specified on a 4” x 6” white index card (starting date, light source, medium used, repotting date, etc.) Both plants will be judged.
A single plant propagated by the exhibitor from seed, stem, leaf cutting or other method. Date and method of propagation must be specified on a 4” x 6” white index card (starting date, light source, medium used, repotting date, etc.)
(A plant noted for its age, owned by the exhibitor for at least 5 years)
Class 49 Grown primarily for flower
Class 50 Grown primarily for foliage
Class 51 Two matching plants, judged as a pair
Class 52 Standard Tree Rose
Class 53 Rose bush
An individual plant, owned by the exhibitor for a minimum of six months, which does not qualify for entry elsewhere in Division III. One entry per exhibitor, please. To be judged on horticultural excellence.
DIVISION IV: CUT SPECIMENS
Division Consultant: Lee Patterson
Passing and Registration for Entries in Division IV:
Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Division IV entries will be passed in the Passing tent behind Rosecliff
Cut specimens must be properly conditioned in order to survive the entire (un-air conditioned) run of the Show.
Stems may not exceed 40" in length. All stems should include enough foliage to indicate the overall health and vigor of the plant; two full sets of attached leaves are recommended. Also, length of stem should be proportional. All entries should be a single stem with foliage attached above the water line and must have been grown by the exhibitor. Only classes 93, 96 and 124 allow for multiple stems, all others are single stem specimens
Vases for staging your cut specimen will be provided by The Newport Flower Show. Please read the Horticulture Rules
before entering your cut specimen. No entries will be passed after 3:30 p.m.
Judging criteria for cut specimens include: form, substance, condition, grooming and labeling. The Newport Flower Show reserves the right to remove cut specimens that have wilted.
Annuals and Biennials
Class 55 Annual or Biennial in bloom
Class 56 Annual or Biennial grown for foliage
Class 57 Achillea
Class 58 Alchemilla
Class 59 Aquilegia
Class 60 Astilbe
Class 61 Astrantia
Class 62 Campanula
Class 63 Coreopsis
Class 64 Delphinium
Class 65 Dianthus
Class 66 Digitalis
Class 67 Leucanthemum
Class 68 Paeonia
Class 69 Salvia
Class 70 Veronica
Class 71 Other perennial in bloom
Class 72 Other perennial grown for foliage
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber & Corm
Class 73 Allium
Class 74 Dahlia
Class 75 Iris
Class 76 Lilium Asiatic
Class 77 Lilium Oriental
Class 78 Lilium Other
Class 79 Other bulb, rhizome, tuber or corm in flower
Class 80 Hydrangea arborescens
Class 81 Hydrangea macrophylla 'Endless Summer'
Class 82 Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nikko Blue'
Class 83 Hydrangea macrophylla lacecaps
Class 84 Hydrangea macrophylla mopheads
Class 85 Hydrangea macrophylla other
Class 86 Hydrangea paniculata
Class 87 Hydrangea quercifolia
Class 88 Other Hydrangea
To measure leaf size, measure leaf-length by leaf-width to obtain the size in square inches. Do not include petiole (stem) in your calculations. (Hint: An undersized leaf of a variety listed as a large leaf may not be entered in the medium class.)
Class 89 Miniature less than 6”
Class 90 Small 6" to 29"
Class 91 Medium 30" to 63"
Class 92 Large 64" to 119"
Class 93 Giant 120" or greater
Class 94 Collection of 3 different varieties. Plant list required.
Class 95 Fern native to North America - single frond
Class 96 Other fern - single frond
Class 97 Three fronds of different varieties. Plant list required.
Class 98 Species (wild) Rose, one stem or spray
Old Garden Rose
Old Garden Roses are those classes that existed prior to 1867 and include Alba, Avershire, Bourbon, Boursalt, Centifolia, Damask, Hybrid Bracteata, Hybrid China, Hybrid Eglanteria, Hybrid Foetida, Hybrid Gallica, Hybrid Multiflora, Hybrid Perpetual, Hybrid Sempervirens, Hybrid Setigera, Hybrid Spinosissima, Misc OGR’S Moss, Noisette, Portland Tea.
Class 99 Old Garden Rose (climbing & non-climbing) one stem or spray (class to be subdivided by type)
Modern Roses are those classes that came into existence after 1867.
Class 100 Floribunda, one stem or spray
Class 101 Grandiflora, one stem or spray
Class 102 Hybrid Kordesii, one stem or spray
Class 103 Hybrid Rugosa, one stem or spray
Class 104 Hybrid Tea, one stem or spray
Class 105 Large Flowered Climber and Rambler, one stem or spray
Class 106 Miniature and Mini-Flora, one stem or spray
Class 107 Polyantha, one stem or spray
Class 108 Shrub Rose, one stem or spray
Class 109 Other modern rose
Class 110 Unidentified Rose, one stem or spray of any rose whose name is not known
Class 111 Broad leaf evergreen, in bloom
Class 112 Broad leaf evergreen, not in bloom
Class 113 Conifers - Cupressaceae Family (includes Calocedrus, Chamaecyparis, Juniperus, Thuja)
Class 114 Conifers - Pinaceae Family (includes Abies, Cedrus, Larix, Picea, Pinus, Tsuga)
Class 115 Other Conifers
Class 116 Woody vines – Clematis
Class 117 Other woody vines
Class 118 Deciduous woody plant in bloom – Cornus
Class 119 Deciduous woody plant in bloom – Spirea
Class 120 Other woody plant in bloom
Class 121 Deciduous woody plant not in bloom – Acer
Class 122 Other deciduous woody plant not in bloom
Native Wildflowers and Woody Plants
Class 123 Native wildflower, in bloom
Class 124 Native flowering shrub or tree
Class 125 Three or more cut flowers and/or foliage specimens, of different varieties, from your garden. To be displayed in the exhibitor’s clear glass vase. The bouquet is not to exceed 20" in height, including vase. Plant list required. To be judged on horticultural excellence.