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  • Judgingand ExhibitingStandardsfor Horticultural Shows

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  • Published by:Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development Agriculture Information Division 7000-113 Street, Edmonton, Alberta Canada T6H 5T6

    Production Editor: Ken Blackley Graphic Designer: P40 Communications

    Copyright 2007 Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Alberta All rights reserved

    No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical photocopying, recording, or otherwise without written permission from the Agriculture Information Division, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development.

    ISBN 0-7732-6076-5

    Copies of this publication may be purchased from:

    Publications Office Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development Phone: 1-800-292-5697 (toll free in Canada) 780-427-0391

    or

    see our website for information on other information products.

    Printed in Canada Reprinted 05/12

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  • 1

    Table of ContentsPreface _____________________________________________________________________________ 5

    Horticultural Judges Program _________________________________________________________ 6

    Systems of Judging ___________________________________________________________________ 7

    Danish _______________________________________________________________________ 7

    Fair __________________________________________________________________________ 7

    Planning a Show ____________________________________________________________________ 8

    Hints for Show Committees ___________________________________________________ 8

    Hints for Exhibitors __________________________________________________________11

    Hints for Judges _____________________________________________________________11

    Flowers ____________________________________________________________________________13

    Information for Show Committees _____________________________________________13

    Notes to Exhibitors __________________________________________________________13

    Clarification of Terms ________________________________________________________13

    Cut Flowers _________________________________________________________________ 14

    Preparation for Exhibit _____________________________________________________ 14

    Cut Flower Staging Containers _______________________________________________ 14

    Judging Standards _______________________________________________________ 15

    Establishing Classes _______________________________________________________ 16

    Annual Asters (Callistephus spp.) _____________________________________________ 16

    Begonias (Begonia spp.) (Tuberous Rooted Type) ___________________________________ 17

    Marigolds (Tagetes spp.) ____________________________________________________ 17

    Pansies And Violas (Viola spp.) _______________________________________________ 18

    Petunias (Petunia spp.) ____________________________________________________ 18

    Snapdragons (Antirrhinum spp.) ______________________________________________ 18

    Sweet Peas (Lathyrus odouratus) ______________________________________________ 19

    Zinnias (Zinnia spp.) ______________________________________________________ 20

    Standards of Perfection ____________________________________________________ 21

    Dahlias (Dahlia spp.) ______________________________________________________ 21

    Gladiolus (Gladiolus spp.) ___________________________________________________ 28

    Lilies (Lilium spp.) ________________________________________________________ 39

    Roses (Rosa spp.) ________________________________________________________ 45

    Collections and Displays _____________________________________________________55

    Bouquets and Nosegay Exhibits _______________________________________________57

  • 2 Floral Arrangements ________________________________________________________57

    Elements of Design __________________________________________________________58

    Principles of Design __________________________________________________________59

    The Attributes of Design _____________________________________________________61

    Types of Designs _____________________________________________________________62

    Basic Arrangement Shapes ___________________________________________________63

    Styles of Arrangements ______________________________________________________65

    Corsages ___________________________________________________________________66

    Niche Exhibits ______________________________________________________________67

    Pot Plants __________________________________________________________________69Foliage Plants _________________________________________________________________________ 69

    Flowering Plants _________________________________________________________ 70

    African Violets (Saintpaulia spp.) ______________________________________________ 71

    Cacti and Other Succulents __________________________________________________ 75

    Terrariums, Bottle Gardens, Planters and Dish Gardens ________________________76

    Bonsai ______________________________________________________________________77

    Orchids (Orchidaceae) _________________________________________________________79

    Fruit _______________________________________________________________________________83

    Judging Standards for Alberta Fruit __________________________________________83

    Standards of Perfection ______________________________________________________85

    Apples (Malus spp.) _______________________________________________________ 85

    Apricots (Prunus armeniaca) _________________________________________________ 85

    Cherries (Prunus spp.) (includes Nanking, Mongolian and Sandcherries) ___________________ 85

    Chokecherries (Prunus virginiana) ______________________________________________ 86

    Currants (Ribes spp.) (Black Or Missouri) ________________________________________ 86

    Currants (Ribes spp.) (Red Or White) ___________________________________________ 86

    Gooseberries (Ribes uva-crispa) _______________________________________________ 87

    Grapes (Vitis spp.) ________________________________________________________ 87

    Pears (Pyrus spp.) ________________________________________________________ 87

    Plums (Prunus spp.) _______________________________________________________ 87

    Raspberries (Rubus idaeus) __________________________________________________ 88

    Saskatoons (Amelanchier alnifolia) _____________________________________________ 88

    Strawberries (Fragaria spp.) __________________________________________________ 88

    Fruit Not Listed __________________________________________________________ 89

  • 3Fruit Collections _____________________________________________________________89

    Fruit Displays _______________________________________________________________89

    Vegetables _________________________________________________________________________90

    Judging Standards ___________________________________________________________90

    Collections __________________________________________________________________91

    Displays ____________________________________________________________________92

    Standards of Perfection ______________________________________________________92

    Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) __________________________________________________ 92

    Broad Beans (Vicia faba) ___________________________________________________ 93

    Beets (Beta vulgaris) ______________________________________________________ 94

    Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) _________________________________________________ 95

    Brussels Sprouts (Brassica oleracea gemmifera) ___________________________________ 96

    Cabbage (Brassica oleracea capitata) __________________________________________ 96

    Carrots (Daucus spp.) _____________________________________________________ 98

    Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea botrytis) _________________________________________ 99

    Celery (Apium graveolens) __________________________________________________ 100

    Swiss Chard (Beta vulgaris) ________________________________________________ 101

    Citron (Citrus spp.) _______________________________________________________ 101

    Sweet Corn (Zea mays) ___________________________________________________ 102

    Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus) _______________________________________________ 103

    Eggplant (Solanum melongena) ______________________________________________ 104

    Garden Herbs __________________________________________________________ 105

    Garlic Bulbs (Allium sativum) _______________________________________________ 105

    Kale (Brassica oleracea) __________________________________________________ 106

    Kohlrabi (Brassica oleracea) _______________________________________________ 106

    Leeks (Allium ampeloprasum) _______________________________________________ 107

    Lettuce (Latuca sativa) ____________________________________________________ 108

    Muskmelon (Can