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					                           "Vistas of Enchantment –
                             Celebrating 100 Years
                           of New Mexico Statehood"
                                  A Standard Flower Show


                     Entries: June 8, 2012    3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
                              June 9, 2012    7 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
                 Any amateur grower or floral designer is eligible to enter


                          Free Admission and Open to the Public
                            June 9, 2012 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.


                                Albuquerque Garden Center
                                10120 Lomas Boulevard NE
                                 Albuquerque, New Mexico
                                      (505)296-6020


The 2012 Albuquerque Council of Albuquerque Garden Clubs will present this special event and
     its exhibits with help from its member garden clubs and plant societies which include:

                           Albuquerque African Violet Society
                                 Ko Shari Garden Club
                          Albuquerque Area Master Gardeners
                                    Valley Gardeners
                               Albuquerque Rose Society
                               Petal Pushers Garden Club
                           Xeric Garden Club of Albuquerque
                            NM Cactus and Succulent Society
                            Albuquerque Aril and Iris Society
                                 Ikebana International
                                  Uptown Garden Club
                              Albuquerque Daylily Society
                              Albuquerque Dahlia Society
                               New Mexico Orchid Guild


                                     Associates:
              New Mexico Garden Clubs, Inc. – Shirley Tetreault, President
                             District I Judges Council
                              District I Garden Clubs

                                       Affiliates:
                                NM Native Plant Society
                              Rio Grande Botanical Garden


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                  COUNCIL OF ALBUQUERQUE GARDEN CLUBS, INC.
                                      2012 Officers
                                  President – Vicki Frye
                           1st Vice President –Mary Whigham
                           2nd Vice President – Maple Levine
                                Treasurer – Marcia Finical
                         Recording Secretary – Debi Harrington
                          Corresponding Secretary – Joan Higgs
                                  Director – Ellen Reed
                                Director – Margo Murdock
                                  Director – C.V. Porter


                                 Flower Show Committee

Chairs:                                 Debi Harrington – 296-8208
                                        Jennifer Moreno

Awards:                                 Suzy Andrego

Design Consultant:                      Shirley Tetreault – 294-4331

Design Reservations/Placement:          Debra Turner – 897-1839h, 463-9035c

Educational Exhibits:                   Debi Harrington – 296-8208

Horticulture Classification:            Michele Ann Tart – 573-8145

Horticulture Consultant:                Judy Nickell – 256-0769

Horticulture Placement:                 Doris Eng

Hosts/Hostesses:                        Jackie Pucetti – 977-8222

Judges:                                 Mary Ann Moreno – 266-8498

Judge's Clerks:                         Gwen Montgomery – 990-1114

Judge's Coffee/Lunch                    Esther Russell, Maxine Harrington

Publicity:                              John/Debi Harrington

Schedule:                               Debi Harrington

Staging/Properties:                     Show Chairs

Tally/Tally Runners:                    Lois Byron, Ed Davis

Youth Division:                         Miranda Andrego

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                                          General Rules

1. This is a Standard Flower Show, open to any amateur grower or designer. An amateur is one
who cultivates any art or pursuit for the love of it, instead of professionally for money.

2. Entries will be received at the Albuquerque Garden Center on Friday, June 8, 2012 from
3 pm – 7 pm and on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 7 am until 8 am ONLY... Late entries will be
accepted for display only and will not be judged.

3. All exhibits must be passed by the appropriate Classification Committee, which reserves the
right to determine whether an exhibit conforms to the Show Schedule and therefore may be
entered for competition, or if the exhibit must be changed in order to meet the requirements.
Noncompetitive exhibits will be placed for display only.

4. The Horticulture Placement Committee will place horticulture entries. Design entries may be
placed by the exhibitors themselves under the direction of the Design Placement Chair.

5. Judging will begin at 8:30 am, Saturday June 9, 2012. Only those persons designated by the
Show Chairman may remain in the exhibit room during judging.

6. Judging and the determination of awards will be in accordance with standards and practices
established by the National Garden Clubs, Inc. as detailed in the 2007 Handbook for Flower
Shows. Decisions of the judges will be final. One or more of the NGC accredited judges on each
panel will sign entry tags of all blue ribbon winners and
all 90+ ribbon winners.

7. Exhibits and awards must remain in place until 7:00 pm, Saturday June 9, 2012, at which time
an award ceremony will be held. Properties, ribbons, and awards must be picked up between
7:00 pm and 8:00 pm. on Saturday, Jun, 2012. No properties, awards, or ribbons will be mailed
to exhibitors.

8. Wilted horticulture specimens and/or designs will be removed from the show.

9. Artificial plant materials will not be accepted in any Division.

10. The Flower Show Committee assumes no responsibility for damage to, or loss of property.
Containers, bases, accessories, etc. used in Design classes should be inconspicuously labeled
with the exhibitor's name.




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                                              Awards

1. Ribbon Awards will be made in all classes. They are First-Blue; Second-Red; Third-Yellow;
and Honorable Mention-White. Entries will only be awarded to exhibits that meet the criteria set
by the National Garden Clubs Standard System of judging as set forth in the NGC Handbook
2007.

2. No special award may be given in a class unless the exhibit scores a 95 or above, and is a blue
ribbon winner.

3. Sweepstakes Awards will be awarded in Division I-Horticulture, and in Division II-Design, to
the exhibitor receiving the greatest number of blue ribbons in each division. If there is a tie, red
ribbons will be counted, and if necessary, yellow ribbons, then white ribbons. To qualify for the
Horticulture Sweepstakes Award, the exhibitor must have received ribbons in more than one
section of Horticulture.

4. One Award of Merit may be given to a named, botanical or cultivar, blue ribbon winner
which scores 95 or above in each of Sections A, B, C, J, and L of the Horticulture Division.

5. An Award of Horticultural Excellence may be given to a named, botanical or cultivar,
horticulture exhibit that is judged to be the finest in Division I. This exhibit must score 95 or
above. This award may be given to an exhibit which has already won a Sectional Award.

6. An Arboreal Award may be given in Division I, Section F. The winning exhibit must be
named (botanical or cultivar) and score a 95 or above.

7. A Collector's Showcase Award may be given to a display or collection of fresh plant material
with no fewer than 5 specimens, exhibited in Division I-Horticulture, Section K, Classes 41, 42,
and 43. Each specimen in the collection must be properly named (botanical or cultivar) and
score a 95 or above.

8. One Garden Center Special Award may be given in A, B, C, D, E, F, J, K, L, and M. Two
Garden Center Special Awards may be given in G, H, and I. In Section K, one Garden Center
Special Award may be given in Classes 44-53, one in classes 54-55, and one in 56-57. An
exhibit winning a higher sectional National Award will not be awarded a Garden Center Special
Award.

9. A Tricolor Award may be given to a blue ribbon winning exhibit scoring 95 or above,
selected from Division II-Design, Section A, Classes 1, 2, and 3 and designated with a (T). All
plant material must be fresh and non-treated. Decorative wood is not permitted. There must be
at least four entries in each of the three classes for the Tricolor Award to be given.

10. An Award of Distinction may be given to a blue ribbon winning exhibit scoring 95 or above
in Division II-Design, Section B, Classes 4, 5, and 6 and designated with a (D). All materials
must be dried plant material/and or treated. There must be at least four entries in each of the
three classes for the Award of Distinction to be given.




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11. A Designer's Choice Award may be given to a blue ribbon winning exhibit scoring 95 or
above in Classes 7, 8, and 9. There must be at least four entries in each of the three classes for
the Designer's Choice Award to be given.

12. A Best in Open Class Award may be given to a blue ribbon winning exhibit scoring at least
95 or above in Classes 10a, 11a, and 12a, and 13 a, b, c and designated with an (O).

13. A Novice Award may be given to the blue ribbon winning exhibit scoring 95 or above and
designated (N) in Section D, Classes 10b, 11b, and 12b. Designer's Choice of plant materials.

14. A Table Artistry Award may be given to the blue ribbon winning exhibit scoring 95 or
above in Division II-Section E, Classes 14, 15, and 16. There must be at least four entries in
each of the eligible Table Classes for the Table Artistry Award to be given.

15. A Petite Award may be given to a blue ribbon winning exhibit scoring 95 or above in
Division II-Section F, Classes 17 and 18. There must be at least four entries in each of the
eligible classes for the Petite award to be given.

16. In addition, a Garden Center Special Award may be given to a blue ribbon winning exhibit
from Division II, in each of Sections A-F. An exhibit winning a higher sectional National Award
will not be awarded a Garden Center Special Award.

17. An Educational Top Exhibitor Award may be given to one blue ribbon winning exhibit from
Division III – Youth Section C scoring 90 or above, and to one blue ribbon winning exhibit from
Division IV – Adult Educational Exhibits scoring 95 or above. Award/s of Appreciation may be
given if no Top Exhibitor Award/s is given.

18. An Awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 6:45 p.m.




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                                    Division I – Horticulture
                                          Special Rules

1. All horticulture exhibits must have been grown by the exhibitor. An exhibitor may enter as
many classes as desired, but will be limited to one entry in each class or subdivision of a class,
unless species, variety, or color of entries is different. Classification may subdivide classes if
needed. Exhibits within each class will be arranged alphabetically, by name, by the Placement
Committee.

2. Exhibits should be free of insects, disease, or spray residue. Length of stem should be in
proportion to the size of bloom. No wiring, oiling, spray, or artificial coloring is permitted.
Wedging (using a small, inconspicuous "plug" in the neck of a container to prop a specimen
upright) is permitted. (Crushed, clear plastic wrap is suggested.)

3. If possible, all specimens should be correctly labeled and named with Botanical and/or
Cultivar name. (Classification Personnel will assist you, if needed. Allow additional time for
this assistance.) Preference will be given to botanical or cultivar named varieties.

4. Containers furnished by the Show Committee will be used in all specimen classes in
Horticulture, except for exhibitors in Section K (Collector's Showcase) who will furnish their
own containers. Plates, furnished by the Show Committee, will be used to exhibit fruits and
vegetables in Section I.

5. All plants in Section J (Container Grown Plants) must have been in the exhibitor's care for at
least 90 days. In Section J, terrariums and other multiple plantings, such as dish gardens, must
have been grown together for at least 6 weeks. All container grown entries will conform to the
National Garden Club, Inc. Standard Flower Show Rules. No containers in Section J may be
larger than 18 inches in diameter, nor may the competitive exhibit be larger than four feet in any
dimension. Potted entries must be displayed in the containers in which they have been growing.
Pots/Containers should be clean and in good condition. Double potting is permitted. Container
Grown Entries must be claimed by the owner at the close of the show on Saturday, June 9th at
7:00 p.m.

6. A stem must have at least one bloom except in Section F – Shrubs and Trees, Class 27;
Section G - Vines, Classes 29 & 30; and Section H – Foliage Plants, Seeds, Pods, and
Decorative. Only foliage that is naturally attached to the stem will be accepted.

7. Cut specimens should not have any leaves below the water line (except Roses and Gladiolus).

8. Classes of Multiple Exhibits of three or five must include exhibits eligible for that section only
and are to be displayed in a single container. In Classes of Multiple Exhibits – Mixed Varieties,
each variety must be different.

9. Plant material on the protected list of Wild Flower List of New Mexico, in order to be
accepted, must have the common name and botanical name listed, and must have been legally
obtained from the exhibitor's private property.

10. Any questions regarding Horticulture may be referred to Michele Ann Tart @ 573-8145 .



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                                Scale of Points for Cut Flowers
                               Cultural Perfection            60
                               Condition and grooming         25
                               Distinction                    10
                               Correct and complete name       5
                               Total                        100


                                     Section A – Annuals
Annual: A plant, which completes its entire lifecycle from seed germination to seed production
in one season. Eligible for an Award of Merit, One Garden Center Special Award, and/or an
Award of Horticulture Excellence.

Class 1. One stem with bloom
Class 2. Three stems with bloom, same variety
Class 3. Exhibit of five, named variety or species
       a. Same Species
        1. Same Variety
        2. Mixed Varieties
       b. Mixed Species and Varieties


                                     Section B – Perennials
Perennial: A plant, which lives for more than two years. Eligible for an Award of Merit, One
Garden Center Special Award, and/or an Award of Horticultural Excellence.

Class 4. One stem with bloom
Class 5. Three stems with bloom, same variety
Class 6. Exhibit of five, named variety or species
       a. Same Species
        1. Same Variety
        2. Mixed Varieties
       b. Mixed Species and Varieties


                Section C – Biennials, Hardy Annuals, and Tender Perennials
Eligible for an Award of Merit, One Garden Center Special Award and/or an Award of
Horticultural Excellence

Class 7. Antirrhinum (Snapdragon)
       a. One stem
       b. Three stems
Class 8. Dianthus (Pinks)
       a. One stem
       b. Three stems
Class 9. Delphinium
       a. One spike
       b. Three spikes


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Class 10. Viola (Pansy)
       a. One stem
       b. Three stems

Class 11. Impatiens
        a. One stem
        b. Three stems
Class 12. Other
        a. One stem
        b. Three Stems
Class 13. Exhibit of five named varieties or species
        a. Same Class
          1. Same Variety
          2. Mixed Varieties
        b. Mixed Classes


                                      Section D – Geophytes
                              (Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, & Tubers)
Entries in this section may be eligible for a Garden Center Special Award and/or an Award of
Horticultural Excellence.

Class 14. Canna, One spike, with foliage
Class 15. Gladiolus, one stalk
Class 16. Lycoris
        a. One stem
        b. Three stems
Class 17. All Other
         a. One stem
         b. Three stems
Class 18. Exhibit of 5 named Varieties or species
        a. Same Class
          1. Same Variety
          2. Mixed Varieties
        b. Mixed Classes


                                         Section E – Salvia
Entries in this section may be eligible for a Garden Center Special Award and/or an Award of
Horticultural Excellence.

Class 19. Salvia splendens – annual
        a. One stem
        b. Three stems
Class 20. Salvia – Perennial
        a. One stem
        b. Three stems
Class 21. Salvia farinaceae – tender
        a. One stem
        b. Three stems
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Class 22. Salvia Greggii
        a. One stem
        b. Three stems

Class 23. All other salvias
        a. One stem
        b. Three stems
Class 24. Exhibit of Five, named
        a. Same Class
         1. Same Variety
         2. Mixed Varieties
        b. Mixed Classes


                                  Section F – Shrubs and Trees
Entries in this section may be eligible for a Garden Center Special, an Arboreal Award, and/or an
Award of Horticultural Excellence. One stem, branch, or spray with at least five nodes and not
to exceed 30 inches from the cut end to the tip of the stem, branch, or spray.

Class 25. One branch with Bloom
Class 26. One branch with Fruit
Class 27. One branch grown for Foliage


                                         Section G – Vines
Entries in this section may be eligible for a Garden Center Special Award and/or an Award of
Horticultural Excellence. Cut specimens should not exceed 30" from cut end to tip.

Class 28. One stem in bloom
Class 29. One stem grown for foliage
Class 30. Exhibit of three stems
        a. Same species
         1. Same variety
         2. Mixed varieties
        b. Mixed species and varieties


                            Section H – Foliage Plants and Herbs
Eligible for two Garden Center Special Awards and/or an Award of Horticultural Excellence.
One stem, not to exceed 36 inches from cut end to tip of stem, or 3 stems not to exceed 36
inches.

Class 31. Herbs
        a. Three stems, same variety
         1. Foliage only
         2. With bloom or seed
        b. One stem each of five different varieties, named (1 entry per exhibitor)



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Class 32. Decorative leaf
        a. One stem
        b. Three stems
Class 33. Non-woody branch with decorative foliage
        a. One stem
        b. Three stems
Class 34. Fresh Decorative seed pods
        a. One stem
        b. Three stems

Class 35. Other
        a. One stem
        b. Three stems


                   Section I – Garden Grown Edibles, Fruits, and Vegetables
Entries in this section may be eligible for two Garden Center Special Awards and/or an Award of
Horticultural Excellence. All entries will be exhibited on plates provided by the show committee.

Root vegetables should be washed clean and exhibited with tops neatly removed to within one
inch.

Greens should be washed cleaned and free of extraneous matter.

Other vegetables SHOULD NOT be washed, but wiped clean.

When three or more specimens are called for, uniformity of size, color, and maturity are
important factors in judging.

Although technically tomatoes, peppers, and some garden grown produce are fruit, they are for
the purpose of this show, entered as vegetables.

NOTE: Sizes are not relative, for i.e., all beans will be considered small; all melons or
pumpkins considered large, (except for miniatures). Determination of size (small, medium, or
large) shall be the right of the classification committee.

Class 36. Fruit
         a. Large (one)
         b. Medium (three)
         c. Small (five)
         d. Exhibit of five (large or medium only)
           1. Same variety
           2. Mixed varieties, 1 entry per exhibitor
Class 37. Vegetables
        a. Large (one)
        b. Medium (three)
        c. Small (five)
        d. Exhibit of five (large or medium only)
          1. Same variety
          2. Mixed varieties, 1 entry per exhibitor
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                             Section J – Container Grown Plants
Eligible for an Award of Merit, one Garden Center Special Award, and/or an Award of
Horticultural Excellence. Please see and apply Special Rules # 5 to all entries.

Class 38. Container grown plants (other that African Violets)
        a. One plant in a container
        b. 2 or more plants in a container

Class 39. African Violets (Saintpaulia) and other Gesneriads
        a. Standard plants (only single crown plants without suckers will be accepted, no collars
           are allowed)
        b. Miniature and Semi-miniature plants (single crown, no suckers, no collars)
        c. Trailers and Species (multi-crowned plants permitted)
        d. All other Gesneriads
Class 40. Two or more plants in a Hanging Basket


                               Section K – Collector's Showcase
Eligible for a Collector's Showcase Award, a Garden Center Special Award, and/or an Award of
Horticultural Excellence.

Exhibits must be in individual containers furnished by the exhibitor. Exhibitor should use
creative staging. The collection must include at least five specimens, but not more that eight
specimens. Each specimen must be correctly labeled. No display shall exceed 24 inches in
width, 8 inches in depth, or 30 inches in height. Exhibitors are limited to one entry per class.
Judging shall be based equally on Horticultural Perfection and Artistic Effect.

Class 41. Annuals Collection, in bloom
        a. Five or more, alike
        b. Five or more, different, but must be from the same plant family
Class 42. Perennial Collection, in bloom
        a. Five or more, alike
        b. Five or more, different, but must be from the same plant family
Class 43. Rose Collection
        a. Five or more, alike
        b. Five or more, different


                                       Section L – Roses
Eligible for one Award of Merit, and/or an Award of Horticultural Excellence. In addition, one
Garden Center Special Award may be given in Classes 44-53, one in classes 54-55, and one in
classes 56-57.

Roses in each class will be exhibited in Alphabetical Order according to the name of the variety
or cultivar. Each variety or cultivar will constitute a subclass and will be judged against the
standard for that variety or cultivar.

Specimen entries of climbing sports of bush varieties must be entered in the same class as their
bush counterparts, and each exhibitor may enter only one (either bush or climber) of a variety.

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                                  Scale of Points for Roses
                              Form                           25
                              Color                          20
                              Stem and Foliage               20
                              Substance                      15
                              Balance and Proportion         10
                              Size                           10
                              Total                         100

                               Hybrid Teas and Grandifloras
Class 44. One bloom, without sidebuds, exhibition form
Class 45. One bloom, without sidebuds, fully open, stamens must show, or varieties with 5-12
          petals
Class 46. One spray with two or more blooms

                                Floribundas and Polyanthas
Class 47. One bloom, without sidebuds (Floribundas only)
Class 48. One spray with two or more blooms

                           Miniatures and Climbing Miniatures
Class 49. One bloom, without sidebuds, exhibition form
Class 50. One bloom, without sidebuds, fully open, stamens must show or varieties with 5-12
          petals
Class 51. One spray with two or more blooms

                              Shrubs (Modern and Classic)
Class 52. One bloom, one bloom with sidebuds, or one spray

           Old Garden Roses, Species, Large-Flowered Climbers, and Ramblers
Class 53. One bloom, one bloom with sidebuds, one spray, or one cane with lateral bloom not
          over 18 inches above the neck of the container

                               Multiple Exhibits – Standard Roses
Class 54. Three blooms, same type
        a. Same variety
        b. Different Varieties


Class 55. Three sprays, same type
        a. Same variety
        b. Different varieties

                               Multiple Exhibits – Miniature Roses
Class 56. Three blooms, same type
        a. Same variety
        b. Different varieties
Class 57. Three sprays, same type
        a. Same variety
        b. Different varieties

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                                      Section M – Orchids

                                  Scale of Points for Orchids
                           Flower form sepals, petals, labellum      30
                           Flower color, sepals, petals, labellum    30
                                       Flower Size                   10
                                    Flower substance                 10
                                     Floriferousness                 10
                              Overall condition and quality          10
                                           Total                    100

Eligible for a Garden Center Special Award and/or an Award of Horticultural Excellence. All
orchids must be in bloom, correctly labeled, and entered in the appropriate class. Mericlones
shall be considered as a vegetative division of the original plant. Judges may subdivide the
classes based on color or parentage at their discretion.

Class 58.   Cattleya Alliance Species and Hybrids
Class 59.   Dendrobium Alliance Species and Hybrids
Class 60.   Oncidium Alliance Species and Hybrids
Class 61.   Paphiopedilum Species and Hybrids
Class 62.   Phalaenopsis Species and Hybrids
Class 63.   Any other type of Orchid Species and Hybrids




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                                       Division II – Design
                                          Special Rules

1. Some plant material must be used in all Design Division Exhibits.
2. No artificial flowers, foliage, fruits, or vegetables are permitted.
3. Fresh plant materials may never be treated in any manner.
4. Plant materials used in designs need not have been grown by the exhibitor.
5. An exhibitor may enter as many classes in the Design Division as desired, but only one
   exhibit per class by a single exhibitor.
6. A design entered in competition must be the work of a single exhibitor and that name must
   appear on the entry tag.
7. Religious symbols used must be displayed in a respectful manner and in accordance with
   policies of local religious communities.
8. The American flag and other national flags must be displayed in accordance with proper flag
   etiquette.
9. Landscapes or scenes are not permitted in the Design Division.
10. All living members of the Animal kingdom are not permitted.
11. The following are permitted:
    * Accessory objects and featured objects.
    * Fresh plant material may be clipped, stripped, bent, or otherwise manipulated.
    * Fruits or vegetables, however cut ones must be sealed to discourage insects, odors and
      discoloration.
    * Special lighting that does not require an electrical source.
    *Container-grown plants as part of a Still Life or Exhibition Type II Table.
    *Living plants with roots attached.
    *Objects which add interest and tastefully used such as: feathers, antlers, shells, nests, etc.
12. Designs must be staged within the space allotted. Backgrounds must be provided by the
    exhibitor if required or desired. An underlay may be used if desired.
13. Wilted materials should be replaced by the exhibitor. Otherwise, the Show Committee
     reserves the right to remove any exhibit from the Exhibit Hall after judging is completed.
14. If a designer is unable to fulfill a class assignment, it is their responsibility to provide a
    substitute. They should also notify the Design Consultant of this change.
15. The Show committee assumes no responsibility for damage or loss of property, but all
     reasonable care will be exercised. Containers, bases, accessories, and backgrounds should
     be inconspicuously labeled or marked with the exhibitor's name and phone number.
16. Designers should pick up their entries beginning at 7:00 pm on Saturday, June 9, 2012.
     Entries not picked up by 8:00 pm will be moved to the prep room and may be picked up
    during the Albuquerque Garden Center's regular business hours.

                         Design Scale of Points (Except Table Designs)
                         Conformance to schedule requirements     20
                         Design (Elements and Principals)         42
                         Artistic concepts (selection and         12
                         organization)
                         Expression (interpretation of the class  10
                         by exhibitor)
                         Distinction (marked superiority in all   16
                         respects)
                         Total                                   100

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                   Vistas of Enchantment - Celebrating 100 Years
                              of New Mexico Statehood"
                                 DIVISION II – DESIGN
 Any questions regarding Design Style or Type may be referred to Shirley Tetreault, NGC, Inc.
                   Design Instructor. Shirley may be reached at 294-4331

                                    Section A – Tricolor Designs
These classes are eligible for the Tricolor Award and one Garden Center Special Award which
may be awarded to an exhibit scoring 95 points or higher. All plant material must be fresh.
Each class is limited to four entries. Reservations must be made with Debra Turner @ 897-1839.
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Class 1. (T) "New Mexico's First Ladies" – A Traditional Line-Mass Design to be staged on a
              Provided pedestal. Pedestal is 4 feet high and has a 12" x 12" top. Design must use
             All Fresh plant materials. A Traditional line-mass design has a linear set-pattern
             that is dominant but has more lightly massed plant material that emphasizes a
             center of interest, without obscuring the linear pattern. No Background allowed.
Class 2. (T) "A Tribute to Georgia O'Keefe" – An All Fresh Design featuring a SINGLE
              BEAUTIFUL BLOSSOM. Additional fresh foliage is allowed, but no other
              flowers. Design is to be staged on a counter, with a background, and
              should not exceed 24" wide and 36" high. Designer's choice of Design Type.
Class 3. (T) "Opening Night at the Santa Fe Opera" – A Multi-Rhythmic Design to be staged
              on a counter in front of a BLACK background and not to exceed 24" wide and 36"
              high. Design must use All Fresh plant materials. A Multi-Rhythmic Design is a
              Creative Design with emphasis on two or more rhythms in the design. Lines create
              two or more separate and distinct rhythms, each creating a different pattern and
              movement unlike the other.


                            Section B – Award of Distinction Designs
These three classes are eligible for the Award of Distinction and one Garden Center Special
Award which may be awarded to an exhibit scoring 95 points or higher. Plant materials must
consist of all dried and/or treated plant materials. Each class is limited to four entries.
Reservations must be made with Debra Turner @ 897-1839.

Class 4. (D) "Katuwe Kasha Katurn" – The Tent Rocks of the Jemez/Cochiti area. A Creative
             Design consisting of all dried materials. Design is to be staged on a counter and
             should not exceed 24" wide and 36" high. Designer's choice of Design type. A
             Background is optional.
Class 5. (D) "El Rancho de Los Golindrinas – A Still Life Design which will be staged on a
             counter. Designer may use a frame, background, or a niche. Design should not
             exceed 30" wide and 40" high. A Still Life Design is a grouping of objects and
             some plant material/s that tells a story or interprets a theme. Objects must be
             dominant and more important than the plant materials. Objects must be realistic
             in size, form, and color.
Class 6. (D) "Walking Tour Through Madrid" – A Collage Design to be staged on a counter.
             Design should not exceed 30" wide and 40" high. A Collage Design is an Abstract
             Creative Design in low relief created on a background panel with components
             bonded by glue or paste, or otherwise attached to the panel. Panel to be provided
             by the designer.
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                             Section C – Designer's Choice Designs
These three classes are eligible for the Designer's Choice Award and one Garden Center Special
Award which may be awarded to an exhibit scoring 95 points or higher. The designer has
complete freedom to choose plant materials of fresh, dried, or a combination and to choose other
components that are within the NGC standards. Each class is limited to four entries.
Reservations must be made with Debra Turner @ 897-1839.


Class 7. (DC) "Along Route 66" – An Assemblage Design featuring a FOUND
         OBJECT. To be staged on a counter and not to exceed 30" wide and 40" high. The use
         of a background is optional. A FOUND OBJECT is a manmade non-art object
         discovered and used by the designer in a Creative Design. An Assemblage Design is a
         three dimensional Abstract Creative Design consisting of a combination of "found",
         disparate objects and plant material.
Class 8. (DC) "USS New Mexico" – A Creative Underwater Design. To be staged on a counter.
         Design should not exceed 24" wide and 36" high. The use of a background is optional.
         An Underwater Design is a Creative Design having component/s, including some or all
         plant material, submerged in water to create interest. Other rules apply, see page 212 of
        2007 Handbook for Flower shows.
Class 9. (DC) "Wild Blue Yonder" – a tribute to New Mexico's Air Force Bases. A Creative
         Design with a "Patriotic Emphasis". The designer has free choice in both design
         style and plant materials. To be staged on a counter. Design should not exceed
         24" wide and 36" high. The use of a background is optional.


                                 Section D – Open Class Designs
The following three classes are eligible for the Best in Open Class Award (O) and the Novice
Award (N), as indicated, if scoring 95 points or higher. In addition, one Garden Center Special
Award may be awarded to an exhibit scoring 95 points or higher. Plant materials may be of
designer's choice: fresh, dried/treated, or a combination of the two. Reservations are not
necessary, but recommended in order to assure enough space. Please contact Debra Turner @
897-1839 if possible.
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Class 10. "Chile and Frijoles – the state vegetables of New Mexico. A design that                     Formatted: Left
          incorporates one or both of these vegetables. Design to be staged on a counter. The
          use of a background is optional. Design should not exceed 24" wide and 36 " high.
          Designer's choice of Design Type.
        a. (O) Open to any exhibitor
        b. (N) Novice – open to exhibitors who have never won a blue ribbon in the
           Design Division of a Standard Flower Show                                                  Formatted: Font: 12 pt
Class 11. "Sunrise at Bosque del Apache" – A Reflective Design to be staged on a
          counter. Design should not exceed 24" wide and 36" high. A background is optional.
          A Reflective Design is a Creative design that contains material/s that reflect, give back
          images of light or other components to the viewer. Staging the design in front of a
          mirror is not a Reflective design.
        a. (O) Open to any exhibitor
        b. (N) Novice – open to exhibitors who have never won a blue ribbon in the
           Design Division of a Standard Flower Show.



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Class 12 - 1. "Springtime Ride on the Cumbres and Toltec"
Class 12 - 2. "Fall Ride on the Cumbres and Toltec" A Duo Design of the Designer's choice of
           materials. To be staged on tables in order to be viewed from both sides. Design
           should not exceed 24" wide and 40" high and 22" deep. A background is not
           permitted. A Duo Design is a Creative Design organized in one container or in
           containers joined to appear as one, or in a contrivance. It is organized as two
           separate designs, back to back. See 2007 Handbook, page 200-201.
        a. (O) Open to any exhibitor
        b. (N) Novice – open to exhibitors who have never one a blue ribbon in the
           Design Division of a Standard Flower Show.
Class 13. "Corrales Welcome" – A wreath to welcome friends and neighbors. Wreath
          must be able to be hung. Wreath can be any shape, but is limited to no more than 16"     Formatted: Left
          in any direction. It may be either Traditional or Creative Style. Non plant material
          may also be used.
        a. All fresh plant materials.
        b. All dried/treated plant materials.
        c. Combination of fresh and dried/treated plant materials.                                 Formatted: Font: 12 pt



                                    Section E – Table Designs
The following three classes are eligible for the Table Artistry Award if scoring 95 points or
higher. In addition, one Garden Center Special Award may be awarded to an exhibit scoring 95
points or higher. Plant materials may be of designer's choice: fresh, dried/treated, or a
combination of the two. Reservations are necessary and each class is limited tour four entries.
Please contact Debra Turner @ 897-1839.

Class 14. "Lobos vs. Aggies" – An alfresco Exhibition Type I Table Design suitable for a
tailgate party. Design will be staged on a countertop. An Exhibition Type I Table Design is an
Artistic arrangement of table components, within an allotted space and it must contain a
decorative unit. It is not functional.
                       Design Scale of Points for Exhibition Table-Type I
                          Conformance to schedule requirements      20
                          Design (Elements and Principals)          48
                          Artistic concepts (selection and          12
                          organization)
                          Expression (interpretation of the class    5
                          by exhibitor)
                          Distinction (marked superiority in all    15
                          respects)
                          Total                                    100

Class 15. "Pueblo Feast Day" – A Exhibition Type II Table Design. Design will be staged on
           a countertop. Design should not to exceed 30" wide and 40" high. An Exhibition
           Table-Type II is also an Artistic arrangement of table components, within an allotted
           space, but it does not include a decorative unit/s, but it must include some plant
           material. Judged on the scale of points on page 14, under Design Special Rules (in
           this schedule).
Class 16. "High Tea at Bottger Mansion" – (Bottger Mansion near Old Town is also
           celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.) A Functional Tea Table for two. To be
           staged on a card table provided by the designer.
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                             Section F – Small and Miniature Designs
All designs in this class are eligible for the Petite Award and/or a Garden Center Special Award   Formatted: Font: Not Bold
if an exhibit scores 95 or above. MINIATURE designs may be of any Design Style, Traditional        Formatted: Font: Not Bold, Not Italic
or Creative, and any Design Type, but reduced in size, no more than 5" in height, width, and
depth. SMALL Designs may also be of any Design Style and Type, and must not exceed 8" in
height, width, or depth. Backgrounds may be used, and must be provided by the designer.
Backgrounds need not be square; only be within the size limitations. Designs in Section F will
be displayed on shelves.

Class 17. "Tinkertown" – A small design, measuring not more than 8" in height,
           depth, and width. The design is to be composed of average sized materials and
           arranged for display in a small area. Designs will be displayed on shelves 8"
           in height and 5 ¾ " in depth. Proportion and scale are the most important
           qualities of a small design.
        a. All Fresh plant materials.
        b. All Dried/Treated plant materials.
        c. Combination of fresh and dried/treated plant materials.
Class 18. "Nanotechnology" – A miniature design, measuring no more than 5" in
           height, depth, or width. Designs will be displayed on shelves. A miniature
           size arrangement which is reduced in scale. Proportion and scale are the most
           important design qualities of a miniature design.
         a. All Fresh plant materials.
         b. All Dried/Treated plant materials.
         c. Combination of fresh and dried/treated plant materials.




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                                  Division III – Youth


A Special Youth Flower Show will also be held during the Flower Show Youth entries will be
accepted from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2012 and on Saturday, June 9, 2012
from 7 am until 8 am ONLY. We recommend you allow plenty of time for completing the entry
tags and placing entries in containers. ALL ENTRANTS & ENTRIES MUST BE CHECKED
INTO CLASSIFICATION BY 8:00 a.m.



                                    GENERAL RULES
   1. All Youth exhibits can be entered by the youth, or on behalf of the youth by a teacher,
      organization leader, parent, or family member. It is recommended that the youth be
      present when possible.

   2. All classes in Horticulture and Design will be subdivided by age of exhibitor.
      Exhibitors should write their age in the upper right-hand corner of each entry card.
      Entry cards will be further marked by the show committee.

                              Age 7 and younger           Red
                              Age 8 through 11            Yellow
                              Age 12 through 14           Green
                              Age 15 through 17           Blue




                                          AWARDS
    One Garden Club Special Award may be given in both Sections A and B in each age
    category, and Youth Achievement Awards may be given to the most outstanding
    Horticultural entry and the most outstanding Design entry. Exhibits must score 90 points or
    above to receive the above rewards.




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                              Youth Section A – Horticulture


          ALL ENTRIES MUST HAVE BEEN GROWN BY THE EXHIBITOR


Container-grown plants must have been the property of and cared for by the exhibitor for a least
three (3) months. Pots may be no larger than 12 inches in diameter and 15 inches high.
Exhibitors may enter one of each kind, variety, or color in each class. Entries with naturally
occurring foliage or stem should not have the leaves removed except those below water level in
container. Entries should be correctly named (ask for help). Classes may be divided as to kind,
variety, and color as well as age level of the exhibitor. Also, refer to “Suggestions for
Exhibitors” and “Rules for Entries” as stated in Division I.


Class 1.
   a. Daisy, 1 bloom
   b. Daylily, 1 bloom
   c. Marigold, 1 stem with bloom
   d. Rose, 1 bloom
   e. All other flowers, 1 stem with 1 bloom or spray
   f. Multiple Exhibit
          1. 3 stems with bloom of one variety
          2. 3 stems with bloom of different varieties; each variety must be different
   g. 1 container-grown plant, one plant only
   h. Planter, with 2 or more plants
   i. Any fruit or vegetable (displayed on a plate provided by show committee).
          1. 1 large (ex: eggplant)
          2. 3 medium - same kind (ex: zucchini, chilies, tomatoes)
          3. 5 small – same kind (ex: cherry tomatoes, beans, radishes)
   j. Tree or shrub, one branch not over 30 inches above container.
   k. Herbs
          1. 1 stem (foliage only)
          2. 1 stem, with bloom or seed


                                             Youth
                                Scale of Points for Cut Flowers
                               Cultural Perfection            60
                               Condition and grooming         25
                               Distinction                    10
                               Correct and complete name       5
                               Total                        100

                 Exhibits must score a 90 or above to receive a Special Award



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                               Youth Section B – Design

         ALL ENTRIES MUST HAVE BEEN DESIGNED BY THE EXHIBITOR

The exhibitor need not have grown plant materials in these classes. Only one entry may be
entered in each class by each exhibitor. Each exhibit must be the work of the exhibitor and
when possible, placed by the exhibitor. Accessories are permitted in all classes. No artificial
plant material may be used. Fruits or vegetables may be used: if cut, they MUST be sealed
unobtrusively with plastic wrap or other sealer. No prepared food products are allowed in any
exhibit. Each exhibit must contain some plant material. Exhibitors may further title their entries
if desired, with a title or an explanation on a 3” X 5” card.


                     EACH CLASS IS SUBDIVIDED BY AGE GROUP

Class 1. “Ramblin' Roadrunner” – Our State Bird A bird made-up of fruits and/or
          vegetables, and/or flowers. Animal should be placed on some type of base- a tray,
          platter, plaque, etc. so that it can be easily moved.
         1.(a) Age 7 or younger
         1.(b) Age 8 through 11
         1.(c) Age 12 through 14
         1.(d) Age 15 through 17

Class 2. “New Mexico's State Flag” - A design incorporating the COLORS of our state flag
          and using ALL FRESH plant material. Other colors may be used, but emphasis should
          be on reds and yellows.
         2.(a) Age 7 or younger
         2.(b) Age 8 through 11
         2.(c) Age 12 through 14
         2.(d) Age 15 through 17

Class 3. “Western Round-up” - A design using a western hat and a bandana. The designer has
          complete choice of plant material (all fresh, all dried, or a combination of the two).
         3.(a) Age 7 or younger
         3.(b) Age 8 through 11
         3.(c) Age 12 through 14
         3.(d) Age 15 through 17
                                              Youth
                                     Design Scale of Points
                        Conformance to schedule requirements             20
                        Design (Elements and Principals)                 42
                        Artistic concepts (selection and                 12
                        organization)
                        Expression (interpretation of the class          10
                        by exhibitor)
                        Distinction (marked superiority in all           16
                        respects)
                        Total                                           100
                  Exhibits must score a 90 or above to receive a Special Award
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                    Youth Section C – Educational Exhibits

        ALL ENTRIES MUST HAVE BEEN DESIGNED BY THE EXHIBITOR/S

 Youth Educational Exhibits must occupy six (6) square feet of surface area to be eligible for a
 Youth Top Exhibitor Award. Exhibit must score 90 or above to be eligible for the Youth Top
Exhibitor Award using the following Scale of Points. The exhibit should instruct and educate the
  public on some aspect of gardening, horticulture, designing, or other National Garden Club
 Objectives listed in the 2007 Handbook for Flower Shows. Youth Educational Exhibits must
  be set up on Friday, June 8, 2012 during the hours of 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Reservations
 must be made with Debi Harrington @ 296-8208 to assure that adequate space is allotted
                                       during staging.


                             Educational Exhibits Scale of Points
                        Educational Value                           60
                          Interest to viewers                25
                          Clear, concise presentation        15
                          Adequate educational signs, tags   10
                          Conforms to NGC objectives         10
                        Staging                                     20
                           Craftsmanship, technique          10
                           Distinction                       10
                        Creativity and Expression                    20
                        Total                                       100

          A.   Age 7 or younger
          B.   Age 8 through 11
          C.   Age 12 through 14
          D.   Age 15 through 17




         DIVISION IV – ADULT EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITS

 All Educational exhibits should instruct and inform the public of the goals of National Garden
  Clubs objectives which are listed on pages 223-224 of the 2007 Handbook for Flower Shows.
     Educational Exhibits may be the work of a single individual or more than one individual.
 Educational Exhibits must occupy a minimum of 18 square feet surface area. Plant material is
    not required, but encouraged to be included in the exhibit. Artificial plant material is not
allowed. Handout materials are allowed. An Educational Top Exhibitor Award will be awarded
   if two or more exhibits are entered, and the exhibit scores 95 or above. If no Top Exhibitor
Award is given, Awards of Appreciation will be given. Exhibits will be judged according to the
 Scale of Points shown above. Educational Exhibits must be set up on Friday, June 8, 2012
during the hours of 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Reservations must be made with Debi Harrington
        @ 296-8208 to assure that adequate space is allotted during staging and set up.

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