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4-H Flowers

February 26, 2019

SUPERINTENDENTS: Steve and Carol Hall 812-825-7070

Monroe County Achievement Record Sheet required

Plant Record Sheet required for Flower and Plant Exhibit in Level B and Level D

Entries per exhibitor: Counties may choose to allow one arrangement type or one poster/notebook type exhibit per exhibitor (exhibitors are not required to do both). Each exhibitor may also choose to do a demonstration in addition to an arrangement and/or notebook/poster.

Note to youth exhibitors: Each level of the Floriculture project serves more than one grade. You should do a DIFFERENT activity and exhibit each year that you are in the project. You should pay special attention to size guidelines for Flower and Plant Exhibits.

Notebook Guidelines:

Poster Guidelines:

LEVEL A: Grades 3 - 4

Flower and Plant Exhibit Categories:

  1. Create a flower arrangement in a simple bud vase (provide your own vase) from cut flowers you grew in your garden. Vase must be no more than 9” tall x 3” wide, neck opening of vase not to exceed 1.5” and be clear or white only. Include 1-3 stems of a main flower, along with appropriate amount of filler flower and greenery.
  2. Create a flower arrangement in a simple bud vase (provide your own vase) from fresh flowers you purchased. Vase must be no more than 9” tall x 3” wide, neck opening of vase not to exceed 1.5” and be clear or white only. Include 1-3 stems of a main flower, along with appropriate amount of filler flower and greenery. Flowers should be in their natural state and not wired for display.
  3. Create a simple round arrangement (small, compact round cluster of flowers) with fresh flowers you purchased. Including the vase or container, must be no larger than 12” x 12” high.
  4. Create a simple round arrangement (small, compact round cluster of flowers) with fresh flowers you grew. Including the vase or container, must be no larger than 12” x 12” high.

Poster or Notebook Exhibits - choose any one of the following topics:

LEVEL B: Grades 5 – 6

Flower and Plant Exhibit Categories:

  1. Display a mixed planter that may include herbs with foliage plants and/or flowering plants. The planter should include 3 or more kinds of plants and have been planted at least two months before the fair. The container exhibit space must not exceed 18”x 18” (height will be variable). Must include 4-H 697C Level B Plant Record chronicling the care of your plant.
  2. Make an item with dried herbs or dried flowers that you grew yourself. Examples of items to exhibit are, but not limited to, a dried flower product or a simple dried arrangement in a container. The exhibit must not exceed 18”x18”.
  3. Display one house plant (foliage and/or flowering) in a container not to exceed 10” in diameter. There must be only one specimen plant per pot. A flowering plant may be of any color with single or double flowers. Must include 4-H 967C “Level B Plant Record” chronicling the care of your plant.

Poster or Notebook Exhibits - choose any one of the following topics:

LEVEL C: Grades 7- 9

Flower and Plant Exhibit Categories:

  1. Display a terrarium - Size of the terrarium should be appropriate for use on a table at home, and no larger than 12” deep, 18” long and 16” high. Must have a cover while on exhibit. See activity information for design.
  2. Combination or European planter - Exhibit a container of plants (3 or more kinds of plants) that you have planted and cared for a minimum of 2 months. See activity for information on plants and design. The container should not exceed exhibit space of 18” x 18” (height will be variable).
  3. Create one corsage or two boutonnieres made from only fresh flowers. Corsages should contain 3 or more blooms. NO artificial flowers or greenery should be used in this category. Bows and decorative items are okay.
  4. Create one corsage or two boutonnieres made from silk or other artificial flowers and greenery. Can be created with mixed fresh and artificial materials, or all artificial. Bows and decorative items are okay.
  5. A dried arrangement in a container or a specialty item (such as, but not limited to, a wreath or swag) made with dried flowers and dried plant materials. NO artificial flowers/plant material should be included. Bows and decorative items are okay. Maximum size 24” x 24” (height will be variable).
  6. Create a flower arrangement using either roses or lilies as the primary component of the arrangement. Arrangement should be made with all fresh materials (NO artificial, flowers/plant material). Bows and decorative items are okay. The exhibit must not exceed 18” x 18” (height will be variable).

Poster or Notebook Exhibits - choose any one of the following topics:

LEVEL D: Grades 10 - 12

Flower and Plant Exhibit Categories:

  1. Create a seasonal arrangement from only fresh flower and/or plant materials. Flowers and plant materials specific to a season or holiday should be used. For example, fall mums or spring tulips. Maximum size 24”x24”x36”. This category could include a traditional floral arrangement, but also items such as wreaths. Bows and decorative accessories are okay.
  2. Create a seasonal arrangement that can include fresh and/or artificial flower/plant material. Flowers and plant materials specific to a season or holiday should be used. Maximum size 24”x24”x36”. This category could include a traditional floral arrangement, but also items such as wreaths. Bows and decorative accessories are okay.
  3. Create a modern or contemporary style arrangement using fresh flower and plant materials. See manual for suggestions. Maximum size 24”x24”x36”. Include a label that states what type of design you have created (botanical, pavè, parallel, free-form, abstract, etc.).
  4. Create a bridal bouquet. Proper display of the bouquet should be considered, but only the bouquet will be judged. Bouquet should include only fresh plant materials. Bows and decorative accessories are okay.
  5. Create a centerpiece for an event, such as a banquet, party, wedding, funeral, or church. Arrangement should be no larger than 24”x 24” x 36” and be made from EITHER fresh flower and/or plant materials or artificial or silk flower and/or plant materials. Bows and decorative accessories are okay.
  6. Display a plant that you propagated (and grew and cared for) by tissue culture or other vegetative propagation methods, or flowering bulbs that you forced. Maximum pot size should not exceed 10" diameter. Must include 4-H 969c Level D Plant Record chronicling the care of your plant.

Poster or Notebook Exhibits - choose any on one of the following topics:

State Fair Entry: One per class in each level (up to 4 total in Levels A&B: Up to 7 total in Levels C&D)

SPONSORS: May’s Greenhouse, Hall’s Greenhouse

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