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HORTICULTURE

HORTICULTURE SCHEDULE

2018

September - Zinnia; October - None due to road trip to Richmond; November - Camellia; December - Berries.

2019

January - Small potted plant; February - Forced branches or bulbs, hellebore; March -- Daffodil; May - Iris, peonies.

Guidelines

All specimens must be grown by exhibitor. Only one specimen per variety, each placed in a different bottle/vase. You are limited to three entries per month. Late each entry with as much information as possible to aid as a learning tool for all of us. Your name should go on the opposite, hidden side of the label. Points are awarded to the best specimens in their varieties. Judges consider the specimen's health, freshness and lack of blemishes.


HORTICULTURE AWARDS

The Martinsville Garden Club bestows three annual awards to members for horticulture and floral arranging.  The awards:

The Margaret Wilson Jones Challenge Tray

The Margaret Wilson Jones Challenge was created in 1991 by Ruth Bassett in memory of her mother.  This challenge was designed to instill in each member a love for the various forms of plant life available in our own yards during all seasons.

The guidelines for the challenge are as follows:

1) Members provide an arrangement or horticulture specimen as outlined in the yearbook.

2) Select judges score the arrangements and horticulture specimens as follows:

            a.  Blue Ribbon     =  8 points

            b.  Red Ribbon      = 5 points

            c.  Yellow Ribbon =  3 points

                            d.  White Ribbon   =  1 point

                            e.  Other:

                                           i.  Workshop attendance = 5 points

                                           ii. No ribbon for horticulture specimen = 1 point

                                         iii.  Plant/Flower for nursing home, etc. = 1 point

3) The challenge will run from the last meeting of the prior year through the second to last meeting of the current year, (usually from May to March).  The award will be presented at the last meeting of the year, (usually May).

4) The Monthly Flower Judge will provide the monthly scores to the Recording Secretary, who will record the points.

5) The Monthly Flower Judge Chairman, in consultation with the Recording Secretary and committee members, will determine the winner.

6)  The member with the most points is awarded the Margaret Wilson Jones Challenge Tray for one year.


The Adele Pannill Carter Novice Award

The Adele Pannill Carter Novice Award was created in 2003 by Lucy Wilson in memory of her mother.  This award was designed to encourage members to become more familiar with the concept of arranging in order to build confidence that will carry over into their own homes and even to flower shows.  This award is judged with the same point system as the Margaret Wilson Jones Challenge Tray.  Previous winners of the Adele Pannill Carter Novice Award and the  Margaret Wilson Jones Challenge Tray are not eligible for the Novice Award.


The Lucinda Nolen Brammer Award for Horticulture

 The  Lucinda Nolen Brammer Award for Horticulture was created in 2007 by Dr. Susan L. Morris in memory of her grandmother.  This award was designed to encourage members to pursue a love of plants and plant knowledge. This award will be presented each year to the member with the most points in horticulture.  This award is judged with the same point system for horticulture specimens as the Margaret Wilson Jones Challenge Tray.

 
Helen Carter won all three awards in 2018.
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