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Planning & Planting for Petite Standard Flower Show. Luray Garden Club Petite Standard Flower Show. Friday May 11, 2012 Saturday May 12, 2012 Times to be determined Location: Train Depot. Theme: Celebrate Luray’s Bicentennial Can anyone come up with a catchy title?.

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luray garden club petite standard flower show

Luray Garden Club Petite Standard Flower Show

Friday May 11, 2012Saturday May 12, 2012

Times to be determined

Location: Train Depot

Theme: Celebrate Luray’s Bicentennial

Can anyone come up with a catchy title?

general flower show guidelines
All exhibits must be fresh and grown by the exhibitor.

Cut annuals and biennials must have been in exhibitor’s possession for at least 90 days. Exception: plants grown from seed, seedling or immature (young) transplants.

Container-grown plants must have been in exhibitor’s possession at least 90 days.

Exceptions: Multiple and combination plantings must have been growing together and in exhibitor’s possession at least six weeks.

Bulbous plants must have been grown from planting of bulb, tuber, corm, etc., or a minimum of 90 days.

General Flower Show Guidelines
design rules
Design Rules
  • Fresh or dried plant material, foliage, fruits, vegetables, flowers and branches need not be grown by exhibitor.
  • No artificial flowers, fruits, vegetables or foliage allowed in show.
  • Fresh plant material may not be painted, dyed or tinted.
  • Plant material treated to alter its exterior appearance may be used only in its dried state
horticulture rules
Horticulture Rules
  • Exhibitor must have been grown, groomed and labeled Horticulture entries correctly.
    • Botanical name, genus and species and variety/cultivar should be listed, when available. The common name may be added.
  • Cut specimens should not have foliage below water line.
  • Plant material may not be altered by the application of oil, commercial “shine” products, etc. that may artificially change the natural color and texture.
  • All exhibits will be judged by the Scale of Points provided in this schedule and found in the 2007 Edition of Handbook for Flower Shows pgs. 298- 301.
sample petite design schedule
SAMPLE Petite Design Schedule

Class 1. “Warm Sunshine” 4 entries

Miniature design not to exceed 5” in all dimensions. To be staged in a black niche 6” H X 6” W X 6” D. Designer’s choice of materials.

Class 2. “Gentle Breezes” 4 entries

Small design not to exceed 8” in all dimensions. To be staged in a 10” X10” square area. All dried material to be used. Container (a shoe) provided by the committee.

Class 3. “Spring Peepers” 4 entries

Small design not to exceed 8” in all dimensions. To be staged in a 10” X 10” square area. Fresh plant material dominant.

sample horticulture
Perennials

Crocus

Iris

Narcissus

Tulips

Viola

Any other

Flowering Container Grown Plants

Begonia – Wax

Oxalis

Rosa

Miniature Roses

Saintpaulia

Miniature African Violet

Any other

SAMPLE Horticulture

Container Plants must be in

6 inch pots

sample horticulture8
Container Single Green Plant

Hedera – Ivy

Helxine - Baby’s Tears

Pilea - Aluminum Plant

Tolmeiai - Piggyback Plant

Other

Cacti / Succlents

Lithops-Living Stones

Crassula

Sedum

Mammellaria

Haworthia

Other

SAMPLE Horticulture
  • Arboreal-Dwarf/ Miniature Trees /Shrubs
    • Buxus - Boxwood
    • Cotonaster
    • Juniperous - Juniper
    • Picea - Spruce
    • Other
miniature or dwarf who decides
Miniature or Dwarf? Who Decides?
  • Grower / Hybridizer
  • Look at the tag-if it says dwarf-go with it
  • Don’t just look at the plant growth
  • Look at Species Name
    • “nanus” “nana”= dwarf
    • “minima”=smaller
    • “minor” or “minus”= smaller
    • “minutus”= very small
  • Cultivar Name – May give you a clue
    • For example: Tiny Tim, Lilliput, Baby Doll
choose from a vast array of miniatures
Choose from a Vast Array of Miniatures
  • Begonias
  • Bromeliads
  • Ivy
  • Hostas
  • Roses
  • Daffodils
  • African Violets
  • Daylilies
  • Cacti
  • Dwarf Hollies
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Jet Fire Dwarf

Rip Van Winkle

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Narcissus Blushing Lady

Narcissus Tete a Tete

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Miniature Daffodils

Narcissus Kokopelli

miniature hostas
Miniature Hostas

Dew Drop

Eleanor Lachman

www.hostasdirect.com/hosta-info/mini-hostas/

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H. 'Kinbotan'

H. 'Teeny-weeny Bikini'

H. 'Blue Mouse Ears'

H. 'Cherish'

gardening with mini hostas
The AHS does not allow a hosta to be considered a mini hosta unless the leaf size is smaller than 6 square inches. 

This means that hostas that are commonly regarded as minis by clump size are disqualified by leaf size.

Mini hostas do well in pots or containers. (They still need to be overwintered like any hosta.)

Gardening with Mini Hostas
miniature roses
Miniature Roses

Rosa ' Winsome '

Rosa ' Cupcake '

Rosa ' Heartbreaker '

Rosa ' Santa Claus '

Rosa ' Starla ' 1

Rosa ' Lemon Drop '

dwarf perennials
Dwarf Perennials

Dwarf Hairy Penstemon

Dwarf Bleeding Hearts

Astilbe simplicifolia 'Sprite'

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Achillea lewisii King Edward

Ameria Bloodstone

Aster Snow Cushion

Dianthus Barbatus Indian Carpet

Coreposis Moonbeam

Heuchara Canyon Melody

some petite design ideas
Some Petite Design Ideas

Note from Gretchen:

Looking at a petite design . .

You should not be able to tell it is petite. It should be in such proportion that it looks like a normal design.

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Does this fit the criteria?

It appears the red flower is not petite by just looking at it. This probably would depend on the show schedule as to the type of design.

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Background for a petite design will vary according to schedule

6 x 6 inch 8 x 8 inch 10 x 10 inch

Design must stay within those boundaries and look like a “regular design.

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According to Gretchen:

If this design is using a normal size teacup, this would NOT be considered a petite design.

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If this is a very small demitasse cup and the flowers are petite varieties, this would work.

This one flowers look petite but are they? It is hard to tell if the cup is a normal one or not.

designs from past flower show34
Designs From Past Flower Show

Miniature Designs, but not necessarily Petite Varieties

lots to think about
Lots to Think About
  • Consider your plant material choices
  • Make sure you purchase petite / dwarf varieties
  • Start looking around now for vessels you might want to try with a petite design
  • All designs are either Small or Miniature and the Horticulture is miniature, dwarf or naturally small in growth.
some web sites to visit
Do a GOOGLE Search for: Dwarf Plants or Terrarium Plants

www.botany.com

www.bridgewoodgardens.com

www.hollandbulbs.com

www.bluestoneperennials.com

www.davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2419

www.greenart.com/plants-miniatures1.html

www.edelweissperennials.com

www.mulberrycreek.com

www.stargazerperennialscatalog.com

www.gardeningknowhow.com

www.ehow.com/info_8605061_dwarf-perennials.html

www.ehow.com/about_6456386_dwarf-perennial-plants.html

Some Web Sites to Visit