Description of Show:

February Foliage provides structure to our outside gardens, as well as brightening up the inside of our homes during the winter months. A year-round pursuit, gardening doesn’t stop in the winter months. FEBRUARY Foliage will focus on conifers and broadleaf evergreens on the outside and containers and forced bulbs on the inside.

Entries must be entered and passed between 8:00-9:30 am

Judging will begin at 10:00 am 

SECTION A:  Outside Cut Specimens  

Classes 1-9: Conifers- Conifer is a Latin word, a compound of conus (cone) and feere (to bear) meaning “the one that bears cones.”  

1. Abies (Fir)  

2. Pinus (Pine)  

3. Picea (Spruce) 

4. Tsuga (Hemlock) 

5. Cedrus (Cedar) 

6. Chamaecyparis (Cypress) 

7. Juniperus (Juniper)

8.  Other 

9:  Collection of 3-5 Conifers species- Key Card Required

Classes 10-14:  Broad Leaf Evergreen- Broadleaf Evergreen Shrubs Provide Color Year-Round, Making Winter Interest in the Garden Easy. 

9.    Magnolia

10.  Ilex (with leaves and berries)

11.  Mahonia (with blooms)

12. Rhododendron

13.  Other Broad Leaf Evergreen

14. Collection of 3-5 Broad Leaf Evergreen Species- Key Card Required

SECTION B: Inside Container Plants  

Classes 15-16:  Forced Bulbs “Flowers in February” 

15. Single Amaryllis

16. Other Single Bulb

Classes 17-20: House Plant in Container – Saucer Must Be Provided

17. Orchids

18. Flowering Excluding Orchids

19. Non-Flowering

20. Bonsai

a.  Tropical

b.  Evergreen  

Classes 21-22:  Cut Specimen of House Plant---Not to Exceed 18”

21.  Flowering

22.  Non-flowering

Horticulture Rules

• Please read and follow the GCA General Rules.

• Entries must have been owned and grown by the Exhibitor for a minimum of three months.

• An exhibitor may enter up to three entries per class provided each is a different species or cultivar.

• All entries propagated by the exhibitor must be identified with the method and relevant date(s) on the entry card.

• Classes may be subdivided, and entries moved and/or reclassified at the discretion of the Horticulture Committee and/or the judges.

• Locally invasive plants are not permitted.

• An exhibit will be measured using the “lip to tip” rule: from the lip of the container to the tip of the stem.

• Exhibitors are encouraged to bring their own clear bottles and wedging material. The Committee will provide extra bottles and wedging materials the day of the show.

• Container-grown plants may be exhibited in members containers. Top dressings are permitted.

• Containers are measured at the diameter of the inside rim and may not exceed 8” diameter.

• Entry cards will be available at the show and can be found here on the SGGC website.

• A key card (diagram or plant list) where required must be a 4” x 6”, white, unlined card and completed in black waterproof ink or typed with collection classes.

Inquiries concerning the Horticulture schedule should be directed to Horticulture Chairman, Nancy Hill 410-339-3473 and/or

“Gardens are not made by singing “Oh, How Beautiful” and by sitting in the shade.” –Rudyard Kipling

Horticulture Entry Card
How to Complete a Hort Entry Card
How to Complete a Key Card