June

Winners of the show bench sections in June as judged by Cathy Johns

Section

First

Second

Third

Flower of the month (Australian native)

Aileen White

Lorraine Barrett

Aileen White

One Rose  

A & B Mentiplay

Aileen White

Ingrid Tully

One stem of other flower (not a Rose)

Aileen White

Val Dack

Aileen White

Stem of foliage (no buds or flowers)

A & B Mentiplay

Kerry Elliott

Aileen White

Floral Art (in water)

June Dineen

A Willmott

A Willmott

Bulbs, Tubers, Corms, Rhizomes

Zelma

Aileen White

A & B Mentiplay

Flowering Shrub (in flower) 1 stem

Ralph Slaughter

June Dineen

Robyn Hill

Container of flowers

Aileen White

Lorraine Barrett

Aileen White

Cacti, succulent or potted plant

Ingrid Tully

Maurice Cunningham

A & B Mentiplay

Above ground vegetable

Judy Butler

Ralph Slaughter

Carol Burns

Below ground vegetable

Carol Burns

Judy Butler

Carol Burns

Herbs (flowering, non-flowering, mixed)

Aileen White

Carol Burns

 

Fruits, Nuts

Ralph Slaughter

Carol Burns

Judy Butler

BEST EXHIBIT

Ingrid Tully

 

 

Categories & Schedule Effective August 2014

MONTHLY SHOW BENCH COMPETITION

Categories and Sections  (Up to 5 entries per person per section)

Category A:  Flowers

  1. Flower of the Month (see list below)
  2. One Rose (Stem to be 15cm above container)
  3. One stem of any other flower (ie. Not a Rose)
  4. One stem of foliage (no flowers or flower buds)

Category B: Floral Art

  1. Any floral arrangement in water

Category C:  Container

  1. Container of flowering shrub in flower (one variety – eg. Camellias or Dahlias)
  2. Potted plant (including Cacti or Succulent)

Category D: Garden Produce    (details below)

  1.  Above-ground Vegetable eg. Peas, silverbeet, pumpkin, rhubarb
  2.  Below-ground Vegetable eg. Beetroot, carrots, leeks, parsnips, potatoes
  3.  Herbs (flowering or non-flowering)
  4.  Fruits and nuts eg. Lemons, apples, tomatoes, berries, walnuts

FLOWER OF THE MONTH

Month

Flower of the month

February

Container of Dahlias

March

One Rose

April

Container of Chrysanthemums

May

Container of Autumn flowers

June

One stem of Australian Native flower

July

Three different Camellias

August

Three spring bulbs

September

Magnolia, Lilac or Rhododendron

October

One stem of Iris

November

Container of Roses

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR CATEGORY D – GARDEN PRODUCE

Vegetables:  Numbers required for an exhibit.

5  Artichokes (Globe & Jerusalem), Asparagus, Beans, Brussels Sprouts, Mushrooms, Peas (Pods, Sugar, Snow), Peppers (chilli), Radishes, Rhubarb stalks, Silverbeet stalks, Spinach plants, Spring Onions.

3  Beetroot, Capsicums, Carrots, Garlic, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Salad (Greenhead), Salsify, Squash (baby), Sweet Corn, Turnips, Witlof, Zucchini.

1 Broccoli (head), Cabbage, Cauliflower (head), Celeriac, Celery (head), Cucumber, Egg Plant, Lettuce (head) Marrow, Pumpkin, Squash.

Note:  Vegetables should be free from excessive soil, insect or mechanical damage and of even size and colour.

Fruit:  Numbers required for an exhibit.

10 berries:  Blackberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Gooseberries, Loganberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Youngberries.

3  Any other fruit including Tomatoes.

Melon, Grapes (bunch)

Nuts:  Numbers required for an exhibit.

Almonds, Chestnuts, Hazelnuts, Walnuts etc.

Rules for Monthly showbench.

  • Points awarded 1st = 3 points, 2nd = 2 points, 3rd = 1 point.  (totalled at end of year)
  • All exhibits must be grown by the exhibitor, except flowers/foliage in Floral Art category.
  • Container grown plants must have been in your possession for at least four months.
  • Place name cards with your name on, face down in front of the container/exhibit.
  • Container must be clean and all stems must be in water.
  • When a flower is “flower of the month” it must be displayed in one section only.
  • Up to 5 entries per person per section.
  • Place flowers so they face the judge.  A small piece of packing such as paper or moss can be placed in the top of the container to stabilise the stem.
  • Entries to be placed prior to 9.30 am ready to be judged.
  • Anything not on the schedule will be for display only.
  • One entry will be selected as Best exhibit each month. (no additional points for this)
  • This schedule (July 2014) supersedes all previous ones and applies only to the Warragul & District Garden Club monthly competition.
  • The decision of the judge is final.

 

An award will be made to the most successful exhibitor each year and prizes given for the most successful exhibitor in each category.