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2005 O'Brien County Fair Handbook

Open Class Horticulture

For currency and completeness, visit O'Brien County Extension.

Open Class Horticulture Department

Flower Superintendent: Julie Johannsen

Vegetable Superintendent: Mrs. Donald Wittrock

Entry fee of $1.00 for each exhibitor. Entries for both classes will be accepted from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 25th. Judging will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday. All specimens and collections should be labeled prior to entry. Exhibitor must have had all entries in their home or garden since the spring of the current fair year for Divisions II and III. No exhibitor should have more than one entry in any class. The show is not responsible for damage to or loss of property. Exhibitors' names should not be disclosed until awards are made. All persons except those necessary to handling of show shall be excluded while judging is in progress. Exhibits may be dismantled or removed at 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 27th and must be removed by 10:00 a.m., July 28th. Unless announced by

exhibitor, chairman will dispose of unclaimed entries. Containers will be furnished for flower entries. Any prize may

be withheld at the discretion of judge, whose decision shall be final. Anyone working for a flower shop or business cannot enter in the arrangement class or cut flowers.

Vegetables will be judged according to Extension Publication 4-H 462.

DIVISION 1 - Bucket of Flowers

The following rules apply for this exhibit:

1. No entry fee charged.

2. Three placings awarded:

1st - $10.00

2nd - $7.50

3rd - $5.00

3. Anyone may enter, but may have only one entry.

4. Any kind of flowers or greenery may be used.

5. Five gallon buckets work well. Suggested to fill bucket half full of Styrofoam peanuts first, then add potting soil. This makes the buckets lighter and easier to carry. The buckets will be put around the fairgrounds for beautification after judging.

6. Entries will be taken from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Monday, July 25th. Entries may be removed July 27 after 9 a.m. or by 10 a.m. on July 28.

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DIVISION 2 - POTTED PLANTS

1st Premium $1.00 - 2nd Premium 75¢ -3rd Premium 50 cents

Rosette will be awarded for Best Potted Plant Over All

No potted plant may be exhibited after being exhibited 2 years in succession. Potted plants must be of one variety only.

1. Single Begonia in bloom

2. Double Begonia in bloom

3. Foliage (1 plant in container)

4. Geranium in bloom

5. Philodendron

6. Gloxinia in bloom

7. Ivy

8. Double Petunia in bloom

9. African Violets in bloom (single)

(a) white; (b) pink; (c) blue; (d) lavender; (e) bi-color

10. African Violet (double) in bloom

(a) white; (b) pink; (c) blue; (d) lavender; (e) bi-color

11. Best rare or curious plant; plant must be listed

12. Most artistic potted plant in figurine

13. Plant or plants of some variety in hanging basket or hanging

container

14. Impatiens

15. Succulents

16. Wax Begonia

17. Rex Begonia

18. Angel Wing Begonia

19. Lettuce Leaf Begonia

20. Tuberous Begonia

21. Terrarium

22. Any other

23. Best potted plant overall

DIVISION 3 - CUT FLOWERS

1st Premium $1.00 - 2nd Premium 75¢ - 3rd Premium 50 cents

Rosette will be awarded for Best Specimen Over All

All cut flowers must have at least 3 to 4 inch stem. Containers will be provided. You

may not use a decorative container from home.

1. Asters

A. Annual Double (3 blooms)

1. White 2. Pink 3. Red 4. Blue or purple

5. Cactus 6. Any other variety not listed

2. Bachelor's Buttons (5 stems)

3. Carnations or Pinks (5 blooms)

4. Calendulas (5 blooms)

5. Celosia or Cockscomb

A. Crested, 1 bloom

B. Plumed, 1 stem

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6. Chrysanthemums

A. Large Flowered, double, 1 spray

1. White 5. Yellow

2. Bronze 6. Purple

3. Red 7. Lavender

4. Pink 8. Any other color

B. Small, flowered, double, 1 spray

1. White 5. Yellow

2. Bronze 6. Purple

3. Red 7. Lavender

4. Pink 8. Any other color

C. Large, flowered, 1 bloom to a stem

1. White 5. Yellow

2. Bronze 6. Purple

3. Red 7. Lavender

4. Pink 8. Any other color

D. Cactus

1. White 5. Yellow

2. Bronze 6. Purple

3. Red 7. Lavender

4. Pink 8. Any other color

7. Cosmos, 3 stems

8. Dahlias (1 bloom)

A. Large, 1 bloom - over 5 inches

1. White 5. Lavender

2. Red 6. Purple

3. Pink 7. Bi-color

4. Yellow 8. Any other color

B. Medium, 3 blooms - 3 to 5 inches

1. White 5. Lavender

2. Red 6. Purple

3. Pink 7. Bi-color

4. Yellow 8. Any other color

C. Small, 3 blooms - not over 3 inches

1. White 5. Lavender

2. Red 6. Purple

3. Pink 7. Bi-color

4. Yellow 8. Any other color

D. I.D. Size over 8 inches

1. White 5. Lavender

2. Red 6. Purple

3. Pink 7. Bi-color

4. Yellow 8. Any other color

E. Cactus, Size 4 to 8 inches

1. White 5. Lavender

2. Red 6. Purple

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3. Pink 7. Bi-color

4. Yellow 8. Any other color

F. Cactus, Size over 8 inches

1. White 5. Lavender

2. Red 6. Purple

3. Pink 7. Bi-color

4. Yellow 8. Any other color

G. Pompons (1 bloom) 2 inches or less

1. White 5. Lavender

2. Red 6. Purple

3. Pink 7. Bi-color

4. Yellow 8. Any other color

H. Single Type

1. White 5. Lavender

2. Red 6. Purple

3. Pink 7. Bi-color

4. Yellow

I. Ball Type (1 bloom) 3-4 inches

1. White 5. Lavender

2. Red 6. Purple

3. Pink 7. Bi-color

4. Yellow 8. Any other color

9. Delphiniums, 1 spike

A. Hybrid

1. Blue 4. Bi-color

2. Purple 5. White

3. Lavender 6. Raspberry or Pink

10. Gaillardia (5 blooms)

11. Gladiolus

A. Single spike

1. White 10. Light Rose

2. White (blotched) 11. Deep Rose

3. Green 12. Light Red

4. Cream 13. Dark Red

5. Yellow 14. Lavender

6. Orange 15. Purple

7. Salmon 16. Smoky

8. Light Pink 17. Blue

9. Dark Pink 18. Any other color

B. Miniature (single spike)

1. White or Cream 5. Pink

2. Green 6. Red

3. Yellow 7. Lavender

4. Orange 8. Any other color

12. Daisies, 5 blooms

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A. Gloriosa

B. Painted

C. Shasta

13. Hibiscus, 1 stem

14. Lilies

A. Day Lilies - 3 stems

1. Light

2. Dark

B. Hybrid Lilies - 1 stem

1. Light

2. Dark

15. Marigolds

A. Large - 3 stems

1. Orange

2. Yellow

3. Gold

B. Dwarf - 5 stems

1. Red

2. Yellow

3. Orange

16. Nasturtiums, single, 5 sprays

17. Pansies, 5 stems

18. Petunias, 3 sprays

A. Ruffles C. Single

B. Double D. Dwarf or bedding

19. Phlox (annual) 3 sprays

A. Annual

B. Perennial

20. Roses

A. Hybrid Tea, 1 bloom

1. Dark Red 5. Yellow

2. Medium Red 6. Orange

3. Light Pink 7. White

4. Medium Pink 8. Any other color

B. Floribunda, 1 spray

1. Red 6. White

2. Pink 7. Orange Red

3. Pink blend 8. Orange blend

4. Yellow 9. Any other color

5. Yellow blend

C. Climbers, 1 stem

1. Scarlet 3. Yellow

2. Pink 4. Any other color

D. Polyanthus, 1 stem

1. Pink 3. Yellow

2. Red 4. Any other color

E. Grandiflora, 1 stem

1. Red 6. Orange Red

2. Pink 7. Orange blend

3.pink blend 8. any other color

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4. Yellow

5. White

21. Scarbiosa, any color, 3 sprays

22. Snapdragons, 3 sprays

A. Light Colors

B. Dark Colors

23. Sweet Peas, annual, 12 sprays

A. Annual

B. Perennial

24. Zinnias

A. Large flowered, 3 blooms

1.Red or Crimson

2.Pink or Salmon

3.White

4.Yellow or Orange

5.Lavender or Purple

6.Green

B. Cacti-top or Fantasy, 3 bloom

1. Red or Crimson 4. Yellow or Orange

2. White or Cream 5. Lavender or Purple

3. Pink or Salmon

C. Miniature, 5 blooms

1. Red 4. Yellow or Orange

2. White 5. Lavender

3. Pink 6. Blend

25. Verbena, 3 sprays

26. Viola, 5 stems

27. Any Other Item

28. Best Specimen Over-All

DIVISION 4 - ARRANGEMENTS

1st Premium $2.00 - 2nd Premium $1.00 -3rd Premium 50 cents

Rosette awarded for Class A Arrangements, one rosette for Classes A,B and C, one rosette for Classes E and F and one rosette for Class G.

In accordance with the Iowa Noxious Weed Law the following plants should not be used in exhibits: Quack grass, thistle, bindweed, horse nettle, leafy spurge, peppergrass, knapweed, buckthorn, butterprint, cocklebur, wild mustard, Queen Anne's lace, sheep sorrel and dock.

All specimens must be labeled and potted in container.

Class A. Arrangements - Theme - "An Old Fashioned Christmas"

1. "Country Sleigh Ride" - Using silks and a sleigh.

2. "A Friendly Cup of Tea" - Using fresh pastel flowers in a teapot.

3. "Grandma's Pantry" - Using crocks, jugs, syrup pails, etc. with dried materials.

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4. "Rocking by the Fire" - Using a miniature rocking chair with brightly colored fresh flowers.

5. "Games for a Cold Christmas Night" - Using games you played at Grandma's house with red, white and green silks and fresh greenery. (you may include pine boughs)

6. "An Old Fashion Candlelight Dinner" - Using silks or fresh flowers and candles.

Class B. Wreaths - Decorate any kind of wreath using silks, dried flowers, fruit, grains, etc.

1. Wreath for Daily Living

2. Wreath for Holidays

Class C. Swags - Using any materials for swag and decorations

A. Swags for daily living

B. Swags for holidays

Class D. Candle Rings - Using any materials for rings and decorations

A. Rings for daily living

B. Rings for holidays

Class E. Baskets - Decorate with either silks and/or dried materials

Class F. Pocket Planters - Using any medium

Class G. Table Settings - "An Old Fashioned Christmas" - Must include an arrangement with fresh flowers. You need only two place settings which includes silverware. You may add as much or as little as you want on your table. Please bring your own square card table. We have only enough room for 8 tables.

DIVISION 5 - VEGETABLES

Rosette awarded to Best Over All Vegetable

1. Beans, green, in pod (6 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

2. Beans, yellow, in pod (6 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

3. Beans, baby lima, in pod (6 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

4. Beans, large lima, in pod (6 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

5. Beans, any other variety (6 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

6. Beets, for table use (3 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

7. Beets, any other variety (3 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

8. Broccoli (1 head) 1.00 .75 .50

9. Brussels Sprouts (1 pint) 1.00 .75 .50

10. Cabbages, flat (1 head) 1.00 .75 .50

11. Cabbages, round (1 head) 1.00 .75 .50

12. Cabbages, red (1 head) 1.00 .75 .50

13. Carrots, coreless (3 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

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14. Carrots other than coreless (3 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

15. Cauliflower (1 head) 1.00 .75 .50

16. Celery (1 head) 1.00 .75 .50

17. Cucumbers, pickling (5 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

18. Cucumbers, slicing (2 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

19. Dill, heads (2 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

20. Eggplant (1 specimen) 1.00 .75 .50

21. Kohlrabi (2 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

22. Lettuce, any other variety 1.00 .75 .50

23. Herb any variety (1 specimen) 1.00 .75 .50

24. Okra (3 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

25. Onions, yellow (3 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

26. Onions, white (3 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

27. Onions, red (3 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

28. Parsnips (3 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

29. Peas (6 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

30. Peas, any other variety (6 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

31. Peppers, Mango (2 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

32. Peppers, largest peppers (2 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

33. Peppers, pimiento (2 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

34. Pepper, any other variety (2 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

35. Potatoes (3 specimens)

1. Early Ohion 1.00 .75 .50

2. Irish Cobblers 1.00 .75 .50

3. Kennebec 1.00 .75 .50

4. Norland 1.00 .75 .50

5. Red Pontiac 1.00 .75 .50

6. Russet 1.00 .75 .50

7. Warba or Red Warba 1.00 .75 .50

8. Waseca 1.00 .75 .50

9. Any other white variety not listed 1.00 .75 .50

10. Any other red variety not listed 1.00 .75 .50

36. Radish, Red (5 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

37. Radish, White (5 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

38. Rhubarb (3 stalks) 1.00 .75 .50

39. Rutabaga (3 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

40. Salsify (3 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

41. Spinach (1 plant) 1.00 .75 .50

42. Squash, Butternut (1 specimen) 1.00 .75 .50

43. Squash, Summer Crookneck (2 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

44. Squash, Summer Straightneck (2 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

45. Squash, Zucchini (2 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

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47. Sweet Corn, any variety 1.00 .75 .50

48. Tomatoes, red (3 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

49. Tomatoes, yellow (3 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

50. Tomatoes, red (small 3 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

51. Turnips (3 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50

52. Group of 10 vegetables 1.00 .75 .50

53. Display of 5 basic foods for good health;

special arrangements from Health Color

Chart. Any combination using vegetables,

flowers and fruit 1.00 .75 .50

54. Most attractive garden exhibit, at least

8 vegetables 2.00 1.00 .50

55. Any other vegetable 1.00 .75 .50

56. Any other vegetable idea 1.00 .75 .50

55. Best vegetable specimen over all 2.00 1.00 .50

DIVISION 6 - APPLES

1. Best Plate Whitneys - 6 1.00 .75 .50

2. Best Plate Duchess - 6 1.00 .75 .50

3. Best Plate Delicious (red) - 6 1.00 .75 .50

4. Best Plate Delicious (Yellow) - 6 1.00 .75 .50

5. Best Plate Wealthy - 6 1.00 .75 .50

6. Best Plate Greenings - 6 1.00 .75 .50

7. Best Plate Crabapples - 6 1.00 .75 .50

8. Best Plate any other variety - 6 1.00 .75 .50

DIVISION 7 - OTHER FRUIT

1. Best Plate six plums (yellow) 1.00 .75 .50

2. Best Plate six plums (red) 1.00 .75 .50

3. Best Plate grapes, 4 bunches, green 1.00 .75 .50

4. Best Plate grapes, 4 bunches, other than green 1.00 .75 .50

5. Strawberries, Everbearing (any variety, 1 pt.) 1.00 .75 .50

6. Ground Cherries (1 cupful) 1.00 .75 .50

7. Raspberries (any variety, 1 cup) 1.00 .75 .50

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And now, a word from our sponsors…

An instrument of unity is fellowship…ultimately; this results in a mutual and deeper understanding of what is good for the success of the O'Brien County Fair. A closer relationship among people, and deeper perception of the endeavor of the children are important.

The advertisers in this book are very much aware of all this…and have shown that they care. For without their cooperation, the book would not be available.

Next time you visit their business, express your thanks.

Thank you

O'Brien County Fair Board

ISU O'Brien County Extension

4-H STYLE SHOW ~ SHARE THE FUN

KING & QUEEN CORONATION

Tuesday, July 26th

Administration Building - 8:00 P.M.

O'Brien County Farm Bureau

Will serve free watermelon on Monday from

5-7 PM by the food stand on the hill.

O'Brien County 4-H Youth Council

is sponsoring a

TEEN DANCE

Thursday, July 28th

9:00 P.M until Midnight

Farm Credit Services

Will sponsor an ice cream social on Tuesday from 5-7 PM by the administration building.

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