HONKER FLATS GLADIOLUS FESTIVAL September 2nd and 3rd, 2023 Join us on Saturday the 2nd View the show 1-7 pm. Exhibits in place and judging @ 11:00 am. See the show all day on Sunday the 3rd View Exhibits 9 am-7 pm Worship in the Glads 10 am (Non-denominational, All welcome, Worship Service. Bring a chair)
Refreshments served both days!
HONKER FLATS GLADIOLUS FESTIVAL Minnesota Glad Society Spike and Seedling Show 2023 Sponsored by the Minnesota Gladiolus Society Hosted by Honker Flats Greenhouse September 2 and 3, 2023 Honker Flats Greenhouse 45313 240th Ave NE Middle River, MN 56737
For information concerning this show, please contact: Lew or Tammy Wallace, Chairman 218-222-3484 home 218-689-1439 mobile email: email@example.com www.honkerflats.com for directions
WHO MAY EXHIBIT: OPEN TO ALL Standard entry tags will be used. If entry tags are needed prior to the show, please contact the show chairman. Otherwise tags will be available prior to show time. Preparation tables will be available. The walk-in cooler will be available to store your glad specimens prior to the show. Please let the show chairman know if you plan to enter the show or have any special needs.
RULES OF THE SHOW: A. All gladiolus must be grown by the exhibitor, except in the Design Divisions. Glads will be available at the show for arrangers to use in their designs. B. Show area will be open to place exhibits 5pm Friday September 2nd. Show area will be open ALL NIGHT for staging. Exhibits must be in place on the show table by 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept 3rd, 2022. C. All entries will be classified and placed properly in accordance with both the North American Gladiolus Council Classification and show layout. The show chairman will provide aid to exhibitors in their proper classifying and placing of their exhibits.
D. Each exhibit must be properly named, marked as a seedling, or marked “Name unknown.” E. Seedling spikes should be entered in the Seedling Classes (E,F,G,H,). F. Stem length below the lowest floret should not exceed 20 inches. G. Entries will be disqualified if any props are left on exhibits, Except in the Design Divisions. H. Glads must be the dominant flower in the designs. Other flowers, fruits, or foliages may be used along with mats, bases and/or accessories. Each exhibitor is allowed one entry per design lot. I. Spike judging will conform to the NAGC Standards. All judging in the Spike Division will be done by accredited judges of the North American Gladiolus Council or the Minnesota Gladiolus Society. Judge’s decisions will be final. J. Interpretive and Decorative Design Divisions will be judged as designs, using the ELEMENTS of Design (Light, Space, Line, Form, Size, Color, Texture, and Pattern) organized using the PRINCIPALS of DESIGN (Balance, Contrast, Dominance, Proportion, Rhythm, Scale). All judging in the Interpretive and Decorative Design Divisions will be done by qualified Design Judges. Judge’s decisions will be final. K. Artificial plant material will not be permitted in any area of the show. Painting or dyeing of fresh plant material is not allowed in any area of the show. Artificial preservatives and coloring including paint and dyes may be used only on dry materials. L. In vase classes, vases must be at least 9 inches in height. The entry must use at least 5 spikes. M. A “seedling” is any unnamed glad that has not yet been offered for sale. N. Diseased entries will be disqualified and removed from the show. O. Open classes have no restriction pertaining to either growing or showing experience. Anyone may enter open classes. P. Exhibitors will please remove all unused materials and containers from the show area. Q. Closing time of the show is 7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 4th. Exhibitors are urged to claim their exhibits and ribbons. All plant material not claimed will be disposed of at the discretion of the show chairman. R. On items not covered by these rules, the decision of the show chairman will be final. S. Exhibitors may choose to return their ribbons to the show chairman if they do not want them. PAGE 2
AWARDS: 1. First, second and third place awards will be attached to prize-winning exhibits at the time of judging. 2. No entry fee, no cash premiums. 3. Rosette ribbons will be awarded as follows: A. Single and B. Three Spike Exhibition C. Single and D. Three Spike Decorative E. Single and F. Three Spike Exhibition Seedlings G. Single and H. Three Spike Decorative Seedlings 1.Section Champions in each size class. 2.Grand Champion Small and Miniature Glad 3.Reserve* Champion Small and Miniature Glad 4.Grand Champion Medium and Large Glad 5.Reserve* Champion Medium and Large Glad I. Five Spike Champion J. Recent Introduction Champion K. RI Three Spike Champion L. All America Selection and All-America Select Champion M. Most Florets Open Champion N. Old Timer Glad Champion O. Gladiolus Collection of 5 Champion P. People’s Choice Q. Youth Single and 3 Spike Champion R. Amateur Single and Three Spikes Champion S. Intermediate Single Spike & 3 Spike Champion T. Other Awards: Second Day Champion
SPECIAL AWARD: QUEEN OF THE SHOW Best glad spike any and all categories
Each Interpretive Class (Youth, Amateur, Intermediate, & Open) will have Section Champions awarded in each of the 5 sections for each class.
Grand Champion and Reserve* will be awarded in each class.
3. Decorative Division will have Section Champions. 4. Decorative Division will have Grand Champion & Reserve*.
*Note to judges: In selecting the reserve champion you are to consider all award winners that were considered for grand champion plus the runner-up or second-best entry in the grand champion’s own class. Additional award ribbons may be given at the discretion of the judges.
NAGC Color Classification
Color: Pale Light Medium Deep Other WHITE 00-01 GREEN 02-03 04-05 06-07 YELLOW 10*-11 12-13 14-15 16-17 ORANGE 20*-21 22-23 24-25 26-27 SALMON 30-31 32-33 34-35 36*-37 PINK 40-41 42-43 44-45 46-47 RED 50-51 52*-53 54-55 56-57 58-59 BlkRed ROSE 60-61 62-63 64-65 66-67 68-69 BlkRose Lavender 70-71 72-73 74-75 76-77 78-79 Purple BLUE 80-81 82-83 84-85 86-87 88-89 Violet TAN 90-91 GREY(SMOKIES) 92-93 94-95 96-97 BROWN 98-99
*Color class notes: 10 Cream, 20 Buff, 36 Orange Scarlet, 52 Red Scarlet
NAGC Size Classification 100 Miniature (florets under 2 ½ inches) 200 Small (florets 2 ½ to 3 ½ inches) 300 Medium (florets 3 ½ to 4 ½ inches) 400 Large (florets 4 ½ to 5 ½ inches) 500 Giant (florets 5 ½ inches or larger)
All specimens entered by NAGC classification Number as to size and color.
OPEN TO ALL: Classes A through P OPEN TO ALL
A. Exhibition Single Spike - One spike per bottle, entered by size and color. B. Exhibition Three Spike - Three spikes of the same variety, entered by size and color. C. Decorative Single Spike - One spike per bottle, entered by size and color. D. Decorative Three Spike - Three spikes of the same variety, entered by size and color. E. Exhibition Single Spike Seedling - Entered by size and color. F. Exhibition Three Spike Seedling - Entered by size and color. G. Decorative Single Spike Seedling- Entered by size and color. H. Decorative Three Spike Seedling- Entered by size and color. I. Five Spike- 5 Spikes of same variety entered by size. J. Recent Introduction- Any single spike introduced in the last 5 years. Entered by size, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500. K. Recent Introduction Three Spike- Any variety introduced in the last 5 years. Entered by size, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500. L. All-America Gladiolus Selection- Any AAGS Entered by Variety. M. Most Florets Open- Any glad entered in this class with the most florets open at time of judging. N. Old Timer Glad- A variety intro more than 25 years ago. O. Gladiolus Collection of Five Different Varieties- 1. Large (300, 400, 500 size) 2. Small (100, 200 size) P. People’s Choice- One single spike per exhibitor unless approved by Show Chairman. Entries will be assigned a number. Voting by the public will be Saturday the first day of the show. Most votes, wins. Spikes will not compete for higher awards.
Q. Youth Spike Classes - This class may be divided into five size classifications and entered by color classifications in each size at the discretion of the judging chairman. This class is for Youth (age 17 and under.) 1. Youth Single Spike 2. Youth Three Spike
R. Amateur Adult Classes - This class is for exhibitors (age 18 and over) of amateur status who have never won an Amateur Champion Ribbon and have less than a total of 5 blue ribbons in previous shows. 1. Amateur Adult Single Spike 2. Amateur Adult Three Spike
S. Intermediate Spike Classes - Entry by NAGC size and color classification. This class is for exhibitors (age 18 and over) of intermediate status, who have not won 2 intermediate single spike champion ribbons. The exhibitor will move up to open class by winning 2 intermediate champion ribbons or completing three years showing in this class. 1. Intermediate Single Spike 2. Intermediate Three Spike T. Not Used
U. Interpretive Design Classes
Class A is for Youth only – this designation applies to persons who are 17 years old and under. Class B is for Amateur only – this designation applies to persons (age 18 and over) who arrange Gladiolus for pleasure and personal use only and who have never won a Champion ribbon or who have won 5 or fewer first place ribbons at a Minnesota Gladiolus Society show. Class C is for Intermediate Arrangers only – this designation applies to persons (age 18 and over) who arrange gladiolus for pleasure and personal use only and have won fewer than ten blue ribbons at a Minnesota Gladiolus Society Show. Class D is Open to All.
GLAD SPIKES ARE PROVIDED FOR ARRANGING AT NO CHARGE, FLORIST FOAM IS AVAILABLE FOR $1.OO PER BLOCK, BRING YOUR OWN FILLER FLOWERS , GREENS AND CONTAINERS. *Note: "A Viking's Journey" was the theme for 2022 and is left here for an example. A New Theme for 2023 will be selected soon. A VIKING'S JOURNEY
Class A: Youth Class B: Amateur Class C: Intermediate Class D: Open to All
All SECTION titles are available to each of the above classes.
Section 1. a. SETTING TO SEA b. WAR HORN c. EXPLORERS
Section 2. a. VIKING BRIDE b. BATTLE PLANS c. HERRING
Section 3. a. PILLAGE THE VILLAGE b. VICTORY FEAST c. THOR'S WRATH
Section 4. a. ALL ABLAZE b. LONG SWORDS c. ODIN'S BEARD
Section 5. a. WATEERFALLS b. NORTHERN LIGHTS c. NORWAY PINES
V. Decorative Classes
OPEN TO ALL
1. Large Arrangement – Any container except basket or vase Minimum finished size 18” x 24”- In the following color classes: a. White h. Rose b. Green i. Lavender c. Cream & Yellow j. Purple d. Buff & Orange k. Blue & Violet e. Salmon l. Tan, Brown & Grey f. Pink m. Shaded- two or more shades of one color g. Red n. Mixed- two or colors and varieties
2. Large Basket – Minimum finished width 18” Color classes - Same as section 1 3. Small Basket – Maximum finished width 18” Color classes- Same as section 1 4. Vase a. color classes- Same as section 1 b. Vase with 5 glads of one variety grown by the exhibitor 5. Arrangement, Basket, or Vase – Finished on all sides Placement will be on a freestanding table Color classes same as section 1 6. Patina – Containers will be available at the show Color Classes- Same as section 1 7. Pedestal Arrangement - Color Classes- Same as section 1 8. Corsages: One category with following classes a. Sweet Sixteen Prom b. Mother of the Bride c. As You Like It 9. Bridal Work: Color classes same as section 1 a. Bridal bouquet b. Bridesmaids bouquet c. Long stem arm bouquet 10. Wall Pockets: color classes, same as Section 1 (a wall pocket is any arrangement that hangs from a wall surface on a hook.) PAGE 8