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Flower Show Educational Tools  

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New Search Engine for Plant Nomenclature


The following advice came down from NGC via their "Keeping in Touch" newsletter. This resource is quite useful to ensure the plants you enter in the flower show are correctly named. “Plants of the World” is now the primary horticulture nomenclature resource for NGC Flower Show Schools and Symposiums ( www.plantsoftheworldonline.org). The previously used, "The Plant List", is NO LONGER BEING MAINTAINED and SHOULD NOT BE USED. “Plants of the World” is the most current, relevant, easiest to use and complete online search engine for plant nomenclature. It includes the most recent nomenclature changes (updated regularly) as well as all the older data from "The Plant List".




Guidelines and Tips for Exhibiting in the Horticulture Design


For those of you who think you may not have anything worthy to enter, then you will see from Exhibiting in the Horticulture Division (from NGC Handbook excerpt) that you still have plenty of time to go out to plant nurseries or the plant sales, find a nice healthy plant or two, and nurture them until the show in early March. (Most classes will require us to have the plant in our possession prior to December 6, 2019.)




An NGC Flower Show is THE OFFICIAL TITLE OF ANY FLOWER SHOW CONFORMING TO STANDARDS ESTABLISHED BY THE NGC as described in the "NGC Handbook for Flower Shows".


Purposes of a flower show:
• to educate club members and the viewing public;
• to stimulate interest in horticulture and floral design;
• to provide an outlet for creative expression; and
• to communicate NGC goals and objectives
The National Garden Clubs website is an excellent source: http://gardenclub.org/clubs/flower-shows.aspx To educate yourself you should determine what kind of exhibit you would like to place in the Horticulture Division of our Flower Show. To understand the horticultural exhibiting policies: Exhibiting in the Horticulture Division




Floral Design Quick Reference


To learn a little about Floral Design - click here





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