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Re: help needed

*Chris, first of all I need to know if this is a Standard Flower Show by
National Garden Club standards.  If so, I have some comments.  (I
am the District Schedule Advisor to Clubs, so I have some background
in this matter.)  If it isn't a Standard Flower Show, then you can do 
whatever the daylily society allows.
Your Titles are good.
If this is Division IV, what are the first three Divisions?  NGC allows three
divisions - Horticulture, Design, and Special Exhibits.  Also, they have 
become very picky about outline format - Sections within a Division 
should be A, B, C, etc.
My second observation is that your class descriptions are very GCA
(Garden Club of America).  They tell you just what the design is to
look like.  NGC likes to allow more freedom to the designer. We 
would say for Class 1 - here again the outline format would 
conform - 
Class 1 - The Cutting Garden
A mass arrangement, staged on a a table, space 30" d x 40" wide,
seen from all sides.  Underlay permitted.
Class 2 - The Secret Garden
Place setting for one.  (The new Handbook has a description of
this type table arrrangement)  Choice of  30" square space on a 
large table, or 30" round space on round table with white cloth to
the floor, with overlay to be provided.   Advance reservation required.
Class 3 - The Tropical Garden
A Creative Design, staged in a space 30" wide x 30" deep.  Height 
unlimited.  Backboards are available, and if used, foreground and
background materials permitted.

As I said at the first, if this is not a NGC Standard Flower Show, 
then I don't know the rules - perhaps the Daylily Society allows
you to do anything.  I understand your reliance on previous 
schedules, but that is the problem I see most often when I 
am asked to advise on schedules.  The same awkward devices
and errors have been passed down for generations.  For instance,
in a NGC show, you no longer need to say "Accessories permitted."
That dates you.  Accessories have been permitted for a number
of years.  Also, you shouldn't say "No driftwood permitted."  It 
should be "weathered wood," not "driftwood."  Since this is an
all-fresh section (NGC Tricolor Award is for all fresh plant material)
that would not need to be said, or, if wished, it could be listed
in the Design Division Rules, not with the specific class.

I hope this is helpful.  NGC does allow Standard Flower Shows 
in conjunction with plant society shows, but I don't know if that is
the way you are going.  Is there only the one Section of Designs?
Best wishes for the success of the show.

In a message dated 02/27/2007 4:41:46 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
cathy.c@insightbb.com writes:
DIVISION IV:  DESIGN Through the Garden Gate
> Section 1:  Eligible for the AHS Tricolor rosette.  Exhibit must
> include all
>              fresh plant material with daylilies dominating.
>    Class A:  The Cutting Garden
>     Recreate a profusion of blooms in a fanciful mass arrangement with a
> casual style to be staged on a table space 30 D x 40 W, seen from
> all
> sides.     There is no restriction as to height.  Table top material is
> permitted.
>    Class B:  The Secret Garden
>     A romantic place setting for one with a freestyle floral arrangement
> using a found item. Choice of a 30 square space on a large table
> or a 30
> round table with white cloth to floor.  You must supply overlay for
> either.
> Please reserve shape. Accessories permitted.  No driftwood.
>     Class C:  The Tropical Garden
>     A creative design arrangement, that has a tropical flair. Staged on
> a table space 30 W x 30 deep, there is no size requirement for
> height.
> Back    boards are available to drape fabric from. If a backboard is not
> used, the arrangement must be finished on all sides. Background and
> foreground
>     materials are permitted.
> Do I have to specify "No driftwood"? Our previous schedules seem to
> all have
> that.
> Rewrites are welcomed!!! Also, any ideas or thoughts would be
> appreciated.
> This is my first attempt and I am relying heavily on past
> schedules!  My
> motto is "don't rock the boat"!
> Chris Petersen
> Northport, Long Island, New York
>  Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 

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