Classes

Class 77. PAR(T) TIME   Par Class

77. An exhibit of exceptional horticultural merit that does not qualify for entry elsewhere in the Horticulture Division. Entries must have been owned, grown, and in the possession of the exhibitor for a minimum of one year (April 16, 2018). Cut specimens, orchids, or hanging baskets are not permitted. Container requirement waived, as specified in Horticulture guidelines, though may not exceed 14″.

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Class 74 – 76. HAPPY HOUR   Member Challenge

A collection of seeds to be grown in a clay pot provided by the Committee.  Class is limited to fifteen members, combined, from River Oaks Garden Club and The Garden Club of Houston.  No fee, but registration required.  A white unlined 4” x 6” propagation card detailing complete cultural information including dates planted and growing conditions, is required.  Seed packets and containers distributed by October 1, 2018. 

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: Gallery 222 Fee: Free

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: Gallery 222 Fee: Free

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: Gallery 222 Fee: Free

Class 70-73. BEGINNING OF TIME   Provisional Challenge

Four species of Geraniums to be grown in a clay pot provided by the Committee.  Class open only (and mandatory) to the Provisional members of River Oaks Garden Club (2nd-year) and The Garden Club of Houston. Plant and container distributed on October 1, 2018. 

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Class 69. THIRD TIME’S A CHARM  Triples

Three plants of the same species or same cultivar

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Class 68. TWO TIMER   Pairs

Two plants of the same species or the same cultivar

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

A TIME TO REAP – CUT SPECIMENS (Classes 1 – 32)

Classes 1 – 4. TIME AND TIME AGAIN – Perennials

Grown primarily for flowers and must have at least one open bloom.

Single stem

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Three stems, same species or cultivar, in a single container.

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Perennials-Grown for foliage

a. Non-variegated
b. Variegated, green and white
c. Variegated, green and one color other than white

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

a. Non-variegated
b. Variegated, green and white
c. Variegated, green and one color other than white

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Classes 5 – 6.  DAWN OF TIME   Ferns

Single stem

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Collection of three or more different species or different cultivars arranged in a clear glass container provided by the exhibitor. May not exceed 34” from the lip of container to tip of specimen.  Key card required.

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Classes 7 – 8 TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE Roses

One stem or spray with attached leaves.

Old Garden Roses (prior to 1867)

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

a. Floribunda
b. Grandiflora
c. Hybrid tea
d. Miniature
e. Shrub
f. Climbing

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Classes 9 – 12 DOWN TIME   Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, and Tubers

One specimen with or without attached foliage.

a. Amaryllis
b. Iris
c. Narcissus
d. Other

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Corm

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Rhizome

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Classes 13 – 16 HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW   Annuals 

Three-month ownership requirement (January 16, 2019).

Grown primarily for flowers.  Must have at least one open bloom.

Single stem

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Three stems, same species or same cultivar, in a single container

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Grown primarily for foliage.

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Three stems, different species or different cultivars, in a single container

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Classes 17- 19 IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING   Trees

Single branch – not to exceed 26” from lip of container to tip of branch.

Flowering. Must have at least one open bloom

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Foliage

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Berried/Fruiting

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Classes 20 – 22 SHORT ON TIME   Shrubs

Single branch – not to exceed 26” from lip of container to tip of branch.

Flowering. Must have at least one open bloom
a. Rhododendron
b. Gardenia
c. Hydrangea
d. Other

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Foliage
a. Non-variegated
b. Variegated

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Class 23 – 25 SOCIAL HOUR   Climbers and Vines

Flowering, 7” or less from lip of container to tip of specimen. Must have at least one open bloom.

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Flowering, longer than 7” and up to 34” from lip of container to tip of specimen. Must have at least one open bloom.

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

a. Non-variegated, 7″ or less from lip of container to tip of specimen
b. Non-variegated, longer than 7″ and up to 26″ from lip of container to tip of specimen
c. Variegated, 7″ or less from lip of container to tip of specimen
d. Variegated, longer than 7″ and up to 26″ from lip of container to tip of specimen

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Classes 26 – 27 THE TIME IS RIPE   Fruits and Vegetables

Fruit (attached to stem, all stages eligible). Citrus may not be transported in or out of Harris County, TX

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Vegetable – Three-month ownership requirement (January 16, 2019)

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Classes 28  – 29 THYME IN A BOTTLE   Herbs

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Classes 30 – 32 A TIME TO GATHER   Cut Collections

Cut specimens from the exhibitor’s garden arranged in a clear glass container provided by the exhibitor.  May not exceed 34” from lip of container to tip of specimen.  Minimum of three different species or different cultivars.  Three-month ownership (January 16, 2019). Key card required.

Flowering; must have at least one open bloom.

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Combination of any specimens collected from exhibitor’s garden.

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

FILLING TIME  – CONTAINER GROWN PLANTS (Classes 33-74)

Classes 33 – 35 TIME CONSTRAINTS   Trained Plants (Topiary)

Nine-month ownership requirement (July 16, 2018)

Standard topiary; a single straight stem with the crown of growth at the top; topiary should stand straight; unobtrusive staking allowed.

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Trained in the Asian Manner (container requirement waived; no stands allowed).

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Trained topiary: one or more plants trained on two or three dimensional wire frame. Key card required for more than one species or cultivar.

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Classes 36 – 38 SANDS OF TIME   Cacti

One-year ownership requirement (April 16, 2018)

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Each in a separate container. Key card required.

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Three to five different species of the same genus, in one container. Container requirement, as stated in Horticulture Guidelines, waived, though may not exceed 14″. Key card required.

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Classes 39- 46 DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME   Succulents Other than Cacti

One-year ownership requirement (April 16, 2018)

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Three to seven different species or different cultivars of the same genus, each in a separate container. Containers may not exceed 8″. Key card required.

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Three to five different species of the same genus, in one container. Container requirement, as stated in Horticulture Guidelines, waived, though may not exceed 14″. Key card required.

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Classes 47- 51 THE TIME HAS COME   Plants Grown Primarily for Flowers

One plant per container

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Gesneriads – single crown

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Orchids – One year ownership requirement (April 16, 2018)

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Classes  52 – 53  TEST OF TIME   Plants Grown Primarily for Foliage

One or more plants of the same species or same cultivar in one container

a. Ferns
b. Hostas
c. Others

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

a. Begonias
b. Hostas
c. Others

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Classes 54-55. THYME IS ON MY SIDE   Herbs

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

A collection of three to five different species or different cultivars of the same genus, each in a separate container. Container may not exceed 8″. Key card required.

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Class 56-57. TIME OF THE SEASON   Fruit

Must be bearing fruit. Citrus may not be transported in or out of Harris County, TX

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Fruit, other than citrus. Must be bearing fruit.

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Classes 58-59. HALF TIME   Miniatures

Grown primarily for flowers. Must have at least one open bloom.

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Classes 60–62. TIMES LIKE THESE   Collections: Other than Cacti or Succulents

Three to seven different species or different cultivars of the same genus, each in a separate container. Container may not exceed 8″. Key card required

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Three to seven different species or different cultivars, that all share one attribute, each in a separate container. Key card required to identify plants and to explain the shared attribute (i.e. growing condition, texture, color, shape). Container may not exceed 8″.

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Three to seven different species or different cultivars, that all share one attribute, in one container. Key card required to identify plants and to explain the shared attribute (i.e. growing condition, texture, color, shape). Container requirement waived, as specified in Horticulture Guidelines, though may not exceed 14″

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Classes 63-64. OLD TIMERS   Plants of a Certain Age

Container size requirement waived, as stated in Horticulture Guidelines, though may not exceed 14”

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Classes 65-67. A TIME TO SOW   Propagation

Key card describing detailed propagation process and relevant date(s) on white 4’’x 6” unlined card required

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free

Division: Division II.A: Horticulture, Prime Time Location: The Audrey Jones Beck Building, Location assigned at check-in Fee: Free