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2016 hosta show

​​​​​​​The Minnesota Hosta Society
Proudly Presents
“Hosta - A Silver Anniversary”

A Hosta Show At
Bachman’s Heritage Room
6010 Lyndale Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN

Saturday & Sunday, July 23-24, 2016
Show Open to Public 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm each day

This Show is accredited by The American Hosta Society.

1. Anyone who wishes to exhibit may do so. However, section and higher awards are limited to American Hosta Society members. Any exhibitor who is not an AHS member and wins a section or higher award will be asked to become an AHS member. If the winner declines membership, the Show Chair may either present the award to the next qualified entry, or leave the award vacant.

2. Entries will be received from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Friday, July 22 and from 7:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. on Saturday, July 23. Entries received after 9:30 A.M. will be placed in the non-competitive exhibit area. Judging will begin at 10:00 A.M. All entries must remain in place until 4:00 P.M. on July 24. Entry tags, ribbons and leaves may be claimed from 4:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. on July 24.  Awards will be provided to winners as soon as the judging is complete. Entries remaining after 4:00 P.M. will be disposed of by the Staging Committee.

3. All registered cultivars and species shall either be listed in the current year’s AHS Hosta Show Classification List or have had registration data recorded in an official publication of The American Hosta Society by the date of the show in order to be considered registered for show purposes.

4. Entry tags must be properly completed by the exhibitor. Incorrect entry tag information will be corrected by the Classification Committee, if possible, or returned to the exhibitor for correction  Entries may be disqualified by the committee, at its discretion, if misnamed or if displaying extreme damage or signs of disease.  Classification information on the entry tag should be based on the current 2016 Classification List only. Current Classification Lists will be on hand at the show or may be found at The American Hosta Society website, www.hosta.org.

5. During the time of judging, only the Show Chair, Classification Chair, Judges Chair, Judges, and Clerks are permitted in the immediate judging area unless otherwise permitted by the Show Chair.

6. Division I - Horticulture, Division II - Container Grown Hosta, Division III - Trough/Container Gardens Arranged for Effect, and Division IV - Educational Displays will be judged by panels of three or four American Hosta Society judges including one Master Judge per panel. The American Hosta Society Point Scoring System will be used to break a tie in judging major awards. Each panel of judges will be the final authority of each class it judges.

7. All decisions of the judges will be final.

8. For all show divisions (provided entries score the minimum points), each sub-class, (or class if there are no sub- classes, or section if there are no classes), is allowed the awarding of only one blue, one red, one yellow, and one white ribbon. In Division I, Sections I -V and Section XI, each  registered cultivar or species constitutes a separate name sub-class. Each seedling or sport entry in Sections VI -X is a separate sub-class and is eligible for any ribbon. For Division I, Section XII, each unregistered named cultivar constitutes a separate name sub-class within each alphabetical letter class.

9. The floral exhibits for this show are provided by members of the Minnesota Hosta Society and are not judged. Reflecting the theme of this show, “Hosta – A Silver Anniversary”, hosta leaves must be the predominant foliage in the design and interpret one of the following classes.  Some dried and/or treated plant materials and hosta blooms are permitted.  No artificial flowers, fruit, or foliage may be used. Contrived flowers made from hosta leaves are permitted.
Class I  ‘Silver Threads and Golden Needles’: Create a modern design incorporating silver.
Class II  ‘United in Hostas’: Create a line or line mass design emphasizing plant material, height and space.
Class III  ‘300 Months of Hostas’: Create a design with three or more groupings of plant material and other (optional)  components  placed in a strong parallel manner in one container, or in multiple containers made to look like one container.
Class IV  ‘Hosta of My Life’: Create a design, designer’s choice, with your favorite hosta.  Accessories encouraged.

An exhibitor may enter one entry per class. Plant material need not be grown by the exhibitor but the design work must be the work of the exhibitor. Staging for all classes will be skirted tables that are 30” deep by 30” wide and covered with white tablecloths. Back-ground is beige-colored walls. Overlays and accessories are permitted but should not exceed dimensions set in the  rules. The Artistic Design committee reserves the right to move an entry to improve spacing if the exhibitor is unavailable to do so.  In each class, the designer is asked to interpret the class title.

Pre-registration is requested for exhibition in this division.. Contact  Rita Gindt-Marvig, Design Chair, at  ritagmhort@gmail.com or (952) 239-4385 for registration and questions.

The Design Chair will provide additional class definitions, rules and requirements, and exhibition instructions upon registration.

Ballots will be provided for the attendees of the Hosta Show to vote for their favorite exhibit and a ballot box will be provided for collection of completed ballots. Completed ballots must be received by 4:00 pm on July 23 in order to count. The winning entry will be the entry receiving the most votes and its exhibitor will be awarded the People’s Choice Award.

10. Care will be taken, but no responsibility shall be incurred by any person, group, or organization for accidents, ages, injuries, thefts, omissions or commissions of any kind or nature from this show.

11. Division I – Horticulture (Cut-leaf) Rules
Containers will be provided by the Minnesota Hosta Society.

Bloom scapes are not permitted in this division.

Sections I – V (Registered Cultivars and Species), XI (Youth Exhibits) and XII (Unregistered Named Cultivars) require ONE leaf per entry. Sections VI – X require TWO leaves per entry. Sports shall be indicated on the entry tag as “Sport of (Name of Cultivar).” Seedlings shall be indicated on the entry tag as “Seedling (Hybridizer’s Identifying Number).”

Persons placing entries in Section XI-Youth Exhibits must be 18 years of age or younger as of the date of the show.

All leaves entered should be representative of the plant as a whole and should be taken from plants approaching maturity.

Only one entry of each Registered Cultivar or Species is allowed per exhibitor. Entries must have been grown by the exhibitor.

12.  Division II – Container Grown Hostas
Container-grown hostas must have been grown by the exhibitor and must be established in the container in which they are grown. Only registered cultivars or hosta species may be exhibited in the division and only one hosta may be grown in each container. Container and plant must be clean. The plant should be centered in the container. Inner containers or container liners are allowed but must not be visible. Only one type of ground cover material is allowed per exhibit. Ground covers may be any natural non-living material such as bark chips or stones, or an indigenous moss of one variety only.

Only one entry of each Registered Cultivar or Species is allowed per exhibitor. Entries must have been grown by the exhibitor.

13.  Division III – Trough/Container Gardens Arranged for Effect
Self-contained trough or container gardens of any size may be entered for judging as an arrangement.

Multiple varieties of hostas and other plant material may be used. Hostas must be a strong focal point of the entry. No artificial plant material is allowed. Plants and container must be clean. Accessories are permitted. Individual plants need not be identified. However, if the exhibitor would like to identify the material, an identification ledger card to the side of the exhibit is both acceptable and desirable.

Entries must have been grown by the exhibitor.

14.  Division IV – Educational Displays
Educational displays must pertain to hostas.

15.  Division V – Non-Competitive Exhibits
Entries in this division are not judged. The exhibit may be a single cut leaf, a hosta bloom scape, a container grown plant, or any other display deemed to be of interest to the show observers. However, the plant material must be hosta predominant, the exhibit must be tastefully presented, and the material must be in good condition. The Show Chair may refuse placement of any exhibit that does not meet these requirements.

SHOW DIVISIONS
DIVISION I – HORTICULTURE (Cut-leaf)

Section I –      Giant-Leaved Registered Cultivars and Species

Section II –     Large-Leaved Registered Cultivars and Species

Section III –    Medium-Leaved Registered Cultivars and Species

Section IV –    Small-Leaved Registered Cultivars and Species

Section V –     Miniature-Leaved Registered Cultivars and Species

Section VI –    Giant-Leaved Unregistered Sports and Seedlings

Section VII –   Large-Leaved Unregistered Sports and Seedlings

Section VIII –  Medium-Leaved Unregistered Sports and Seedlings

Section IX –    Small-Leaved Unregistered Sports and Seedlings

Section X –     Miniature-Leaved Unregistered Sports and Seedlings

Section XI –    Youth Exhibits of Registered Cultivars and Species
                        Displayed in Alphabetical Order

Section XII –  Unregistered Named Hosta Cultivars
                        Displayed in Alphabetical Order

Entries in Sections I-X are to be displayed using the following Color Classes:

Class 1 – Green (All Shades)
Class 2 – Blue (All Shades)
Class 3 – Yellow (All Shades)
Class 4 – White Margined
   a. Yellow, White, or Chartreuse Center
   b. Green to Blue Center

Class 5 – Yellow Margined
   a. Yellow, White, or Chartreuse Center
   b. Green to Blue Center

Class 6 – Green or Blue Margined
   a. Yellow, White, or Chartreuse Center
   b. Green to Blue Center (distinct from margin color)

Class 7 – Streaked or Mottled
Class 8 – Others (including early season variants)

DIVISION II – CONTAINER GROWN HOSTA
Section I – Container Displays Not exceeding a Total Height or Width of 18 Inches

Section II – Container Displays with Height or Width of Greater Than 18 Inches

DIVISION III –  TROUGH/CONTAINER GARDENS ARRANGED FOR EFFECT
Section I – Concrete Composite
Section II – Ceramic, Terra Cotta, Bronze and Other Metals

Section III – Plastic and Other Man-Made Materials Section

Section IV – Natural Materials, Stone, Wood, Baskets, etc.

DIVISION IV – EDUCATIONAL DISPLAYS
Educational displays must pertain to hostas.


DIVISION V – NON-COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS


THE AMERICAN HOSTA SOCIETY POINT SCALES FOR JUDGING HOSTA

REGISTERED CULTIVARS AND SPECIES

DIVISION I - SECTIONS I – V and SECTION XI
Form                                                             15
Size                                                               15
Color and Pattern                                      25
Texture                                                        15
Substance                                                   15
Condition and Grooming                         15
TOTAL POINTS                                         100

UNREGISTERED NAMED HOSTA CULTIVARS

DIVISION I - SECTION XII
Form                                                            15
Size                                                               15
Color and Pattern                                      25
Texture                                                        15
Substance                                                   15
Condition and Grooming                         15
TOTAL POINTS                                         100

UNREGISTERED SPORTS AND SEEDLINGS

DIVISION I SECTIONS VI – X
Distinction                                                  50
Form and Size                                            10
Color and Pattern                                      10
Texture                                                        10
Substance                                                   10
Condition and Grooming                         10
TOTAL POINTS                                         100

CONTAINER GROWN HOSTA -

DIVISION II
Form                                                            15
Size                                                              15
Color and Pattern                                     25
Texture                                                       10
Substance                                                   10
Condition and Grooming                         15
Container                                                    10
TOTAL POINTS                                         100

TROUGH/CONTAINER GARDENS ARRANGED FOR EFFECT 

DIVISION III
Variety                                                        20
Condition                                                   30
Arrangement                                             30
Container Relative to Arrangement       20
TOTAL POINTS                                         100

EDUCATIONAL DISPLAYS

DIVISION IV
Educational Value                                        50
Theme, Originality, Materials Used
Staging                                                           50
Arrangement, Attractiveness, Neatness
TOTAL POINTS                                            100

NON-COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS

DIVISION V
Not Judged – No Point Scale


SHOW AWARDS
Best of Show - Horticulture
– Awarded to the best entry in Division I – Horticulture, and is selected from the section winners in Sections I-V and Section XI. (Please note that entries in Section XII – Unregistered Named Cultivars are not eligible to receive this award.) Winner will receive a large triple streamer blue and white rosette ribbon and an award.

Best Seedling or Sport Award – Awarded to the best entry in Division I – Horticulture, and is selected from the section winners in Sections VI-X. Winner will receive a large triple streamer green and white rosette ribbon and an award.

Sweepstakes Award – Awarded to the exhibitor who wins the largest number of blue ribbons in Division I – Horticulture. (In case of a tie, count red ribbons, then yellow ribbons if necessary to break the tie.) Winner will receive a medium triple streamer blue rosette ribbon and an award.

Grand Awards – Awarded to the best entries in Division II – Container Grown Hosta, Division III – Trough/Container Gardens Arranged for Effect, and Division IV – Educational Displays. In order to win, entries must have scored 95 points. For Divisions II and III, Grand Awards will be chosen from the Section Award winners. Winners will receive a medium triple streamer purple rosette ribbon and an award.

MHS Special Award ‘The People’s Choice’ – Awarded to the MHS member whose floral design receives the most votes from show attendees. See Rule 9 of this show schedule for details.  The winner will receive a medium single streamer purple rosette ribbon and an award.

Section Awards – Awarded to the Best of Section winners in divisions containing sections. All section award winners must have scored at least 95 points. Winners will receive a medium single streamer purple ribbon. 

Class Awards – Awarded to Best of Class winners in divisions containing classes. All class award winners must have scored at least 95 points. These awards are single streamer green ribbons.

The following ribbon awards are awarded in accordance with rules set forth by AHS:
First Place Blue Ribbons         
Entries must score 90 or more points to receive this award.

Second Place Red Ribbons      Entries must score 85 or more points to receive this award.

Third Place Yellow Ribbons     Entries must score 80 or more points to receive this award.

Fourth Place White Ribbons    Entries must score 75 or more points to receive this award.

SHOW COMMITTEE
Show Co-Chairs                                           Gregg Peterson, Rita Gindt-Marvig
Awards Chair                                               Rita Gindt-Marvig
Classification Chair                                     Gregg Peterson
Clerks Chair                                                  Amy Peterson
Design Chair                                                 Rita Gindt-Marvig
Judges Chair                                                 Kim Larsen
Placement Chair                                          Steve Shubick
Public Education Chair                               TBD
Publicity Chair                                              Kathy Haram          
Schedule Chair                                            Gregg Peterson
Set-Up and Dismantling Chair                  Steve Shubick
Tabulation Co-Chairs                                  Amy Peterson and Kim Larsen

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

THE AMERICAN HOSTA SOCIETY
Membership in The American Hosta Society offers participation in all national activities including a National Convention; two issues of The Hosta Journal, each with nearly 100 pages, many interesting and informative articles, and dozens of color and black-and-white pictures which detail all national, regional, and local hosta society activities; and one Online Hosta Journal issue each year. Dues are $30 individual and $34 family membership per year (U.S.). Membership is on a calendar year basis. Send inquiries regarding membership to:

Sandie Markland – AHS Membership Secretary
P.O. Box 7539, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

AHS Web site – www.hosta.org
 
REGION 5 – MIDWEST REGIONAL HOSTA SOCIETY (AHS Region 5)
The Midwest Regional Hosta Society (MRHS) is considered region 5 of the American Hosta Society and encompasses the nine Midwestern states of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. It distributes two newsletters and it offers two meetings annually, a Winter Scientific Meeting in January and a summer regional convention hosted by a local society. For more information, please contact:

Patricia Gwidt – Region 5 Director
N1619 Fox Ridge Trail, Keshena, WI  54135
MRHS website:  www.midwesthostasociety.org

THE MINNESOTA HOSTA SOCIETY
The Minnesota Hosta Society (MHS) is affiliated with The American Hosta Society. It publishes four newsletters each year and meets four times a year at places announced in the newsletter. It sponsors this Hosta Show and garden tours each year. All memberships are on a calendar year basis. Dues are $20 per individual or family per year. Commercial memberships and advertising are also available. Send inquiries regarding membership to:

Linda Butwinick – Membership Secretary
5604 Park Place Drive, Shoreview, MN 55126
MHS website:  www.mnhosta.org