Judges Council Meeting

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Judges Council Meeting

September 19, 2017 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Note: Judges Council Meetings are open to Judges Council Members only and invited guests.

Program: “Botanical Names and More”

An update on Horticultural Entry Procedures, Sub-dividing and other puzzling things in the New Handbook.   A review of horticulture entry card requirements; the how, when, why and who of sub-dividing classes per the new Handbook; and discussion of your questions.

Presenters: Ronnie Schoelzel, Master Judge and Maureen Carson, Accredited Judge.


Section A:  Bulbs, Corms, Tubers

  • Class 1 – Dahlias
  • Class 2 – Gladioli
  • Class 3 – Any Other [Classification may subdivide by like characteristics i.e. genus/species, plant type (i.e., perennial, annual), plant size, color, form, etc.]

Section B:  Herbs

  • Class 4- Single Stem
  • Class 5 – Collection of 5 or more cut specimens, each shown in an individual container

Horticulture Judges:  Cindy Marien, Larry Huzi, Cathy Ritch


Pizza – A low-profile design (HB p. 78) staged on a box 26 inches long, 13 inches wide and 19 inches tall covered in dark blue. Designer may provide underlay. Design should be 4x as long or wide as it is high.  Three (3) design techniques required and listed on entry card.

Designers:  Margareta Kotch, Jan Cernoch, Margaret Colby

Design Judges: Jerre Dawson, Kris Urbanik, Jessica Fischer

Technique Show ‘n’ Tell:  Sharon Bender (Abstracting), Maria Nahom(Layering), Barbara Bosco (Pave)


September 19, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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CAES/Jones Auditorium
123 Huntington Street
New Haven, CT 06040 United States
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