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Dassel flower show has wedding theme
July 7, 2017

DASSEL, MN – Area residents who enjoy flower gardening and arranging are welcome to participate in an annual flower show, sponsored by the Dassel Area Historical Society, Thursday, July 27.

The theme of the show this year is “Here Comes the Bride.” Both horticultural specimens and arrangements are welcome and will be judged. A professional flower arranging tip session, music, and refreshments are also scheduled.

The following rules, tips, and schedule are also available at the Dassel History Center, 901 First Street, (320) 275-3077, dahs@dassel.com and on the website www.dasselhistorycenter.org.


1. Entries are open to all amateurs. There is no entry fee.

2. The DAHS building will be open at 8 a.m. and entries will be received until 11:45 a.m.

3. The door will be open to the public after the judging at approximately 2 pm.

4. First, second, and third place winners will be awarded. One overall grand champion will be awarded in horticulture, one in arrangements, plus a best of show.

5. Horticultural exhibits must be listed under grower’s name.

6. Accessories will be permitted whenever they help interpret the intended theme in the arrangement category.

7. Exhibitors may make one entry in each arrangement category and sub-division of horticulture classes.

8. Include the name of the variety of horticulture exhibit if possible to make it more interesting to the public.

9. Bottles will be furnished for horticultural specimens.

10. Potted and hanging plants must be in the exhibitor’s possession for at least two months.

Tips for exhibitors

1. Disqualification results if more or fewer stems or blooms than allowed by schedule are entered.

2. Specimens must be clean and have attractive amount of foliage attached.

3. Remove all foliage below water line.

4. Cut all specimen stems long enough to present a good appearance in the bottle. Points are usually taken off for specimens with too short stems.

5. Garden flowers: Using sharp knife, cut flowers the evening before or early morning the day of the show. Place in deep, warm water and store in cool place.

6. Arrangements: Flowers and foliage for arrangements should be hardened overnight before arranging.


Group I - Horticulture

Class A–Annuals

1. Asters, three stems

2. Bachelor Buttons, five stems

3. Calendulas, three stems

4. Cosmos, three stems

5. Dianthus (pinks) single or double, five stems

6. Marigolds, large, three stems

7. Marigolds, small, three stems

8. Nasturtiums, three stems

9. Pansies, five stems

10. Petunias, three stems

11. Snap Dragons, three stems

12. Sweet Peas, five stems

13. Zinnias, three stems

14. Miscellaneous, any annual with name

Class B–Perennials and Bulbs

1. Begonia, one stalk

2. Black-eyed Susan, three stems

3. Carnations, three stems

4. Chrysanthemums, three stems

5. Dahlia, large, one stem

6. Dahlia, medium, one stem

7. Dahlia, small, three stems

8. Day Lily (Hemerocallis) one stalk

9. Gladiolus, one stalk

10. Hosta, small

11. Hosta, medium

12. Hosta, large

13. Hydrangea, one stalk

14. Lilies, tiger, hybrid, or other, one stalk

15. Phlox, one stalk

16. Miscellaneous, any other perennial with name

Class C – Roses: (in bud vase or bottle)

1. Hybrid Tea, one stem

2. Floribunda, grandiflora, or polyanthus, one stem

3. Shrub, one spray

Class D–House Plants

1. African Violets

2. Foliage plants

3. Any flowering plants

4. Cactus or succulent

Class E–Patio Potted Plants

1. Begonias

2. Coleus

3. Geraniums

4. Herbs

5. Impatiens

6. Petunias

7. Planter, at least 3 species

8. Ornamental Vegetable

Class F– Outdoor Hanging Plant

1. Begonias

2. Coleus

3. Geraniums, in bloom

4. Impatiens

5. Petunias

6. Miscellaneous

Group II – Arrangements

Plant material in arrangements must be locally grown, not procured commercially. The entry must be the work of the exhibitor.

Theme: “Here Comes the Bride.”

1.“Something Old, Something New.” Arrangement featuring something old and/or new.

2. “Something Borrowed, Something Blue.” Arrangement using blue flowers, a blue container, or incorporating something blue.

3. “Satin and Lace.” An arrangement incorporating satin fabric or ribbon and lace.

4. “The Bride’s Bouquet.” Your take on a the bride’s wedding bouquet.

5. “The Groom’s Tuxedo.” An arrangement done mostly in black-and-white (greenery accepted).

6. “The Flower Girl.” An arrangement by youth under the age of 15.

7. “The Ring Bearer.” A miniature arrangement, 5 inches or less overall.

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