Gainesville Rose Show


Hosted by the Gainesville Rose Society
DSD Fall 2021 Convention and Rose Show
Roses in Storyland
October 15th - 17th
    Show Chairs – Ralph and Jean Stream - 352-591-4474 - streamj@gmail.com

Best Western–Gateway Grand Hotel Conference Center
Conference Center
4200 NW 97th Blvd.
Gainesville, FL 32606

Schedule of Events | Registration | Show Schedule
                   

GAINESVILLE ROSE SOCIETY

OFFICERS

           President                                 Jean Giesel

            Vice President                         Missy Burton

                  Secretary                         Susan Cooperman

            Treasurer                                 Dan Mills

                    

          HORTICULTURE

                          RULES FOR HORTICULTURAL EXHIBITORS

 

This show shall be governed by the standard rules, regulations and guidelines of the American Rose Society (ARS).

 

1. What may be exhibited:  The show is designed for the display of roses grown by the exhibitors in their private outdoor garden.

2. Who may exhibit:  Competition is open to all rose growers regardless of residence. Excludes DSD Challenge Classes. By entering the competition, the exhibitor agrees to abide by the rules of the show and must be registered for the Convention.

3. Entries:  Entries will be received at the preparation area from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.  Exhibits will be placed by the exhibitor, including Challenge Classes.

4. Containers and ARS entry tags will be provided for all specimens.  Boxes, bowls, and palettes will be provided on a first-come basis.

5. Wedging:  Green Styrofoam wedging material will be provided.  Wedging material protruding above the lip of the container will be penalized during judging, to degree of distraction.

6. Entry limitations:  Exhibitors may make as many entries in as many Classes as desired, unless stated otherwise, but only one entry of a variety is allowed in each Class.

7. ARS ribbons:  First, second, third, and honorable mention ribbons will be awarded for each variety of rose as warranted by the judges. Only blue ribbon entries are eligible for awards.

8. Rules for the American Rose Society will be followed.  Classification and eligibility will be determined in accordance with Modern Roses XII, the 2021 Official List of Approved Exhibition Names for Exhibitors & Judges, the 2021 edition of the Handbook for Selecting Roses, Modern Roses on-line and Recent Registrations on the ARS website and 2021 Revised Judging Guidelines.

9. Judging will begin at 10:30 a.m. No exhibitors allowed on the show floor after judging begins. Judging will be based on a comparison of approach to perfection of the individual variety.  At the time of judging an exhibition rose should be at its most perfect phase of beauty, which is usually one-half to three-fourths open.

10. Penalization:  An entry will not be disqualified but penalized for any of the following reasons: misnamed; misclassed, misplaced, unlabeled or mislabeled, side buds on a specimen, exhibitor’s name in wrong place; stem on stem, on Old Garden Roses and Shrub and all other Classes.

11. Foreign substance on blooms and foliage will be disqualified if visible.

12. Judges may ask clerks to relocate misplaced entries, remove grooming materials, and have exhibitor make any adjustments to misnamed, unlabeled or mislabeled entries.  Written explanations for any penalties or disqualifications are advisable.

13. Points: The ARS scale of points will be used as follows:

Form                25        Stem & Foliage             20

Color                20        Balance & Proportion    10

Substance         15        Size                              10

14. Visitors’ hours:  The Rose Show will be open to the public from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday.  Awards may be claimed at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, exhibits must remain in place until the end of the show. Awards not claimed will become the property of GRS. We encourage you to take our award.

 

 

 

HORTICULTURE

CLASSES:

 

DEEP SOUTH DISTRICT CHALLENGE CLASSES

(Restricted to ARS members who are members of the Deep South District or to members of affiliated societies residing in the district.)

 

Class 1   The ARS J. Horace McFarland Memorial Trophy

Five (5) hybrid tea roses at exhibition stage, all different, displayed in separate vases with separate entry tags. ARS Certificate & Award

 

Class 2   The ARS Ralph S. Moore Award

Seven (7) miniature roses, all different, at exhibition stage, displayed in separate vases with separate entry tags. ARS Certificate and Award

 

Class 3   Deep South Bulletin Trophy

Three (3) floribunda sprays, same or different varieties, displayed in separate containers with separate entry tags. DSD Certificate & Award

 

Class 4   The Frances & George Johnson Old Garden Rose Bouquet

An old fashioned bouquet consisting of five (5) varieties of OGRs and/or shrubs in one container furnished by the exhibitor.  Varieties listed on one entry tag.  Use of floral foam is permitted. Award

 

Class 5    The Deep South District Double English Box

Twelve (12) hybrid tea, grandiflora and floribunda specimens, of one or more varieties at exhibition stage.  No foliage or single types permitted. DSD Certificate and Award

 

Class 6     The Katy Lampkin Award

Two (2) matching Mini/Miniflora blooms without side buds, exhibition stage displayed in separate vases with separate entry tags. Award

 

Class 7    The Directors Miniflora Challenge

Five (5) Minifloras, all different varieties, one bloom per stem at exhibition stage, displayed in separate vases with separate entry tags. DSD Award

 

 

HORTICULTURE SCHEDULE

 

Hybrid Teas, Grandifloras, and Their Climbing Sports

Specimen Classes

 

Class 8.  One bloom per stem, no side buds, at exhibition stage.

Queen – Best blue ribbon winner.

 ARS Certificate and Award

King – Second best blue ribbon winner.

  ARS Certificate and Award.

Princess – Third best blue ribbon winner.

   ARS Certificate and Award.

Court of Honor.  Next three best blue ribbon winners.

 

 

Class 9. Fully-open, one bloom per stem, without side buds, stamens must show.  Singles included.  ARS Certificate and Award.

 

Challenge Classes

 

Class 10.   Collection of three specimens, one bloom per stem, the same or all different varieties. One container.  Award.

 

Class 11.  English Box.  Six blooms at exhibition stage, without foliage, any combination of varieties.  One entry per exhibitor.  ARS Certificate and Award.

 

Class 12.  Rose on water.  One bloom at exhibition stage, no foliage, staged floating on water in a goblet.  One entry per exhibitor.  ARS Certificate and Award.

 

Class 13.  Pretty as a Picture.  One bloom, foliage allowed, exhibited in a frame provided by the Show Committee on a first come basis.  One entry per exhibitor.  Award.

 

Floribundas

 

Class 14. One bloom per stem, at exhibition stage, without side buds.  Singles types not eligible.  ARS Certificate and Award.

 

Class 15.  Spray of one stem with two or more blooms in various stages of development.  ARS Certificate and Award.

 

Class 16. Floribunda Floater.  One Floribunda bloom, exhibited at the most perfect phase of beauty, no foliage, staged floating on water in a goblet.  One entry per exhibitor.  Award.

 

Old Garden Roses and Shrubs

 

Class 17. One specimen OGR with one or more blooms, introduced prior to 1867.  ARS Dowager Queen Certificate and Award.

 

Class 18. One specimen OGR with one or more blooms, introduced in 1867 or after.  ARS Victorian Certificate and Award.

 

Class 19. Classic Shrub. Only those Shrubs with the subdivision of Hybrid Kordesii, Hybrid Moyessi, Hybrid Musk, and Hybrid Rugosa, one specimen, one or more blooms.  Unwanted side growth may be

removed subject to penalization. ARS Certificate and Award.

 

Class 20. Modern Shrub.  Shrubs identified with the generic classification of Shrub (S).  One specimen, one or more blooms. Unwanted side growth may be removed subject to penalization.  ARS certificate and award.

Class 21. Roses on Water 5-7 blooms of any OGR or Shrub rose, no stems or foliage, any combination and color. One entry per exhibitor.  Award

Miniatures and Minifloras

Specimen Classes

Class 22. Miniature, one bloom per stem, no side buds, at exhibition stage.

    Queen – Best blue ribbon winner.

  ARS Certificate and Award.

    King – Second best blue ribbon winner.

 ARS Certificate and Award.

    Princess – Third best blue ribbon winner.

  ARS Certificate and Award.

 

Class 23. Miniflora, one bloom per stem, no side buds, at exhibition stage.

                Queen – Best blue ribbon winner.

 ARS Certificate and Award.

                King – Second best blue ribbon winner.

  ARS Certificate and Award.

                Princess – Third best blue ribbon winner.

  ARS Certificate and Award.

 

Classes 24-30.  Miniature or Miniflora entries accepted, except Class 26 which cannot be a mixture.

 

Class 24.  A spray with two or more blooms.

 ARS Certificate and Award.

 

Class 25. Fully-open, one bloom per stem, without side buds, stamens must show. Singles excluded.  ARS Certificate and Award.

 

Challenge Classes

 

Class 26. English Box.  Six blooms at exhibition stage, either Miniatures or Minifloras, (cannot be a mixture of Miniatures and Minifloras) without foliage, any combination of varieties.  One entry per exhibitor.  ARS Certificate and Award

 

Class 27. Rose on water. One bloom at exhibition stage, no foliage, staged floating on water in a small goblet.  One entry per exhibitor. ARS Certificate and Award.

 

Class 28. Painter’s Palette. Five blooms at exhibition stage, without foliage, at least three varieties.  One entry per exhibitor. Award.

 

Class 29. Pretty as a Picture.  One bloom, foliage allowed, exhibited in a frame provided by Show Committee on a first come basis.  One entry per exhibitor.  Award.

 

Class 30. Single Roses (4-8 petals), single specimen or spray may be shown.  ARS Certificate and Award.

 

Novice Class

 

Class 31. Novice. Open to anyone who has never won a blue ribbon in an ARS Show. One specimen of any rose category.  Exhibitor may   enter as many roses as desired with no duplications of variety.  ARS Certificate and Award.  Winning Hybrid Tea, Miniature and Miniflora are eligible to compete for Queens of Show. 

 

Judges Class

 

Class 32. Judges. Open only to ARS judges working this Show.  Any variety of any class at exhibition stage.  ARS Certificate and Award.

 

Best of Show

 

Class 33. The Best of Show Award.  The ARS Judges will select the Best of Show from among the winning entries of the Horticultural Awards Table, at the close of judging.  ARS Certificate and Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY SCHEDULE

“Roses in Storyland”

 

 

Guidelines and Rules for Photography

 

Exhibitors:  All entries must be of outdoor grown roses and photographed by the exhibitor.  Each exhibitor agrees to conform to the rules and regulations of the show.

 

Classes: Competition in all classes is open to all exhibitors (even those who are not registered for the conference.   Membership in a rose society is not required.

 

Entries:   Exhibitors are limited to six (6) entries for the show. No photograph may be entered more than once.  More than one entry may be made in a class provided roses are of a different variety. Previous winners of an ARS sponsored event may not be entered.  Entries will be accepted between 6:00 am and 10:00 am on Saturday, October 16, 2021.  The preparation area will open at 6:00 am.  Entries will be placed by the placement committee.  Official entry tags must be used and will be furnished by the show committee.  Both sections of the tag must be completed and include class, variety (ARS Approved Exhibition Names must be used), and exhibitor’s name and address.  Entries should be identified with exhibitor name and address on the back of the mat (not visible to the judges).  Preprinted labels may be used.  Entries remain on display until the end of the show, Saturday, October 17 at 4:00 pm. Photos will be 8” X 10”, or 5” X 7”, landscape or portrait, film or digital, color or black and white.  Exhibits will be mounted and matted (outside dimensions must be 11” X 14” or 8” X 10” and black or white color).  Supplies will be provided by the show committee and available on first come basis (maximum of 6 per exhibitor). Mats become the property of the exhibitor.  Cropping is allowed, however the rose must be identifiable.  Minor Digital manipulation of the image is allowed.  Garden photos may be of a public or private garden.  It is not a requirement that the exhibitor grow the roses photographed. However, exhibitor grown photographs are eligible for the ARS Gold, Silver and Bronze Certificates.

 

Judging:  Judging will be by ARS Horticulture and/or Arrangement judges and an experienced photographer.  The decision of the judges will be final.  Judging begins after entries close and only designated show workers are allowed in the show area until judging is completed.

 

 

The judges will use the following scale of points:

 

        Conformance…………………………. 5  points

              Conformance to schedule required

        Specific Section………………………. 50 points

             Representation of class and originality.

            The Rose - ARS Guidelines for Judging Roses used.

            The Rose Arrangement -ARS Guidelines for Judging

                  Rose Arrangements used.

            Macro Photos - Clarity, sense of originality & extreme

                   close up is an aspect that must be followed.

        Composition………………………….  15 points

               Points of interest, simplicity,

              contrast, balance, framing, viewpoint

        Technique ……………………………..15  points

               Correct exposure, lighting, sharp

               focus of subject and other technical factors

        Distinction…………………………….15  points

                                                        Total  100 points

                       

Awards:  One first, second and third place ribbon may be given by variety in each class.   Multiple fourth place ribbons may be awarded. The best of class will be selected from the blue ribbon winners.  The best of class entries will be eligible for Queen, King and Princess.  ARS Gold, Silver and Bronze Certificated may be awarded to the best in class entries that are exhibitor grown.  EG (Exhibitor grown) must be shown in the upper right corner of the entry tag.  Judges may reward or withhold awards as an exhibit merits. 

 

General:  The show is open to Conference registered guests at the conclusion of judging. The Gainesville Rose Society, nor any member of the show committee, will assume responsibility for liability for loss or damage to any person or property.

 

Photography Classes

 

(Photography Best of Show Award will be selected from the Best of Class Awards)

 

Class 1.  One Bloom (Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora, Miniature or Miniflora). Rose should be at Exhibition Stage (Center petals not unfurled, center at highpoint with bloom one half to three fourths open.  Best of Class award.

 

Class 2.  One Open Bloom (Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora, Miniature or Miniflora).  Rose is to be open bloom and stamens must show.  Best of Class award.

 

Class 3.  One miscellaneous bloom (Floribunda, Polyantha, Shrub, Climber or Old Garden Rose).  Rose is to be at the most perfect stage of beauty.  Best of Class award.

 

Class 4.  One Spray (Any type or variety) The spray must have two or more blooms and may have side buds. Best of Class award.

 

Class 5.  Garden Scene photos must include roses and may include other plants and/or garden art. Best of Class award.

 

Class 6.  Novice (Restricted to an exhibitor who has not won a blue ribbon in Photography in an ARS show.  Roses may be of any variety.  Ribbon and award given.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARRANGEMENTS SCHEDULE – DSD & GRS

"“Roses in Storyland”

 

DEEP SOUTH DISTRICT CHALLENGE

 

“Alibaba and the Two Arrangements”

Class DSD 1

 

The class is open to those registered for this conference who reside in the Deep South District.  Trophy must be engraved with matching font (including size) to first winner’s name and returned to the next host society or district rose show.  Not eligible for other awards.  Reservation required for assurance of adequate space.  Winner must be the highest scoring arrangement with a score 92 or better.

 

Two arrangements, one standard and one miniature.  The Miniature should be a copy of the Standard.  The two arrangements should relate to each other and be visually unified.  Staging of 30 inches in width and 24 inches depth will be provided.  The miniature arrangement must not exceed 10 inches in height, width, or depth and only roses classified as miniature or miniflora may be used.  Designer’s Choice of style of design which must be written on entry tag.  Background and underlay are the responsibility of the exhibitor.

 

THE DISTRICT DIRECTOR ARRANGEMENT TROPHY

 

Wizard of Roses”

Class DSD 2

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This class is open to ARS members registered for this conference who reside in the Deep South District.  Trophy must be returned to the next host society or district rose show.  Not eligible for other awards.  Reservation not required, but requested.  Winner must be highest scoring arrangement with a score of 92 or better. A miniature arrangement using arranger-grown, fresh miniflora roses with or without other plant materials. “AG” must be indicated in the top right corner of the entry tag.  Arrangement must not exceed 12 inches in height, width, or depth.  Staging of 15 inches width and depth will be provided.  Exhibitor’s choice of style which must be written on entry tag.  Background and underlay are the responsibility of the exhibitor. Eligible for the ARS Royalty Award.

 

GRS ARRANGEMENTS SCHEDULE

Open to all registered Exhibitors and Judges

 

"“Roses in Storyland”

 

Standard Arrangements

 

Staging for Classes 1-3, will be staged in white niches, 24 inches wide, 13 inches deep and 36 inches high, on white-covered tables. Exhibitors may provide their own freestanding niche or background as an integral component of the design not to exceed the size restrictions.  There are no height restrictions for Standard designs.  However, designs may not extend beyond the niche or background.  White backgrounds provided on first come first served basis.

 

Standard Traditional Arrangements

             Eligible for the ARS Royalty Award.

 

          Class 1    “Beauty and the Black Spots” A Line or A Line-Mass design.   

                         

Modern Arrangements:

            Eligible for ARS Artist’s Award.

 

          Class 2    “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Thorns?”

                          Modern Freeform Design

                               

Arrangements In The Oriental Manner:  (East Asian Style)

            Eligible for the ARS Oriental Award.

 

         Class 3    “Once Upon a Time there was a Rose from China”

                        An arrangement in a low or medium container or

                        compote, in a naturalistic style. (shoka, shoka

                          shimputai, moribana etc.).

 

Duke of Arrangements: 

                         Eligible for Duke of Arrangements Award.

        Class 4     “And They Bloomed Happily Ever After”

                        

                        Fresh roses any classification type with or without other

                        fresh and/or dried plant material.  Size of arrangement is

                          larger than 10 inches but must not exceed 20 inches in

                          height, width or depth. Designer’s choice of style, which               

                             must be stated on the entry tag. (May be Traditional, Modern

                          or In the Oriental Manner (East Asian Style).  No accessories are permitted.

 

 

Miniature Arrangements

 

Only those varieties classified as Miniature and/or Miniflora Roses may be used in any of these arrangements.  Staging space of 12” width provided and will be at eyelevel on a white-covered table.  Arrangement must not exceed 10” wide, 10” high and 10” deep. White niches will be available.  Designs may not extend beyond the niche.

 

Traditional Designs:

           Eligible for the Miniature Royalty Award.

 

        Class 5      “Little Jack Thorner”  

                        A traditional line, line mass or mass design. 

 

Modern Designs:

            Eligible for Miniature Artist’s Award.

 

         Class 6     “Little Bo-Petals”  

                        An Abstract design.

 

                                       

Arrangements In the Oriental Manner: (East Asian Style)

            Eligible for Miniature Oriental Award

 

         Class 7     “Snow White and the Seven Minnies”

                        A non-naturalistic free style design. 

 

Novice Arrangements:

 

          Restricted to those who have never won a first place arrangement ribbon in an ARS rose show.  (Novice arrangers may also enter any other class except Classes 9 & 10)    Eligible for the ARS Novice Certificate.

 

        Class 8      “Magic Carpet of Roses” Designer’s choice (Standard or Miniature) of arrangement, Traditional, Modern or Oriental Manner (East Asian Style).  Arranger must write choice on entry tag.  No accessories permitted.

 

 Judges Arrangements:

 

            Eligible for Best Judges Entry Certificate.  Only judges judging this show are permitted to enter this class.

 

       Class 9      “Goldilocks and the Three Hybrids” Standard Design.  Exhibitor may choose the type of design, which must be written on the entry tag.  Table space to 24”W & 24”D will be provided.

 

       Class 10    “Little Miss “Must-Fit” Miniature Design. Exhibitor may choose the type of design, which must be written on the entry tag. Staging space of 12” width provided.

 

Characteristics of Designs

 

Traditional Line Designs have height and some width, but very little depth except in the focal areas.  They are open silhouettes in space and have length, strength and beauty.  They show movement in one direction.  The line may be vertical, horizontal, crescent, Hogarth (S) curve, zigzag, oblique or triangular with right-handed or left–handed variants.

 

Traditional Line Mass Designs have a dominant line with more plant material than a Line design.  They may show gradual progression of bloom development. They have length, width and depth and show gradation of size or shape.  They may show gradation of color, tint or shade.

 

Traditional Mass Designs are characterized by large quantities of plant material in a full, but not crowded, design. The strongest line, top, and auxiliary lines serve to lead the eye to the focal area near the rim of the container.  They are usually either a symmetrical or asymmetrical triangle or oval in form. 

 

Modern Abstract Designs are compositions of space, texture, color and form and are not constructed around a central focal area, but have several emergence points.  Plant materials can be altered, manipulated and/or distorted and placed in a non-conventional manner.  Abstraction is dominant and the design must have two or more abstract qualities.  The rose bloom(s) should never be abstracted. 

 

Modern Free Form Designs are irregular designs with a curving outline.  They are inspired by nature and are non-geometric.  Plant materials are used in a naturalistic way.  These natural forms determine the pattern of the design.  They may have more than one center of interest and more than one point of emergence. 

 

In the Oriental Manner (East Asian Style) Designs in a Low Container or Compote e.g., Shoka Shofutai, Shoka Shimputai & Moribana. The Moribana is naturalistic and has three main lines.  The longest line has   generous length.  The second line is two-thirds the main line.  The third line is one third the length of the main line. These designs are vertical, slanting or cascading.  There should be depth and one-half to two-thirds of the container should show water.  Foliage should not hang or droop into the water or rest on the lip of the container.  The needlepoint is totally submerged in water and is placed off center and does not need to be covered completely with plant material.  The Shoka Shofutai (Classical) and Shoka Shimputai (Contemporary) styles express the feelings of life, growing energy and the natural beauty of materials used. 

 

In the Oriental Manner (East Asian Style) Free Style Designs are placed in modern oriental style containers.  The asymmetrical triangle is not required, but simplicity in construction is important. Roses are considered a mass of color.  A leaf is a surface and may be smooth, rough, shiny, dull, clear or complex.  Directions may be vertical, leaning, cascading, horizontal or a combination of any of these directions.  Shapes and colors are very important in Oriental Free Style designs.

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