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Flower Show

July 26, 2018 @ 12:00 am

Flower Show

Enter the Annual Dassel Flower Show

Thursday, July 26, 2018 


Area residents who enjoy flower gardening and arranging are invited to participate in the annual flower show, sponsored by the Dassel Area Historical Society.  It will take place Thursday, July 26, at the Dassel History Center.

The theme of the show this year is Vases & Vessels; Bouquets and Botanicals. 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.
  1. The DAHS building will be open at 8:00 a.m. and entries will be received until 11:45a.m.
  1. The door will be open to the public after the judging at approximately 2:00 pm.
  1. First, second, and third place winners awarded. One overall grand champion will be awarded in horticulture, one in arrangements, plus a best of show.
  1. Horticultural exhibits must be listed under grower’s name.
  1. Accessories will be permitted whenever they help interpret the intended theme in the arrangement category.
  1. Exhibitors may make one entry in each arrangement category and sub-division of horticulture classes.
  1. Include the name of the variety of horticulture exhibit if possible to make it more interesting  to the public.
  1. Bottles will be furnished for horticultural specimens.
  1. 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: Vases & Vessels; Bouquets and Botanicals

  1. “Preserving the Past” Arrangement featuring a canning jar as a vessel.
  2. “Several Shades of One” Arrangement using one color of flower, but using more than one variety of bloom. May also include greens.
  3. “The Sky is the Limit” Do your own thing.
  4. “Summer Bouquet”      Your take on a summer bouquet using a variety of colors and flowers in a favorite vase.
  5. “Botanical”                      Framed, pressed flower and/or leaf
  6. “Toy Story”

An arrangement by a youth under the age of 15. Arrangement should include a toy as a vessel.

  1. Teeny, Tiny”                                         A miniature arrangement, five inches or less overall


July 26, 2018
12:00 am
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Dassel History Center
901 1st Street North
Dassel, MN 55325 United States
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