Mini-Shows

Our Mini-show, or Parlour Show, is a small exhibition at each general meeting. These shows allow members to demonstrate:

  • what can be grown locally,
  • display new or unusual plants
  • have unknown plants identified.

This can spark conversation and information sharing.
Entering a mini-show also teaches us how to exhibit for our seasonal shows, as entries are examined by a BC accredited judge who offers comments on the exhibit.

  • If you have a plant problem or query, you can enter something in the Display Only/Problem Inquiry.
  • If you’d like to share something from your garden or indoor plant collection, and it’s not covered by the display options for the month, you can enter in the Unlisted category.

The mini-show is a great opportunity to learn more about your garden and your plants.
Congratulations to everyone who entered the mini-shows over the past year – their efforts bring smiles and appreciation from everyone attending our meetings!

Monthly Schedule
NOTE: Mini-Show items MUST be in place by 7:15 pm to allow time for the judges to make their decisions.

Mini-Show Guide for Entrants
How To Exhibit
ENTRY FORMS for Shows
printable version of mini-show-guide-vegetable-and-fruit-numbers

Wednesday, JANUARY 24, 2018
1. Collection of January blooms
2. Flowering branch – 1 stem
3. Winter hanging basket or planter
4. Decorative: “Opposites Attract
“, designer’s choice
5. Display only / Problem inquiry 

6. Unlisted (People’s Choice)*

Wednesday, FEBRUARY 28, 2018
1. Hellebore – 1 stem
2. Fresh or stored winter vegetable 
(see Mini Show Guide for numbers)
3. Flowering or berried branch – 1 stem
4. Bowl or pot of bulbs
**
5. Decorative: “Gift From The Sea
“, designer’s choice
6. Display only / Problem inquiry
7. Unlisted (People’s Choice)

Wednesday, MARCH 28, 2018
1. Large Narcissus – 1 stem
2. Small Narcissus – 1 stem
3. Any other bulb
** – 1 stem
4. Perennial – 2 stems
5. Flowering branch – 1 stem
6. Decorative: “A-Tisket, A-Tasket
“, designer’s choice
7. Display only / Problem inquiry
8. Unlisted (People’s Choice)

(click to link to Spring Show)

Wednesday, APRIL 25, 2018
1. Rhododendron / Azalea – 1 truss / spray
2. Tulip, Lily type – 1 stem
3. Tulip, Other – 1 stem
4. Any perennial – 2 stems
5. Other bulbous flower
** – 1 stem
6. Decorative: “Spice of Life
” designer’s choice
7. Herbs – 3 or more in water
8. Flowering branch – 1 stem
9. Display only / Problem inquiry
10. Unlisted (People’s Choice)

Wednesday, MAY 23, 2018
1. Rhododendron / Azalea – 1 truss / spray
2. Any perennial – 2 stems
3. Iris – 1 stem
4. Flowering branch – 1 stem
5. Decorative: “In a Jewel Box
“, – designer’s choice
6. Herbs – 3 or more in water
7. Vegetable (s
ee Mini Show Guide for numbers)
8. Rose “with 2 leaves attached” – 1 stem
9. Display only / Problem inquiry
10. Unlisted (People’s Choice)

(click to link to Summer Show)

Wednesday, JUNE 27, 2018
1. Rose “with 2 leaves attached” – 1 stem
2. Annual – 3 stems
3. Vegetable in season (s
ee Mini Show Guide for numbers)
4. Flowering vine – 1 stem
5. Perennial – 2 stems
6. Decorative: “
Prima Donna“, designer’s choice
7. Herbs – 3 or more in water
8. Display only / Problem inquiry
9. Unlisted (People’s Choice)

July – –no meeting in July

Wednesday, AUGUST 22, 2018
1. Rose in a snifter
2. Dahlia – 1 stem, with leaves attached
3. Tomatoes – 1 standard or 5 cherry

4. Vegetable 
(see Mini Show Guide for numbers)
5. Fruit 
(see Mini Show Guide for numbers)
6. Perennial – 2 stems
7. Decorative: “Sails In The Sunset”, designer’s choice
8. Display only / Problem inquiry
9. Unlisted (People’s Choice)

(click to link to Fall Show)

Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018
-no mini-show in September,
meeting location To Be Announced

Wednesday, OCTOBER 24, 2018
1. Fruit (see Mini Show Guide for numbers)
2. Perennial – 2 stems
3. Vegetable 
(see Mini Show Guide for numbers)
4. Tomatoes – 1 standard or 5 cherry
5. Carved pumpkin or squash
6. Decorated pumpkin or squash
7. Decorative: “Witches’ Brew”, designer’s choice
8. Dahlia – 1 stem, with leaves attached
9. Display of Herbs
10.Display only / Problem inquiry
11. Unlisted (People’s Choice)

Nov. – – the Awards CelebrationChristmas Party does not include a Mini-Show

Dec. – – no meeting in December

* – “unlisted (People’s Choice)” is an open category to be judged by the members. Exhibitors may enter anything they have grown for review, and points will be awarded.  
** – bulb includes true bulbs, corms, tubers, tuber-corms, tuberous roots & rhizomes.

NB: More than one entry may be tabled in any class provided they are different cultivars.

Mini-Show Guide for Entrants
How To Exhibit
ENTRY FORMS for Shows
printable version of mini-show-guide-vegetable-and-fruit-numbers

updated Mar.8, 2018

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