Events and Programs in March 2025

Friday, March 14,  2025

Program: Annual Meeting and 
“Ready or Not, Here Comes Spring!”

Location: Immanuel United Church of Christ
  5401 Whitehall Road
  Cambridge, MD 21613

Agenda: 9:30 am - 10:30 am Entries Accepted
  10:30 am - 11:15 am Judging/Social Time
  11:15 am – 12:00 pm Business Meeting
  12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch/View Exhibits
  12:45 pm - 1:30 pm Program

Speaker:  Emma Jean Morgan, Robin’s Nest Floral & Garden Center in Easton, is a graduate of the University of Delaware in Horticulture with an AAF. Emma Jean has been in the floral industry since she was 14 years old when working holidays at her aunt’s flower shop. Her holiday designs have been published in magazines and shipped around the world, including the Japanese Ambassador’s home in Japan, and in specialty stores throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States. Emma Jean has designed for an Import Company in China and has been involved with many Floral Industry events. She and her husband Ken own Robin’s Nest Floral & Garden Center, 9399 Ocean Gateway, Easton, Maryland 21601.Voted "2022 Best Florist on the Shore.” The Greenhouse boasts a wide selection of tropical indoor plants, cacti, succulents, and seasonal blooming plants. The Robin’s Nest is a one stop location for everything gardening – from soils and mulches, to trees and shrubs, as well as seasonal annual and perennial plants. 

Program Chair:  Sue Lachenmayr
Horticulture: Kara Linthicum, MaryEtta Creighton
Design: Fay Singer, Barbara Massetti
Consultant: Patti Hopkins
Clerk: Sandy Lucas

Division I – Horticulture

Class 1.Forced Spring-flowering Branches – 
1 branch (minimum length 6”/
maximum length 24”)
b.Pussy Willow
c.Any other

Class 2.African Violets
a.Pot diameter 3” or less
b.Pot diameter more than 3”

Class 3.Conifers – 1 branch (minimum length 6”/maximum length 24”)
a.With cones or berries
b.Without cones or berries

4.Broad leaf Evergreen Tree or Shrub – 1 branch
(minimum length 6”/ maximum length 24”)

Class 5.Ilex (Holly) – 1 branch (minimum length 6”/
maximum length 18”)

Class 6. Container Grown Plants (maximum pot diameter 8”)
  a. Flowering
  b. Foliage
  c. Cactus or Succulent

Class 7. Helleborus – One (1) cut stem with blooms
a. Single Flower
  b. Cluster (cyme) of Flowers

Class 8. Open Class – One (1) cut stem
a. Annual
b. Native Perennial
c. Non-native Perennial
d. Biennial
e. Bulb, corm, rhizome, tuber
f. Vine

Class 9.Collection – A minimum of five (5) different cut stems exhibited in indivual containers, or having the appearance of being individually exhibited. (See Handbook, p. 60).

Division II – Design

Class 1. “Welcome Spring” – American Traditional Mass Design HB Ch. 7 V B 3 pg. 71 Designer’s choice of fresh and or dried plant material using two Floral Design Techniques HB Ch. 7 XI Pg. 81 

Class 2. “Here Comes the Sun” – Illuminary Design HB Ch. 7 VIII pg 74
Petite 12” in height, width or depth. Companion Design HB Ch. 7 X A 3.b 


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