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2015 Cornell Floriculture
and 12th Annual Kathy Pufahl Container Design Competition
Thanks for attending this year's event. View results of the 2015 Kathy Pufahl Container Design Contest.
August 11, 2015
Registration 8:00 to 8:30 a.m.
New this year: Cornell Floriculture Alumni & Friends Event - Enjoy networking, jazz, appetizers and New York wine at Cornell Plantations' Nevin Welcome Center, Aug. 10, 5:30. See flyer for details.
Register by July 31. Two ways to register:
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This year’s morning educational program features:
Lunch and the afternoon program at Bluegrass Lane will include guided tours of annual flower plants landscape performance trials. New for this year are: patio vegetable varieties and displays, combination flower/edible containers, and a comparison of retail potting mixes.
Be sure to enter the Pufahl Container Design Competition. The day ends with our annual ice cream social with Cornell Dairy ice cream.
Don’t miss this opportunity to network with top industry professionals.
More information is coming soon. Meantime, if you have questions contact Tara Reed at 607-255-2131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to attend our Cornell Alumni and Friends Reception the evening prior to Field Day, August 10 at 5:30 p.m. More details to be posted shortly
Trial Bed Sponsors:
Grower Field Day Sponsors:
More information coming soon.
Feeling creative? Enjoy creating mixed containers? Claim your spot as one of the best container designers in the state!
Held in conjunction with the Cornell Floriculture Field Day on August 11, 2015.
A contestant may enter any or all categories. Multiple entries are encouraged! Each entry is $25. All entry fees are donated directly to IBD research at Mt. Sinai Hospital to help ensure a bright future for Kathy’s daughter and others like her who have Crohn’s disease. Since 2003 we have raised more than $10,000 to support this cause.
There are 4 classes of entry:
The 10- to 14-inch and 16-inch classes are limited to living plant material only. The unlimited and edibles classes have no limits on what can be used in addition to the plants. Be imaginative!
Entries may be assembled ahead of time or on the spot. Plants may be grown in fiber pots and inserted into decorative pots for the competition. Entries must be delivered to the Bluegrass Lane site on Monday August 10 from 3-6 PM or on August 11 before 9 AM. Please label each entry with the plant material used and the name of your entry. There is a covered area to store the containers should the weather be inclement. Deliver all entries to the Bluegrass Lane site (see map).
Judging starts at 9:00 AM on August 11, and entries will be judged as they are at that time. Container grading will be done on a blind basis with no names on the containers, by a panel of judges from the horticultural industry and Cornell University. Containers will be graded on use of form and texture, color palette, choice of plant material and container, signage, and creativity. A complete list of judging criteria is available here.
For more information about the competition and judging criteria, contact: Karen Hall at New York State Flower Industries at 716-941-3502 or by email email@example.com
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