Plainfield Garden Club








Rooted in Thyme Flower Show: DIVISION II, Class 14 Time Flies

DIVISION II Horticulture Classes
Class 14 Time Flies


A birdhouse planted with a living garden in the rooftop tray displayed on a table 30 inches high. Birdhouses will be provided to each Zone IV Club Hort chair by Diane Guidone, the Zone IV Hort Rep, so each club will have one.

Rumson Garden Club
Diane Guidone (Mrs. Paul)
P.O. Box 653
(732) 933-0702
Rumson, NJ 07760
diane.j.guidone@gmail.com

Birdhouses may be decorated. Limited to 12 entries, one from each Zone IV Club. Key card required. Judged on a scale of points:
Cultural perfection 40
Scale, balance and design 35
Suitability and compatibility of plant material 15
Suitable key card 10
Total 100

Class consultant: Phyllis Alexander (908) 756-8907, palexander42@yahoo.com


Rooted In Thyme Schedule

To download and print an Entry Card, please click these link:

Garden Club of America Horticulture Entry Card

**CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE**

Green Roof Birdhouse

Plant a cool Living Garden in the rooftop tray of this spacious cedar home for the birds. Hand-crafted from rot-resistant western red cedar at Kinsman's warehouse in Tillamook, Oregon. Roof tray is 1 3/4" deep. Soak the wood well with water, then fill with moist potting mix. Choose a selection of Hens & Chicks, sedums and hardy succulents. Sow quick growing grass seed. Mosses grow well in shady locations.
Cedar birdhouse is 12 1/2" tall overall x 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". Roof is 10" wide x 9" front to back. Side panel swings open for cleaning, fastens securely. Metal socket in rear for fastening to a screw or nail in walls, fences or tree trunks.

$39.95

Kinsman Company

Green Roof Birdhouse

Plant a cool Living Garden in the rooftop tray of this spacious cedar home for the birds. Hand-crafted from rot-resistant western red cedar at Kinsman's warehouse in Tillamook, Oregon. Roof tray is 1 3/4" deep. Soak the wood well with water, then fill with moist potting mix. Choose a selection of Hens & Chicks, sedums and hardy succulents. Sow quick growing grass seed. Mosses grow well in shady locations.


Cedar birdhouse is 12 1/2" tall overall x 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". Roof is 10" wide x 9" front to back. Side panel swings open for cleaning, fastens securely. Metal socket in rear for fastening to a screw or nail in walls, fences or tree trunks.

Green Roof Birdhouse

Green Roof Birdhouse

Shed Roof $24.95 [NOT THE BIRDHOUSE PLANTER BEING USED]

Plant a cool Living Garden in the rooftop tray of this smaller version Western Red Cedar home for the birds. Hand-crafted from rot-resistant western red cedar at Kinsman's warehouse in Tillamook, Oregon. Soak the wood well with water, then fill with moist potting mix. Plant a selection of Hens & Chicks, sedums and hardy succulents. Sow quick growing grass seed. Mosses grow well in shady locations.


Front House Width - 5 1/2"
House Depth - 5 1/8"
Front Overall Height - 10 1/4"
Rear Overall Height - 14 1/4"
Front Overhang - 2 1/2"
Roof Width - 6 3/4 "
Roof Depth - 7 3/4"
Planting Area Depth - 1 5/8"
Planting Area Width - 5 1/2" x 6 3/4" Deep

Green Roof Birdhouse

Green Roof Birdhouse

Green Roof Birdhouse

Green Roof Birdhouse

Green Roof Birdhouse

Green Roof Birdhouse

Green Roof Birdhouse

Augustenborg Botanical Roof Garden

This roof garden project in Sweden held a "Green Roof Birdhouse" contest and the winner is proudly displayed on the roof garden.

From The Philly Post

March 29, 2011
Build a Green-Roof Birdhouse
At Longwood Gardens, avian residences reach new heights in eco-chic

Example of a Key Card

DIVISION II Horticulture Guidelines

1. Please carefully read and follow the GCA rules, general information and timetable for exhibitors.

2. Entries must have been owned and grown by the exhibitor for a minimum of three months, unless otherwise stated in the schedule. Entries eligible for the Catherine Beattie Medal (blue dot) and/or the Clarissa Willemsen Horticulture Propagation Award (green dot) must have been in the possession of the exhibitor for at least six months and will be identified by a colored dot on the entry card.

3. An exhibitor may submit one entry per class.

4. All entries propagated by the exhibitor must be so identified with the method and relevant date(s) of propagation on the entry card. Propagation information is required for Class 15 and will be written on a 4 x 6 white card.

5. Compatible saucers are required for pots with drainage holes. Discrete staking permitted where necessary.

6. Classes may be subdivided and entries moved and/or reclassified at the discretion of
the horticulture committee and/or the judges.

7. Containers are measured at the diameter or the diagonal of the inside rim.

8. One key card (diagram or plant list) is required when multiple species or cultivars are exhibited in the same container. Key card must be a 4" x 6", white, unlined card and completed in black waterproof ink or typed. A 4" x 6" photograph with identifying numbers may be used.

9. Terracotta clay pots are preferred. Other options include stone-like (Hypertufa), terracotta colored plastic pots, bonsai containers and wire baskets. Disguised double potting and top dressing are permitted; top dressing must not float when watered.

10. Exhibitors are responsible for all containers and wedging materials. Only clear, non-colored, non-etched containers are allowed for cuttings. Buxus and taxus are examples of acceptable wedging material.


11. The committee will water the exhibits if instructed to do so in writing.

12. There are few truly "Black Plants", and most black plants are simply dark in color. A suggested reference: "Black Plants" 75 Striking Choices for the Garden,
by Paul Bonine, Timber Press 2009. This book will be available at the show. A Google search of black plants and black flowers is also recommended.