Originally Posted by gotsomerice
So it's a standard practice to manipulate the flower positions for judging? I personally like the natural ways that the plant presented its flowers.
There are rules about manipulating the flowers, but one thing judges hate to see is crowded flowers. They would definitely mark against that.
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Originally Posted by CR7cristiano
You should take your plant, because it is an experience and you will get tips from judges as to what they look for or what you can do next time.
This is also very true and is good advice! I don't think you'll win and award this year, but having judges actually look at your plant and giving you tips might be worth it.
Be sure to find out the schedule of the show too. Many time judging takes place at night and can run pretty late, which may or may not be a concern of yours. Most judges are very friendly and are eager to talk about plants. Good luck and let us know what you do!