Flowers Section F 2017

                                        SECTION  F  2017

                                            Carol Bacon (905)852-6420     Bev Latva (905) 862-0966

Horticulture Building will be open from 12:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 7th, 2017 to receive entries. Horticulture Building will be closed on Sunday September 10 at 4:30 and entries may be picked up at 5:00 p.m.

2017 FAIR THEME- CANADA’s 150TH BIRTHDAY-                                “MADE IN CANADA, EH!’ 

RULES FOR THE FLOWER SECTION:lily

  • All specimens must be grown by the exhibitor.
  • House plants must have been in the exhibitor’s possession for at least 3 months.
  • Flowers for the design classes must be from exhibitors own garden.
  • Please place entries on a paper or plastic plate for the houseplant and decorative sections to prevent spillage on tablecloths.
  • We cannot divide any classes.  Please follow the book or, refer to the website: uxbridgefair.ca

EXHIBITOR TAGS MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL.                                                        TAGS MUST HAVE NAME AND EXHIBITORS NUMBER.                                           EXHIBITOR TAGS MUST BE SECURED TO ENTRY. 

   (AN EXAMPLE IS INCLUDED IN THE FAIR BOOK)

TIPS FOR EXHIBITORS
• Flowers must have good colour, be fresh, not wilted, uniform in size with strong, straight stems, be free of disease, insect damage and insects. All exhibits should have a good stem length.
• Length of glad spike should be 51 cm (20″) from bottom of bloom to bottom of stem, miniature glads 40 cm (16″). Display glads bottom third open, middle third half open, top third closed.
• Specimens should stand erect.
• Do not use wide mouthed containers.
• Flowers should not be displayed in valuable containers.
• When a bud is showing colour, it is considered a bloom.

TERMS:                                                                                                                                          A.O.V. – Any other variety.
ANNUAL: An herbaceous plant which normally completes its cycle of seed in one year.  Includes tender perennials such as pansies, snapdragons, etc. that are plants called “Annuals” grown as such in this region.
BIENNIAL:  An herbaceous plant which requires two growing seasons to complete its normal growth i.e. from seed to seed.
PERENNIAL:  An herbaceous plant that lives more than two years.  The stem dies to the ground each fall, e.g. phlox, delphiniums, peonies, etc.
SPIKE:  An upright stem carrying several flowers, such as gladiolus and snapdragon.
STEM OR STOCK: A plant structure carrying one or more flowers and buds.  It may be branched, e.g. sweet peas, primulas and irises.
SPRAY:  A branch of plant with a number of flowers, e.g. chrysanthemum, climbing and floribunda roses, petunias.

Prize Money: 1st $5.00, 2nd $4.00, 3rd $3.00

CLASS

  1. Amaranth – 1 stem
  2. Aster – any variety – 5 stems
  3. Begonia – tuberous – 1 bloom with foliage in a dish
  4. Calendula – 5 blooms
  5. Chrysanthemum – 3 sprays
  6. Coleus – 4 stems
  7. Dahlia – 6” (15cm)  and over – 1 bloom
  8. Dahlia – under 6” (15cm) – 3 blooms
  9. Dahlia – under 3” (7 ½ cm) – 5 blooms
  10. Geranium – 1 stem including foliage
  11. Gladiolus – yellow– 1 spike
  12. Gladiolus – any other colour than yellow – 1 spike
  13. Gladiolus – bi-colour – 1 spike
  14. Marigold – 3″ and under – 5 blooms
  15. Marigold – 3″ and over – 5 blooms
  16. Nasturtium – 3 blooms with2 leaves
  17. Phlox – 3 stems
  18. Hosta – 4 flower stems
  19. Rose – Grandiflora or Floribunda (named) – 1 spray
  20. Rose – miniature – 1 spray
  21. Rose – A.O.V., climbing, Rugosa, single (named) – 1 spray or cluster
  22. Rudbeckia –  Gloriosa Daisy – 5 blooms
  23. Echinacea – Cone Flower – 3 blooms
  24. Sedum – 3 stems of a variegated leaf type
  25. Zinnia – large flowered – 3 blooms over 2“
  26. Zinnia – 5 blooms – under 2”
  27. A.O.V. Perennial (named) – 1 specimen or spray
  28. A.O.V. Annual (named) – 1 specimen or spray
  29. A.O.V. Flowering bulb, corm, tuber (named) – 1 specimen or spray
  30. A display of Gladioli – 5 spikes of different colours
  31. “Earthly Delights” – display of dried flowers
  32. “Van Gogh” – a display of 5 – 7 blooms of one variety of sunflowers
  33. A display of 3 varieties of red and white flowers -3 of each – named if possible
  34. Most unusual flower – named if possible
  35. Lavatera – 3 stems
  36. 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year – Butterfly Milkweed, Asclepias Tuberosa – 3 stems

SPONSORED CATEGORIES

37. Cosmos – “Uxbridge’s Official Flower” – 3 stems of 1 variety of Celebration, Sonata, etc.UXBRIDGE COSMOS VOLLEYBALL TEAM $15, $10, $5 prize money

38. Cosmos – Sulphureus type – 3 stems of 1 variety Cosmic Orange, Carioca, or Bright Lights UXBRIDGE COSMOS VOLLEYBALL TEAM $15, $10, $5 prize money

39. A collection of garden flowers, named if possible – JOHN’S GARDEN – $15, $10, $5 gift certificates

40. Three Hosta leaves: one large, one medium and one small
Sponsored by: DALE O’NEILLColdwell Banker RMR
Prizes: 1 large, 1 medium, 1 small hosta plant

CONTAINER PLANTS
41.   African Violet – in bloom -1 plant (1 crown) To be shown in plain growing pot
42.   A miniature tree
43.   Cacti  & succulent planter – 4 plants
44.   Coleus
45.   Suitable plant(s) grown in a bird cage
46.   Houseplant – foliage only – other than coleus
47.   Hanging basket 12″ maximum
48.   Fairy garden small
49.   Gnome garden
50.   Most unusual houseplant (named)
51.    Alpine trough garden
52.    Any variety of  Geranium (no hanging baskets)
53.    Hens and chicks – grown in an unusual container

T&T SEEDS, WINNIPEG
54. Prize for the best exhibit in classes 41 to 53
Gift Certificate: $20

 UXBRIDGE HOME HARDWARE
55.  OUTDOOR PLANTER -Container with at least 5 varieties of plants – named
Gift Certificates: $25, $15, $10

                                       FLORAL DESIGN


No materials may be purchased.  Open to amateurs only.
Accessories may be used
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UXBRIDGE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY                                                                                     56. The Fair Theme – “Made in Canada, eh!” – Centre piece with candles                                 Prize Money  $15, $7, $5

CHALLENGER ELECTRIC
57.  Fantastic Foliage – design using leaves
Gift Certificates: $15, $10 $5

 ZEHRS FLOWERS
58. Canada Day Fireworks your interpretation
Gift Certificates $10, $10, $10

 T&T SEEDS, WINNIPEG
59. Toast to Canada – using  two wine glasses
Gift Certificate $20 plus a catalogue

BRANCHING OUT-PORT PERRY
60. Canadian Flag in flowers
Gift Certificates $20, $15, $10

STOKES SEEDS
61.These Eyes – All Daisy like flowers
Gift Certificate $50 plus catalogue

MEMORIAL SPECIAL
62. In memory of our past Directors and Volunteers
A $10.00 prize will be given to the best Gladiolus spike selected from
Classes 11 – 13 or one spike from Class 30 display

 COSMOS “UXBRIDGE’S OFFICIAL FLOWER”
Sponsored by:TOWNSHIP OF UXBRIDGE
63. Using cosmos and natural materials displayed in an old container
Prize money: $15, $10, $5

 GREENBANK GARDEN CENTRE
64. a) The WINNER of the Greenbank Garden Centre Trophy for most points in classes 1-36 will receive a plaque and a $40 Gift Certificate
b) SECOND PLACE winner will receive a $30 Gift Certificate
c) THIRD PLACE winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate

( Overall Special Category # 64 only: First place winner may not win two years in a row)

GREENBANK  BEST IN SHOW 
65. Awarded to the best overall entry in the show  Prize money $10