Flowers 2019

FLOWERS 2019

SECTION F

DIRECTOR Bev Latva (905) 862-0966
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Carol Bacon (905) 852-6420
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Jennifer Dauphinee (905) 852-1338

NEW TIME - Horticulture Building will be open from 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 5th, 2019 to receive entries. Horticulture Building will be closed on Sunday, September 8th at 4:30 and entries may be picked up at 5:00 p.m.

2019 FAIR THEME – “FARM BOOTS and COUNTRY ROOTS”

RULES FOR THE FLOWER SECTION:

  • 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 exhibitor’s 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 EXHIBITOR’S NUMBER AND BE SECURED TO ENTRY.

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 gladiolus 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. Number of blooms should be uniform in size and shape.

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.

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3 (10% kept by the fair)

Special prizes:

MEMORIAL SPECIAL - In memory of our past Directors & Volunteers Prize: $10

Best Gladiolus spike from Classes 12 - 14 or one spike from Class 30 display

Sponsored by the UXBRIDGE FAIR BOARD

GREENBANK GARDEN CENTRE Prizes: 1st: $40 G.C. & plaque, 2nd: $30 G. C., 3rd: $20 G. C.

Most points in Classes 1 - 40

First place winner MAY NOT win two years in a row.

BEST EXHIBIT IN CLASSES 41 - 50 Prize: $25

Sponsored by WP ELECTRIC

JUDGE'S BEST IN SHOW Prize: $10 G.C.

Best overall entry in the show from Classes 1 to 57

Sponsored by GREENBANK GARDEN CENTRE

Classes:

1.

Amaranth - 1 stem

2.

Aster - annual - 3 stems

3.

Aster - perennial - 3 stems

4.

Begonia - tuberous - 1 bloom with foliage floating in a dish

5.

Calendula - 4 blooms

6.

Chrysanthemum - 3 sprays

7.

Coleus - 4 stems

8.

Dahlia - 6 " (15 cm) and over - 1 bloom

9.

Dahlia - under 6 " (15 CM) - 3 blooms

10.

Dahlia - under 3" (7 1/2 cm) - 4 blooms

11.

Geranium - 1 stem - foliage attached

12.

Gladiolus - yellow - 1 spike

13.

Gladiolus - any other colour than yellow - 1 spike

14.

Gladiolus - bi-colour - 1 spike

15.

Hydrangea - 1 stem - any colour or variety

16.

Marigold 3 inches and under - 3 blooms

17.

Marigold 3" and over - 3 blooms

18.

Nasturtium - 3 blooms with leaves

19.

Phlox - 3 stems

20.

Hosta - 3 flower stems

21.

Rose, Grandiflora or Floribunda (named) - 1 spray

22.

Rose, A.O.V., climbing Rugosa, single (named) - 1 spray or cluster

23.

Rudbeckia - Gloriosa Daisy - 4 blooms

24.

Echinacea - Cone Flower - 3 blooms

25.

Sedum - 3 stems, Autumn Joy

26.

Sedum - 3 stems, any other variety, named

27.

Zinnia - large flowered - 3 blooms over 3"

28.

Zinnia - 3 blooms under 3"

29.

A.O.V. Perennial (named) - 1 specimen or spray

30.

A.O.V. Annual (named) - 1 specimen or spray

31.

A.O.V. Flowering Bulb, Corm, Tuber (named) - 1 specimen or spray

32.

A display of Gladioli - 3 spikes of different colours

33.

"Earthly Delights" - display of grasses

34.

Van Gogh" - a display of 4 - 6 blooms of one variety of sunflowers

35.

A display of 3 varieties of yellow flowers - 3 of each, named

36.

Any flowering kale or cabbage

37.

Pollinator Paradise

2 stems of 1 variety of pollinator flowers, not mentioned in classes 1 to 40, named

38.

Cosmos - "Uxbridge's Official Flower"

3 stems of 1 variety of Celebration, Sonata, etc.

39.

Cosmos - sulphureus type

3 stems of 1 variety of Cosmic Orange, Carioca, or Bright Light

CONTAINER PLANTS:

40.

Three Hosta Leaves - one large, one medium, and one small

41.

African Violet - in bloom - 1 plant (1 crown)

To be shown in plain growing pot

42.

Any Cacti & Succulent planter - in a small mason jar, named if possible

43.

Coleus - maximum 9" container

44.

Suitable plant(s) displayed in pots in 9" x 12" wooden container

45.

Houseplant - foliage only - other than coleus, max 12" container

46.

Fairy Garden - small

47.

Gnome Garden - small, not over 12"

48.

Any variety of Geranium (no hanging baskets)

In a 9" container

49.

Hens and Chicks - grown in farm boot

50.

Fibrous begonia - in 5" max. container

51.

Outdoor Planter - 12" container Prizes: 1st: $30 gift certificate, 2nd:  $20 gift certificate, 3rd:  $10 gift certificate

With at least 5 varieties of plants, named

FLORAL DESIGN, Open to amateurs only, no materials may be purchased:

Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $12, 3rd: $10, others: $0 (10% kept by the fair)

52.

"Farm Boots and Country Roots"

Flowers in 1 boot, with a country flag

53.

Fantastic Fall Foliage

Design using leaves with berries

54.

Flowers in a Farm Toy

Your interpretation

FLORAL DESIGN, open to amateurs only, no materials may be purchased:

55.

Flowers in a teapot Prizes: 1st: $15 gift certicate, 2nd:  $10 gift certificate, 3rd:  $5 gift certificate, 4th:  0

Sponsored by JOHN'S GARDEN CENTRE

56.

Flowers in a mug from a Country Prizes: 1st: $20 GC, 2nd:  $15 GC, 3rd:  $10 GC, 4th:  0

57.

Cosmos "Uxbridge's Official Flower" Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $10, 3rd: $5, others: $0 (10% kept by the fair)

Cosmos and natural materials displayed in a farmer's boot