Flowers Section F 2018

                                        SECTION  F  2018

DIRECTOR  Bev Latva (905) 862-0966

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Carol Bacon  (905) 852-6420

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Jennifer Dauphinee

Horticulture Building will be open from 12:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 6th, 2018 to receive entries. Horticulture Building will be closed on Sunday, September 9th at 4:30 and entries may be picked up at 5:00 p.m.

2018 FAIR THEME – “FROM FARM GATE TO DINNER PLATE” 

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 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 MUST 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.

Prize Money: 1st $5.00, 2nd $4.00, 3rd $3.00                                                              CLASS                                                                                                                                           1. 1.  Amaranth – 1 stem

2. Aster – any variety – 3 stems

3. Begonia – tuberous – 1 bloom with foliage in a dish

4. Calendula – 4 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) – 4  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. Hydrangea – 1 bloom, any colour

15. Marigold – 3″ and under – 3 blooms

16. Marigold – 3″ and over – 3 blooms

17. Nasturtium – 3 blooms with 2 leaves

18. Phlox – 3 stems

19. Hosta – 3 flower stems

20. Rose – Grandiflora or Floribunda (named) – 1 spray

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

22. Rudbeckia –  Gloriosa Daisy – 4 blooms

23. Echinacea – Cone Flower – 3 blooms

24. Sedum – 3 stems, any variety named

25. Zinnia – large flowered – 3 blooms over 3″

26. Zinnia – 3 blooms – under 3”

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 grasses

32. “Van Gogh” – a display of 4 – 6 blooms of one variety of sunflowers

33. A display of 3 varieties of yellow flowers -3 of each – named

34. Most unusual flower – named

35. Butterfly Plants – One of Butterfly Milkweed, Asclepias Tuberosa or Joepye Weed or Shasta Daisy – 2 stems

36. Cosmos – “Uxbridge’s Official Flower” – 3 stems of 1 variety of Celebration, Sonata etc.

37. Cosmos – Sulphureus type – 3 stems of 1 variety Cosmic Orange, Carioca, or Bright Lights

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

39. Three Hosta leaves: one large, one medium and one small

CONTAINER PLANTS
40. African Violet – in bloom -1 plant (1 crown) To be shown in plain growing pot

41. Cacti  & succulent planter – 4 plants in a cup & saucer, named if possible

42. Coleus

43. Suitable plant(s) grown in a bird cage

44. Houseplant – foliage only – other than coleus

45. Hanging basket 12″ maximum

46. Fairy garden small

47. Gnome garden

48. Alpine trough garden, with a garden gate

49. Any variety of  Geranium (no hanging baskets) in a 9″ container

50. Hens and chicks – grown in an unusual container

WP ELECTRIC

51. Prize for the best exhibit in classes 40 to 50  Prize Money – $25

UXBRIDGE HOME HARDWARE

52. 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, no soil, must use floral foam.

UXBRIDGE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY                                          

53. The Fair Theme – “From Farm Gate to Dinner Plate” – Your interpretation              Prize Money  $15, $12, $10

CHALLENGER ELECTRIC

54. Fantastic Foliage – design using leaves with berries

Prize Money $15, $12 $10

55. Flowers In a Farm Toy – your interpretation

PRIZE MONEY $15, $12, $10

56. MARKET BASKET –Display of garden vegetables and fruit in a basket with handle

PRIZE MONEY $15, $12, $10

BRANCHING OUT-PORT PERRY

57.  These Eyes – all daisy like flowers

GIFT CERTIFICATES – $20, $15, $10

MEMORIAL SPECIAL

58. 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

59. Using cosmos and natural materials displayed in “Stompin’ Tom Connors” boot or         cowboy hat

Prize money: $15, $10, $5

60. GREENBANK GARDEN CENTRE

a)The WINNER of the Greenbank Garden Centre Trophy for most points in classes 1-39 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 # 60 only: First place winner may not win two years in a row.

JUDGE’S  BEST IN SHOW

61. Awarded to the best overall entry in the show.  Prize money $10