Flowers Section F 2018

FLOWERS 2018

SECTION F

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 – “FARM GATE TO DINNER PLATE”

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

Special prizes:

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

Best Gladiolus spike from Classes 11 - 13 or one spike from Class 30 display

Sponsored by the UXBRIDGE FAIR BOARD

GREENBANK GARDEN CENTRE    

Most points in Classes 1 - 39

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

Prizes: 1st: $40 gift certificate & plaque, 2nd: $30 gift certificate, 3rd: $20 gift certificate

BEST EXHIBIT IN CLASSES 40 - 50    Prize: $25

Sponsored by WP ELECTRIC

JUDGE'S BEST IN SHOW    Prize: $10

Best overall entry in the show from Classes 1 to 50

Sponsored by GREENBANK GARDEN CENTRE

Classes:

1. Amaranth - 1 stem

2. Aster - any variety - 3 stems

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

4. Calendula - 4 blooms

5. Chrysanthemum - 3 sprays

6. Coleus - 4 stems

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

8. Dahlia - under 6 " (15 cm) - 3 blooms

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

10. Geranium - 1 stem - foliage attached

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 or variety

15. Marigold 3" and under - 3 blooms

16. Marigold 3 inches 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 grasses

32. "Van Gogh" - a display of 4 - 6 bloomsof 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

2 stems of 1 variety of Butterfly Milkweed, Asclepias Tuberosa, Joepye Weed, or Shasta Daisy

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    

Sponsored by JOHN'S GARDEN

Prizes: 1st: $15 gift certificate, 2nd: $10 gift certificate, 3rd: $5 gift certificate, 4th: 0

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) displayed 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

51. Outdoor planter - container with at least 5 varieties of plants, named    

Sponsored by UXBRIDGE HOME HARDWARE

Prizes: 1st: $25 gift certificate, 2nd: $15 gift certificate, 3rd: $10 gift certificate

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

52. "Farm Gate to Dinner Plate"    Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $12, 3rd: $10

Your interpretation of the 2018 Fair theme

Sponsored by UXBRIDGE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

53. Fantastic Foliage    Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $12, 3rd: $10

Design using leaves with berries

Sponsored by CHALLENGER ELECTRIC

54. Flowers in a Farm Toy    Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $12, 3rd: $10

Your interpretation

Sponsored by CHALLENGER ELECTRIC

55. Market Basket    Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $12, 3rd: $10

Display of garden vegetables and fruit in a basket with handle

Sponsored by CHALLENGER ELECTRIC

56. These Eyes - All daisy-like flowers    

Sponsored by BRANCHING OUT -PORT PERRY

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

Cosmos & natural materials displayed in Stompin' Tom Connors' boot or cowboy hat.
Sponsored by the TOWNSHIP OF UXBRIDGE