Flowers

FLOWERS 2020

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 10th, 2020 to receive entries. Horticulture Building will be closed on Sunday, September 13th at 4:30 and entries may be picked up at 5:00 p.m.

2020 FAIR THEME – “FIELDS & FURROWS"

RULES FOR THE FLOWER SECTION: (http://uxbridgefair NULL.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/lily NULL.jpg)

  • 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

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

Most points in Classes 1 - 39

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

BEST EXHIBIT IN CLASSES 40 - 49 Prize: $25

Sponsored by WP ELECTRIC

JUDGE'S BEST IN SHOW Prize: $25 and $10 G.C.

Best overall entry in the show from Classes 1 to 56

BEST DESIGN CLASS Prize: $25

Best overall entry from Classes 50 to 56

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.

Petunia - 3 stems of any variety

22.

Rose - your choice1 spray or 1 stem

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, displayed in water

37.

Pollinator Paradise

2 stems of 1 variety of pollinator flowers, not mentioned in classes 1 to 30, named

38.

Cosmos - "Uxbridge's Official Flower"

3 stems of 1 variety, named

39.

Three hosta leaves - one large, one medium, and one small

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

CONTAINER PLANTS:

40.

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

To be shown in plain growing pot

41.

Any Cacti & Succulent planter

In a small mason jar approximately 2 1/4" x 2 1/8" - named if possible

42.

Coleus - maximum 9" container

43.

Perennial succulent bowl - max 12"

44.

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

45.

Fairy Garden - small

46.

Gnome garden - small, not over 12"

47.

Any variety of Geranium ( no hanging baskets)

In a 9" container

48.

Hens and Chicks - grown in farm toy

49.

Fibrous Begonia - in a container approximately 6"

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)

50.

"Fields & Furrows"

All about the Fair theme - accessories allowed, vegetable leaves and edible flowers

51.

Cozy Fall Design in a square container

Your interpretation

52.

"Up, Up and Away - A vertical design

53.

A toast to the International Plowing Match

54.

Cosmos "Uxbridge's Official Flower"

Cosmos and natural materials displayed in a farmer's boot

55.

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

Your interpretation

56.

Kitchen Capers - Design in a utensil Prizes: 1st: $20 GC, 2nd:  $15 GC, 3rd:  $10 GC, 4th:  0