Virtual Flowers 2021

VIRTUAL FLOWERS 2021

SECTION VF

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

Please note that all exhibits MUST be received by Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

2021 FAIR THEME – “FIELDS AND FURROWS"

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.
  • EXHIBITOR INFORMATION MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL.

TIPS FOR EXHIBITORS

• Flowers must have good colour, be fresh, erect - 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.
• When a bud is showing colour, it is considered a bloom. Number of blooms should be uniform in size and shape.

PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

  • Photograph your entry from the angle that shows the best image related to the class criteria (height, flower, arrangement).
  • Use a plain background. White often works best. Try hanging a plain sheet as a background.
  • Avoid shadows. If you see a shadow on your exhibit, try moving your exhibit, or photographing it from a different direrction.


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

Classes:

1.

Aster - annual - 3 stems

2.

Calendula - 4 blooms

3.

Chrysanthemum - 3 sprays

4.

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

5.

Geranium - 1 stem - foliage attached

6.

Hydrangea - 1 stem, any colour or variety

7.

Phlox - 3 stems

8.

Hosta - 3 flower stems

9.

Rudbeckia or Gloriosa Daisy - 4 blooms

10.

Sedum - Autumn Joy, 2 stems

11.

Zinnia - 3 blooms under 3"

12.

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

13.

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

14.

Bright & Beautiful - a display of 3 varieties of YELLOW flowers, 3 of each (named)

15.

Cosmos - UXBRIDGE'S Official Flower, 3 stems of one variety (named)

16.

Three Hosta Leaves - 1 large, 1 medium, 1 small

CONTAINER PLANTS:

17.

Any Cacti & Succlent Planter - in a small mason jar, approx. 2 1/4" x 2 1/8" (named)

18.

Fairy Garden - small, under 12"

19.

Hens and Chicks - grown in Farm Toy

20.

Fibrous Begonia - in a container approx. 6"

FLORAL DESIGN:

Open to amateurs only, no materials may be purchased.

Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $12, 3rd: $10

21.

"Fields and Furrows"

(themed, All About the Fair) accessories allowed, vegetable leaves and edible flowers

Sponsored by Uxbridge Horticultural Society

22.

Cozy Fall Design in a square container - in a square container, your interpretation

23.

Up, Up and Away - a vertical design made with sunflowers, etc

24.

Hydrangea Madness - Your interpretation