VIRTUAL FLOWERS 2021
DIRECTOR Bev Latva (905) 862-0966
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Carol Bacon (905) 852-6420
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Jennifer Dauphinee (905) 852-1338
2021 FAIR THEME – “FAIR ABOUT TOWN"
- 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.
- 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.
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
Aster - annual - 3 stems
Calendula - 4 blooms
Chrysanthemum - 3 sprays
Dahlia - under 3" (7 1/2 cm) - 3 blooms
Geranium - 1 stem - foliage attached
Hydrangea - 1 stem, any colour or variety
Phlox - 3 stems
Hosta - 3 flower stems
Rudbeckia or Gloriosa Daisy - 4 blooms
Sedum - Autumn Joy, 2 stems
Zinnia - 3 blooms under 3"
A.O.V. - Perennial (named) - 1 specimen or spray
A.O.V. - Flowering Bulb, Corm, or Tuber (named) - 1 specimen or spray
Bright & Beautiful - a display of 3 varieties of YELLOW flowers, 3 of each (named)
Cosmos - UXBRIDGE'S Official Flower, 3 stems of one variety (named)
Three Hosta Leaves - 1 large, 1 medium, 1 small
Any Cacti & Succlent Planter - in a small mason jar, approx. 2 1/4" x 2 1/8" (named)
Fairy Garden - small, under 12"
Hens and Chicks - grown in Farm Toy
Fibrous Begonia - in a container approx. 6"
Open to amateurs only, no materials may be purchased.
Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $12, 3rd: $10
"Fair About Town"
(themed, All About the Fair) accessories allowed, vegetable leaves and edible flowers
Sponsored by Uxbridge Horticultural Society
Cozy Fall Design in a square container - in a square container, your interpretation
Up, Up and Away - a vertical design made with sunflowers, etc
Hydrangea Madness - Your interpretation
Virtual Vegetables,Herbs and Fruit 2021
Chairperson: Bev Latva (905) 862-0966
2021 Fair Theme "Fair About Town"
To avoid disqualification, please ensure all entries are displayed in proper containers, if mentioned, and conform to the class entered.
All specimens must be grown by the exhibitor! EXHIBITOR INFORMATION MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL.
BASICS IN JUDGING GARDEN VEGETABLES:
Uniformity and trueness to type - 30%
Excellent condition and colour - 20%
Other factors: Freshness - Blemishes - Scarring - Maturity - Size - Texture - Appearance - Properly trimmed (see below).
Helpful Hints: To avoid disqualification
Tomatoes - leave stem on, matched
Pumpkins, Squash - leave stems on, matched
Peppers - Leave 1/2 inch of stem, matched
Garlic and Onions - Do not peel or wash, just remove loose outer skin, leave tops 1" above bulb. Roots trimmed to 1/2", matched.
Carrots and Parsnips - leave 1" of top, tap root intact, matched
Beets - leave 1" above crown, roots trimmed back to no more than 1", matched.
Cucumber - leave 1/4" of stem
Cabbage - outer leaves should be left on
Corn - 1/3 of husk should be removed from tip to butt
Potatoes - Do Not Wash. Brush lightly to remove loose soil. Do not damage skin.
Scoville ratings for hot peppers: (Under 50,000 Scoville units include but are not limited to) Anaheim, Ancho, Chipotle, Jalapeno, and Serrano. (See pepperscale.com)
Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3
UXBRIDGE FAIR CHAMPIONSHIP POTATO
Trophy and ribbon to the entry in classes 18 - 21 for the single best exhibit
Beets - 3 on a plate
Beans - any other colour than yellow or green, 5 on a plate
Beans - long or broad type, 5 on a plate
Carrots - Chantenay pointed type, 5 roots on a plate
Carrots - Nantes rounded type, 5 roots on a plate
Corn, sweet, 3 ears on a plate
Cucumber, table, 2 on a plate
Onions - 4 varieties on a plate, named
Hot Pepper - 500 Scoville units, 3 on a plate, named
Squash, Butternut - 1 specimen
Squash, any other variety - 1 specimen, named
Tomatoes, Red - 3 on a plate
Tomatoes, any other colour - 3 on a plate
Tomatoes, Miniature, Red - 5 on a plate
Any other vegetable not listed above - 2 on a plate (named)
"Herb of the Year" Parsley Italian or Curled Type
3 mature branches cut off at ground level & in a clear container
Mixed Herbs - minimum of 3 kinds
Cut long enough to show any branching characteristics, in a clear container of water
Potatoes - White, 3 on a plate (named)
Potatoes - Red, 3 on a plate (named)
Potatoes - Yellow, 3 on a plate (named)
Potatoes - Other, 3 on a plate (named)
Longest Bean - Yard Long Bean
please photograph bean beside a meauring tape in inches, with the total length noted
Most oddly shaped single vegetable - no pumpkins
Zucchini - Largest by weight
Please show on a scale with measurements in grams or in kg to two decimals places
Any Fruit - pleasingly displayed (named)
Vegetable Basket Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $8, 3rd: $6
a collection of 5 varieties of garden vegetables in a 6 quart basket or equivalent