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

2021 FAIR THEME – “FAIR ABOUT TOWN"

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.

"Fair About Town"

(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

 

Virtual Vegetables,Herbs and Fruit 2021

Section VV

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

Special prizes:

UXBRIDGE FAIR CHAMPIONSHIP POTATO

Trophy and ribbon to the entry in classes 18 - 21 for the single best exhibit

VEGETABLES:

1.

Beets - 3 on a plate

2.

Beans - any other colour than yellow or green, 5 on a plate

3.

Beans - long or broad type, 5 on a plate

4.

Carrots - Chantenay pointed type, 5 roots on a plate

5.

Carrots - Nantes rounded type, 5 roots on a plate

6.

Corn, sweet, 3 ears on a plate

7.

Cucumber, table, 2 on a plate

8.

Onions - 4 varieties on a plate, named

9.

Hot Pepper - 500 Scoville units, 3 on a plate, named

10.

Squash, Butternut - 1 specimen

11.

Squash, any other variety - 1 specimen, named

12.

Tomatoes, Red - 3 on a plate

13.

Tomatoes, any other colour - 3 on a plate

14.

Tomatoes, Miniature, Red - 5 on a plate

15.

Any other vegetable not listed above - 2 on a plate (named)

HERBS:

16.

"Herb of the Year" Parsley Italian or Curled Type

3 mature branches cut off at ground level & in a clear container

17.

Mixed Herbs - minimum of 3 kinds

Cut long enough to show any branching characteristics, in a clear container of water

POTATOES:

18.

Potatoes - White, 3 on a plate (named)

19.

Potatoes - Red, 3 on a plate (named)

20.

Potatoes - Yellow, 3 on a plate (named)

21.

Potatoes - Other, 3 on a plate (named)

EXTRAORDINARY:

22.

Longest Bean - Yard Long Bean

please photograph bean beside a meauring tape in inches, with the total length noted

23.

Most oddly shaped single vegetable - no pumpkins

24.

Zucchini - Largest by weight

Please show on a scale with measurements in grams or in kg to two decimals places

FRUIT:

25.

Any Fruit - pleasingly displayed (named)

SPECIALS:

26.

Vegetable Basket Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $8, 3rd: $6

a collection of 5 varieties of garden vegetables in a 6 quart basket or equivalent