Class 14 – Plants & Flowers

Plants and Flowers

Horticulture Director: April Newell, 705-563-2871
Associate Director: Meghan Pezzuto

First-time exhibitors with the most points in Section 14 will win $25.00 – Donated by Dianne Spencer.

Rules

1. One entry per Exhibitor allowed in each class.
2. Exhibitors must provide their own containers in all sections. Suitability and cleanliness of the container counts in all judging. When exhibiting specimen flowers, use a narrow mouthed jar, such as a salad dressing bottle. Add clean stones or marbles for weights. Unworthy exhibits will not be placed.
3. Arrangements, bouquets, baskets, etc. should be prepared in advance if possible. Exhibitors are asked to supply their own oasis or whatever is desired to arrange cut flowers. Flowers should be cut in the early morning or evening for best results.
4. Fresh or real material unless otherwise stated.
5. For the information of the public, it is urged that the Exhibitor, where possible, include the variety name on the Exhibitor Tags.
6. Plants, Flowers, fruits and vegetables must be in place for judging by 8:30 a.m., Thursday morning of Fair week. The Director, April Newell, will be on hand from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening should you require assistance or phone 705-563-2871.
7. All entries must be grown or prepared by the Exhibitor and must not have been previously shown at another Fair or Exhibition.

Specimen cut flowers

Cut flower specimens should be shown with their own foliage attached where possible. Stem and foliage is worth up to 15% of the mark.

Prize Money: $6, $4, $3

Section

1. Asters – No Buds Showing Colour – 3 Blooms
2. Calendula – No Buds Showing Colour – 3 Blooms
3. Cornflowers or Bachelor’s Buttons – 3 Stems
4. Cosmos – No Buds Showing Colour – 3 Blooms
5. Lavatera – White or Pink – 1 Stem
6. Nastutiums – No Buds Showing Colour – 3 Blooms
7. Phlox Drummondi – 3 Stems
8. Snapdragons – Mixed or One Colour – 3 Stems
9. Sweet Peas – One Colour – 3 Stems
10. Sweet Peas – Three Colours – 3 Stems
11. Zinnia – Large or Dhalia Type – 1 Bloom
12. Marigold – Over 4” Across Flower – 1 Bloom
13. Marigold – 2”-4” Across Flower – 2 Blooms
14. Marigold – 1”-2” Across Flower – 2 Blooms
15. Marigold – Miniature or Less than 1” – 3 Blooms
16. Petunia – Singles – 3 Stems
17. Petunia – Doubles – 3 Stems
18. Petunia – Cascade – 3 Stems
19. Pansies – Self Foliage,No Buds Showing Colour – 3 Blooms
20. Johnny Jump-Ups/Violas – Self Foliage,No Buds Showing Colour – 3 Blooms
21. Hollyhock Mallow or Malva Zebrina – Self Foliage- 3 Stems
22. Phlox – Perennial, Any Colour – 3 Stems
23. Rudbeckia – Gloriosa Daisy – 3 Blooms
24. Yarrow – Any Colour – 3 Stems
25. Echinacea – Purple/White Coneflower – 3 Stems
26. Heliopsis – False Sunflower – 3 Stems
27. Sunflowers – Medium Size, Single Petals – 1 Stalk
28. Sunflowers – Medium Size, Double Petals – 1 Stalk
29. Sunflowers – Dwarf Type – 1 Stalk
30. Any Other Annual Flower – Named – 1 Bloom or Stem
31. Any Other Perennial Flower – Named – 1 Bloom or Stem

Judge’s Choice (Sections 1-31): $5.00 & Rosette

Roses, dahlias, glads, lilies and any other lowers grown from bulbs, corns or tubers

Prize Money: $6, $4, $3

Section

32. Liatris or Gay Feathers – Any Colour – 1 Stem
33. Gladiolus – Any Colour or Size – 1 Spike
34. Lilies – Any Type, Colour or Size, Named – 1 Stem
35. Dahlias – Any Colour – 1 Stem
36. Any Other Flower That Meets the Above Criteria – Named – 1 Example
37. Rose Bowl – 1 Rose with Foliage
38. Rose Bowl – 1 Tuberous Begonia Blossom with Foliage
39. Rose Bowl – Any Other Suitable Flower with Foliage
40. Any Other Flower from Bulbs, Corns or Tubers

Judge’s Choice (Sections 32-40): $5.00 & Rosette

Houseplants (Only one plant may be growing in the pot, unless otherwise stated)

Prize Money: $6, $4, $3

Section

41. African Violet – 1 Crown, Single Flower
42. African Violet – 1 Crown, Double Flower
43. African Violet – More than 1 Crown in Pot
44. Baby’s Tears
45. Large Cactus
46. Small Cactus
47. Coleus – Any Variety or Colour
48. Bamboo Plant
49. Fern, such as Boston or Maidenhair – Must be Named
50. Asparagus Plant/Fern
51. Fuchsia – Must be Flowering
52. Geranium – Regular, Dwarf or Miniature
53. Impatiens – Patience or “Busy Lizzie”
54. Ivy – Trained for Artistic Effect
55. Ivy – Grown Naturally
56. Jade Plant – Any Size
57. Philodendron
58. Orchid – Must be Flowering
59. Spider Plant – One Colour or Variegated
60. Sansevieria – Snake Plant Type (Tall)
61. Sansevieria – Bird’s Nest Type (Short)
62. Succulent – Small
63. Succulent – Large
64. Fibrous Begonia – Wax Begonia
65. Reiger Begonia
66. Tuberous Begonia
67. Trailing Begonia
68. Any Other Begonia Grown for Foliage – No Blooms
69. Any Other Houseplant – Named If Possible

Judge’s Choice (Sections 41-69): $5.00 & Rosette

Other Plants or Planters

Prize Money: $6, $4, $3

Section

70. Collection of 3 houseplants – displayed together in a basket or other container
71. Dish Garden – must contain at least 3 growing plants
72. Dish Garden – must contain at least 3 cactus plants
73. “Surprise Package” – a patio planter featuring Kale or ornamental cabbage
74. “Downsizing” – a small window box with at least 3 growing plant, max length 3 feet
75. Patio Planter – under 18 inches across with at least 3 growing plants
77. Novelty Planter – under 18 inches across, i.e. lamb, goose or other unusual shape, with at least 3 growing plants
78. Recycled Planter – up to 18 inches across used to show creativity and design in the use of the recycled object
79. A plant grown from the seed or cutting of a fruit, must be named
80. Porch/Door Planter – containing natural cut greens, twigs, etc., no flowers
81. Outdoor Hanging Planter – must contain flowering plants

Judge’s Choice (Sections 70-81): $5.00 & Rosette 

Arrangements and Miscellaneous Exhibits

Prize Money: $8, $6, $4

Section

82. Welcome – a wreath using dried or fresh material, must have a bow
83. Recycled – an arrangement of fresh flowers in a recycled container
84. Cotton Candy – small arrangement under 10” high using pink flowers
85. Fall Colours – mantel arrangement, showing one side only
86. Days Gone By – arrangement of old-fashioned flowers from Grandma’s garden
87. Baby Show – miniature arrangement, not over 5” in any direction.
88. I Stand Alone – arrangement featuring only 1 flower.
89. Dog Days of Summer – arrangement using no more than 5 fresh flowers
90. Foliage Fantasy – arrangement of cut foliage only, no flowers
91. A Walk Through the Fields – a mass arrangement of wildflowers
92. Forever Yours – dried arrangement of artificially coloured plants and flowers, must not have been shown before
93. Basket of Gladiolus.
94. Lavendar & Lace – natural arrangement using purple and white flowers
95. Old, Older, Oldest – a design featuring decorative wood, using dried or preserved plant material, must not have been shown before
96. Mixed Bouquet – arrangement of annuals and/or perennials in a basket
97. TeaTime – arrangement in a tea cup and saucer
98. Winter Wonderland – an all white flower arrangement, may use green foliage
99. High Hopes – a vertical and parallel floral arrangment in the same container
100. We Give Thanks – table centerpiece for Thanksgiving

Judge’s Choice (Sections 82-100): $5.00 & Rosette

Educational Exhibits

Prize Money: $10, $8, $6

Section

101. Hand Drawn Poster – On poster board (22”x28”) the exhibitor will draw the layout of a garden. This may be the exhibitor’s own garden, a public garden or an imaginary garden. The drawing must be in colour (any medium).
102. A Garden to Carry – A basket, with or without a handle, of at least 5 individually potted plants artistically arranged and labelled as to genus and species.
103. Herb Garden – A basket containing at least 5 herbs and artistically arranged and labelled.

Judge’s Choice (Sections 101-103: $5.00 & Rosette)

General Entry Form