CLASS EIGHT - PLANTS AND FLOWERS

CLASS 8 - PLANTS AND FLOWERS

Directors: Dian Chute 519-461-0042, June Urquhart, Marilyn Turner, Laura Hudson, Monica DeVries

Definitions:

  • Spray: A portion of a plant with a number of flowers ie. Chrysanthemum, Petunia, etc.
  • Stem: A plant structure carrying one or more flowers and/or buds and greenery. It may be branched, ie. Sweet Pea, etc.
  • Centrepiece: A design to be seen from all sides

Rules and Regulations:

  1. All entries must fit into an area 30 cm depth x 45 cm width (12"x18") due to shelving space.
  2. All plants entered should be in good condition with damaged or old leaves and blooms removed.
  3. Flowering plants should be in bloom for judging.
  4. All plants should be grown and belong to the exhibitor.
  5. Flowers must be grown in individual exhibitor's own home garden (no groups).
  6. An exhibitor may enter only ONE entry in each number section of each class.
  7. Exhibitors must supply their own containers and they are their responsibility.
  8. Measurements for the containers are done from outside edge.
  9. For cut flowers please use clear containers that are heavy enough to support your exhibit.
  10. Plant material for the Design section may be purchased EXCEPT for Witches Bouquet, For Men Only and Tea with Grandma.
  11. Phragmites grass (European Common Reed) is an invasive plant and is not allowed in any of the entries.

PLANTS:

Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

1.

One African Violet - single crown only

2.

Any other houseplant flowering grown mainly for its flowers

Name if Possible - container not to exceed 25.4 cm (10”)

3.

Any other houseplant grown for its foliage

Name if possible – container not to exceed 25.4 cm (10”)

4.

Patio Planter - Exhibitors Choice - Not to exceed 38 cm (15’”)

5.

Patio Planter - Featuring Geraniums container not to exceed 38 cm (15”)

6.

Hanging Planter - Non Flowering - Container not to exceed 18"

7.

Hanging Planter - Flowering - Container not to exceed 18"

CUT FLOWERS:

8.

Sedum - 3 stems - Autumn Joy type Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

9.

Sedum - 3 stems - Other types of Sedum Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

10.

Asters - 5 stems Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

11.

Dahlias - 3 blooms - 10.2 cm (4”) in diameter and under Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

12.

Dahlia -1 bloom on the stem - over 10.2 cm (4”) in diameter Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

13.

Zinnias - 5 blooms Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

14.

Petunias - 3 sprays single variety Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

15.

Gladiolus - 1 spike Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

16.

Marigolds under 7.6 cm (3”) in diameter - 5 blooms Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

17.

Marigolds over 7.6 cm (3”) in diameter - 3 blooms Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

18.

Rose - single bloom on stem Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

19.

A single bloom of any kind, floating in a bowl Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

No larger than 25.4cm (10")

Tips: There should be 1” of area around the bloom 2.5 cm (1") and bloom should not have a side bud.

20.

Chrysanthemums - 3 sprays Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

21.

Salvia - red - 3 stems Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

22.

Salvia - blue - 3 stems Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

23.

Calendulas - 3 stems Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

24.

Cosmos - 3 stems Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

25.

Hydrangea - 3 stems - mop head type, for example Annabelle Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

26.

Hydrangea - 3 stems - other type of hydrangea Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

27.

Brown Eyed Susan - 5 blooms Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

28.

Hosta Leaves - 3 leaves of the same cultivar (type) Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

Growing Tip: To have less hole damage- In the spring when the hostas are emerging from the ground and are about the size of your index finger, water the parameter of the plant with 1-part household ammonia to 10 parts water. This needs to be done once per plant.

29.

Sunflower - 1 bloom, 15 cm (6") and under, side buds removed

30.

A Collection of cut flowers of at least 5 varieties in a vase

Judging will be mainly on the quality and condition of blooms

31.

Any other flowering annual not listed above - name if possible - 3 stems Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

32.

Any other flowering perennial not listed above - name if possible - 3 stems Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

DESIGNS:

33.

"Shorty" Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

A mini dried arrangement - maximum 12.7 cm (5”) in any direction

Tip: It’s recommended that the height of the container not exceed 3.5 cm (1 ½”). Proportion of plant material to container is important, e.g. use small plant material

34.

"Fair Colours" Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

A small design using the Thorndale Fair colours of Red and White

A small design not to exceed 25.5 cm (10”) in any direction

35.

“Autumn Harvest” Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

A design using flowers, fruits and/or vegetables, please do not use cut fruits or cut vegetables

36.

"Witches Bouquet" Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

A design using wayside materials, accessories allowed.

37.

For MEN Only: "Grandpa's Mug" - a DESIGN in a mug Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

A design is a combination of plant material arranged in an artistic unit.

Tip: try using stones or floral foam to hold your plant material in place to create a design.

38.

"Tea with Grandma" Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

An arrangement in a tea cup & saucer, using plant material from your own garden.

Please ensure that your cup & saucer are secured to each other

39.

“It’s Not Easy Being Green” Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

A design using mostly shades of green foliage, may be accented with green flowers.

40.

"Farm to Fair" Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

A design using a vegetable for the container, e.g. squash, zucchini, pumpkin

41.

"Zinnia Delight" Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

A design using zinnias, zinnias must be dominant, other plant material allowed

42.

"Echo” - A Satellite design Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

A design arranged in a tall vertical container with a smaller design at the base of the larger one.

Each container should have some plant material. Line material should be used to connect the two containers which portrays movement or rhythm in the design.

43.

"Ready, Set, Grow" - A design of your choice

CLASS 8 SPECIALS:

Sponsored by the Thorndale & Area Horticultural Society

44.

Novice Special - Tags must be marked NOVICE to qualify

Any exhibitor who has not previously won a red ribbon (1st place) in the Thorndale Fall Fair Class 8 – Plants and Flowers. The novice prize will be awarded to the Novice with the most points in Class 8.

45.

Young Adult (18-21 yrs) Special - tag marked YOUNG ADULT to qualify Prize: $15

First time exhibiting in Class 8 – Plants and Flowers with the highest points earned

46.

Plants Best in Show Prize: $10

47.

Cut Flowers Best in Show Prize: $10

48.

Designs Best in Show Prize: $10

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS' or FAMILY FLOWER DISPLAY

Rules & Regulations:

  1. No entry fee required.
  2. Open to any family or non -profit organizations. Name of exhibitor must be included in the display.
  3. This display is to be a collection of flowers tastefully displayed on a 4" x 30" space. All flowers must be labeled with the name of the flower.
  4. There must be a minimum of 12 different varieties.
  5. This display will not be judged and is for educational purposes only.
  6. Each exhibitor must register at the fair office when the display is placed. Displays may be brought in on either the Thursday before the fair from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm or on Friday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
  7. Each family or organization will receive $15 for the display.