CLASS EIGHT - PLANTS AND FLOWERS

CLASS 8 - PLANTS AND FLOWERS

Directors: Monica DeVries 519-709-0216, Dian Chute, June Urquhart, Marilyn Turner, Laura Hudson

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.
  • Plant material refers to all parts of the plant, eg.flowers, foliage, fruit, seeds, bark, stems, roots, etc.

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 inside 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 Wild Thing, For Men Only , Sunny Days and Home Grown - Homemade.
  11. Phragmites grass (European Common Reed) is an invasive plant and is not allowed in any of the entries.

CUT FLOWERS:

1.

Sedum - 3 stems - Autumn Joy type Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

2.

Sedum - 3 stems - Other types of Sedum Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

3.

Hydrangea - 3 stems - mop head type, for example Annabelle Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

4.

Hydrangea - 3 stems - other type of hydrangea Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

5.

Hosta Leaves - 3 leaves of the same cultivar (type) Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

Growing Tip:

To have less 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.

6.

Sunflower - 1 bloom, 15 cm (6") and under, side buds removed Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

7.

Gladiolus - 1 spike Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

8.

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

9.

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

10.

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

11.

Dahlias - 3 blooms - 10cm (4”) in diameter and under Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

12.

Dahlia - 1 bloom on the stem - over 10cm (4”) in diameter Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

13.

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

14.

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

15.

A Collection of cut flowers of at least 5 varieties in a vase Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

Judging will be mainly on the quality and condition of blooms

16.

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

17.

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

18.

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

19.

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

20.

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

21.

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

22.

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.

23.

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

24.

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

25.

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

PLANTS:

Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

26.

One African Violet - single crown only

27.

Any other houseplant flowering grown mainly for its flowers

Named if Possible - container not to exceed 25 cm (10”)

28.

Any other houseplant grown for its foliage

Named if possible – container not to exceed 25 cm (10”)

29.

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

30.

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

31.

Hanging Planter - Non Flowering - Container not to exceed 46 cm (18")

32.

Hanging Planter - Non Flowering - Container not to exceed 46cm (18")

DESIGNS:

33.

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

A mini dried arrangement - maximum 13cm (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.

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

A small design featuring marigolds

A small design is from 14 cm to 25 cm (5 ½”x10”) which must not to exceed 26 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.

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

A design using wayside materials which may include wild flowers

37.

For MEN Only: "Canning for Men" Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

a collection of plant material in a mason jar. Judging will be mainly on the quality and condition of blooms

38.

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

A design that incorporates kitchen utensils as accessories.

39.

"Green Mania” 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 with a main unit and a smaller unit of the same colour, form and/or texture that do not touch but have a connective line between the units that become a vital part of the rhythmic pattern of the design

43.

"Homegrown and Handmade" - A design using plant material from your own garden.

CLASS 8 SPECIALS - Sponsored by the Thorndale & Area Horticultural Society:

44.

Novice Special - Tags must be marked NOVICE to qualify Prize: $25

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. Prize: $25.

45.

"Dr. Green Special" - Best Dahlia in Show Prize: $15

Winner Chosen from Sections #11 and #12 only

46.

Plants Best in Show Prize Prize: $10

Chosen from Sections #26-32 only

47.

Cut Flowers Best in Show Prize Prize: $10

Chosen from Sections #1-25 only

48.

Designs Best in Show Prize Prize: $10

Chosen from Sections #33-43 only

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.