CLASS EIGHT - PLANTS AND FLOWERS

CLASS 8 - PLANTS AND FLOWERS

Directors: Marylou Bontje (519-461-1146), Dian Chute (519-777-2616), Liz Iglesias, Marilyn Turner

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 EXCEPT for "Holy Hostas".
  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 "Sunny Days", "Holy Hosta" and "Wild Things".
  11. Buds showing any colour are considered a bloom.
  12. Invasive Species are not permitted. For a list of Invasive Species please consult https://www.ontarioinvasiveplants.ca/

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.

A collection of Hosta leaves consisting of 3 leaves of the same cultivar Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

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 - named if possible - 3 stems Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

9.

Any other flowering perennial not listed - 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 - under 10 cm (4") in diameter 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

12A.

Dahlia - Single Type - 3 stems.

Single type is an open centered with a single row of uniform, evenly spaced ray florets in a flat plane surrounding the disc flowers.

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:

26.

One African Violet - single crown only Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

27.

Any other houseplant flowering grown mainly for its flowers Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

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

28.

Any other houseplant grown for its foliage Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

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

28A.

A plant grown from your kitchen. For example, an avocado pit, pineapple crown.

29.

Patio Planter - Exhibitors Choice - Not to exceed 38 cm (15") Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

30.

Patio Planter - Featuring Geraniums container not to exceed 38 cm (15") Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

31.

Hanging Planter - Non Flowering - Container not to exceed 46 cm (18") Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

32.

Hanging Planter - Flowering - Container not to exceed 46cm (18") Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

DESIGNS:

33.

"Shorty" - A mini Design using fresh plan material. Maximum 13 cm (5") in any direction. Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

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" - 10") which must not to exceed 26 cm (10") in any direction

35.

"Holy Hosta" - create a design using the holiest hosta leaves from your garden. Have some fun with this. Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

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.

"Colours of the Seasons" - a design using a variety of flowers and grasses Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

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.

"Sun Flower" - pave design to denote a sunflower using other plant material, size is limited to 21 cm (8") in any direct Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

41.

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

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

42.

"Bee Important" - a design using pollinator plant material with no use of floral foam, must be able to see mechanics. Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

Examples of a mechanic are floral frog, chicken wire, twigs, or natural floral foam.

43.

"Carnival Lights & Country Nights" - a table centre piece to be viewed on from all sides to include a light source.

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, #12 & #13 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

EDUCATION DISPLAY BY A 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 table. In individual containers with the name of each 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.