SECTION 48 - ADULT FLOWERS
Convenors: Eleanor Cation 905-843-2759
Marlene McClure 905-838-5416
Associates: Marsha Christie, Connie D’Sousa, Helen Dunstan, Joan Ewan, Shirley Grice, Jeanette Langevin, Glenda Richardson & Donna Wanless
- Flowers must be grown by exhibitor unless otherwise specified.
- Plants must be in possession of the exhibitor at least two months prior to show.
- Weighted containers must be used for top-heavy exhibits.
- Please write “New Exhibitor” on the back of entry tag if you are a new exhibitor to this section.
- This section is for non-professionals only.
- Ontario Judging and Exhibiting Standards for Horticulture and Floral Design will be the accepted guide for judging. http://www.gardenontario.org/abo/judging.php
- Containers must be leak proof to be judged.
- Container for floral arrangement should be compatible in size to floral arrangement (floral arrangement approx. 1.5 times the size of container).
- Plant pot diameter not to exceed 10” (approx. 25 cm) in diameter, length or width, unless otherwise specified.
- Decorative arrangements do not contain soil.
- Plants infested with insects will be disqualified and removed from exhibit hall.
- Please be sure your entry is in the correct class to avoid disqualification.
- Cut flowers should be uniform size.
- Rose blooms should be 1/2” to 3/4” open at judging time.
- Multiple blooms from the same variety of flower or plant shown in one exhibit - the quality, variety of the blooms and the artistic effect of the exhibit will be judged.
- Decorative arrangements – the use of fresh flowers organized to create an attractive display. Containers are considered and any live foliage or plant may be used as well.
- Chief points of design: colour, harmony, distinction and condition of blooms and relation to container.
- Cut flowers – flower with foliage should be chosen.
- A stem may have one or more branches.
Classes 1 to 20 1st - $4.00, 2nd - $3.00, 3rd - $2.00
Special A as indicated
Classes 21 to 30 1st - $6.00, 2nd - $5.00, 3rd - $3.00
Specials B to G as indicated
(Plant pot diameter, length, width not to exceed 10” - (approx. 25 cm) unless otherwise specified)
- African violet – single crown, single or double bloom
- Aloe Vera
- Begonia – tuberous - flowering
- Cactus or succulent
- Geranium – any variety
- Ivy – any variety
- Spider plant
- Any other flowering plant not listed above – must be named
- Any other foliage house plant not listed above – must be named
11. Dahlia – 1 stem any variety
12. Daisy-like flower – 3 stems – any variety
13. Grass – ornamental – 3 stems – same variety
14. Hydrangea – 3 stems – same variety
15. Rose – floating in a bowl
16. Rose – hybrid tea – 1 stem
17. Sunflower – ornamental – 3 stems – same variety
18. Zinnia – 3 stems – same variety
19. Vase of mixed annuals – minimum of 5 varieties
20. Vase of mixed perennials – minimum of 3 varieties
- Special: Best cut flower(s) in classes 11 to 20 – Sponsored by ACE - Peel Hardware and Supply 1st - $20.00 voucher
Classes 21 – 30 ONLY – accents may be fresh, dried, silk. Candles permissible.
21. “A Fairy Garden” – using accents
22. “A Touch of Autumn” – suitable for a hall table
23. “A Wee Spot of Tea” – miniature arrangement – maximum 5” (approx 12.5 cm) in any one direction (high,deep, wide)
24. “Coffee Break” – in a coffee mug
25. “Granny’s Favourite” – using geraniums
26. “Happy Gardening” – in a clay or terra cotta pot (not to exceed 10” (approx 25 cm) in diameter, long or width
27. “Leaf It To Me” – exhibitor’s interpretation
28. “Make It Simple” – in a mason jar
29. “My Secret Garden” – exhibitor’s interpretation
30. “Pick of the Crop” – in a basket
B. Special: Best Arrangement in all classes 21 to 30. Not necessarily 1st in Class. Sponsored by Salisbury Garden Supplies. 1st - $50.00
C.Special: Exhibitor scoring the most points in classes 1-30. Sponsored by Stephanie’s Greenhouse. 1st - $50.00 voucher
D. Special: New exhibitor scoring the most points in section 48, classes 1 to 30. Sponsored by ACE - Peel Hardware and Supply.
1st - $20.00 voucher
E. Special: “Horsin’ Around”– presented in a container, must include these four elements: stone, wood, metal & plant material. exhibitor’s interpretation (accents may be used) – Sponsored by Glen Echo Nurseries Inc., 15070 Airport Rd., Caledon East 1st - $50.00 voucher, 2nd - $25.00 voucher, 3rd - $20.00 voucher
F. Special: “Down the Garden Path” – exhibitor’s interpretation (accents may be used) Sponsored by the Christie Family in memory of Florence Christie. 1st – $10.00
G. Special: “Fall Splendor” – using bright fall colours. Sponosred by Donna Wanless, Re/Max Real Estate Services Ltd. 1st - $25.00