Section 6 – Flowers & Plants

Section 6 – Flowers & Plants2018-12-04T14:50:06+00:00

Chairpersons: Marion Norton (905-649-5824) Flowers/Plants Classes 1-62 Lori Hulshof (905-852-3192) Arrangements Classes 63-83

Before entering this section, please refer to the General Rules & Regulations and Additional Rules for
Homecraft
as well as the following:

* Entry Forms Accepted From Monday, May 28th, 2018 to
Thursday, September 13th, 2018
* No Entries will be accepted after 8:00p.m.
September 13th, 2018 *Will be strictly enforced.*

Additional Rules:

  1. Flowers & Plants are judged in accordance with the “Ontario Judging and Exhibiting Standards for Horticulture and Floral Design” (Publication 34/2003) which is printed and distributed by the Ontario Horticulture Association and the Garden Clubs of Ontario. To obtain a copy please contact
    http://www.gardenontario.org/abo/judging.php
  2. Recognized growers are not permitted to enter in a class. .
  3. All cultural exhibits for competition must have been grown by the exhibitor. Classes 1-62 and Class 81
  4. Where a definite number or quantity of specimens is specified in the class, neither more nor less than that number shall be exhibited. A bud showing colour must be considered a bloom.
  5. Potted plants and planters must have been in the possession of the exhibitor for at least 3 months prior to Markham Fair.
  6. All house plants and planters to be grown in suitable containers. Not freshly potted.
  7. Hanging plants must have own hangers.
  8. No plant shine is to be used on plants.
  9. All exhibits must be in suitable containers to prevent tipping when handled by the judges and committee people.
  10. Leaves should be removed below water level.
  11. Classes 36, 37, 38, 53, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61 & 62 must be properly named or entry will be disqualified (printed on front of entry tag).
  12. Plant material for arrangements Classes 63-80 and Classes 82-83 need not be home grown and can be obtained from any source.
  13. No artificial plant material to be used in fresh flower arrangement Classes 65, 66, 68-77, 81-83.
  14. Accessories are permitted in arrangement classes.
  15. Natural materials such as foliage, twigs, driftwood, moss, evergreens, rocks, grasses, etc. may be used in flower arrangements.
  16. After judging day, specimens and arrangements can be replaced with fresh flowers.
  17. The committee has the right to disqualify any entry with insect infestation.
  18. An entry fee of 25 cents will be charged for each entry , plus a $5.00 exhibitor fee.
  19. Exhibits must be brought to the General Exhibits Building on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 between 12 noon and 8:30 p.m. and may be reclaimed on Sunday, September 30th, 2018, between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m.

Tips For Exhibitors:

  • Specimens should stand erect.
  • Do not use wide mouthed containers.
  • Flowers show best in a clear container.
  • Flowers should be free of disease, insect damage and insects.
  • Flowers should have good colour, be fresh, not wilted, uniform in size with strong, straight stems.

Annual: A herbaceous plant which normally completes its cycle of seed in one year. To include tender perennials such as pansies & snapdragons, that are plants called “Annuals” grown as such in this region.

Biennial: A herbaceous plant which requires two growing seasons to complete its normal growth e.g. from seed to seed.

Perennial: A herbaceous plant that lives more than two years. The stem dies to the ground each fall. For example, phlox, delphiniums, peonies, etc.

Spike: An upright stem carrying several flowers, usually with short dedicels, such as gladiolus and snapdragon.

Stem Or Stalk: A plant structure carrying one or more flowers and buds. It may be branched e.g. sweet peas, primulas and irises.

Spray: A branch of plant with a number of flowers, e.g. chrysanthemum, climbing and floribunda roses, petunias, etc. All exhibits should have a good stem length.

NAS: not according to schedule

 

Cut Specimen Classes

(self-foliage to be attached)

Prize Money Classes #1-38:

1st – $5.00; 2nd – $4.00; 3rd – $3.00; 4th – $2.00

  1. Amaranthus – no foliage – 3 stems. NEW!
  2. Aster – 3 stems – Annual.
  3. Aster – Perennial (e.g. Michaelmas Daisy) – 3 stems.
  4. Begonia – 1 bloom floating in a clear bowl of water, no leaves.
  5. Calendula – 3 stems
  6. Celosia – 3 stems.

Chrysanthemums Must Be Outdoor Garden Variety.

  1. Chrysanthemums – Single – 3 sprays.
  2. Chrysanthemums – Semi-Double or Double- 3 sprays.
  3. Feverfew (Chrysanthemums) – 3 sprays
  4. Cosmos – 5 stems.
  5. Dahlia – 1 bloom – over 6”.
  6. Dahlia – pom pom or ball type – 1 bloom – 4” to 6”.
  7. Dahlia – any other type – 1 bloom – 4” to 6”.
  8. Dahlia – pom pom or ball type – 3 blooms – under 4” (miniature)
  9. Dahlia – any other type – 3 blooms – under 4” (miniature).
  10. Echinacea – (cone flower) – 3 stems.
  11. Geranium – 1 stem with self-foliage attached.
  12. Gladiolus – 1 spike – any colour.
  13. Hydrangea – 3 blooms.
  14. Lavatera – 3 stems.
  15. Marigold – 5 stems – over 2”.
  16. Marigold – one colour – 5 stems – 1”- 2”.
  17. Marigold – bi-colour – 5 stems – 1”- 2”.
  18. Marigold – 5 stems – under 1” (miniature).
  19. Nasturtium – Bouquet with self-foliage.
  20. Petunia – single – 3 sprays.
  21. Rudbeckia or Gloriosa – 3 stems.
  22. Salvia – 3 stems.
  23. Sedum – 3 stems.
  24. Snapdragon – 3 stems
  25. Strawflower – wired – 3 stems.
  26. Sunflower – 1 bloom not to exceed 8”,
    stem not to exceed 12”.
  27. Sweet Peas – Bouquet with self foliage.
  28. Zinnia – Large type – 3 stems over 2”.
  29. Zinnia – Small type – 5 stems 2” and under.
  30. Any Other Annual – 3 stems or 3 sprays – Must Be Properly Named On Front Of Entry Tag.
  31. Any Other Variety Perennial or Biennial – 3 stems or 3 sprays – Must Be Properly Named On Front Of Entry Tag.
  32. Any Other Flowering Branch – 3 stems or sprays – Must Be Properly Named on Front of Entry Tag. NEW

Prize Money Classes #39-41:

1st – $5.50; 2nd – $4.50; 3rd – $3.50; 4th – $2.50

  1. Vase of Mixed Annuals – minimum of 6 varieties.
  2. Basket of Dahlias
  3. A Collection of Garden Flowers – all round arrangement.

Roses

Note: Must be ½ to 3/4 open for judging.

Prize Money Classes #42-46:

1st – $5.00; 2nd – $4.00; 3rd – $3.00; 4th – $2.00

  1. Rose – HT – 1 bloom – any colour – named if possible.
  2. Rose – Polyantha or Shrub (not Mini) – 1 spray – named if possible.
  3. Rose – Mini (not Polyantha or Shrub) – 1 spray – named if possible.
  4. Rose – Floribunda – 1 Stem – named if possible.
  5. Rose – Full Blown – 1 bloom floating in a clear bowl of water – any colour – any variety – named if possible.

Potted Plant Classes

Prize Money Classes #47-61:

1st – $5.50; 2nd – $4.50; 3rd – $3.50; 4th – $2.50

Flowering Plants In Bloom:

(Container not to exceed 12” – inside measurement. No hanging plants).

  1. African Violet – standard – single bloom, single crown.
  2. African Violet – standard – semi-double or double bloom, single crown.
  3. Begonia(s) – Tuberous in bloom.
  4. Begonia(s) – Fibrous (e.g. Bizzy Lizzy, Reiger Type, etc.) in bloom.
  5. Impatiens – sunshine type.
  6. Geranium(s).
  7. Any other Flowering Plant in bloom – Must Be Properly Named On Front Of Entry Tag.

Plants Grown Principally For Foliage:

(Container not to exceed 12” – inside measurement. No hanging plants.)

  1. Coleus.
  2. Any other Foliage Plant Not in Bloom – Must Be Properly Named On Front Of Entry Tag.

Planters:

(Container not to exceed 16” – inside measurement.)

  1. Mixed Succulent and or Cactus Garden
  2. Mixed Outdoor Planter – 3 or more different varieties – Must Be Properly Named On Front Of Entry Tag.
  3. Mixed Herb Planter – 3 or more different varieties – Must Be Properly Named On Front Of Entry Tag. NEW!

Hanging Plants:

Classes 59-61 (Must be hanging – please provide your own hanger.)

  1. Mixed Hanging Planter – minimum of 2 varieties – must be hanging – Must Be Properly Named On Front Of Entry Tag.
  2. Any Hanging Plant – 1 Variety Plant Grown Principally For Foliage Must Be Properly Named On Front Of Entry Tag.
  3. Any Hanging Plant – 1 variety – Plant Grown Principally For Bloom – Must Be Properly Named On Front Of Entry Tag.

Window Boxes:

(Container not to exceed 30” in length – inside measurement).

  1. Outdoor Window Box. Must Be Properly Named OnFront Of Entry Tag. ***See Specials

Arrangement Classes

Prize Money Classes #63-80:

1st – $7.00; 2nd – $6.00; 3rd – $5.00; 4th – $4.00

Classes 63-83 Helpful Hints:

Please refer to Rules L through O at beginning of Section 6.

  • Fresh flowers MUST have a container to hold water.
  • Use proper type of oasis for the flowers you are working with (wet oasis for fresh flowers and dry oasis for silk and dried flowers).

Miniatures:

  1. “Fall Harvest” – in a nut shell – using dried flowers – under 5”
  2. “Cinderella’s Slipper” – in a shoe – using dried flowers – under 5”
  3. “Christmas Magic” – using dried flowers – under 5

Small Designs:

  1. “Small World” – using fresh flowers – 5 1/2” to 10”

Silk Flower Arrangements:

(No Live Flowers or Miniatures – Candles and Novelties to be used when needed)

  1. An arrangement suitable for hanging. Exhibitors choice.

Fresh Flower Arrangements:

(No artificial material or miniatures).
Please refer to Rule O at beginning of Section 6

  1. “Farmers Market” – using flowers and produce.
  2. “Summer Sunshine” – using flowers in shades of yellow/gold/orange.
  3. ”Mixed Greens” – foliage only arrangement.
  4. “Shades of Purple” – using purple flowers.
  5. “Full Moon” – using white flowers.
  6. “Over The Top” – tall arrangement.
  7. “Rivers Edge” – arrangement using water.
  8. “Two For The Price Of One” – using two containers.
  9. Arrangement in a Cup and Saucer.
  10. “Olympic Ring” – celebrating 2018 winter olympics.

Dried Flower Arrangements:

(No artificial flowers or miniatures).

  1. “Harvest Time” – using dried grains/seed pods/grasses.
  2. “Dried from the Roadside” – using driftwood.
  3. “Indian Summer” – using dried flowers.

Fresh Flower Arrangements:

  1. “Pioneer Days” – fresh cut flowers from your garden arranged in a heritage container. All flowers must be homegrown. ***See Specials
  2. “Tea for Two” – a fresh flower arrangement in a teapot.***See Specials
  3. Exhibitor’s Choice – Using fresh flowers.
    ***See Specials

***Specials:

See Class #62

Otter Greenhouses Ltd.

315 Medd Road, Port Perry.

Gift Certificates: 1st – $30.00; 2nd – $20.00; 3rd – $10.00

See Class #81

Reesor Family in Canada

1st – $20.00

See Class #82

Candlelight and Memories Fine Gifts & Tea Room

6198 Main Street, Stouffville.

Gift Certificates: 1st – $20.00; 2nd – $15.00

See Class #83

Markham Fair Special

1st – $10.00; 2nd – $5.00

Markham Fair Awards And Rosettes:

Judges Choice – Best potted plant – $10.00

Judges Choice – Best Specimen – $5.00

Judges Choice – Best Entry in classes 38, 39 or 40 – $5.00

Judges Choice – Best Arrangement – $10.00

2018 Homecraft President, Judi Francis – Favourite Entry – Rosette.

Richters, Goodwood – Specializing in Herb Plants and Seeds.

$30.00 Gift Certificate – Top Point Winner Classes 1-61

$20.00 Gift Certificate – 2nd Point Winner Classes 1-61

Sheridan Nurseries, Markham

$30.00 Gift Certificate – Top Point Winner Classes 63-80

$25.00 Gift Certificate – 2nd Point Winner Classes 63-80

Vera Clarkson Memorial

Best African Violet – $25.00

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