DIVISION A - HORTICULTURE

               Entering the horticulture division contributes to the collective interest and knowledge in food security and gardening skills. Thank you for your interest in your community!                              

Blue hydrangea flower

Fees: 1.00 per entry (one entry per class per household)- Prizes: 1st: 3.00   2nd: 2.00 

Rules for Horticulture Division:

1. Entries due by 7 pm Monday Sept 10th.  Late entries accepted until Thursday Sept 13th 5 pm with double the fee

2. All produce must be grown by exhibitor (participant)

3.Judges/Clerks may move entries into different classes as they deem fit.  Entry marked NAS means it was not according to schedule

4.Judging standards fr Non-Specialized Shows BC Council of Garden Clubs will be used

5. All entries must be shown on Fair plates/vases unless noted in schedule as "exhibitor's container

6. AOV = "Any Other Variety"  AV= "Any Variety"       

7. All varieties in vegetable section should be named

Please see below for this year's classes of exhibits. 

Section 1 - FLOWERS

  •  Flowers are judged on the basis of freshness in the stem and foliage, the brilliance of colour and the freedom from insect spray or damage.
  • The size of the flowers should be suitable for the container i.e. large containers should have similarly large flowers.
  • All dahlias must be shown with two leaves attached to dahlia stem visible above level of container.

 

Flowers

001 Aster, single, 3, 1 or more varieties

002 Aster, double, 3, 1 or more varieties

003 Begonia, tuberous, 3 blooms, 1 or more varieties displayed on moss, exhibitor’s low container

004  Begonia, 1 bloom, floating in a brandy snifter

005  Cosmos, 3 sprays, one colour

006  Cosmos, 3 sprays, various colours

007  Dahlia, decorative, over 6”, 1 stem

008  Dahlia, decorative over 6”, 3 stems

009  Dahlia, decorative, 4”-6”, 1 stem

010  Dahlia, decorative under 4”, 1 stem

011  Dahlia, decorative, 4”-6”, 3 stems

012  Dahlia, decorative, under 4”, 3 stems

013  Dahlia, ball, 1 stem

014  Dahlia, ball, 3stems

015  Dahlia, pompom, under 2”, 3 stems

016  Dahlia, cactus or semi-cactus, over 4”, 1 stem

017  Dahlia, cactus or semi-cactus over 4”, 3 stems

018  Dahlia, cactus or semi-cactus, 4” or under, 1 stem

019  Dahlia, cactus or semi-cactus, 4” or under 3 stems

020  Dahlia, collarets, 1 stem

021  Dahlia, collarets, 3 stems

022  Dahlia, anemone, 1 stem

023 Dahlia, laciniated, 1 stem

024  Dahlia, AOV, 3 stems

025  Gladiolus, 1 spike

026  Gladiolus, 3 spikes, 1 or more varieties

027  Gloriosa Daisy, 3 stems

028  Marigolds, African, 3 stems, 1 or more varieties

029  Marigolds, French, 3 stems, 1 or more varieties

030  Michaelmas daisy, 1 spray

031  Michaelmas daisy, 3 sprays

032  Michaelmas daisy, bowl, one or more varieties, exhibitor’s container

033  Rose, hybrid tea, 1 stem

034  Rose, floribunda, 1 spray

035  Rose, miniature, 1 stem, exhibitor’s container

036  Rose, shrub, 1 spray

037  Rose, OGR

038  Rose, 1 bloom floating in exhibitor’s  container

039  Zinnia, small flowered, 3 stems, 1 or more varieties

040  Zinnia, large flowered, 3 stems, 1 or more varieties

041  AOV, other annuals, 3 stems

042  AOV, other perennials, 3 stems

043  Bowl of autumn flowers, AV, exhibitor’s container

044  Basket of autumn flowers and foliage, to face one way, your container

Miscellaneous Foliage

045  Non–woody, (e.g. Leycesteria Formosa, Hosta, artichoke, Phormium)  1-3 cuts, exhibitor’s container

046  Woody, (e.g. Hydrangea, Dogwood, Euonymus) 1-3 cuts, exhibitors container

047  African violet, single crown, 1 pot

Potted Plants

048  Begonia, in a hanging basket or pot, 1 or more plants

049  Flowering house plant, in bloom, other than an African violet, 1 pot

050  Foliage house plant, no blooms, 1 pot

051  Fuchsia, upright, 1 plant, 1 pot

 052  Fuchsia, 1-3 plants, hanging basket/pot

 053  Geranium (pelargonium) 1 container, 1-5 plants

054  AOV plant or mixture, not hanging

 

 Section 2 - VEGETABLES

  • Specimens in a class requiring more than one should be as uniform as possible in colour, shape and size.
  • Tomatoes should have half inch stems.
  • Potatoes should be cleaned not washed. 
  • Lettuce should have roots in water using exhibitor’s low bowl or plastic bag, outside leaves removed and heads washed.
  • Carrots should have tops removed to one inch from crown.
  • Cabbage—do not remove outer leaves.
  • Beets should have tops removed to one half inch above crown.
  • Onions should have roots trimmed to half inch and loose skin removed, tops folded down and tied
  • ALWAYS SHOW NAMES OF VARIETIES IF POSSIBLE

 

Vegetables

075  Beans, bush, green, 8 pods

076  Beans, bush, yellow, 8 pods

077  Beans, scarlet runner, 8 pods

078  Beans, any other climber or colour,  8

079  Just for Fun, Longest Bean

080  Beets, round, 3

081  Beets, long, 3

082  Broccoli, green sprouting, 2 heads

083  Brussel sprouts, 6

084  Kale, 1 head

085  Cabbage, green, 1

086  Cabbage, Savoy, 1

087  Cabbage, red, 1

088  Carrots, AV, under 5”, 3

089  Carrots, AV, over 5”, 3

090  Just for Fun—Hairy Carrot

091  Cauliflower, AV, 1 head

092  Chard, Swiss, 1 head

093  Chard, crimson, 1 head

094  Corn, 3

095  Cucumber, slicing, outdoor grown, 2

096  Cucumber, long English, 2

097  Cucumber, pickling, 6

098  Just for Fun—Curviest Cucumber

099  Leeks, 1/4” root on, 2

100  Lettuce, leaf, 1

101  Lettuce, head, 1

102  Onions, AV, 3

103  Onions, mammoth, 2

104  Parsnips, 2” TOP, 2

105  Peppers, green, 2

106  Peppers, red, 2

107  Peppers, yellow, 2

108  Potatoes, red, 3

109  Potatoes, white, 3

110  Potatoes, russet, 3

111  Just for Fun—Largest Potato

112  Just for Fun—Mr or Ms Potato Head

113 Tomatoes, cherry type, red, 3

114  Tomatoes, cherry type, green, 3

115  Tomatoes, cherry type, yellow, 3

116  Tomatoes, under 2”, red, 3

117  Tomatoes, over 2”, red, 3

118  Tomatoes, under 2”, green, 3

119  Tomatoes, over 2”, green, 3

121  Pumpkin, over 7”, 1

122  Pumpkin, pie variety, under 7”, 2

123  Squash, Golden Hubbard, 1

124  Just for fun, Biggest Pumpkin

125  Squash, Acorn or Table Queen, 1

126  Squash, Buttercup, 1

127  Squash, Zucchini, yellow, under 10”, 2

128  Squash, Zucchini, green, under 10”, 2

129  Squash, Spaghetti, 1

130  Squash, AOV, 1

131  Biggest squash, 1

 

Section 3 - FRUITS

  • Berries are shown with stems attached.
  • Apples, crabapples and pears should have stems attached and be wiped.
  • Plums and grapes are shown with stems attached and are not wiped.
  • AV and AOV varieties should be names, if possible.
  • All fruits in a class should be approximately the same size and colour and free from blemishes such as insect damage or fungus disease.

 

150  Apples, Spartan, 3

151  Apples, Wealthy, 3

152  Apples, Delicious, 3

153  Apples, AOV, 3

154  Crabapples, AV, 3

155  Pears, Bartlett, 3

156  Pears, Anjou, 3

157  Pears, AOV, 3

158  Peaches, AV, 3

159  Plums, Greengage, 6

160  Plums, Gold, 6

161  Plums, AOV, 6

163 Grapes, Dark, 2 bunches of one

       variety, named

164  Grapes, Light, 2 bunches of one

       variety, named

165  Blackberries, 12

166  Berry, AOV, 12, named

167  Any Other Fruit, named, 1 plate

168  Collection of Fruit, 4 kinds, 3 of each

169  Arrangement of fruit in a container