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 9th.  Late entries accepted until Thursday Sept 12th 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 for 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, health and size 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 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, 4”-6”, 1 stem

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

010 - Dahlia, AV, 1 stem

011 - Dahlia, AV, 3 stems

020 - Gladiolus, 1 spike

021 - Gladiolus, 3 spikes, 1 or more varieties

022 - Gloriosa Daisy, 3 stems

023 - Marigolds, African, 3 stems, 1 or more varieties

024 - Marigolds, French, 3 stems, 1 or more varieties

025 - Michaelmas daisy, 1 spray

026 - Michaelmas daisy, 3 sprays

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

030 - Rose, hybrid tea, 1 stem

031 - Rose, floribunda, 1 spray

032 - Rose, miniature, 1 stem, exhibitor’s container

034 - Rose, shrub, 1 spray

035 - Rose, AOV

036 - 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

055 - Succulent AV, 1 variety

056 - Succulent AV, more than 1 variety

 

 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, 4 pods

076 - Beans, bush, yellow, 4 pods

077 - Beans, scarlet runner, 4 pods

078 - Beans, any other climber or colour,  4

079 - Just for Fun, Longest Bean

080 - Beets, round, 3

081 - Beets, long, 3

082 - Broccoli, green sprouting, 2 heads

083 - Brussel sprouts, 4

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, 4

098 - Just for Fun—Curviest Cucumber

099 - Leeks, 1/4” root on, 2

100 - Lettuce, leaf, 1

101 - Lettuce, head, 1

103 - Onions, AV, 3

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, AV, under 10”, 2

128 - Squash, Spaghetti, 1

139 - Squash, AOV, 1

130 - Biggest squash, 1

 

Section 3 - FRUITS

  • Berries are shown with stems attached.
  • The correct number must be present
  • 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, AV, 3

151 - Crabapples, AV, 3

152 - Pears, AV, 3

153 - Plums, AV, 3

154 - Grapes, Dark, 1 bunch, 1 variety, named

155 - Grapes, Light, 1 bunch, 1 variety, named

156 - Blackberries, 8

157 - Berry, AOV, 8, named

158 - Any Other Fruit, named, 1 plate

159 - Collection of Fruit, 4 kinds, 1 of each