September 2018

Horticultural Schedule

  1. Annual Coleus – 3 stems, same cultivar
  2. Annuals, collection – 3 kinds, 1 stem of each
  3. Annual, plant height under 15″ – 3 stems, same cultivar
  4. Annual, plant height over 15″, spike form – 1 stem
  5. Annual, plant height over 15″, other form – 1 stem
  6. Begonia, tuberous – 1 bloom or spray
  7. Chrysanthemum – 1 bloom or spray
  8. Clematis – 1 branch cut to 18″ or less or 1 bloom
  9. Dahlia – 1 stem or bloom, disbudded
  10. Flowering branch, cut to 36″ or less
  11. Foliage branch, cut to 36″ or less
  12. Flowering vine, other than clematis, cut to 18″ or less – 1 stem or branch
  13. Fruited branch, cut to 36″ or less
  14. Ornamental grass, under 4′ same cultivar, 3stems
  15. Ornamental grass, over 4′, same cultivar, 3 stems
  16. Perennials, collection of 3 kinds, 1 stem each
  17. Perennial grown for foliage – 3 stem, same cultivar
  18. Perennial, other, plant height over 15″, spike form – 1 stem
  19. Perennial, other, plant height over 15″, other form – 1 stem
  20. Perennial, other, plant height under 15″ – 3 stems, same cultivar (see Hort Guidelines pg. 2)
  21. Rosa (rose), hybrid tea – 1 bloom, disbudded
  22. Rosa (cluster rose), floribunda, grandiflora or polyantha – 1 spray or specimen bloom (specimen bloom disbudded)
  23. Rosa (rose), shrub – 1 spray or bloom
  24. Rosa (rose), climbing – 1 spray or bloom
  25. Rosa (rose), miniature – 1 spray or bloom
  26. Rosa (rose), miniature – 1 specimen bloom, disbudded
  27. Rosa (rose), other – 1 spray or bloom
  28. Sedum, Autumn Joy (or similar type) – 1 stem
  29. Sedum, other – 1 stem

Fruits and Vegetables

  1. Berries or small fruit – ½ pint
  2. Tomato, cherry – 1 truss or 5 specimens, same cultivar, calyx left on
  3. Tomato over 2″ – 3 specimens, calyx left on
  4. Leaf vegetable – 3 specimens or 1 specimen plant(or head), displayed in water
  5. Small Root vegetable – 3 specimens, e.g., carrots, beets, radishes, potatoes, onions (see O.J.E.S. pgs. 70-73 for proper presentation)
  6. Large Root Vegetable – 1 specimen, e.g., turnip, squash, pumpkin
  7. Small vegetables – 3 specimens, e.g., peas, beans (see O.J.E.S. pp. 70-73 for proper presentation)
  8. Large vegetable, 1 specimen
  9. Other vegetable – 1 specimen or bunch
  10. Vegetable collection, at least 3 types, displayed on exhibitor’s tray, not exceeding 14″ by 20″
  11. Collection of cut herbs – minimum 5 varieties, named
  12. Educational exhibit 5
  13. Any other cultivar (AOC) 3 – 1 stem or bloom

Guidelines:

Judges Choice Horticulture - March 2015 By Marie Decker

Judges Choice Horticulture – March 2015 By Marie Decker

  • Exhibitors are allowed three entries in each class, provided each specimen is a different cultivar/ variety/species.
  • All entries must be grown by the exhibitor.
  • The Society provides uniform containers for all cut material unless otherwise specified in the schedule. However, members may choose to provide their own vases. For very tall material, e.g., delphinium, large iris, or large branch the exhibitor should bring his or her own container.
  • Specimens must be shown with their own attached foliage only.
  • Where 3 specimens of the same cultivar are asked for, the specimens should be uniform, free of disease or insect damage and at an appropriate stage of maturity.
  • Where a definite number of specimens is specified, that number must be adhered to.
  • Buds showing colour are considered blooms.
  • When a height limit is specified for an annual or perennial, this refers to the growing height of the plant not the cut length of the specimen.
  • Houseplants must have been in the possession of the exhibitor for at least three months prior to the show and must not be shown more than once in any six-month period.
  • Potted plants may have only one cultivar per pot unless stated otherwise.
  • Plants should be clean and well-groomed. Insect-infested or diseased entries will be removed from the show.
  • Scarce, protected, endangered native plants or poisonous plants will be disqualified. Refer to: Government of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources “Endangered Species Act”. Refer to ontatrio.ca/speciesatrisk
  • The quality or condition of the exhibit at the time of judging is an important factor. Try to make sure the exhibit is fresh, free of blemishes, with dead leaves and flowers removed.

Please Note:

All show entries — design, horticulture, photography — must be in place in the upstairs hall by 7:20 pm, prior to commencement of judging.

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