Horticulture

September 2017

Horticultural Schedule

6. Annual Coleus – 3 stems
7. Annuals, collection of – 3 kinds, 1 stem of each
8. Annual, plant height under 15” – 3 stems
9. Annual, plant height over 15”, spike form – 1 stem
10. Annual, plant height over 15”, other form – 1 stem
11. Begonia, tuberous – 1 bloom or spray
12. Chrysanthemum – 1 bloom or spray
13. Clematis – 1 branch cut to 18” or less or 1 bloom
14. Dahlia – 1 stem or bloom, disbudded
15. Flowering branch, cut to 36” or less
16. Foliage branch, cut to 36″ or less
17. Flowering vine, other than clematis, cut to 18” or less – 1 stem or branch
18. Fruited branch, cut to 36” or less
19. Grass, sedge or rush, Ornamental  – 3 stems under 4′ same cultivar
20. Grass, sedge or rush, Ornamental grass – 3 stems over 4′, same cultivar
21. Perennials, collection of 3 kinds, 1 stem each
22. Perennial grown for foliage – 3 stems of one cultivar
23. Perennial, other, plant height over 15”, spike form – 1 stem
24. Perennial, other, plant height over 15”, other form – 1 stem
25. Perennial, other, plant height under 15” – 3 stems, same cultivar
(see Hort Guidelines)
26. Rosa (rose), hybrid tea – 1 bloom, disbudded
27. Rosa (Cluster rose), floribunda, grandiflora or polyantha – 1 spray or specimen bloom (specimen disbudded)
28. Rosa (rose), shrub – 1 spray or bloom
29. Rosa (rose), climbing – 1 spray or bloom
30. Rosa (rose), miniature – 1 spray
30. Rosa (rose), miniature – 1 specimen bloom, disbudded
32. Rosa (rose), other – 1 spray or bloom
33. Sedum, Autumn Joy (or similar type) – 1 stem
34. Sedum, other – 1 stem
Fruits & Vegetables
35. Berries or small fruit – ½ pint
36. Cherry tomatoes – 1 truss or 5 specimens, calyx left on
37. Tomato over 2” – 3 specimens, calyx left on
38. Leaf vegetable – 3 specimens or 1 specimen plant (or head), displayed in a container of water
39. Small Root vegetable – 3 specimens, e.g., carrots, beets, radishes, potatoes, onions
40. Large Root Vegetable – 1 specimen, e.g., turnip, squash, pumpkin
41. Small vegetable – 3 specimens, e.g., peas, beans
42. Large vegetable – 1 specimen, e.g., turnip, squash, pumpkin
43. Other vegetable – 1 specimen or bunch
44. Vegetable collection, at least 3 types, displayed on exhibitor’s tray, not exceeding 14” by 20”
45. Collection of cut herbs – minimum 5 varieties, named
46. Educational exhibit
47. Any other cultivar (AOC) – 1 stem or bloom

Guidelines:

All entries must be grown by the exhibitor.

Exhibitors are allowed three entries in each section, provided each specimen is a different cultivar.

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. 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

Educational Exhibit: This exhibit will be scored out of 5 points and the points will count toward trophies. Educational exhibits are designed to instruct the viewer in some aspect of horticulture (e.g., plant propagation, environment, endangered plant preservation, etc). The exhibit must contain plant material and should include both botanical and common plant names. It should also mention plant origin, habitat, culture (how it is grown), usage and history. The exhibit will also be judged on clear, concise presentation, attractiveness, quality and condition of plant material, originality and creativity. (O.J.E.S. pg. 76)

AOC: The “Any Other Cultivar” class has been added for plants that do not fall into any other show category. (O.J.E.S. pg. 90)

Judges follow the “Ontario Judging and Exhibiting Standards for Horticulture and Floral Design, Publication 34 / 2003,” (O.J.E.S.) published by the Ontario Horticultural Association and Garden Clubs of Ontario. Judges may disqualify entries that do not follow the guidelines. A copy of Publication 34 can be found in our Library or you may purchase a copy from the Society.

For complete guidelines, please refer to the Oakville Horticultural Society’s 2015 Guidelines for Entering Flower and Photographic Shows schedule.

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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