October 2018

Horticultural Schedule

  1. Annual coleus – 3 stems, same cultivar
  2. Annuals collection of 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. Branch, flowering, cut to 36″ or less
  7. Branch, fruited, cut to 36″ or less
  8. Branch, showing fall colour, cut to 36″ or less
  9. Blub, corm, tuber, rhizome, other than Dahlia – 1 stem
  10. Chrysanthemum – 1 bloom or spray
  11. Dahlia, under 4″ – 1 stem or bloom, disbudded
  12. Dahlia, over 4″ – 1 stem or bloom, disbudded
  13. Grass, ornamental, under 4’, 3 stalks, same cultivar
  14. Grass, ornamental, over 4’, 3 stalks, same cultivar
  15. House plant, grown for flowers or fruit
  16. House plant grown for foliage
  17. Perennials, collection of 3 kinds, 1 stem of each
  18. Perennial, other, plant height under 15″ – 3 stems, same cultivar (see Hort Guidelines pg. 3),
  19. Perennial, other, plant height over 15″, spike form – 1 stem
  20. Perennial, other, plant height over 15″, other form – 1 stem
  21. Rosa (rose), hybrid tea – 1 specimen 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 (includes Austin roses)
  24. Rosa (rose), climbing – 1 spray or bloom
  25. Rosa (rose), miniature – 1 spray
  26. Rosa (rose), miniature – 1 specimen bloom, disbudded
  27. Rosa (rose), other – 1 spray or bloom
  28. Rosa (rose), hips – 1 spray
  29. Sedum – 1 stem
  30. Seed heads, decorative – 3 stems, same cultivar
  31. Seed pods – at least 3 specimens, same cultivar

Fruits and Vegetables

  1. Berries or small fruit – ½ pint
  2. Fruit, 1 specimen
  3. Tomato, cherry – 1 truss or 5 specimens, same cultivar, calyx left on
  4. Tomato, over 2″ – 3 specimens, calyx left on
  5. Vegetable, large – 1 specimen, e.g., squash, turnip, pumpkin, cabbage, cauliflower
  6. Vegetable, small – 3 specimens, e.g., peas, beans, carrots, beets, onions, potatoes (see O.J.E.S. pgs. 70-73 for proper presentation)
  7. A fall craft, must have some horticultural content, made by the exhibitor, not previously shown
  8. Educational exhibit 5
  9. 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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