Oakville Horticultural Society Flower Shows – 2024

September 11, 2023 – Show Schedule

6. Annual Coleus – 3 stems, same cultivar
7. Annuals, collection – 3 kinds, 1 stem of each
8. Begonia, tuberous, 1 spray, or 1 bloom disbudded
9. Chrysanthemum – 1 bloom or spray
10. Dahlia – 1 stem or bloom, disbudded
11. Grass, ornamental, under 4′, – 3 stalks, same cultivar
12. Grass, ornamental, over 4′, – 3 stalks, same cultivar
13. Perennials, collection of 3 cultivars/varieties, 1 stem each
14. Perennial grown for foliage – 3 stems, same cultivar
15. Perennial, other, plant height over 15″, 1 stem
16. Perennial, other, plant height under 15″, 3 stems, same cultivar (see Hort. guidelines pg. 3)
17. Rosa (rose), hybrid tea – 1 bloom, disbudded
18. Rosa (clustered rose), floribunda, grandiflora or polyantha rose – 1 spray or 1 specimen bloom disbudded
19. Rosa (rose), shrub – 1 spray or 1 specimen bloom(disbudded), includes Austin English Roses
20. Rosa (rose), miniature – 1 spray
21. Rosa (rose), miniature – 1 specimen bloom, disbudded
22. Rosa (rose), other – 1 spray or 1 specimen bloom disbudded
23. Sedum, — 1 stem
Fruits and Vegetables
24. Berries or small fruit – ½ pint
25. Tomato, cherry – 1 truss or 5 specimens, same cultivar, calyx left on
26. Tomato over 2″ – 3 specimens, calyx left on
27. Leaf vegetable – 3 specimens or 1 specimen plant (or head), displayed in water
28. Vegetable, large, 1 specimen, e.g., cabbage, cauliflower, turnip (OJES pgs. 107-117)
29. Vegetable, small, 1 specimen or bunch, e.g., pea, bean, carrot, beet, radish (OJES pgs107-117)
30. Vegetable collection, at least 3 kinds, displayed on exhibitor’s tray, tray not to exceed 14″ by 18″
31. Collection of cut herbs – minimum 5 species/varieties, named.
32. Any other cultivar (AOC) 3 – 1 stem or bloom

Oakville Horticultural Society Flower Shows

General Guidelines:

Judges Choice Horticulture - March 2015 By Marie Decker

Judges Choice Horticulture – March 2015 By Marie Decker

      1. Exhibitors are allowed three entries in each class, provided each specimen is a different cultivar/ variety/species.
      2. All entries must be grown by the exhibitor.
      3. 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.
      4. Specimens must be shown with their own attached foliage only.
      5. 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.
      6. Where a definite number of specimens is specified, that number must be adhered to.
      7. Buds showing colour are considered blooms.
      8. 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.
      9. 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.
      10. Potted plants may have only one cultivar per pot unless stated otherwise.
      11. Plants should be clean and well-groomed. Insect-infested or diseased entries will be removed from the show.
      12. 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 ontario.ca/speciesatrisk
      13. 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.