HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT

NOTES:

  • Entries can be made online at: https://www.assistexpo.ca/lindsayex
  • Entry forms must be received by Friday September 8th, 2017
  • When making entries use 4 digits - first 2 are DIVISION number, second 2 are CLASS number

Important Dates for Exhibitors...

~ ENTRY TAGS READY FOR PICKUP - Friday September 15th, 2017
~ BRINGING EXHIBITS - Horticulture exhibits to be delivered to The Commonwell Exhibition Building on Tuesday September 19th between 3 PM & 7:45 PM - **Judging begins Tuesday at 8 PM
~ REMOVING EXHIBITS - exhibits may be pickup on Sunday after 4 PM or Monday September 25th ~ 10 AM to 7 PM - **perishable items not picked up on Monday will be discarded without notification to the exhibitor


COMMITTEE:

CHAIRPERSON: Evelyn Chambers; Amy-Jo Archer, Bev Fisher, Mary Hughes, Kim Teatro

RULES & REGULATIONS:

1. ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE GROWN BY THE EXHIBITOR IN 2017.

2. FEE: $10.00 Administration fee must accompany all entry forms.

3. CLOSING DATE: Entry forms must be received by 5:00 p.m. FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 8th, 2017 or they will be charged AN ADDITIONAL LATE FEE OF $5.00. ABSOLUTELY NO ENTRY FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 5 PM ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15th, 2017.

4. ENTRIES ALLOWED: Exhibitors may make “ONE ENTRY” only and receive “ONE PRIZE” only in each class.

5. TAGS: Entry tags for those whose entry forms are received by the regular closing date (Friday September 8th, 2017) will be ready for pick up at the Exhibition office after 9 AM Friday September 15th, 2017. Those who have paid a late entry fee will be advised when their entry tags will be available. Tags may not be picked up at the time of bringing in entry form. LINDSAY EXHIBITION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO OPEN ALL ENTRY TAGS AFTER JUDGING HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

6. **NO ALTERING OF TAGS – no handwritten tags will be allowed

7. BRINGING EXHIBITS: Bring exhibits to The Commonwell Exhibition Building after 3 PM Tuesday September 19th, 2017. Each exhibit must be securely tagged and in place ready for judging by 7:45 p.m.

8. **REMOVING EXHIBITS: Exhibits may be picked up on Sunday September 24th between 4 - 6 PM or on Monday September 25th, 2017 between 10 AM and 7 PM. EXHIBITS WILL NOT BE KEPT LONGER THAN THIS.

9. NO EXHIBITS will be given a prize unless deemed worthy by the judge.
(Any competitor wishing to renew a portion of his or her exhibit because of wilting may do so after the day of judging but must keep to the original variety).

10. EXHIBITS are to be placed in sufficiently wide bottomed containers to prevent tipping when handled by the Judge or Committee.

11. DESIGN: An exhibit of flowers (or a composite exhibit) covering a definite number of specimens, or given area, arranged to create a pleasing effect. A display is to be judged both for the quality of the material used and for the artistry of the result. This term should be used rather than “Collection” if artistic effect is to be stressed.

12. ALL GENERAL RULES of the Society which are applicable will apply.

13. JUDGES will use the Ontario Judging Exhibiting Standards as their guide.

14. PREMIUMS won will be paid by cheque and mailed soon after the Fair.
Cheques MUST be cashed by MARCH 1st, 2018.

**PREMIUMS of $20 OR LESS WILL NOT BE MAILED but may be picked up at the LEX Office after October 18th, 2017 and MUST be picked up by November 30th, 2017.

PLANTS
CLASSES 1 - 14

NOTE: PLANTS TO BE EXHIBITED IN POTS. CLEAN POTS COUNT IN JUDGING. THE EXHIBITOR MUST HAVE GROWN ALL EXHIBITS IN THE FOLLOWING CLASSES FOR THE PAST 3 MONTHS.

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3, others: $0

Classes:

1. Tuberous Begonia - 1 specimen    

2. Flowering Begonia - 1 plant, fibrous    

3. Coleus - not over 60 cm high including pot    

4. Geranium - 1 plant, in bloom, single flowered (5 petals)    

- not over 60 cm high including pot

5. Geranium - 1 plant, double or semi-double    

6. Geranium - scented, not over 60 cm high excluding pot    

7. African Violet - single crown    

8. African Violet - double or semi-double, single crown (anything over 5 petals)    

9. African Violet - 1 plant, with trailers, any colour    

10. African Violet - miniature, 1 plant, any colour    

NOTE: for protection, AFRICAN VIOLETS will be displayed in glass cases

11. Open - any other flowering plant in bloom, named    

- not over 60 cm high including pot

12. Open - any other non-flowering plant, other than coleus, named    

- not over 60 cm high including pot

13. Cacti or Succulent or Exotic - 1 plant, named    

14. Fern in a Pot    

CUT FLOWERS
CLASSES 15 - 57


Prizes: $5 - $4 - $3
The exhibitor must grow all exhibits under this section. Each entry must have the number of blooms called for; otherwise exhibits will be disqualified. A bud showing colour is classified as a "bloom". All stalks must be cut above the ground. No foliage allowed except that adhering to stems. All exhibits in the following classes to be exhibited in one container.

15. Calendula - 3 blooms    

16. Snapdragons - 3 spikes, short fancy, in suitable container    

17. Snapdragons - 3 spikes, tall, in suitable container    

18. Dahlias - 3 blooms, decorative, any colour in one container    

19. Dahlias - 1 bloom, cactus, any colour in one container    

20. Dahlias - 1 bloom, semi-cactus, any colour, in one container    

21. Dahlias - 3 blooms, pompom, any colour, in one container    

22. Sedum - 3 stalks    

23. Annual Sweet Pea - 3 stems, any colour    

24. Collection of Annuals - from seed sown in current year    

- minimum of 3 Species, named

25. Asters - 3 blooms, white or cream    

26. Asters - 3 blooms, pink    

27. Asters - 3 blooms, violet, purple or dark blue    

28. Asters - 3 blooms, red    

29. Asters - 3 blooms, mixed colours    

30. Gladioli - 3 spikes, all same colour    

31. Gladioli - 1 spike, any colour    

32. Gladioli - more than 3 spikes, red & white display    

Note: Gladioli stem length not to exceed 50 cm below floret and no extra foliage

33. Marigolds - 3 blooms, small double, 2-5 cm bloom dimension, any colour    

34. Marigolds - 3 blooms, medium double, over 5 up to 10 cm bloom dimension    

- any colour

35. Marigolds - 3 blooms, large double, over 10 cm bloom dimension, any colour    

36. Marigolds - 3 blooms, single, any colour or colours    

37. Zinnias - 3 blooms, dahlia flowered, any colour or colours    

38. Zinnias - 3 blooms, giant cactus flowers, any colour or colours    

39. Zinnias - 3 blooms, small blooms, any colour or colours    

40. Coneflower - 3 stems, Echinacea species    

41. Lavatera - 3 stems, named    

42. Blackeyed Susan - 3 stems    

43. Rose - 1 bloom, grandiflora, some foliage, any colour    

44. Rose - 1 bloom, tea, some foliage, any colour    

45. Rose - 1, floated in suitable container    

46. Rose - 1 spray, miniature    

47. Cosmos - 3 stems, any colour    

48. Chrysanthemum - 3 sprays, hardy single    

49. Chrysanthemum - 3 sprays, hardy double    

50. Petunias - 3 sprays, single    

51. Petunias - 3 sprays, double    

52. Strawflower - 3 stems, not dried    

53. Pansies - 3 blooms, any colour    

54. Sunflower - single flower on 1 stem in appropriate container, any colour    

55. Sunflower - multi-flowered on 1 stem in an appropriate container, any colour    

56. Any Other Annual - 3 stems, named    

57. Any Other Perennial - 3 stems, named    

DISPLAYS
CLASSES 66 - 79


QUALITY AND ARRANGEMENT TO BE CONSIDERED 50/50. Any foliage or filler may be included.

66. A Table Centerpiece - to be viewed from all sides - maximum 30 cm in diameter    Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

67. Decorative Design with Marigolds - forming a wheel    Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

- not to exceed 30 cm in diameter

68. An Arrangement in a Shot Glass    Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

69. Fantastic Foliage - a design using foliage only, not hanging    Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

70. Dried Arrangement - must include grasses and dried flowers, at least 30 cm high,    Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

- with natural accent colour (need not be grown by exhibitor)

71. Hanging Outdoor Basket - floral garden - growing material    Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

- minimum of 2 species

72. Hanging Outdoor Basket - foliage garden - growing material    Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

- minimum of 2 species

73. Quilt Block Flower Cake - design in a cake pan - not to exceed 25 cm x 25 cm    Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

74. Arrangement for a Fall Wedding - maximum 30 cm    Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

75. Best Things in Life Are Free - portion of driftwood, berries and leaves    Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

- all natural materials (need not be grown by exhibitor) - maximum 45 cm

76. Red & White Flowers in a Coffee Mug    Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

77. Miniature Garden Glass Container - size not to exceed 10 cm in diameter    Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

- no height restrictions

78. Arrangement in a Cup & Saucer    Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

79. Thanksgiving Arrangement in A Pumpkin - 'real' pumpkin to be used    Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

- size of pumpkin not to exceed 25 cm in any direction

SPECIALS
CLASSES 81 - 91

PRIZES: Classes 81 - 91
1st - Special Award as indicated in each class, 2nd - $5, 3rd - $4, 4th - $3

81. Theme Special - incorporate our theme    Prizes: 1st: $0, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

Celebrating Canada's 150th

Prize: $25 gift certificate

Voucher: Meredith Montgomery, $25 Gift Certificate

82. Dining by Candlelight - centerpiece not to exceed 45 cm in height    Prizes: 1st: $0, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

Prize: $25 gift certificate

Voucher: Marc Ouellet, $25 Gift Certificate

83. Beauty & the Beast - flower arrangements in a woman's shoe and a workboot    Prizes: 1st: $25, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

- to compliment each other

Sponsorship: $50.00, Ron Fintelman

84. Song of Nature - using weathered wood and flowers    Prizes: 1st: $25, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

- not to exceed 45 cm in length or height

Sponsorship: $25.00, Lloyd McEwan

85. Decorative Picture - any combination of different flowers and seeds    Prizes: 1st: $25, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

- not to exceed 30 cm x 30 cm

Sponsorship: $25.00, Ross Chambers

86. "What's New in Your Garden" - 3 stems in a vase, named    Prizes: 1st: $0, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

Prize: $20 gift certificate

Voucher: Classic Flowers, $20 Gift Certificate

87. Decorative Collection of Named Herbs - minimum of 3 species    Prizes: 1st: $25, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

Sponsorship: $50.00, Ron Fintelman

88. Whispering Winds - using branches or vines to create a line arrangement    Prizes: 1st: $25, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

- in memory of Gary Barker

Sponsorship: $25.00, Suzanne Barker, In memory of Gary Barker

89. Miniature Arrangement - not over 13 cm in any direction, including container    Prizes: 1st: $0, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

Prize: $25 gift certificate

Voucher: Ted Walden, $25 Gift Certificate

90. Christmas Sleigh Ride - container must be a sled    Prizes: 1st: $25, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

- dried or fresh material may be used - no plastic or artificial material - not to excees 50 cm in any direction

Sponsorship: $25.00, Garry's Garden Gallery

91. An Arrangement Using A Farm Toy - tractor or wagon or truck    Prizes: 1st: $25, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, others: $0

- not to exceed 50 cm x 20 cm x 40 cm

Sponsorship: $25.00, Tom Callaghan

'BEST of SHOW' - Judge's choice    

Ribbon only

Judge will choose an 'Outstanding Entry' from the Horticulture Division.

LINDSAY & DISTRICT HORTICULTURE SOCIETY    Prize: $25.00

Is offering a prize to the Exhibitor with the greatest numbers of points in displays (classes 66-79)

Sponsorship: $25.00, President, Greates number of points in displays

CHARLES GLENNEY MEMORIAL TROPHY    

Highest number of first place awards in classes 1 to 57

The exhibitor with the highest number of first place awards in Plants and Cut Flowers (classes 1 to 57) will have their name added to the trophy. this award is in memory of Mr. Charles Glenney, a long time exhibitor in the Horticulture Section.


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