This year’s theme for the 165th Sutton Fair & Horse Show is “Cowboy Boots and Country Roots”.

Flowers

CLASSES 180 to 187 – FLOWERS

FLOWERS

CHAIRPERSON:        Laura Johnston lmjohnston1@rogers.com
Co-Chair: Marijke Gould (905) 898-0295)

 

COMMITTEE:               Katrina Gould, Barb Naismith, Edith Booth, Glenda Hamilton

 

PRIZE MONEY:            Class 180 to 183           1st = $5.00; 2nd = $4.50; 3rd = $4.00

Class 184 to 187           1st = $4.00; 2nd = $3.50; 3rd = $3.00; 4th = $2.50

BEST IN SHOW            $25

 

The General Rules of the Sutton Agricultural Society shall apply

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ADDITIONAL RULES AND HELPFUL HINTS:

NOTE:  Flower stems should be cut on an angle late Tuesday or early Wednesday and put in ample warm water for several hours before arranging.

See RULES for SPECIAL CONDITIONING.

In the Design Section, use ONLY frest plant material. Flowers may be obtained from any source.

No plastic, silk or artificially coloured flowers are permitted.

 

  1. Entries entered in Classes 180, 181, & 183 must have been grown by the exhibitor.
  2. In Class 183, potted plants must have been in the possession of the exhibitor for at least three (3) months prior to the show.
  3. Please watch for instructions for the number of blooms, ie: 2, 3, etc. A bud showing colour is considered a bloom. Therefore, carefully remove any extra buds if only one bloom is called for.
  4. Please use a CLEAN, CLEAR GLASS CONTAINER that is in proportion to the size of flower that you are entering. For example DO NOT place a large entry in a small container. Also place short stem flowers in a small container. A shot glass for example/
  5. You may use a piece of rhubarb or celery at mouth of container to hold stems upright, in specimen class only..
  6. Make sure the stems are straight and the same length. The leaves should be uniform in size when exhibiting 3 or more stems. The flowers should also be the same shape and size when entering more than one.

THE JUDGE LOOKS FOR UNIFORMITY, STRAIGHT STEMS AND CLEAN, UNDAMAGED FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE. THAT MEANS THERE SHOULD BE NO MARKS ON THE PETALS AND/OR FOLIAGE. CAREFULLY REMOVE ANY BLOOMS THAT ARE NO LONGER FRESH. REMOVE FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE THAT HAVE HOLES IN THEM. MAKE SURE THE ENTRY LOOKS FRESH WITH NO WILTING/LIMP FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE.

  1. CLEAN PLANT MATERIAL IS IMPORTANT. Please remove any insects, insect homes or dust from plant material. To remove dust and debris, gently brush with a make-up brush. Some foliage can be washed in lukewarm water.
  2. We reserve the right to change the class and/or section number on any entry except designs, if we find entry has been put into the wrong section. This will benefit the exhibitor for points.
  3. We reserve the right to remove any entry if we find the entry is full of bugs,
  4. Remove any foliage below water level as it will rot.
  5. Do not add additional foliage to the entry unless it is called for.
  6. Gladiola are judged as 1/3 open, 1/3 showing colour and 1/3 still to open.
  7. DO NOT let your accessories dominate your display or design.
  8. PLEASE NO DAYLILLIES in specimans and Designs as they do not last.

 

CONDITIONING PLANT MATERIAL

Sear the cut ends of dahlia, gallardia, campanula, or bachelor buttons.

Some flowers benefit from scalding – 1 minute in hot water such as roses, black-eyed susans & sunflowers.

THIS HELPS PROLONG THE LIFE OF THE FLOWER FOR A 4 DAY SHOW.

 

CLASS 180: SPECIMENS

 

NO COMMERCIAL FLOWERS PERMITTED, FLOWERS MUST BE GROWN BY EXHIBITOR

SECTION:

  1. Begonia, Tuberous, floating in water without foliage, 1 bloom only
  2. Coleus, 1 stem
  3. Cone Flower, Echinacea, 3 stems -Single or Double not mixed
  4. Cosmos, 3 stems
  5. Dahlia, under 10cm (4”), 3 stems (in bloom)
  6. Dahlia, over 10cm (4”), 1 stem

Do not remove leaves from stems for 4 & 5

  1. Daisy (Gloriosa) Rudbeckia — Singles or Doubles, 3 stems or 3 sprays, not mixed
  2. Dianthus, 3 stems
  3. Gaillardia, Blanket flower, 3 stems
  4. Geranium, (Pelargonium) Zonal, 1 stem,(please remove foliage)
  5. Gladiola, 1 stem (1/3, 1/3, 1/3 See rules)
  6. Gladiola, miniature, 1 stem, As above
  7. Golden Glow (Helianthus), 3 sprays
  8. Heuchera Leaves, Coral Bells, same or different varieties, 3 stems
  9. Hosta Flower, 1 stem
  10. Hosta Leaves, small width not to exceed 5cm (2”), same variety, 3 stems
  11. Hosta Leaves, medium width 5cm to 13cm (2”- 5”), same variety, 3 stems
  12. Hosta Leaves, large width over 13cm (5”), same vareity, 3 stems
  13. Hydrangea, length not to exceed 61cm (2’) Cone shaped, 1 stem
  14. Hydrangea, length not to exceed 61cm (2’) Pom Pom shaped, 1 stem
  15. Hydrangea, length not to exceed 61cm (2’) Coloured, 1 stem. Use special fertilizer to keep colours vibrant.
  16. Marigolds (Tagetes), small, under 5cm (2”), 3 stems or sprays
  17. Marigolds (Tagetes), large, over 5cm (2”), 3 stems or sprays
  18. Ornamental Grasses, any variety, length up to 61cm (2’), 3 stems. No aquatic grass
  19. Petunias, single or doubles, 3 sprays
  20. Phlox, perennial, 3 separate stems
  21. Roses, miniature, 1 bloom or spray
  22. Roses, any other variety, 1 bloom, spray or stem
  23. Rose, floating in water without foliage, 1 bloom
  24. Snapdragons (Antirrhinum), 3 stems
  25. Sunflower, 1 stem to include 1 leaf and single bloom
  26. Zinnia, Daisy, 1 stem
  27. Zinnia, Pompom, (Button), 1 stem
  28. Any other annual not listed, Name variety, 3 stems
  29. Any other perennial or Bi-annual not listed, Name variety, 3 stems

If entering a sedum, bloom needs to show colour

  1. Flowering branch of a shrub, tree or vine, not to exceed 61 cm (2’), 1 stem. NO ROSE OF SHARON (HIBISCUS).
  2. Any other bulb, corm, rhizome or tuber, 1 stem, PLEASE NO DAYLILIES IN ANY OF THE ABOVE SECTIONS

PLEASE NO DAYLILIES IN ANY OF THE ABOVE SECTIONS

BEWARE OF QUEEN ANN’S LACE, SHOULD HAVE A BLACK DOT IN CENTER. WILD PARSNIP IS A LOOK ALIKE AND TOXIC.

 

CLASS 181: DISPLAYS

SECTION:

  1. Collection of Hosta Leaves, 3 to 5 varieties
  2. Bouquet of Nasturtiums
  3. Bouquet of Pansies
  4. Bouquet of Sweet Peas
  5. Bouquet of Mixed Flowers NO DAY LILIES

 

 

CLASS 182: DESIGNS

 

Theme: WE HAVE A GOOD THING GROWING

NO SOIL PERMITTED IN DESIGN

MECHANICS (OASIS) MAY BE USED, BUT THEY ARE NOT TO BE SHOWN, USING RHUBARB OR CELERY MAY AID KEEPING STEMS IN PLACE.

SECTION:

SECTION:
43. PETITE: miniature design, not exceeding 12.5cm/5in, in any direction.
Including container.
44. HARD WORKING MAN: design in a boot
45. GREEN GRASS OF HOME: design using foliage only
46. LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: vertical design
47. HOME FIRES BURNING: design using wood
48. CANDLE LIGHT: round design using a candle
49. NEVER TOO OLD: design using an old container
50. CELEBRATION TIME: a colourful design celebrating the fairs 165th year.
51. ON THE PRAIRIES: design using road side grasses and wild flowers
52. PLOUGHING AHEAD: modern design.

 

CLASS 183: CONTAINER DISPLAYS FOR INDOORS OR OUTDOORS

SECTION:

SECTION:
53. African Violet, 1 plant or crown, one pot
54. Porcupine Garden, Cacti, 3 or more varieties, 1 container.
55. Succulents, 3 or more varieties, 1 container
56. Geranium (Pelargonium), 1 plant in bloom, one pot
57. Any other indoor plant
58. Indoor hanging plant — one variety
59. Outdoor hanging plant, one or more varieties in pot
60. Planter for Patio or Porch
61. Herb Patch, 3 or more herbs grown in a container (individually tagged)

 

 

CLASS 184: HIGH SCHOOL

No day lilies and no soil, use floral foam

SECTION:

62. CANDLE LIGHT: design using a candle
63. CELEBRATION: design celebrating the fair’s 165th year

 

 

CLASS 185: GRADES 5 TO 8

No day lilies and no soil, use floral foam

SECTION:

64. CANDLE LIGHT: design using a candle
65. CELEBRATION: design celebrating the fair’s 165th year

 

CLASS 186: GRADES 3 TO 4

No day lilies and no soil, use floral foam

SECTION:

66. GREEN GRASS OF HOME: design using foliage only
67. CELEBRATION: design celebrating the fair’s 165th year

 

CLASS 187: PRESCHOOL TO GRADE 2

No day lilies and no soil, use floral foam

SECTION:

68. GREEN GRASS OF HOME: design using foliage only
69. CELEBRATION: design celebrating the fair’s 165th year