Georgetown Horticultural Society

Georgetown Horticultural Society - Fall Flower Show

Wednesday September 20th, 2017
St. George's Anglican Church

Convenor: TBD

Rules & Judging

Entries accepted from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Entries must be tagged and ON the show tables BY 7:30 p.m. No Exceptions to this rule.

Judging begins at 7:40 p.m. and all exhibitors must be out of the judging area.

Entries are to be removed from the area 30 minutes AFTER the close of the meeting. Any entries removed prior to that time will be disqualified.

Containers are supplied by the Society unless otherwise stated.

Division 1 - Horticultural

Section A - Roses

Class 1 - Roses - (one in bud, one half open and one in full bloom) - 1 or more stems, 1 variety

Class 2 - Roses - climber - 1 cluster or bloom

Class 3 - Roses - English (Austin) or old - 1 cluster

Class 4 - Roses - English (Austin) or old - 1 bloom

Class 5 - Roses - Cluster (e.g. The Fairy, Lili Marlene) - 1 cluster

Class 6 - Roses - miniature - 1 cluster

Class 7 - Roses - miniature - 1 bloom

Class 8 - Roses - hybrid tea, any colour - 1 bloom

Class 9 - Roses - hybrid tea - 3 blooms, each bloom to be a different colour

Class 10 - Roses for Fragrance (judged 60% fragrance, 40% condition) - 1 stem

Class 11 - Roses - shrub - 1 cluster or bloom

Section B - Annuals, Biennials, Perennials and Flowering Bulbs

Note: For collections, where names of varieties are requested, please write the names on the reverse side of Entry Tag it aids in the judging and in case of a tie, the entry with the named varieties will win.

Class 12 - Anemones - 1 bloom

Class 13 - Antirrhinum - (Snapdragon) - 1 stem

Class 14 - Begonia tuberous - floating in a shallow bowl (exhibitor to supply) - 1 bloom with foliage

Class 15 - Calendula or Tagetes (Marigold) - 3 blooms, one colour

Class 16 - Chrysanthemum - 1 stem

Class 17 - Clematis - 2 blooms with foliage

Class 18 - Coreopsis (Tickseed) - 3 blooms,any colour

Class 19 - Cosmos - 3 blooms, one variety

Class 20 - Dahlia - giant/large - bloom 15.2 cm (6 inches) and over - 1 bloom

Class 21 - Dahlia - medium/small - bloom under 15.2 cm (6 inches) - 1 bloom

Class 22 - Echinacea (Cornflower) - 1 stem

Class 23 - Gaillardia (Blanket Flower) - 1 bloom

Class 24 - Pelargonium (Geranium), large flowered - 1 stem

Class 25 - Pelargonium (Geranium), any other (e.g. ivy leaf, zonal) - 1 stem, with foliage

Class 26 - Helenium (Helen's Flower) - 1 stem

Class 27 - Helianthus (Sunflower) - 1 stem, any size

Class 28 - Herbs - a collection, fresh or dried, (presented as a decorative arrangement, each herb must be named) - 1 collection of 3 to 5 different varieties

Class 29 - Nasturtium - 3 blooms with foliage

Class 30 - Nicotiana - 1 stem

Class 31 - Phlox - 1 stem

Class 32 - Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan) - 1 stem

Class 33 - Salvia - 1 stem

Class 34 - Sedum - 1 stem

Class 35 - Solidago (Goldenrod) - 1 stem

Class 36 - Verbena - 2 stems, any type, any colour

Class 37 - Zinnias - 1 bloom

For any other categories where plant size is listed, it means the size of the plant at maturity, not the size you cut it.

Class 38 - Any other flower not listed, under 45.7 cm (18 inches) - 1 stem or bloom

Class 39 - Any other flower not listed, over 45.7 cm (18 inches) - 1 stem or bloom

Class 40 - Flowering branch of a shrub, not to exceed 76.2 cm (30 inches) including container - 1 specimen

Class 41 - Fruiting branch of a shrub, not to exceed 76.2 cm (30 inches) including container - 1 specimen

Class 42 - Flowering/fruiting vine (e.g. sweet peas, thungergia, porcelain vine) - 2 sections with foliage

Class 43 - Dried Plant Material - (including seed heads), air dried or glycerine treated, prepared by exhibitor, displayed in a container. Judged 90% content, 10% arrangement - 1 collection, must include at least 3 varieties

Class 44 - Collection of Annuals (named), your choice, own vase - 5 stems, each different

Section C - Fruits and Vegetables

Note: - Paper plates for displaying will be supplied.

Tips for Exhibiting Fruits and Vegetables

Fruit is not to be polished, as the natural bloom is part of its appeal

Where more than one specimen is required, uniformity, colour and form are important

Root vegetables have foliage removed to 2.5 cm (1 inch) above the crown

Beans have the calyx, tip and a portion of the stem attached

Class 45 - Beets - 3 specimens
May be carefully washed by not scrubbed

Class 46 - Potatoes - 3 specimens
May not be washed, but may be brushed clean

Class 47 - Carrots - 3 specimens, same cultivar
May be carefully washed but not scrubbed

Class 48 - Cherry tomatoes - 5 specimens, same cultivar, (leave calyx on)

Class 49 - Tomatoes - 3 specimens, large

Class 50 - Squash (e.g. Hubbard, pumpkin, zucchini, acorn)- 1 specimen, (leave calyx on, calyx appropriate to size)
May be washed

Class 51 - Any other small vegetable not listed - 3 specimens

Class 52 - Any other large vegetable not listed - 1 specimen

Class 53 - Apples or Pears - 3 on a plate, one cultivar

Class 54 - Berries- 7 on a plate

Class 55 - Grapes - 1 bunch on a plate

Class 56 - Any other fruit not included above - 3 on a plate

Section D - Oddities

Class 57 - Most misshapen vegetable/flower/leaf - 1 specimen

Class 58 - Most eaten leaf - 1 specimen

Section E - House Plants

Class 59 - Flowering plant - 1 specimen

Class 60 - Non-flowering plant (excluding cactus and succulents) - 1 specimen

Class 61 - Cacti and succulents - 1 specimen

Division 2 - Design

A General entrant is any member who has not taken 3 or more advanced floral design classes outside of the G.H.S.

An Experienced entrant is any member having taken 4 or more advanced floral design classes outside of the G.H.S.

Design Rules

Exhibits, unless otherwise stated, should fit into a 60.96 cm (2 foot) square.

Theme: XXX

Class 62E - 'Harvest Time' - A design incorporating fruits and/or vegetables (Experienced)

Class 63E - 'Changing Colours' - A layer design (Experienced)

Class 64G - 'Harvest Time' - A design incorporating fruits and/or vegetables (General)

Class 65G- 'Sunny Days' - A design using warm colours (General)

Class 66G - 'Cool Nights' - A design using cool colours (General)

Fall Flower Show Awards
Trophy Awarded For
Isobel Devereaux Award Most points in show - Horticultural Division
Diamond Jubilee Award Most points in fruits/vegetables
1967 Directors Award Most points in roses
Red Rose Tea Award Best red rose (if not awarded in Summer Show
Friends of The Old
Seed House
Best in show (from 1st place winners) - Horticultural Division
Duffield Award Judge's choice - Horticultural Division
Jessie Brandford Award Best vegetable/fruit arrangement - Design Division
G.H.S Memorial Award Judge's Choice (from all design entries) - Design Division
Mrs. FG Bennett Award Best Floral Design - (from all 1st place winners)- General
Pinkerton Award Best Floral Design - (from all 1st place winners)- Experienced