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Flowers and Plants – Palmerston Fair

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Flowers and Plants — CLASS I

2024 Class I: Flowers & Plants

Committee: Sharon Lines (519-343-5112), Joan Hamilton

Please state if you are a FIRST time exhibitor.

Flowers must be grown by exhibitor. Cut flowers to be shown with their own foliage. A BLOOM is an individual flower, one to a stem; do not leave buds showing colour on your specimen. A STEM may carry one or more flowers and buds. A SPIKE is a thick, upright stem, carrying several flowers. A SPRAY is a portion on the plant with a number of flowers on one stem. Please use tip proof containers. Uniformity in size, colour, form, stem and foliage is desirable.

Prizes for Sections 1-47: ~ 1st – $5.00; 2nd – $4.00; 3rd – $3.00

Cut Flowers (Remove leaves below waterline):

  1. Asters, 5 blooms, any colour
  2. Aster, 2 varieties, 3 blooms each
  3. Begonia, 1 bloom, floated, no foliage
  4. Calendula, 5 blooms, any colour
  5. Chrysanthemum, 3 sprays, one colour
  6. Black-eyed Susan, 5 stems
  7. Cosmos, 3 long sprays, any colour
  8. Dahlia, 1 large bloom, over 5” diameter
  9. Dahlia, 3 blooms, pom pom
  10. Gladioli, 1 spike, bi-colour
  11. Gladioli, 1 spike, miniature, any colour
  12. Hydrangea, 1 stem, any colour
  13. Hydrangea, 1 stem, cone shaped
  14. Lavatera, 3 sprays
  15. Lily, Canna, 2 stems
  16. Marigold, 5 blooms, small, under 2 1/2” diameter
  17. Marigold, French type, small, 5 blooms with foliage
  18. Petunias, 3 sprays, single, plain, any colour 
  19. Petunias, 3 sprays, double
  20. Sunflower, 1 bloom, over 6” diameter
  21. Snapdragon, 3 stems
  22. Sedum, 3 stems
  23. Coneflower, 3 blooms
  24. Zinnias, 5 blooms, small
  25. Zinnias, 3 blooms, large, over 3” diameter
  26. Rose, 1 bloom, scent to count
  27. Rose, 1 long stem, hybrid tea
  28. Rose, 1 bloom, floating in a bowl with foliage
  29. Rose, 1 spray, miniature
  30. Rose, 1 spray, Floribunda

Potted Plants in Bloom (one plant per pot):

  1. Orchid in bloom
  2. Gerbera Daisy
  3. Geranium, single or double
  4. Fern, named
  5. Succulent, 1 type in a pot
  6. Cactus, 1 variety in a pot
  7. Impatiens, single or double
  8. Begonia, tuberous
  9. Begonia, fibrous
  10. Any other plant in bloom, named

Foliage Plant:

  1. Baby Tears
  2. Spider plant
  3. Succulent
  4. Hanging baskets, ready to hang
  5. Any blooming plants
  6. Foliage plants
  7. Mixed foliage and flowers

Prizes for Sections 48-55: ~ 1st – $6.00; 2nd – $5.00; 3rd – $4.00

Arrangements:

  1. Theme arrangement: Sow it, Grow it, Show it
  2. Table Centre: Grandmas favourite arranged in an older style vase
  3. Good Morning: Bright colours in a coffee mug
  4. Get Well Soon: for hospital room
  5. It’s Valentine’s Day: Arranged in a red container using red and white flowers
  6. Bouquet of your best garden bloomers, include at least 4 different varieties
  7. Any other annual not listed, named, 1 stem or spray
  8. Any other perennial not listed, named, 1 stem or spray

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