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Keeping Ontario Beautiful

2023 Annual Flower Show

The Annual Flower Show takes place on Saturday, August 19. Entry time is 7:00 p.m. to 8:30  p.m. on Friday evening, and 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on Saturday morning. Judging begins at 11:20 a.m. sharp. Note that the Friday entry time period has been changed from the originally-published time of 6:30-8:30 p.m. to 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Exhibitors may place up to two entries in any one class provided they are of different cultivars. Only one entry per exhibitor is permitted in any design category

Viewing time is 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Listed below are the categories for the show.

SECTION A – CUT SPECIMENS

  1. Antirrhinum (Snapdragon), 3 spikes
  2. Aster, any kind, 3 blooms
  3. Begonia, fibrous, 3 stems
  4. Begonia, tuberous, 1 male bloom with 1 leaf, unattached, from same plant
  5. Clematis, 1 stem
  6. Coleus, 3 stems of one cultivar
  7. Coleus, 3 cultivars, one stem each cultivar
  8. Cosmos, 3 sprays
  9. Dahlia, decorative or cactus, over 20 cm, 1 bloom
  10. Dahlia, decorative or cactus, 10 cm to 20 cm, 1 bloom
  11. Dahlia, any kind not listed, 1 bloom
  12. Echinacea, 3 stems
  13. Hemerocallis (Daylily), 1 stem
  14. Heuchera, 1 cultivar, 3 leaves
  15. Heuchera, 3 cultivars, 1 leaf each cultivar
  16. Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon), 1 stem, not to exceed 1 metre
  17. Hydrangea, 1 branch
  18. Marigold, 3 blooms
  19. Nasturtiums, 3 stems
  20. Pelargonium (Geranium), 1 head with foliage attached
  21. Petunia, 3 sprays
  22. Phlox, 1 stem
  23. Rose, hybrid tea, 1 bloom
  24. Rose, grown for fragrance, 1 bloom
  25. Rose, floribunda, 1 spray
  26. Rose, polyanthus, 1 spray
  27. Rose, climber or rambler, 1 stem
  28. Rose, shrub, 1 stem
  29. Rose, miniature, 1 stem
  30. Rose, any kind not listed, 1 stem
  31. Rose, floating in a clear glass bowl with its own foliage, unattached (Seebowl on definitions page)
  32. Rose, full blown, 1 bloom
  33. Rudbeckia, 3 large blooms (over 7.5 cm across)
  34. Rudbeckia, any other kind, 3 stems
  35. Salvia, 3 spikes
  36. Sedum, large-headed, 1 head
  37. Sedum, any other, 1 stem
  38. Sunflower, 1 stem
  39. Zinnia, 1 bloom
  40. Container of flowers, 1 kind only
  41. Collection of flowers, 3 or more kinds
  42. Collection of cut herbs, 3 or more kinds, must be named
  43. Flowering vine, 1 stem
  44. Flowering shrub or tree, 1 branch, not to exceed 1 metre
  45. Any other annual not listed, 1 specimen
  46. Any other annual not listed, 3 specimens of the same kind
  47. Any other perennial not listed, 1 specimen
  48. Any other perennial not listed, 3 specimens of the same kind
  49. Any other flowering bulb, corm or tuber, 1 stem, spike or spray
  50. Collection of ornamental grasses, or grass-like plants, 3-5 cultivars, 1 stem of each

SECTION B – PLANTS

  1. African violet, 1 crown, 1 pot
  2. Cactus and other succulents
  3. Dish garden, dish not to exceed 40 cm (See definitions page)
  4. Herb(s), in 1 pot, longest dimension not to exceed 40 cm, must be named
  5. Hanging plant, foliage, 1 or more cultivars
  6. Hanging plant, flowering, 1 or more cultivars
  7. Pelargonium (Geranium), in bloom, 1 pot
  8. Planter, foliage or flowering, 2 or more varieties, container not to exceed 50 cm
  9. Potted Fern, 1 pot
  10. House plant, any other foliage, 1 pot, up to 20 cm in diameter
  11. House plant, any other foliage, 1 pot, over 20 cm in diameter
  12. House plant, any other flowering, 1 pot, up to 20 cm in diameter
  13. House plant, any other flowering, 1 pot, over 20 cm in diameter
  14. Coleus, 1 pot

SECTION C – FRUITS & VEGETABLES

  1. Peppers, 3 on a plate
  2. Beans, any kind, 3 on a plate
  3. Cucumbers, any kind, 2 on a plate
  4. Tomato, heirloom, calyx attached, must be named, 1
  5. Tomatoes, small fruited, red, calyx attached, 3 on a plate
  6. Tomatoes, small fruited, other than red, calyx attached, 3 on a plate
  7. Tomatoes, not small fruited, red, calyx attached, 3 on a plate
  8. Tomatoes, any other kind, not small fruited, calyx attached, 3 on a plate
  9. Zucchini, 1
  10. Vegetable, any kind not listed, 1-5
  11. Any fruit, 1-5

SECTION D – DESIGN CATEGORIES

Annual Show Design Theme: "Mad Hatter Tea Party"
  1. Tea Time a small design in a tea cup (14 cm to 25.4 cm)
    a) Experienced exhibitors
    b) Novice exhibitors (A person who has not yet won a first-place ribbon in a design category at any OHA society flower show.)
  2. Cake – a pav design in the shape of a slice of cake
  3. Table Setting – a landscape in an open flat container (23 cm-30.5 cm). Accessories are permitted.
  4. Mad Hatter – an interpretive design
  5. March Hare – a fresh miniature design (maximum dimensions 12.7 cm)

Children's Design Section

Entry in the Children's Design Section is open to children or grandchildren (17 years or under) of East York Garden Club members.
  1. Ages 10 and under: Its a party! – A design using 3 or more colours or a design using colourful fruit
  2. Ages 11-17: Its a party! – A design using 3 or more colours or a design using colourful fruit

Click here for a pdf version of the annual flower show schedule .

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