Horticulture Competition

Rules & Regulations

HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT


COMMITTEE
: Chairperson Evelyn Chambers; Amy-Jo Archer, Candace Buckley, Bev Fisher, Mary Hughes, Kim Teatro


Important Dates

  • ENTRIES CLOSE: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2022.
  • LATE ENTRIES CLOSE: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2022.
  • ENTRY TAGS READY FOR PICKUP: Friday, September 16, 2022.
  • BRINGING EXHIBITS: Horticulture exhibits to be delivered to the Commonwell Exhibition Building on Tuesday, September 20, between 3:00 pm to 7:45 pm.
  • JUDGING: Tuesday, September 20, at 8:00 pm.
  • REMOVING EXHIBITS: Exhibits may be pickup on Monday, September 26, between 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. *Please note there will no longer be Sunday pickup. Perishable items not picked up on Monday will be discarded without notification to the exhibitor.

NOTES

  • Completed entry forms may be submitted by fax, phone, email, delivered in-person to the LEX office, or completed online at https://www.assistexpo.ca/lindsayex
  • LATE FEE: $5.00 per entry.
  • When making entries use 4 DIGITS - first 2 are DIVISION number & second 2 are CLASS number.

RULES & REGULATIONS

  1. ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE GROWN BY THE EXHIBITOR IN 2022.
  2. FEE: $10.00 Administration fee must accompany all entry forms.
  3. ENTRY DEADLINE: Entries must be received by end of day WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 or they will be charged AN ADDITIONAL LATE FEE OF $5.00. ABSOLUTELY NO ENTRY FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2022.
  4. ENTRIES ALLOWED: Exhibitors may make “ONE ENTRY” only and receive “ONE PRIZE” only in each class.
  5. TAGS: Entry tags will be ready for pick up at the LEX office after 9:00 am Friday, September 16, 2022. Tags cannot 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. TAGS: No altering of tags and no handwritten tags are not allowed.
  7. BRINGING EXHIBITS: Bring exhibits to the Commonwell Exhibition Building from 3:00 pm - 7:45 pm Tuesday, September 20, 2022. 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 Monday, September 26 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. *Please note there will no longer be Sunday pickup. Perishable items not picked up on Monday September 26, 2022, will be discarded without notification to the exhibitor.
  9. EXHIBITS: 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: Exhibits are to be placed in sufficiently wide-bottomed containers to prevent tipping when handled by the Judge or Committee.
  11. DEFINITION OF 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: Judges will use the Ontario Judging Exhibiting Standards as their guide.
  14. PRIZE MONEY: Prize money won will be paid by cheque and mailed in October. Cheques MUST be cashed by MARCH 1st, 2023.
  15. In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacts paid attendance at the 2022 LEX, the Lindsay Agricultural Society (LAS) reserves the right to prorate prize money paid out in order to manage the financial impact on the LAS. The LAS guarantees that the prize money paid out for each show will, at a minimum, be the sum of the entry fees plus sponsorship dollars received for that show. If prorating of prize money is deemed necessary for a show, all exhibitor prize money for that show will be reduced by the same percentage.
  16. The LEX competitions will be held according to the latest COVID-19 Event Protocol approved by the HKPR Health Unit. All then-current COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be in place and all participants, including but not limited to exhibitors, officials, and volunteers will be expected to adhere to the restrictions at all times. Anyone who fails to adhere to the restrictions will be asked to leave the LEX Grounds and will forfeit any prize money earned.



Plants



PLANTS - DIVISION 78

PLEASE NOTE: Plants to be exhibited in pots. Cleanliness of pots will be considered in judging. The exhibitor must have grown all exhibits in the following classes for at least the past 3 months.

Prizes: $5 - $4 - $3

Classes:

1.

Tuberous Begonia

- Submit 1 specimen.

2.

Flowering Begonia

- Submit 1 plant, fibrous.

3.

Coleus

- Not over 60 cm high including pot.

4.

Geranium

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

- Not over 60 cm high including pot.

5.

Geranium

- Submit 1 plant, double or semi-double.

- Not over 60 cm high including the pot.

6.

Geranium

- Submit 1 plant, 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

- Submit 1 plant, with trailers.

- Any colour.

10.

Miniature African Violet

- Submit 1 plant.

- Any colour.

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

11.

Open Class - any other flowering plant in bloom

- Submit 1 plant.

- Must be named.
- Not over 60 cm high including pot.

12.

Open Class - any other non-flowering plant, other than coleus

- Submit 1 plant.

- Must be named.
- Not over 60 cm high including pot.

13.

Cacti or Succulent or Exotic

- Submit 1 plant.

- Must be named.

14.

Fern in a Pot

- Ready for hanging.

Cut Flowers

CUT FLOWERS - DIVISION 79

PLEASE NOTE: 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 considered a bloom. All stalks must be cut above the ground. No foliage allowed except that which is adhered to stems. All exhibits in the following classes are to be exhibited in one container. Multiple stems or blooms are to be exhibited in a clear vase.


Prizes: $5 - $4 - $3

Classes:

15.

Calendula

- 3 Blooms

16.

Snapdragons

- 3 Spikes, short fancy.

- Displayed in a suitable container.

17.

Snapdragons

- 3 Spikes, tall.

- Displayed in a suitable container.

18.

Dahlias

- 3 Blooms, decorative.

- Any colour.
- Displayed in one container.

19.

Dahlias

- 1 Bloom, cactus.

- Any colour.
- Displayed in one container.

20.

Dahlias

- 1 Bloom, semi-cactus.

- Any colour.
- Displayed in one container.

21.

Dahlias

- 3 Blooms, pompom.

- Any colour.
- Displayed in one container.

22.

Sedum

- 3 Stalks.

23.

Annual Sweet Pea

- 3 Stems, any colour.

24.

Collection of Annuals

- Minimum of 3 species.

- Must be named.

25.

White or Cream Asters

- 3 Blooms.

26.

Pink Asters

- 3 Blooms.

27.

Violet, Purple, or Dark Blue Asters

- 3 Blooms.

28.

Red Asters

- 3 blooms

29.

Mixed Colour Asters

- 3 Blooms.

30.

Gladioli

- 3 Spikes, all same colour.

31.

Gladioli

- 1 Spike, any colour.

32.

Gladioli

- More than 3 spikes, any colour.

33.

Marigolds

- 3 Blooms, double.

- 2 to 5 cm bloom dimension.
- Any colour.

34.

Marigolds

- 3 Blooms, double.

- Over 5 & up to 10 cm bloom dimension.
- Any colour.

35.

Marigolds

- 3 Blooms, 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, any colour or colours.

- 5 cm and under.

40.

Coneflower

- 3 Stems, Echinacea species.

41.

Lavatera

- 3 Stems.

- Must be named.

42.

Rudbeckia

- 3 Stems.

43.

Rose

- 1 Bloom, grandiflora, some foliage.

- Any colour.

44.

Rose

- 1 Bloom, tea, some foliage.

- Any colour.

45.

Rose

- Submit 1 rose 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.

Hydrangea

- 1 Stem, any colour.

53.

Sunflower

- Submit a single flower on 1 stem in appropriate container.

- Any colour.

54.

Sunflower

- Multi-flowered on 1 stem in an appropriate container.

- Any colour.

55.

Any Other Annual

- 3 Stems.

- Must be named.

56.

Any Other Perennial

- 3 Stems.

- Must be named.

Displays

DISPLAYS - DIVISION 80

PLEASE NOTE: Quality and arrangement to be considered 50/50 in judging. Foliage or filler may be included.

Prizes: $5 - $4 - $3

Classes:

57.

A Table Centerpiece

- To be viewed from all sides.

- Maximum 30 cm in diameter.

58.

Decorative Design with Marigolds

- Displayed forming a wheel.

- Not to exceed 30 cm in diameter.

59.

An Arrangement in a Shot Glass

60.

Fantastic Foliage

- A design using foliage only.

- Not hanging.

61.

Dried Arrangement

- At least 30 cm high.

- With natural accent colour (need not be grown by exhibitor).
- Must include grasses and dried flowers.

62.

Hanging Outdoor Basket

- Minimum of 2 species.

- Floral garden.
- Growing material.

63.

Hanging Outdoor Basket

- minimum of 2 species - foliage garden - growing material

64.

Quilt Block Flower Cake

- Design in a cake pan.

- Not to exceed 25 cm x 25 cm.

65.

Arrangement of Flowers in a Ladies Handbag

- Maximum 30 cm in height.

66.

Best Things in Life Are Free

- Portion of driftwood, berries and leaves.

- Maximum 45 cm in any direction.
- All natural materials (need not be grown by exhibitor).

67.

Planted Display Using Repurposed Items

- Not to exceed 50 cm tall and 30 cm wide.

68.

Miniature Garden Glass Container

- Size not to exceed 10 cm in diameter.

- No height restrictions.

69.

Arrangement using a Cup & Saucer

70.

Display of Hosta Leaves

- Minimum 3 stalks, not to exceed 5 stalks.

 
Specials

SPECIALS - DIVISION 81

Prizes: $25 - $5 - $4 - $3

Classes:

71.

Theme Special - Incorporate our theme "A Family A*Fair"

- In a metal container.

- Not to exceed 30 cm in any direction.

Sponsor: Big Event Floral & Decorating

72.

Wine, Candles and Roses Centerpiece

- Not to exceed 45 cm in height.

Sponsor: Rockwood Forest Nursery

73.

Farm & Fashion

- Flower arrangement in a women's shoe and a man's boot.

- To compliment each other.

Sponsor: Rosepark Landscaping Ltd.

74.

Song of Nature

- Using weathered wood and flowers.

- Not to exceed 45 cm in length or height.

Sponsor: Lilac Gardens of Lindsay

75.

What's New in Your Garden

- 3 Stems in a vase.

- Must be named.
1st Prize: $25 Gift Certificate

Prizes: 1st Prize: $25 Gift Certificate - $5 - $4 - $3

Sponsor: Classic Flowers

76.

Decorative Collection of Named Herbs

- Minimum of 3 species.

- Must be named.

Sponsor: Rosepark Landscaping Ltd.

77.

Whispering Winds

- Using branches or vines to create a line arrangement.

In memory of Gary Barker

Sponsor: Suzanne Barker

78.

Miniature Arrangement

- Not over 13 cm in any direction, including container.

Sponsor: Walden Snow Removal

79.

An Ode to our Queen

-The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated in 2022 to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen

- Dried or fresh material may be used.
- No plastic or artificial material.
- Not to exceed 50 cm in any direction.

Sponsor: Garry's Garden Gallery

80.

An Arrangement Using A Farm Toy

- Displayed in a toy tractor or wagon or truck.

- Not to exceed 50 cm in any direction.

Sponsor: Callaghan Farm Supply