SEPTEMBER 7 to 10 2023 - Phone: (905) 983-9510 - Email: [email protected]
Amassador competition 16-17
dairy 2
chainsaw carver 2
grace goat
Demo Cross




Plants & Flowers 2022 is being held in memory of our past Chairperson, Gail Rickard.
A sincere thank you to all our generous sponsors.

Chairperson: Valerie Van Schagen 905-718-0368.
Committee: Shelley-Anne Zegers 905-983-5846, Aimie Harris 905-983-5162, Bev Oda 905-983-9986, Judy Hooper, 905-419-5434.

Rules and Regulations:
As per fair registration procedures, all exhibitors must hold a 2022 Membership ($10) for the Orono Agricultural Society before entries can be processed. Juniors, 17 and under, are exempt from paying the membership fee.

Entries will be received Wednesday, September 7th, 2022, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Thursday, September 8th, 2022; 8 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Exhibits in this class must be in the hands of the arranging committee at or before the 10 a.m. deadline on Thursday, September 8th, 2022. Judging will commence when all
displays are admitted. Note: This class is open to any age group and no membership is required for Junior Exhibitors. Exhibits are to be picked up between 3:30 and 4 p.m. on Sunday,
September 11th, 2022, only. No arrangements will be saved for later pickup. Read all sections carefully.
1. Amateurs only.
2. Only one entry per exhibitor will be accepted in any one section of this class.
3. No award will be given if entries are not considered worthy; Judge's decision is final.
4. All specimens and plant entries must be grown by exhibitors; flowers for arrangements excepted (may be purchased or from other sources).
5. “Collection” means 3 kinds. In all collections, arrangement will be considered.
6. Accessories are permitted in all decorative classes; no support wires allowed; decorative wires allowed.
7. Arrangements are to arrive completed.
8. Natural flowers only; no silk or dried items unless stated.
9. Decoratives/Arrangements must not exceed 15 inches (including container) in any direction unless otherwise stated.
10. “Small” in design means not to exceed 10 inches in any direction (including container).
11. Miniature designs are not to exceed 5 inches in any direction (including container).
12. Specimens must be in clear, colourless, glass containers. For tall specimens such as hydrangeas, gladioli or sunflowers, a wide-bottom, narrow-neck bottle such as an old milk or wine bottle is recommended for stability. Weights or plugs can be used to help stability. If entry is “tippy”, it will not be accepted.
13. Flowers and plants should be free of disease and insects. Spent blooms, ragged leaves, water stains, dust and other foreign or unsightly material should be removed. All dahlia buds should be removed. Foliage is to be included in all specimen entries unless otherwise stated.
14. For sections requiring more than one specimen, uniformity of size, form, colour and stage of development is important.
15. To attach the entry tag to the containers, it is best to punch a hole in the top left corner of the tag, loop an elastic through this and affix on the container. The committee will have a hole punch and extra elastics if required (tape does not generally stay put and the tag comes loose).
16. No entry fee will be deducted from prize money.
17. No Cannabis plants, stems, leaves, flowers, buds, or seeds of Cannabis plants will be permitted as specimens or as part of any decorative entry.

Prize Money: $5.00, $3.00, $2.00.
1. Miniature rose – 1 stem or bloom
2. Rose – single bloom, any variety
3. Floating Rose – in a suitable clear bowl so as to float freely (without foliage)
4. Gladiolus – yellow, 1 spike
5. Gladiolus – purple, 1 spike
6. Gladiolus – white or cream, 1 spike
7. Gladiolus – pink or rose, 1 spike
8. Gladiolus – any other colour, one spike
9. Gladioli – display of 3 spikes, same or different colours
10. Dahlia – any type,1 large bloom, over 8 inches diameter
11. Dahlia – ball type, 1 bloom
12. Dahlia – cactus type (pointy), 1 bloom
13. Dahlia – a display of 5 blooms in one container
14. Asters – different colours, 3 blooms
15. Asters – same colour, 3 blooms
16. Echinacea (cone flower) – 3 stems
17. Rudbeckia – 3 stems
18. Sedum – 1 stem
19. A perennial specimen not listed, named, if possible, 1 stem or spray
20. A variety of 5 perennials in a vase
21. Zinnia – pompom, 3 blooms
22. Zinnia – large-flowered, (2-4 inches), 3 blooms
23. Zinnia – any other variety or type, 3 blooms
24. Cosmos – 3 stems
25. Salvia – 1 variety, same colour, 3 stems
26. Snapdragons – same or different colours, 3 stems
27. Petunias – 1 spray
28. Marigold- 3 blooms under 2 inches
29. Marigold – 3 blooms over 2 inches
30. Tuberous Begonia – 1, floating in a bowl, with leaf
31. Nasturtium – 1 vine-like stem or spray
32. Coleus – 1 stem, any colour or variety
33. An annual specimen not listed, named, if possible, 1 stem or spray
34. Quick Pick – a bouquet of cut flowers (annuals) in a vase (not wildflowers)

Prize money: $5.00, $3.00, $2.00.

Name the flower if possible. Plant is to be potted at least two months ahead. Do not use decorative
pots. NO HANGING BASKETS. Pots not to exceed 8 inches diameter at the top. BRING A DRIP

35. African violet – any type, any colour
36. Any house plant in bloom
37. Small house plant under 10 inches in height (including container)
38. A house plant grown for foliage
39. Most unusual plant, named, if possible
40. A potted culinary herb (named)
41. A potted cactus or succulent
42. Orchid (Phalaenopsis)
43. Orchid – Miniature

Prize money: $10.00, $6.00, $4.00.
44.“Treasures of The Desert” – a design using cacti and succulents in a container. Soil/sand and
other natural items allowed.
45.“Sunny Days” -a small centerpiece using yellow and orange
46.“Anyone for Tea?” – a floral arrangement in a cup and saucer
47.“How About Them Leafs?” – a design using cut plant foliage and/or foliage from trees and
48.“Herbal Remedies” – a design using a variety of herbs (named)
49.“You’re from Canada, Eh?” – a design using red and white flowers in a themed container
50. “Free for All” – Any design/arrangement not to exceed 15inches (can be smaller)

For the “Specials”, only the 1 st place entry will receive the Champion Rosette.
Hosta Specials
Prize: $7.00, $5.00, $3.00.
Gail Rickard Memorial Special, sponsored by the Flower Committee
51. Hosta leaves – 3 stems, one variety
52. Hosta leaves – 3 stems, all different
Bev Oda Special, sponsored by Bev Oda
53. Most Unusual Hosta – 1 stem
54. Most Colourful Hosta – 1 stem
The Heather Rebekah Lodge 334 Special
Prize: $10.00, $6.00, $4.00.
55. “People Use the Darndest Containers” – an arrangement in an unusual container
Risebrough Refrigeration Special
Prize: $10.00, $6.00, $4.00.
56. A display of wildflowers in a vase.

Minnie Zegers Memorial Special
Prize: $10.00, $6.00, $4.00.
57. “Roadside Treasures”: a design using Native wildflowers, grasses, vines, berries etc.
Browview Farm Sunflower Special
Prize: $7.00, $5.0, $3.00
58. One stem (not to exceed 20 inches in length)
Inez Harris Memorial Special
Prize: $10.00, $6.00, $4.00
59. “Our Feathered Friends” – Create a birdhouse using natural or recycled items.
Bowmanville Barbershop Special
Prize: $15.00
60. Most fragrant rose.
Note: this is a separate category, not judge's choice from rose section
Anita and Earle McBride Memorial Special
Prize: $7.00, $5.00, $3.00
61. Hydrangea, ball type, one branch, any colour, maximum length 18 inches from tip to tip
62. Hydrangea, any type (other than ball), any colour, one branch (length as above).
Narda Hoogkamp Special
Prize: $10.00, $6.00, $4.00
63. Reminisce/Meditation – arrangement in oriental style (using few flowers)
Lorna Atkins Special Judge’s Choice
Prize: $15.00
64. Best house plant in show
Olive Millson Memorial Special Judge’s Choice
Prize: $15.00
65. Best specimen in show
Mostert Greenhouses Special Judge’s Choice
Prize: $30 Gift Certificate
66. Best artistic display or arrangement
Apple Blossom Shop Special
Prize: $30 Gift Certificate
67. Exhibitor with the highest number of points
Flower Committee Special
Prize: $10
68. New exhibitor with the most points