Grimsby Garden Club - All About the September Flower Show

A Cornucopia of Colour

A Grimsby Garden Club Flower Show

Grimsby  Senior Citizens Centre

Monday September 28, 2015

Registration: 1:30 - 4:30 pm. Judging: 5:00 pm.

Open to the Public : 7:30 pm.

Open to all residents of the Town of Grimsby
and Ontario Horticultural Societies members.


  Gillespie Award         Highest aggregate points Section A Garden Flowers
 Tausky Award         Highest aggregate points Section B Collections

 Fleming Award         Highest aggregate points Section C Vegetables

 Tomlinson Award        Best in Show, Division I  Horticulture            

 Cole’s Florist Award   Best in Show, Design Division

 Holdsworth Award     Highest aggregate points in Design Division                                   


 Best in Show        Photography
 Most Points        Photography           
No containers will be provided.
All entries in place by 4:30 pm. Monday September 28, 2015

All decisions about entries in Divisions I to II will be based on
Ontario Judging and Exhibiting Standards for Horticulture & Floral Design, 2003.


                                                      SECTION A - GARDEN FLOWERS

Class   1 - Canna - 1 stem
Class   2 - Chrysanthemum - garden type - 1 spray
Class   3 - Dahlia - 1 bloom
Class   4 - Echinacea - 1 stem                                                                       
Class   5 - Geranium (cranesbills) 3 blooms, 1 cultivar
Class   6 - Gladiola - 1 spike
Class   7 - Hosta foliage - 3 stems, different cultivars                                                        
Class   8 - Hydrangea - 1 bloom
Class   9 - Marigold - 3 blooms, 1 cultivar
Class 10 - Pelargonium (annual geranium) with own foliage - 1 stem
Class 11 - Petunia - 3 stems, 1 cultivar
Class 12 - Rose - 1 stem
Class 13 - Rudbeckia - 3 stems, 1 cultivar
Class 14 - Sedum - 1 stem
Class 15 - Sunflower - 1 stem
Class 16 - Any other perennial - 1 bloom, stem or spray
Class 17 - Any other annual - 1 bloom, stem or spray

                                    SECTION B - COLLECTIONS

Class 18 - Dahlia - 3-5 stems
Class 19 - Fall Foliage - 3-7 different stems
Class 20 - Gourds - 5 different
Class 21 - Hydrangea - 3-5 stems

                                     SECTION C - VEGETABLES / FRUIT

               To be displayed on white paper plate provided by the Grimsby Garden Club

Class 22 -  Tomatoes - 3 specimens - stem on
Class 23 -  Tomato - heaviest - 1
Class 24 -  Squash Winter - 1
Class 25 -  Peppers  Hot - 3 fruit
Class-26 - Most unusual vegetable

Cornucopia of Colour

Class 30 - 'Glorious Golds' (Novice Class) - a class open to exhibitors who have not won a ‘first’ in    
                  the design division of the Grimsby Garden Club Flower Show in the past 5 years.

Class 31 - ‘For the Birds'- a design incorporating seed heads and or flowers that would attract birds
Class 32 - ‘Radiant Reds' - small design
                         5 ½ to 10 inches in any dimension including container and accessories.                      
Class 33 - ‘Changing Seasons' - a design

Class 34 - 'Garden Harvest' - a design incorporating fruit and/or vegetables in a basket

                                                        DIVISION III - PHOTOGRAPHY
Class 40  'Autumn Details' - close-up showcasing autumn flowers, plants, colour, texture, etc.

Class 41  ‘Autumn Harvest' - vegetables, fruit, crops in the autumn setting (e.g. autumn colours)

Class 42  ‘A Pathway in Colour’ - a path or roadway featuring our glorious fall colours

Class 43  ‘Nature's Bounty' - your interpretation 

Class 44 ‘Let's Smell the Roses' - close-up of a rose or roses

Class 45  ‘The Recycled Garden - a repurposed item incorporated in the garden

Class 46  ‘Small Wonders' - a child, pet, or small animal in a garden setting

Class 47  'Caught in the Rain' - flower, leaf, garden vegetable or plant after a rain shower

Class 48  'As You Like It' - a favourite garden image


1.     Exhibitors may enter any number of classes, and may place TWO entries of different
cultivar/variety/species in any class.
2.     Entries should be named whenever possible.
3.     Where a definite number of stems or plants is indicated in the schedule, neither more
nor less will be accepted.
4.     No containers will be provided
5.     Classes 1 to 26 - must have been grown by the exhibitor.
6.     Show Committee may subdivide classes when the number of entries warrant.
7.     All entries must remain for the duration of the show.


1.     Depending on Class and size of entry, the Convenor will decide the position of each entry.
2.     Exhibitors may enter any number of classes, but may submit only ONE entry in each design class.
3.     Each exhibit must be the work of the exhibitor.
4.     Fresh plant material must be used in all designs and may come from any source.
5.     Fruit, branches, decorative wood and dried or treated material may be included, unless otherwise stated. 
6.     No artificial plant material is permitted.
7.     Accessories are permitted for the interpretation of any design. 
8.     A front-view design is intended unless otherwise indicated.
9.     All entries will be displayed on pale grey tablecloths.
10.  Entries must remain for the duration of the show.

  1. ONE enrty per class per exhibior is permitted and must incorporate some horticultural content.
  2. Prints maybe in colour or black and white.
  3. Photos should have been taken by the exhibitor within the last 24 months.
  4. Actual prints (portion submitted on photogrphic paper) must be a minimum of 4"x4" and not exceed 4"x6".
  5. Prints must be mounted on a 5"x7" piece of white cardboard or paper.
  6. For purposes of adjudication, no distinction will be made between black and white and colour images. 
  7. For purposes of adjudication, no distinction will be made between images produced from digital or film origins.
  8. Prints may not have been submitted to any previous GGC or District 9 photograhpic competions.
  9. Discretion is advised regarding the inclusion of people and pets in photographs submitted for adjudication.
  10. Affix enrty tag to the bottom right corner of photo.                       

Information available from:
Beth Sommers             905-945-1033      
Ginny Thiessen            289-235-8584     
Marilyn Cornwell        905-309-0306   

Grimsby Garden Club - NewsFlash June 2015

Meeting:  June 29 2015 7:00pm social start

Speaker: Shari-Lyn Safir is a master gardener, both an American and Canadian rosarian, and a noted rose judge. She lectures extensively and loves to share her passion and knowledge of the secrets on growing gorgeous roses organically. 

Topic: Everything's Coming Up Roses - hear about these incredible flowers and get loads of useful advice on how to grow them successfully the organic way.

Whistling Gardens

The Whistling Gardens tour bus departs from 18 Livingston Ave(Seniors' Centre) at 8:30am on Saturday June 27th. Please arrive before 8:15. Also note that we are members of the Ontario Horticultural Association, who provide our liability insurance coverage. There is a requirement that anyone on the Bus Tour must sign the Bus Tour waiver prior to getting on the bus.

Trillium Awards 
Get ready...The Grimsby Garden Club is on its way to start looking for the prettiest gardens in Grimsby! From July 19th to July 26th, member volunteers will be judging the area of town garden that is visible from the street. Winning gardens are based on curb appeal, colour, design and maintenance. Extra points are given for "green" gardening practices.

The Trillium Awards recognize citizens who help foster pride in their neighborhoods with their gardening and landscaping efforts. The awards are presented by the mayor at the Town Hall in September.

We need member volunteers to judge the gardens in the Town of Grimsby, including businesses, churches, etc.

It only takes a few hours for a pair to judge each area. To volunteer call Mary at 905-309-9624.  Volunteer packages will be ready for distribution at the June 29 meeting.

Plant Sale Success
We are grateful and appreciative of all the participants in our May 30th plant sale this year.  We had many hands in many activities - digging plants, organizing the sale event, working on the set-up day and on the sale day. Thanks so much to Peter Carr-Locke, our plant sale chair.

Elm Street Beds
There's a new garden on Elm Street outside the LCBO.  Under the direction of Lauren Doig, the beds were entirely rejuvenated and now showcase roses and hydrangeas, along with a mosaic culture "G".  Please stop by to smell the roses and enjoy this delightful new garden. 

Garden & Heritage Tour July 18 @2:00pm - 9:00pm 
Our own Painted Ladies are on the tour for the Stephen Lewis Foundation presented by Blooms for Africa.  Tours of gardens, Grimsby Beach "Painted Ladies", Lakefront Parks, Museum, Historic Church & Cemetery. The GGC will have a booth. Drop in to the Pump House where we will be selling memberships and hosting a raffle with proceeds to the tour.  Sign up at the June meeting or call Mary at 905-309-9624 for garden art, baskets, stained glass, etc.  Tour tickets ($20.00) and information are available at 905-527-0470.  Tickets will be on sale at our June meeting.

More Events:
June 15-19 Garden Ontario Week - Squirrel House Garden guided tours 

July 3,4,5 OHA Convention - Redeemer College Ancaster, ON 

July 4,5 Delphinium Festival - Plant Paradise Caledon, ON 
Saturday, July 11 to Wednesday, July 22 Hamilton Open Gardens Week
July 25,26 Buffalo Garden Walk