The Children’s Tulip and Spring Flower Show takes place on Saturday, May 11 at the Vankleek Hill Community Centre. The annual event is organized by the Vankleek Hill Hill Horticultural Society.
Children of all ages are encouraged to participate and with permission from gardeners, can visit the gardens of friends and family to obtain suitable entries for the categories, which are listed below.
No store-bought plants are permitted. Every entry must be in its own jar and children must bring in entries. Entry tags will be provided at the show. Entries will be accepted in the lobby of the community centre, located at 36 Mill Street in Vankleek Hill, between 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Class 1. Tulips:
Section: 1 – Red; 2 – Yellow; 3 – White; 4 – Pink; 5 – Mauve/Purple; 6 – Peach; 7 – Mixed colours; 8 – Lily; 9 – Double; 10 – Frilled – 1 flower with 1 leaf attached, in a jar.
Class 2. Daffodils/Narcissus:
Section: 1 – Yellow; 2 – White or other colour; 3 – Paper whites; 4 – Double – 1 flower with 2 leaves, in a jar.
Class 3. Spring Flowers:
Section: 1 – Bleeding Heart – 3 sprays; 2 – Johnny Jump-ups – 5 blooms with own foliage; 3 – Pansies – 5 blooms with own foliage; 4 – Primulas – 3 stems, no foliage; 5 – Violets – 5 blooms with own foliage, not attached; 6 – Lily of the Valley – 5 blooms with own foliage; 7 – Forget-me-not, 5 stems with own foliage; 3 – any other spring flower – 3 stems with foliage; 9 – Lilac, any variety – 1 truss, not to exceed 45 cm (18″); 10 – Flowering shrub or tree – 1 branch, not to exceed 60 cm (24″).
The show is open for viewing at 1 p.m., with prizes awarded at 1:15 p.m. First-prize winners will receive $2; second-place winners will receive $1.50 and third-place winners will each receive one dollar. The Gisbert Rosenstein Trophy for the Best Tulip in Show and the Champlain in Bloom Trophy for the Best flowering shrub or tree will be presented. Each participant will receive bulbs in the fall of 2019.
For information, contact Mary Hatz at 613-678-3748.
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