OVRGHS holds plant sales in May and September.
These are open to the public. The plants
are raised and donated by our members.
This is a unique opportunity
to acquire many plants that are infrequently available through the retail
market at very reasonable prices. A particular advantage of acquiring
unusual plants through these sales is that the donor/grower is frequently
present to speak to growing requirements. From time to time, there are
rock gardening accessories and books on offer as well.
Proceeds from the sale help to defray the
expenses incurred in bringing expert speakers in from across North America
OVGHS 2013 Photographic Contest
This competition is open to all members of the Ottawa Valley Rock Garden
and Horticultural society (OVRGHS) who have an interest in photography
and wish to share their images with others. The aim is to encourage
the taking of the very best photographs of alpine and rock plants growing
in the wild and in cultivation in both natural and creative ways. Winning
entries must be previously unpublished photographs and taken by the
member submitting pictures.
Class One: An alpine or rock plant in cultivation.
Class Two: Alpine or rock plant(s) growing in the wild: single or massed
Class Three: Marco: Close-up detail of an alpine or rock plant anywhere.
Class Four: Trough container(s) with alpine or rock plant anywhere.
Class Five: Rock garden plantings: e.g. wall, crevice or scree, rocky
Class Six: Tiny Treasures: dwarfs and compact gems in the garden or
Class Seven: Native Plants in the garden..
Class Eight: SCARY plants! Photographer's Choice.
The biggest change here is that the Board decided to
accept only digital entries, as this was the only kind
received last year, and also it’s hard to compare prints
to digital images.
1. Digital images should be presented at high
resolution in a standard file format, such as JPEG.
They may be submitted by e-mail or on a USB stick. The
class name, and the location and plant information
should be given either on the file name of each photo OR on an accompanying
list cross-referenced with the original file name. Entrant’s name
should not appear
except on USB itself or in the e-mail accompanying the
2. Entries are restricted to a maximum of three
photographs per class per member.
3. Closing date for entries: September 30th, 2013.
4. Submission: Digital images may be sent by e-mail
to Zandra using firstname.lastname@example.org Photographs
on USB stick may be brought to the September plant sale or
mailed to: Zandra Bainas 7 Solva Drive, Ottawa, ON,
5. Judging: A judge or judges appointed by the OVRGHS Executive will
carefully screen all entries. Winning entrants will be notified in November
2013. Judges will be looking for horticultural merit, technical quality,
composition and artistry; plants or animals need not be rarities, and
a well-grown commonplace alpine or rock garden plant, for instance,
will have the same chance of success as a rare one.
6. Prizes: The winner of each class will be recognized and the winning
photo displayed in the newsletter and on the web site. The Best
in Show photograph will be voted upon by the members attending
the October meeting. Other prizes may also be awarded.
Whilst all possible care will be taken of the photographs received,
OVRGHS cannot accept responsibility for the loss of, or damage to your
photographs. Original pictures and USBs will be returned at our October
and November 2013 meeting. Unless you indicate otherwise, by entering
the competition you agree that your name and scanned images of your
winning photos may be reproduced in the newsletter and/or displayed
on the OVRGHS web site.
OVRGHS 2011 Photographic Competition