When people refer to the NWFG Show as "the flower show" it always surprises me. Of course it is called the NW FLOWER and Garden Show (or er, Festival), but I think of it as the garden show. The one place where flowers do reign supreme is in the Floral Competition. Here are my favorite entries...
Atlantis, from Laura Mitchell and Young Flowers.
Parts of this one I really liked, others not so much. I didn't really understand the overall shape, and didn't care for the white plastic pieces embedded in the moss (I assume they were plastic, I didn't touch them).
The base was very well done, everything mushed together just so.
I admire their ability to get the Mammillaria gracilis var. fragilis tucked in there tightly.
I know from experience they are not easy to work with, one touch and bits are rolling everywhere.
Kaleidoscope from Gregory Jay Ducat.
I liked the fact this one was 99% flowers
But I don't understand why it's named Kaleidoscope.
And my favorite part was jutting off the back of the display, where most people couldn't even see it.
Path to Mindfulness from La Vassar Florists, I somehow missed taking a photo of the sign for this one, so I can't give you a specific name of the designer.
Even though I chatted with her as she replaced faded pieces of foliage and flowers.
She told me about the PVC framework her husband built for the display and I think she said it was leaking, that's why she had to return on Thursday morning to spiff things up. How frustrating that must be, to get done with an elaborate design, and then have something go wrong.
It was pretty fabulous though, lots of different elements tucked in, all working together harmoniously.
The green trick Dianthus mixed with tiny chartreuse Chrysanthemums was my favorite part.
Next is Parisian Gardens by the staff at Fena Flowers.
Truth be told I edited this photo and the one above and I thought to myself, "I don't remember such a flat display, how odd..."
Then I came to this image. Huh. A clear vase that was nearly invisible when you focused on the succulents at its base. I think it worked better as a flat display.
Next is El Inferno Verde, from Franchesca Rivera-Fobes at Shady Vines Floral Company.
I like it's traditional shape.
And the exuberant flowers it contains.
Finally Tropical Delight, from Mr Jay E. Jensen - Dutch Master, at Grant & Jensen Floral Events. I scoured their website to find some reference to why Mr Jensen is a Dutch Master but found none.
Whatever the reason, I do love this arrangement.
Almost monochromatic, but not quite.
Decadent in it's use of Anthurium.
It's going down as one of my all-time favorites.
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