Garden Club Flower Show

2013 Garden Club Flower Show-7

I have been participating this year in the level 1 floral design workshop offered through my garden club. Today at our May meeting the club sponsored a flower show and I entered a design in a class reserved just for the first year students—New Sprouts.

This is a building year for the club’s flower show, the first held after a long hiatus. As such, no prizes were awarded this year in the floral design category, rather all entrants received written comments from the judges. On my card I was thrilled to see good remarks for scale, proportion and container.

There was also a horticulture component for which prizes were awarded. I look forward to learning more about the horticulture side next year. I forgot to take my camera to the meeting today but had plenty else to remember, so I am not surprised.

My floral entry was a traditional round table design. I purchased Eucalyptus, Alstroemeria, Chrysanthemum and Roses. The rest of the flowers came from my garden.

Plant Materials

Outline foliage
Eucalyptus cinerea

Concealer leaves
Heuchera villosa ‘Big Top Bronze’ (Coral Bells)

Outline flowers
Chrysanthemum sp.

Focal flowers
Rosa sp.
Paeonia ‘Pink Parfait’ (Peony)

Filler flowers and foliage
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ (Beardtongue)
Achillea filipendulina (Fern-leaf Yarrow)
Achillea x ‘Appleblossom’ (Yarrow)
Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’ (Winter daphne)
Alstroemeria (Peruvian lily)

24 thoughts on “Garden Club Flower Show

  1. Cathy

    This is lovely! I like the idea of using Heuchera leaves at the base, and the peachy rose and yarrow really set it off. I bet this is a good exercise in concentration – not sure I’d have the patience. Well done!

  2. Christina

    I have enjoyed all your posts about your experiences flower arranging. I feel sure you would have won a prize for your entry, it is balanced, and the colours all work well together. Christina

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I appreciate your kind words Christina. It was interesting to put it together. This is the first arrangement where I chose the plant materials. For the workshop sessions the teacher supplied them.

  3. Alberto

    It’s a shame they didn’t gave prizes this year because I’m sure you would have brought one home! I love the colours you used, absolutely brave mixing pinks with purples, grays and terra-cotta/orange and the result is a sunset impression.
    I also liked the name ‘new sprouts’ 😉

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Oh Donna, thanks so much. I combined flowers from some purchased grocery store bouquets along with items from my garden. It was interesting how the colors choices worked out. I do recommend taking the classes. You probably have a long list of things you want to do now that you’ll have more time.

  4. Stepheny Houghtlin

    It must have been a wonderful flower show based on the results of your design. The photographs of your arrangement are a teaching success. You have such a good eye for color in your garden floral design is the next successful step. Thanks for sharing this.


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