On December 7, we were treated to a fabulous workshop at Laurentide Farm. We each chose a fresh green or grapevine wreath and adorned them with wild materials from the extensive perennial gardens on the property. All had a wonderful morning creative our unique holiday wreath! Special thanks to our Floral Design Chair, Susan Terris, for organizing a terrific event!
IN-CLUB FLOWER SHOW – At the Movies - November 9, 2021
At our November 9, 2022 membership meeting, we featured an At the Movies themed flower show presented by our Floral Design Chair, Susan Terris and her committee.
Teams of active and active associate members each chose a movie from varied genres and created a tablescape reflecting their team's choice. The results were spectacular!
Sound of Music
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Four Weddings and a Funeral
GTGC's First Ever Virtual Flower Show - Celebrating Father's Day
Thank you to everyone who helped make our virtual show a success! Our judges concurred that all entries were fabulous!
A note to participants from our judges: Dear Floral Design Participants, The judging team would like to congratulate all of you for participating in the show! It takes a lot of courage to enter and you all should be so proud of yourselves for taking this chance. The entries clearly showed that you are NOT beginners! You are all well on your way and will continue to learn as you participate more. Be proud and enjoy the process and success that comes your way!
Below are each of the winning entries with judges' comments:
Exhibitor: Kristin Sheehan
Perfect interpretation of "Gone Fishing." No sinkers here!
A note from Kristin:
My favorite arrangement, any time of year, is a layered arrangement made of greens from the garden.
Because this was the first Virtual Flower Show I thought that at least one type of bloom should be included in my Gone Fishin’ arrangement. This simple Father’s Day arrangement, in a vintage fishing creel, started with Hosta leaves as the base and while our Iris blooms had come and gone, their long leaves were perfect for height. The feathery fronds of Japanese Painted Ferns and the upright structure of Salvia, used as the middle layers, rounded out the arrangement.
What fun I had creating this piece. Thanks fo Cato and Cindy for encouraging me, as a novice, to enter the show! I am flattered to have been chosen the winner!
Exhibitor: Mary Sullivan
Choice of plant material is stunning. The leather straps on the creel lead your eye into the design. Placement of butterfly stem on the right distracts from the balance of the design.
Exhibitor: Sarah Slaughter
A lush combination of plant material. Gerbera Daisy color and placement divides the design.
Exhibitor: Bonnie Rohmer
A cheerful arrangement with high visual impact. Choice of sunflowers compliments the container. Lacks height.
MEMBERS' FAVORITE Our members agreed with our judging panel: the arrangements were wonderful. Everyone LOVED them all. While each of the arrangements received numerous votes, Kristen Sheehan's "Gone Fishing" wins the "Members' Favorite" Award!
Special thanks to the FEVFS Chairs, Cato Schley and Cindy Bohlen; to our judges Margot Paddock, Sara Murphy, and Rana Holbrook; and to our show clerks Julia Burke and Susan Forrer. Well done, ladies!
*Please find more photos of each arrangement on our Floral Design Committee page.
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