Each class has a particular requirement to interpret with flowers. It is so fun to see what people come up with.
These arrangements were representing a county fair carousel-
(Sorry for the terrible focus.) This arrangement, while it has a lot of "movement", is not very aesthetically pleasing.
(This one had a black top hat and a white magician's glove)
(Arrangements using a wheel in the design)
I just love this one. It seems to be all garden flowers. Can you imagine what this lady's flower gardens must look like?
This is a miniature. Less than three inches tall!
These are the tall arrangements. It is very difficult to get elements to cooperate exactly at this size. I closely examined the thought that went into the entry on the right-
The monochromatic color scheme is anchored with this beautiful glass vase.
Lime green Amaranthus adds drama
Spectacular and pristine Casablance lilies are the focal point.
Curly willow branches strung with tiny lights complete the adherence to the theme "Carnival Lights"
A creative and winning interpretation of the theme. The blue card indicates it won a special prize.
I made a special flower arranged last week also, though not for the fair. I was asked to make one for a memorial service for the mother of our friends, the Quezadas, who are missionaries in Mexico. Ellie's mother passed away and there were no flowers expected at the church and no money to buy them. I was pleased to work on an arrangement using just flowers from my garden (and I added some Queen Anne's Lace found by the roadside). The arrangement needed to be large as it would be the one decoration at the front of the church (there was no casket). Those were my requirements. I added my own.
Though this would not win any ribbons, I was honored to be asked to do this and pleased that my garden flowers could serve a meaningful purpose for other people.