Category Archives: Flower Shows

Floral Design Monday: I Love Red Almost as Much as Blue!

Yup. I know it’s Tuesday, but since I was dying to write about Hopewell Valley Vineyards and its tasty pinot grigio yesterday, I put off writing about my garden club’s floral competition until today. I figured you wouldn’t mind. Right? … Continue reading

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SpringFest 2012 at the Sussex County, N.J. Fairgrounds

This weekend was SpringFest, held at the Sussex County, NJ Fairgrounds. Garden designers, landscapers, garden centers and vendors from around New Jersey come together to create sample gardens, talk up their businesses and ideas, sell garden accessories and plants, and … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Flower Show: “Amateur” Designers, But Not Amateur Designs

The Philadelphia Flower Show is the best design competition for U.S. garden clubs members; you vie for the blue ribbon against top competitors from across the country. . .and only one blue ribbon is awarded per design category. Creativity is … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Flower Show: HAWAII, Islands of Aloha

My good friend Gail and I went to the Philadelphia Flower Show this week. The theme, Hawaii, was one I looked forward to seeing translated by both the professional and amateur designers. I love attending this international flower show because … Continue reading

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Whirlwind Weekend: Chalk One Up for Us

My family scattered to the three winds this past weekend. My son Max felt it his civic duty to go hiking and winter camping yet again. He headed up to Harriman State Park in New York for about a 15-mile … Continue reading

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N.J. Flower & Garden Show 2012: Whimsical and Clever

What brings together garden club members from all over the state of New Jersey? What brings top-notch garden designers and landscape architects/contractors together from all over the state of New Jersey? What gathers unique and charming boutique owners and other … Continue reading

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Orchid Show in Holmdel, NJ: What a Way to Spend an Afternoon!

My girlfriend Pat and I attended the Deep Cut Orchid Society Orchid Show. With the sun streaming through the large greenhouse, the gorgeous orchid show and sale as well as other succulents, herbs and more for sale, we were two … Continue reading

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Garden Club Flower Show: Bringing Home the Red!

Our garden club had a small (as in size of show, not size of flowers) flower show at our Holiday Tea again this year. I entered a design in a category that required my arrangement  to be ‘small.’  As one … Continue reading

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Monday: Floral Design Day

Last Monday, my Garden Club had a floral design competition. As an Advanced I floral designer my mission for the October competition was “A design, freedom of style, using a pumpkin(s), staged on a black round pedestal 42″ high with … Continue reading

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Garden Club: Design Monday

My weekend was busy, mostly because I was preparing for garden club competition Monday! Yes! It’s time again for all good designers to pull out their clippers, condition their flowers and create winning designs, at least in my local garden … Continue reading

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