"The History of Floral Design" Exhibit at the
NGC Convention

May 25 - 27th, 2007


At the 78th Annual Convention of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. a Floral Design Exhibition, sponsored by the Judges' Council of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc., showcased the creativity of 75 of Massachusetts' finest amateur floral designers. Maureen, Laura and Thelma were among the designers.

The spectrum of floral designs began with 24 arrangements where historical inspiration came from Ancient Egypt, Classical Greece, Imperial Rome and Italian Renaissance into the Dutch-Flemish, French and Georgian periods through the American Colonial, Victorian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods and continues with 20th Century American Line, Line-Mass, Mass Designs, Chinese and Japanese Designs.

   Thelma's inspiration came from the Byzantine Maner.                     Laura's inspiration came from the Victorian Era

Maureen designed a Small Creative Design. That could be any creative design type but must not be larger than 8" in height, width or length. Scale is the most important principle of design to consider when making or judging a Small Creative Design. Looking at a picture of the design, you shouldn't be able to tell how big it is. Plant material used was curly ting, equisetum and habanero peppers.

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