Museum of Fine Arts HoustonHouston’s Museum of Fine Arts was the setting for Florescence:ILLUSIONS the 2015 GCA Major Flower Show hosted by the Garden Club of Houston and River Oaks Garden Club. Held every other year, the show fills the beautiful galleries and halls of the Museum, which provides a beautifully lit and spacious setting.

 Pairs Horticulture Certificate of ExcellenceIn the Horticulture class Pairs, this magnificent duo won the GCA Certificate in Excellence in Horticulture. The judges said: “ Balanced form and flawless presentation make this an exhibit of great distinction”. Hear! Hear!

Corning AwardThe Elizabeth Platt Corning Medal was captured by this stately plant. The citation reads: “Kudos to this fine example of the 2015 Freeman winner Quercus macrocarpa”.

Fairyland miniature garden FirstMiniature gardens provide ardent horticulturalists with a chance to display their design talents in a contained space where every component counts. This is the first place winner in “Fairyland”.

 Fairyland Miniature Gardens SecondThe second prize winner of “Fairyland” chose a handsome basket of branches which provides a great contrast to the dainty maidenhair and other ferns.

RoseMany beautiful roses were in full bloom both on the show tables as well as in the rose garden of our generous hostess for the Judges’ Cocktail Party. This may well have come from her garden.

PhilodendronI was captivated by the coloration and the emerging flower spike from this Philodendron bipinnatifidium. This is from a 30 year old plant!!

 Horticulture CrinumHow is this for a show-stopping bloom? Red-leaf Crinum or Crinum asiaticum var. procerum. And a real beauty by any name.

Best Plant Grown for FoliageOne of the Florescence Horticulture Awards for Best Plant Grown for Foliage went to this exquisite bonsai. Two shows, two bonsai winners!!

 Louise Agee WRinkle Propagation AwardThe Louise Agee Wrinkle Horticulture Propagation Award, named after a beloved member of the GC of Birmingham was awarded to this plant propagated from a cutting. The citation says: “ This vibrant plant, which was organically grown, has a balanced form, abundant foliage and is well-groomed.” And OK, I thought the award would say the name of the plant but it didn’t!!

 Museum of Fine Arts HoustonCongratulations to the whole team for Florescence. We love to gather from all over the US for this show, which never disappoints!   Floral Design in the next post.


About Susan

Susan Detjens is a former landscape painter, she lectures, demonstrates and runs workshops on floral design for museums, horticultural organizations and garden clubs across the US.
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One Response to Florescence:ILLUSIONS

  1. aldet6 says:

    The miniature garden with the bench is so sweet!

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