Welcome to Palm Beach and Hort Couture Part Two. This stylish dress form and the stunning post of the show began the warm welcome to the Society of the Four Arts and the GC of Palm Beach’s 2015 Flower Show.
Best In Show was captured by this brightly blooming bonsai Apocynaceae adendium, which I hope I deciphered correctly from the card. Google directed me to Nerium oleander. By any name, pretty gorgeous!
Botanical Arts had special eye level cases to show off the entries in Botanical Couture. “Something to Hold On To” was a class for a handbag created entirely from all dried material. First and GCA Novice Award went to this purse called “Take me to the Ball”, created from Pitch Apple, Madagascar, Norfolk Island, Cataract and Coconut Palms, and Star Anise.
Lucky GCPB designers can walk out and get coconut and petticoat palms. “Much Ado about a Shoe” was the delightful title for a class of shoes again made entirely from dried materials. “Watch Your Step!” won first place and Best in Show in Botanical Arts for this stylish textured shoe made from Royal, Travelers, Areca and Taraw palms, almonds, sea grape, jasmine and ficus.
Shopping cart, Palm Beach style, and a labor of creative wonder delighted all the visitors. Notice the GCA logo on the hubcaps!