Last weekend the Garden Club of Palm Beach unveiled their 2015 GCA Flower Show, Hort Couture. And what a sumptuous show it was! The chic ladies of Palm Beach have nothing on the fashion statements from the floral design classes.
This stunning design won the class called “Seam Ripper”. The pristine tropical flowers in a ‘sweet’ harmony of color and varietal names include: Sugar cane, Helaconia “Yanakawa Chocolate”, Anthurium “Chocolate”, Zingiber macrademium “Chocolate”.
“Patterns”, a Novice Class, was won by this complexly stacked design of black ceramic cubes juxtaposed to created great depth. This design also won the GCA’s Sandra Baylor Novice and the Dorothy Vietor Munger Awards.
The niche class was called “On Pins and Needles”, inspiring this outstanding design using a pincushion protea, sitting on a graduated tower of pin holders. Brilliant placement of this winning design just ahead of the light insured that the protea and the needle were perfectly backlit.
Second place went to another imaginative design that fully used the entire niche space with the curving bear grass ‘thread’ from the spool, also wrapped in bear grass. Orchid buds create the pin heads in the pin cushion.
“Pleated and Ruffled” appealed to many GCPB designers, including the creator of this first place winner with its sophisticated use of texture and dramatic color scheme. Incidentally the same designer won “On Pins and Needles” – lots of talent here.
Best in Show laurels crowned this classically spectacular mass arrangement required of the class “Bespoke”. A contemporary twist was hidden on the top of the pedestal on which drawings, a tape measure and other accouterments, fulfilled the class requirement of incorporating fashion accessories or tools of the trade.