Saturday, August 4, 2012


Today was the best day ever!  Actually, it started last night...

I was up until about 2:00 a.m. prepping my flowers and containers.  I woke up at 6:00 a.m. and proceeded to cut more flowers and greenery from the front yard and the back yard.  The creative juices flowing all over the kitchen and the dining room. 

At 9:00 a.m. I jumped in the shower.  At 9:10 I was ready to jump in the car and take off to Seaside Park for the annual Ventura County Fair.

At 9:30 I was finalizing my entries for the Floriculture Department.  At 10:00 I left the fair grounds and headed off to run errands.  Went home and relaxed for several hours and then returned to the fair grounds to discover how I placed.  Below are pictures of the flower arrangments that I created this morning.  Enjoy!

This arrangement is made from flowers; shrubs and trees grown in the front yard and back yard:  Potato Tree (purple flowers), Star Jazmine branches, Yellow medallion roses, and valencia oranges.

Picture on the left is from 10:00 a.m.  Picture on the right is from 7:00 p.m.  Received 1st Place in "Home Grown" category and Best in Division.

This arrangement was made using a recycled wall sconce with candle holders.  Received a 3rd place in this category.
This arrangement includes roses and green foliage from the yard.  I used a party-lite candle tree and holders to group the three individual arrangements.  The category was called "Nature's Art" and the guideline stated that there need to be a minimum of three containers...  I received a 1st place award.

Love this one!  Flowers included in this arrangement:  Roses, snap dragons and tuberose.

I have had this particular vase for quite a while and every arrangement has done well... I received a second place in the category of "All other arrangements."

I really enjoyed creating this arrangement.  I received a second place in the category of "monocromatic" desgn.  President and Sister Figueroa really like this arrangement.  It is my favorite as well.

Each year that I have participated in the flower arrangement categories I have learned new ways for presentation and have learned how to select the best quality flowers nd foliage.  I really love flowers and plants!

My friend, Mimi Grout, stated that I should do arrangements for weddings after she had seen my designs.  What do you think?


Trillium said...

Beautiful and creative! Wow! :)

Rebecca said...

Thanks mom