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Design Themes for 2016-2017
(refer to club Yearbook for details)
Class I designs are listed below. Class II designs are any other design type described in the Handbook for Flower Shows

   SEPTEMBER: Call of the Wild; Designer’s Choice - creative design using fresh and/or dried wildflowers or weeds
   OCTOBER: Gulliver’s Travels;  Traditional Design - traditional design organized in a sphere, oval, pyramid/triangle, crescent, Hogarth, etc. 
   JANUARY: Great Expectations; Floor Design - large creative design staged on the floor with min. height of 4 feet.
   FEBRUARY: The Secret Garden; Panel Design - 3 dimensional creative design, self-supporting or suspended, with panels.
   MARCH: All Creatures Great and Small; Small Design - any design style, traditional or creative, not to exceed 8 inches.
   APRIL: Treasure Island; Creative Horizontal Line Design - creative design in which horizontal movement is dominant.
   MAY: Little Women; Artistic Craft - jewelry created with fresh and/or dried plant material. 
DESIGN SCALE OF POINTS for judging floral designs; page 303 in 'Handbook for Flower Shows' page 32-33 in CBGC 2012 Handbook. Or click here for Exhibit Rules and Scale of Points. 
Master Flower Show Judges: 
Rebecca Elston, Barbara Yinger
Accredited Flower Show Judges:  Dody Douglas, Sharon Lemke, Carol Medlin, Darleen Nelson,  Lorraine Van Wickler
Student Judges: Carolyn King         
Floral Exhibits
Chair: Kathie Truxall
Assistant: Dody Douglas
Contact Us
Flower Show School -- Flower Show School is for prospective flower show exhibitors and judges, as well as for garden club members and anyone interested in flower design. It is a series of four courses covering the principles of floral design and fundamentals of plant life. View National Garden Clubs' website for more information.

  Floral Exhibits



  Ways and Means


Landscape Design

Other Programs
    Conservation and
    Ready, Set, Grow!
    Nitti Gritti

January Floral Designs 
Click on a picture to begin slide show
ASK JULIA! Julia Clevett answers questions about design that have been submitted in the quarterly PDFSJC newsletter. Read and learn!
AUGUST 2016  
Panel Design photo from Designing By Types; pg 94
​JANUARY DESIGN THEME -- Great Expectations
Floor Design; large creative design staged on the floor
Debbie G -- Red
Barbara - blue
Carol - red
Dody - red
Susan - red
Lorraine - blue; best in show
Jerry - red
Kathie - blue
Patsy - red
Sharon L - Blue
Sharon S - blue; best in show
Rebecca - Red
Susan B - Red                   Carol C - Red
Dody D - Red                     Rebecca E - Red
Debbie G - Red                 Jerry J - Red
Sharon L - Blue                 Sharon S - Blue & Best in Show
Patsy S - Red                    Kathie T - Blue
​Barbara Y - Blue                Lorraine V - Blue & Best in Show

Design for February 28: 'The Secret Garden'
Panel design; a 3 dimensional Creative Design, self-supporting or suspended, in which a panel/s, plant material, and other components are used. 
               The Philadelphia Flower Show
               We're going! And we're going to have
               a great time!  We'll leave from 
               Fredericksburg  Friday morning,  March 10; returning Saturday afternoon, March 11. There's still room for more to come! If you're interested contact Dody or Kathie for more details.