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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          
Flower Show School: Jerry Jenkins
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

October floral designs. 
Click on a picture to begin slide show
design by Dody
design by Rebecca
design by Jerry
design by Sharon
design by Sharon
design by Kathie
ASK JULIA! Julia Clevett answers questions about design that have been submitted in the quarterly PDFSJC newsletter. Read and learn!
AUGUST 2016  

Great Expectations

Class I - Floor Design - a large creative design staged on the floor with minimum height of 4 feet. Proportion is the most important design principle to be considered. Allotted space is 30" by 30". Background not required; underlay optional, but not to be used to elevate the design. 

Class II - Any other design type found in the Handbook for Flower Shows

Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced designers may enter either or both classes and will be judged in their own category.

Floor Design photo from 
Designing By Types; pg 60

DESIGN WORKSHOP -- Floor Design 
Thursday, January 19, 10:00am at Kathie Truxall's house. Learn about Floor Designs, share Ideas, put some designs together (bring design components, plant material if you have some ideas in mind). Let Kathie know if you plan to come!