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Flower Design Schedule

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Minimal/Maximal
October 21, 2024

  • Tea Table: Charlene Connelly

  • Designs may be eligible for the Kay MacLane Van Deusen Rose Award 

  • All tables are covered with ivory tablecloths.

  • All plant material used must be fresh. No green or black floral foam can be used in any designs but AgraWool or TerraBrick is permitted.

Provisional

An American Traditional Mass Design
See Handbook for Flower Shows, pp.70-71. Staged on a shelf 43” from the floor. Allowable space 14”W x 12”D.

 

Novice

An American Traditional Design in the Form of a Triangle
See Handbook for Flower Shows, pp.70-71. Staged on a table 30” high. Allowable space 24”W x 18”D; no height restriction. Underlay required.

Intermediate

An American Traditional Vertical Line Design  
Se
e Handbook for Flower Shows, p.71. Staged on a table 30” high. Allowable space 24”W x 18”D.  Underlay required; staging panel optional.

Advanced

A Grouped Mass Design 
Se
e Handbook for Flower Shows, p.78. Staged on a table 30” high. Allowable space 24”W x 18”D; no height restriction. Underlay and staging panel required.

Advanced Plus

An American Traditional Diagonal Line Design 
See
Handbook for Flower Shows, p. 71. Staged on a 42” H dark green pedestal with a 14” square dark green top. Underlay and staging panel required.

Invitational

An American Traditional Mass Design

Using no floral foam but employing alternative mechanics. Open to club designers who are nationally accredited judges and exhibited for educational purposes. Staged on a 42” high dark green pedestal with a 14” square dark green top.  

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Dark/Light
November 18, 2025

  • Tea Table: Jacoba Coes

  • All tables are covered with ivory tablecloths.

  • Designer’s choice of plant material. No green or black floral foam can be used in any designs but AgraWool or TerraBrick is permitted.

Provisional

An American Traditional Design in the Form of a Triangle 
See Handbook for Flower Shows, pp.70-71. 
Staged on a shelf 43” inches from the floor.  Allowable space 24”W x 18”D.


Novice

An American Traditional Vertical Line Design  
See Handbook for Flower Shows, p.71. 
Staged on a table 30” high. Allowable space 24”W x 18”D; no height restriction. Underlay required.

Intermediate

An American Traditional Crescent Line Design  
See Handbook for Flower Shows, p.71. Staged on a table 30” high. Allowable space 24”W x 18”D. Underlay required; staging panel optional.

Advanced 

A Parallel Design  

See Handbook for Flower Shows, p.75. Staged on a  table 30” high. Allowable space 24”W x 18”D; no height restriction. Underlay and staging panel required.

Advanced Plus 

A Petite Duo Design   

See Handbook for Flower Shows, p.78. Staged on a 42” high dark green pedestal with a 14” square dark green top. Maximum height 12”.  Each side of design will be judged independently as per NGC rules.

Invitational

A Tapestry Design using no floral foam but employing alternative mechanics. Open to club designers who are nationally accredited judges and exhibited for educational purposes. Staged on a 42” high dark green pedestal with a 14” square dark green top.   

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Shouts/Whispers
January 13, 2025

  • Tea Table: Cheryl Slutzky

  • All tables are covered with ivory tablecloths.

  • Designer’s choice of plant material. No green or black floral foam can be used in any designs but AgraWool or TerraBrick is permitted.

Provisional

An American Traditional Vertical Line Design  
See Handbook for Flower Shows, p.71. Staged on a shelf 43” from the floor. Allowable space 14”W x 12”D. No height restriction. 


Novice

An American Traditional Design in the Form of a Triangle 
See Handbook for Flower Shows
, pp.70-71. Staged on a table 30” high. Allowable space 24”W x 18”D. Underlay required.

Intermediate

A Design, Freedom of Style and Type (Must identify type.) 
See
Handbook for Flower Shows, p.71. Staged on a table 30” high. Allowable space 24”W x 18”D; no height restriction.  Underlay required; staging panel optional.

Advanced 

A Tubular Design 

See Handbook for Flower Shows, p.77. Staged on a 42” high dark green pedestal with a 14” square dark green top.  Underlay required.

Advanced Plus 

A Tapestry Design  

See Handbook for Flower Shows, p.79. Staged on a table 30” high. Allowable space 24”W x 18”D; no height restriction. Underlay and staging panel required. 

Invitational

An Armature Design using no floral foam but employing alternative mechanics. Open to club designers who are nationally accredited judges and exhibited for educational purposes. Staged on a 42” high dark green pedestal with a 14” square  dark green top.  

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Friends/Lovers
February 10, 2025

  • Tea Table: Olga Bequillard

  • All tables are covered with ivory tablecloths.

  • Designer’s choice of plant material. No green or black floral foam can be used in any designs but AgraWool or TerraBrick is permitted.

Provisional

An American Traditional Horizontal Line Design

See Handbook for Flower Shows, pp. 70-71. Staged on a shelf 43” from the floor. Allowable space 22”W x 12”D.
 

Novice

An American Traditional Crescent Line Design  
See
Handbook for Flower Shows, p.71. Staged on a table 30” high. Allowable space 24”W x 18”D. Underlay required.

Intermediate

A Petite Design, Freedom of Style and Type  
See
Handbook for Flower Shows, p.73. Staged on a 43” high dark green pedestal with a 14” square dark green top. Allowable space 10”W x 10” D x 10” H.  Underlay required.    

Advanced

A Transparency Design 

See Handbook for Flower Shows, p.77. Staged on a table 30” high. Allowable space 24”W x 18”D; no height restriction. Underlay and staging panel required.

Advanced Plus

An Armature Design

See Handbook for Flower Shows, p.77. Staged on a table 30” high. Allowable space 24”W x 18”D; no height restriction. Underlay and staging panel required.

Invitational

An Abstract Design using no floral foam but employing alternative mechanics. Open to club designers who are nationally accredited judges and exhibited for educational purposes. Staged on a 42”high dark green pedestal with a 14” square dark green top.  

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Harmony/Asymmetry
March 10, 2025

  • Tea Table: Virginia Woo

  • All tables are covered with ivory tablecloths.

  • Designer’s choice of plant material. No green or black floral foam can be used in any designs but AgraWool or TerraBrick is permitted.

Provisional

An American Traditional Mass Design
See
Handbook for Flower Shows, pp. 70-71. Staged on a shelf 43” from the floor.  Allowable space 14”W x 12”D.            

Novice

See Handbook for Flower Shows, p. 73. Staged on a 43” high dark green pedestal with a 14” square dark green top. Allowable space 10”W x 10” D x 10”H.  Underlay required.

Intermediate

A Multi-Rhythmic Design
See
Handbook for Flower Shows, pp. 73-75. Staged on a table 30” high. Allowable space 24”W x 18”D; no height restriction. Underlay and staging panel required.

Advanced, Advanced Plus

A Challenge Design 
See
Handbook for Flower Shows, p. 78. Committee will provide 6 identical components to designers who must use a minimum of 4 in their design. Staged on a table 30” high.  Allowable space is 24:W x 18” D. No height restriction. Underlay required; staging panel optional.

Invitational

A Framed Spacial Design using no floral foam but employing alternative mechanics. Open to club designers who are nationally accredited judges and exhibited for educational purposes. Staged on a 42”high dark green pedestal with a 14” square dark green top.  

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Structural/Fluid
April 21, 2025

  • Tea Table: Susan Brady

  • All tables are covered with ivory tablecloths.

  • Designer’s choice of plant material. No green or black floral foam can be used in any designs but AgraWool or TerraBrick is permitted.

Provisional

An American Traditional Design of choice. Select one of the three American Traditional Design Types on p. 71B  in the Handbook for Flower Shows and state your choice. Staged on a shelf 43” from the floor.  Allowable space 14”W x 12”D;  no height restriction. 

 

Novice

A European Traditional Design in the manner of the Italian Renaissance.
See
Handbook for Flower Shows, p. 69. Staged on a table 30” high. Allowable space 24”W x 18”D.  Underlay required; staging panel optional.

Intermediate

A Creative Design

See Handbook for Flower Shows, pp. 71-72. Staged on a table 30” high. Allowable space 24”W x 18”D. Underlay and staging panel required.

Advanced

An Abstract Design 
See
Handbook for Flower Shows, pp. 72-73. Staged on a 42” high dark green pedestal with a 14” square dark green top.  Underlay required.

Advanced Plus

A Framed Spatial Design 
See Handbook for Flower Shows, p. 74. 
Staged on a table 30” high in a 36” x 24” wooden black frame provided by committee. Underlay and staging panel optional.


An Abstract Design
See
NGC Handbook for Flower Shows, pp. 71.-73 

Staged on a table 30" high. Allotted space 24" W x 18" D; no height restriction. Underlay required. Staging panel optional.

Invitational

An Underwater Design. Open to club designers who are nationally accredited judges and exhibited for educational purposes.  Staged on a table 30” high. Allowable space 24” W x 18” D.

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