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Tue, Feb 09


The show will appear on the SBGC website.

February Flower Show

Everyone is invited to participate! Send photographs of your entries to Susan D'Amour.

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February Flower Show
February Flower Show

Time & Location

Feb 09, 2021, 7:00 PM

The show will appear on the SBGC website.


About the Event

Get Ready for----Stony Brook Garden Club Flower Show


Create a CASCADE design ensuring that the container is not the dominating factor.  The exhibit will be staged on a 42" high table, to be viewed from 3 sides.  Height not to exceed 24", width not to exceed 18".


Roses are Red, Violets are Blue ........

Create a tribute to Valentine's Day!

The exhibit will be staged on a 42" high table, to be viewed from 3 sides.  Height not to exceed 18".

Here are some very helpful hints from Jane Godshalk  AIFD. A video of our 19 January workshop with Jane appears under the Club Video Library and you can read more about her work on her website)

Elements and Principles of Design

The Principles

Scale How big is your space?  Size your design to the allotted space.

Dominance What is the purpose of the design?

       Which elements do you want to be the most important?

Choose your components to be harmonious.

Put your components together in a unified way.

Proportion What is the dominant direction or movement of your design?

       What is the relationship of the components?

Contrast What is the area that will draw the eye to the design first?

       What is the relationship of that focal area to the rest of the design?

Balance Is the balance symmetric, asymmetric or open balance?

Rhythm How will you create movement from one area to the next in the design?

Repetition, variation, transition.

The Elements

Light Do you have control over the lighting? 

      If your design is submitted by photograph what background will you use?

Space      What is the space around the design where it will be staged?

     What space will be used between components to create rhythm?

Line      What is the primary line of your design?  Secondary line/s?

Form      What form do the lines create?

Size      What is the size of the space allocated for the design? 

     What size components work are in good proportion to the space?

Color      What color palate will you use?  What proportions of colors?

Texture Will textural contrast be a primary or secondary element?

Pattern What patterns will repeat to create rhythm?

Now the how?

Choose a class.  

Design Plan

Think of the space.

Size, lighting

How will you interpret the title?

Containers and components


Mechanics to achieve idea

Floral form

Chicken wire

Kenzan or pinholder

Wire or branch structure

Elements and principles of design

Focus on several, not all

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