Design section from the Seattle African Violet Show

seattlemarigeneApril 1, 2009

None of these incredible designs are mine...had the car so full of the show and sales plants I took I wouldnt have had room if I was brave enough to try..:0)..marigene

and these pictures made me swoon..

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I went to my first area convention last March. It was the first time I had seen design. I didn't understand it, some of it I didn't even like. It was later that I learned there was a theme involved and then some of the designes made more sense to me. A couple months later we had a guest speaker come to our violet club meeting to give us a design workshop. It was great. I didn't know there was so much involved and so many rules. I don't think I have it in me to do a design for a show, but in November we all made a table centerpiece design at home and brought it to our violet club meeting. It was fun, there were no rules so one lady didn't even have a violet or gesneriad plant in her I guess that is why there should be rules. They were so different, we decided not to vote on the best one. Thanks for sharing the pics - do you remember what the theme was? tish

    Bookmark   April 1, 2009 at 7:06PM
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The theme was Precious Jewels...:0)..marigene

    Bookmark   April 1, 2009 at 7:27PM
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Hey Marigene,
Some really nice gems in the group. You will never know what you can do till you try it.
Fred in NJ

    Bookmark   April 1, 2009 at 9:14PM
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I'd like to say how much I appreciate your taking the time to share those pictures with us. Some of us don't get the opportunity to see things like that and I really value being able to see the pics.


    Bookmark   April 1, 2009 at 10:30PM
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my pleasure Dora...I might try it some time..I took 94 sales plants,100 pairs of leaves and 13 entries.And luggage for the weekend.I rode with a box with 2 violets on my lap...:0)

    Bookmark   April 2, 2009 at 9:40AM
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Can you explain about the pic showing the photographs? Were they just entered as a design? I don't understand... (But it gives me ideas hahahaha)

    Bookmark   April 2, 2009 at 12:34PM
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The photos are entered in the hobby and handicrafts section of the show.One year I won a rosette for a pillow I could also enter paintings,drawings,ceramics,or jewely as long is african violet theme.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2009 at 3:29PM
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Thanks for sharing your photos.I love the arrangement with the blue bell blossoms . Do they bury the plants in their pots so they can keep them pot bound to bloom ?

    Bookmark   April 2, 2009 at 4:02PM
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I think they would leave them in pots if they were going to stay in the dish garden for any length of time..those beautiful tiny blue bell flowers are teeny bopper...:0).marigene

    Bookmark   April 2, 2009 at 7:17PM
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Thank you marigene. A dish garden like that one with teeny bopper is something one would like to keep blooming and around for a while. I like the dark blue with the dark leaves. I wonder if the blooms last long.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2009 at 9:24PM
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