Monday, November 17, 2014
A room full of flowers
On Saturday afternoon, I joined some friends to go to an event I knew nothing about before this invitation. It was the National Chrysanthemum Society's Show. I had never heard of such a thing before a friend asked if I wanted to go. She had heard about it from another friend who heard about it from a neighbor who was a member of the society. So off we all went not knowing what to expect.
I learned that there are 13 different bloom forms that were being judged, simple things like "Pompom" and "Spider" were easy to understand but, "Irregular Incurve" and "Reflex" were less easy to spot.
The one above was one of my favorites however, choosing a favorite with all that beauty around was not an easy task. I'm so glad I had an opportunity to see these beauties and enjoy the enthusiasm of all the people in the room who were there to view and discuss each of the varieties.
In addition to the judging of the single blooms that I've shown today, there was also judging for design where the flowers were woven into arrangements in different categories. Tomorrow I'll show you some of the arrangements I photographed.