Color in Floral Design by Guest Blogger RGC Member Gretchen Collins

Color in Floral Design by Guest Blogger RGC Member Gretchen Collins

These designs were in a flower in New Hampshire a few years ago. Several of these designs received blue ribbons for their class. Please note that these photos may not be reproduced.


                                          Design 1                                                          Design 2

Design 1: A metal sculpture was painted pink, red, and orange. Foam tubes and colorful flowers finish the look. The gerbera daisies are in water tubes. This design received The Designer’s Choice Award, purple rosette, and The Artistic Design Award, gold rosette.

Design 2: In this design a grid was made with flax leaves. Blocks  were formed with red, yellow, and orange roses and edged with green trick dianthus. This wasn’t an easy design to assemble. This design lost points as it exceeded the size of the background, but it still earned a blue ribbon.


                                            Design 3                                                         Design 4

Design 3: Lavender and red contrast and fly through the space in this design. Points were taken off since the background is undersized for the design.

Design 4: Red, pink, and lavender are skillfully combined in this design. The red anthuriums are a perfect accent. It was not easy to narrow down the top ribbon in this section and this was a close second.

Dogwood District Fall Meeting Devotion by Guest Blogger P.K. Henry

Dogwood District Fall Meeting Devotion by Guest Blogger P.K. Henry

First Thessalonians 5:16-18 “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you”

Offering a morning prayer of thanks is an incredible way to start the day. God, the giver of life, allows each of us to wake up to new beauties each day, so it’s important that we turn to Him and offer up our gratitude.

Thanking the Lord in the morning is also a method of keeping our perspective fixed on what truly matters. Gratitude is a powerful reminder of all we have — and of the eternal love God gives us.

In these times of uncertainty and contentiousness, let’s begin each day with appreciation for what we have. Be thankful for our families and friends, be thankful for the change of seasons, be thankful for the cooling rain, be thankful for our beautiful gardens, be thankful for this – OUR GARDEN WE CALL GEORGIA.

Let us pray:

Lord, help us to focus today on what really matters. We are so grateful for another day. Please help us to keep that spirit of gratitude as we face the ebbs and flows of life; help us to see the good in the bad and the happy in the sad. Renew our spirit as we strive to preserve, protect, and nurture this garden of Georgia where we attempt to inspire others to conserve and to grow beauty. In your name we pray, Amen.

So, which tent do you live in? Contentment or Discontentment?

Choose Contentment.