Margaret's Best in Show arrangement
at Kitsap. The flower is our new
waterlily seedling that has no name
yet. It is one of the most intense pink
waterlilies we have ever seen. It is very
pink when on the bush and then
deepens considerably in color after
you pick it.
Link to larger picture
The theme was "The buck stops here,
use wood or an antler to create a line
arrangement." Flower is Hollyhill
Lavender Blue. Soon to be released.
Gordon Jackman used Lavender Blue
in his best in show arrangement at the
ADS National show in Santa Clara.
Water arrangement and theme was
" Salomon return, an arrangement
showing water." Flower is Hollyhill
Monet., soon to be released.
Sorry about blurry picture. This
is a miniature arrangement and
theme was "Finches and
Friends in the Graden,
arrngement no more than 12
inches in any direction"
Flowers are Hollyhill Calico i,
Scott's Criterion, Dainty Miss.
Can you see the two small
The theme was " Soar with the eagles,
tall arrangement." This arrangement
features Hollyhill Witchy.
The theme was "Create a
crescent arrangement to
echo the horn shape."
Flowers are Lakeview Glow
and Hollyhill Suzanne.
Ted entered one arrangement and
won best amateur design. Flower is
Hollyhill Sprite, an arranger's waterlily
with extremely long stems, new this
year. Top flower has three foot stem!
(technically, a combination of stem
Margaret won Best in Show at
Portland with this design.. Theme was
windswept shores. Key flower is
Hollyhill Shaggy Dog, a giant novelty
flower that is not for sale for a year or
two. At the bottom is Spiderwoman
and above it is an exotic variegated
Theme was two containers. Margaret
decided to go with her own theme of
white and black vases combined with
red and white dahlias. Hollyhiil Court
Jester is the large flower and an M FD
bicolor R/W seedling.
Every show seems to have
a water design. This theme
was: "Where Two Rivers
Meet". Margaret used our
Hollyhill Monet again along
with Hollyhill Black Widow.
Two floral dishes were
stacked to imply two rivers.
Theme was "Through the Garden
Gate", a transparency design.
Margaret chose our brightest flower,
Hollyhill Flamingo to go in front of and
behind the grates.
Theme was "Mountains Majesty", a
vertical mass design. Margaret used
Hollyhill Augustina, a flower
scheduled to be a 2013 introduction.
Theme was designers choice but make
it small, no more than 8 inches in every
direction. Margaret wanted it to look
like a full sized water design. She used
our second year seedling that is a
"miniature waterlily" for the flowers. It is
about 2.5 to 3 inches in diameter.
Hopefully, more miniature waterlilies
will be introduced.
At the Eugene show Margaret was
unable to attend but sent one
arrangement for the class that was a
tribute to Alfretta Spores who died last
year. She was a well respected judge
and flower design expert. Flowers are
Hollyhill Cotton Candy and Hollyhill
Since Margaret could not attend, Ted
took up the challenge and here is his
design using Hollyhill Art W,, one of his
favorite flowers. He calls it the "semi
cactus waterlily" because it is so flat. If
you want a flower for Fall color, you
can't beat this one!
Ted wanted to do a small
water design. Bottom flower is
Pam Howden. Middle and top
flowers are a miniature
waterlily seedling. Judges said
the starfish was not needed.
Oh well, it won a nice prize!
At Roseburg, Margaret won best in show with her interpretation of Labor Day. She chose a picnic basket
and placed an arrangement of orange and very dark red flowers in it. The almost black flower is our new
for 2013, Hollyhill Black Beauty. The bottom orange flower is Hollyhill Glorianne and the top orange
flowers are seedlings.
The picture above did not show the
matching cup and silverware and plate.
Bouquet class, Red in front is Hollyhill
Firelight. Purple formal dec flowers are
Hollyhill Regal. Top waterlily is Hollyhill
Valentines Day. Bottom flower is
Hollyhill Quintessence. There are three
Hollyhill Bridget flowers and two
Hollyhill Geisha and one Ruskin
Close up shot of flowers.
The theme was New Years and the
flower is Hollyhill Spiderwoman
Entry was "One flower in a bottle".
Flower is our Hollyhill Tempest that will
be released in 2013. It has the
deepest dark purple spots and stripes
on a bright very dark pink background.
Very intensely colored! Here is link to
detailed picture of it.
Theme wa Fourth of July. Bicolor is AC
Fancy. White:Hollyhill Diamond, Red:
|Margaret attended four dahlia shows this year. She tries to use our Hollyhill flowers and
seedlings as much as possible in her designs. The designs that were entered in the American
Dahlia Society National show are on a another web page, click here for that page.
This was one of Margaret's first
arrangements that she showed several
years ago. Ted really liked this one.
Click for bigger picture
Cute small arrangement featuring a
second year seedling.
The theme said that there was a
butterfly in a net. Margaret used very
intensely colored flowers and there is a
butterfly in the net. Flowers are all
seedlings with no name. Click for
More to follow as I get time.
Margret cut outlines of a Luna Moth for
this design. Flowers are Hollyhill
Diamond and Hollyhill Chrystal Click
for larger picture.
This is the Ladybug design. Flowers
are Hollyhill Red Button, Hollyhill 10-21
seedling, Ryecroft Jan, Barbarry Red
Dwarf, Rejman's Polish Kid. Click for
This is NOT Margaret's arrangement!
Gordon Jackman won best in show with
his clever design. Some Hollyhill
varieties in there. Click for larger
Margaret took second in that class.
Theme called for red, white and blue.
Hollyhill Court Jester is in the middle.
Bottom flower is a solid red Hollyhill
Jester and top flower a Hollyhill
Chrystal. Link to larger picture
Theme called for yellow and white
dahlias. Chimacum Julia, Hollyhill
Nikko, Lakeview Glow are yellow.
Whites are Hollyhill Chrystal