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Arrangements in pastel shades and the softest yellows, peaches, warm pinks, creamy whites and subtle greens make us feel safe, snug and loved. Consider a nurturing floral arrangement for a new mother, a sick friend or a grieving loved one – anyone who would benefit from a caring, loving embrace. See five emotional color palettes and the flowers that bring them to life.
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A low, clustered floral arrangement in all shades of pink symbolizes opening the heart and making others more receptive to you. Start and end the day counting your blessings, by placing this floral design of gratitude on a nightstand, dresser or in the kitchen.
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|Flower Contests to Bloom in Maui|
|About the U.S. Flower Industry - Flower and Floral Design Competitions|
Nearly 400 of the nation’s top retail and wholesale florists, floral designers and flower growers will be in Maui, Hawaii, in September 2016 for the 132nd Annual Convention of the Society of American Florists. SAF invites the public and media to two of the convention’s most exciting events — the Outstanding Flower Varieties Competition and the Sylvia Cup Floral Design Competition.
See 5,000 beautiful flowers in one room
Experience the magnificent sight and fragrance of nearly 5,000 beautiful flowers during one of the floral industry’s biggest flower competitions.
Flower growers from across the country and around the world are exhibiting nearly 200 types of their best roses, gerberas, lilies, alstroemeria, carnations, chrysanthemums, anthuriums, hydrangeas, bulb flowers, potted flowering plants and decorative foliage.
Expert judges crown one Best in Show, rank 13 Best in Class, and present Blue and Red Ribbons to dozens more. Vote for your favorite to win the People’s Choice honor.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua - Ballroom 3
Thursday- Friday, Sept. 22-23, 2016
Watch top floral designers in action
120 minutes... Top floral designers ... A mystery assignment ... Only one will win the grand prize. ...
You enjoy the action on Food Network’s “Iron Chef.” The floral industry has a similar contest featuring floral designers and flowers.
Marking its 49th anniversary, the Sylvia Cup is the floral industry’s longest-running, live national design competition.
Watch as top floral designers are given two hours, the same amount of flowers and supplies, and a surprise task. Among the contestants: winners of state and regional floral industry design contests, designers of the year and members of the prestigious American Institute of Floral Designers.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua - Ballroom 4
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016