Most flower arranging competitions are divided into Classes that usually separate one type of flower or vegetable from another.
Classes are usually divided into
- Single Entry meaning just one or two flowers in a vase or
- Arrangements which are groups of artistically placed blooms and foliage in a container.
Theme and Its Interpretations
Arrangements usually have a Theme which means “an implied or suggested idea”.
For example: The theme is “April in Paris”.
You are free to interpret it however you like but if you need a little help there are lots ways to find ideas:
- Look up the meaning of each word in the dictionary.
- Is there a song, book or movie that uses the theme word or words in its title?
- Even the date a song, book or movie was written might help you choose a style or the accessories for your arrangement.
- You might even associate a particular colour or flower with the theme from something you remember.
- It could remind you of a place, a time in history, an animal, an piece of art, patterns, a season, a holiday or almost anything else.
‘Surf the net’ for ideas and inspiration or look through some magazines until you have an idea of what you want to create.
Don’t forget to review the Show Rules and Regulations before you finalize your idea.
If you have any questions, contact the show’s organizers or judges to clarify anything you are unsure about.
by Louise Larabie