The Lan Su Chinese Garden, in conjunction with the Floral Design Institute, hosted the second annual Ninth Moon Floral Design Showcase Nov. 6-8 in Portland, Ore. The event is an open-to-the-public flower arrangement competition highlighting the floral compositions of 25 accomplished designers from the Pacific Northwest region. The arrangements predominantly feature Chrysanthemums, a significant flower in Chinese culture.
Floral designers from California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia applied to vie for a variety of awards, including “Jury’s Choice,” “Best Use of Chrysanthemum” and “People’s Choice.”
This year’s winners are:
- JURY’S CHOICE
Chuck Schomaker; Old Town Florist; Portland, Ore. — “Reflecting Moon Beams”
- BEST USE OF CHRYSANTHEMUM
Brenna Quan, AIFD; Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada — “Golden Luck”
- PEOPLE’S CHOICE, FIRST PLACE
- PEOPLE’S CHOICE, SECOND PLACE
Zara-Ann Lee; Yonra Designs; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada — “Moonlight Garden”
- PEOPLE’S CHOICE, THIRD PLACE
Coree Ryan; Portland, Ore. — “Flight”
The three-day exhibition is part of Lan Su’s annual “Mumvember” celebration, which is a monthlong series of events in November that features more than 500 cut and potted Chrysanthemum displays throughout the Garden, talks from plant experts and floral design demonstrations from featured designers. This year’s featured designer was Louisa Lam, AIFD, CFD, CPFD, from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Click here to see all 25 floral designs.