Lan Su Chinese Garden to Host Floral Design Showcase
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
25 of the most accomplished floral designers in the Pacific Northwest, including designers from Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho and British Columbia will face off head-to-head (or floral-arrangement-to-floral-arrangement) at the second annual Ninth Moon Floral Design Showcase, held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The competition will test the creative imaginations of these artists as they create unique and impressive displays, all featuring the chrysanthemum, one of the most significant flowers in Chinese culture.
The showcase will also include series of floral art demonstrations by Louisa Lam, a Vancouver, Canada-based designer and floral educator.
There will also be an Preview Party on November 6, the event’s opening night. Visitors will have the chance to meet the designers and enjoy a beautiful evening in the Lan Su Chinese Garden. Featured designer Louisa Lam will create a display live before guests’ eyes and live music tasty desserts will be on hand.
For more information about the event or to purchase tickets for the event or the opening night festivities, visit the Lan Su Garden website.
Related Slideshow: Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging In 10 Steps
Ikebana, the ancient art of Japanese flower arranging, is all about less. Less is more. Here are 10 steps to help you create the perfect arrangement.
The tallest should stand upright and represent the heavens (shin). The medium length represents man (soe). The shortest represents the earth (hikae). One should also consider what altitude each plant specimen comes from. A flower that grows in the mountains should be placed above a branch that grows in a lowland prairie.
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