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By D Magazine |

One of the most exciting aspects of the Dallas Home & Garden Show is the Floral Design Competition. More than fourteen of the top floral designers in the metroplex are showcased as they compete for a chance to participate in the Texas Cup Design Competition in July, 1997.

Each designer produces up to five separate arrangements in categories such as wedding bouquet, Designer’s Choice and Surprise Package. A tiered stage is used so that the audience not only learns insider floral design techniques by simple observation, but can also see how different designers approach the design topics. The designers are required to use the same floral materials but manage to come up with extremely different results.

The competition will be commentated by Arliss Krieger, P.F.C.L of Lige Florists in Fort Worth, Ms. Krieger, who is recognized as one of the top 67 floral commentators in the United States, acknowledges that trends greatly impact the designs created in competition. Egyptian themes, Art Deco, Baroque and angels are all hot this year while Southwestern, Country Gingham and farm animals are out.

According to Krieger, ” floral design trends tend to echo other decorating trends. We see a strong trend we call ’Feminique,’ which is very soft and floral, and also a strong ecological focus, with a revival of brightness and green and the usage of grasses, mosses and other natural elements in creating a floral concept

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will be on display all three days at the Dallas Home & Garden Show, September 20-22, at Market Hall. While at the show you may register to win this stunning original oil painting. No purchase necessary to win. Presented by D Magazine and the Dallas Home & Garden Show. The drawing will take place Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. at the show. Contest rules and registration forms will be posted exterior to show entrances at Market Hall.

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