Thursday, May 17, 2018

"Rooted in Paradise: A Garden Club of America Major Flower Show"

2018 Flower show presented by the Garden Club of Honolulu at the Honolulu Museum of Art.  This show's "Floral Traditions" exhibit was inspired by and honored May Moir, the museum's floral program head for many years.

Under the influence of May Moir, the arrangements for these displays are designed by Jean Abbott, Kitty Budge, Beverley Grimmer, Priscilla Growney, Alice Guild, Heidi Ho, Lois Nottage, Sally Moore, Kaui Philpotts, Ele Potts and Tina Semenza.

One of the unique vignettes.

A display of harvested anthuriums.

An amazing fern plant won first place by Stephanie Hee.
I believe these were breadfruit plants.

More interesting plants.

More May Moir inspiration.

Jewelry category made from plant material.

2nd place by Pokey Richardson.

Inside the gallery are the Floral designs.

Susan Beers and Bertie Lee, 1st place

Dotty Nitta and KC Collins 1st Place.

Monday, May 14, 2018

2018 Lei Day Contest at Kapiolani Park, Honolulu, HI

The long line at noon to view the lei on display.  The viewing began at noon.

Maile style ti leaf lei decor.

There are different age categories for youth and these were the winners for the 5 years and under!

These are 6-8 year olds.

9-12 yr. olds.

13-17 yr. olds.

I believe this was the adult red/pink color category.

Close up of the first prize winner in the beginners category.

Sarah's first time entry in the beginner's category.

Professional mixed color category.

Mayor's Grand Prize winner was also a hat lei.

Hat lei (Papale)

My absolute favorite of all the lei.  First prize.

Green/brown color category.

White category.

Purple/blue category.

Red/pink category.

Yellow/orange category.

Mixed color category.

Non real floral category.  These were made with ribbons.

Demonstration and vendor tent.  Gorgeous kauna'oa and spanish moss lei.

Close up of an arrangement.