Yesterday at the Colorado Fall Home Show in Denver, the Floral Association of the Rockies held an event that pitted three talented designers in a competition to see who had what it takes to wear the Iron Fist Florist crown. Battling petal to petal, the three gladiators had one hour to create a design using three ingredients kept secret until the start of the competition: small pumpkins, horsetail reed, and toothpicks.
From the opening rush to get supplies to the final presentation, the audience was enthralled by the arrangements as they took shape. Speculating on what the designers had in mind, the crowd was wowed by all three creations. Designers let their imaginations run wild, and here is a small photo essay to show you the results.
After the hour was up and judges conferred, Susie’s design was first place, Cindy’s was second and Franklin’s was third. All of the designs were auctioned off, and proceeds went to FAR for education.