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miniature flower arrangements

Cordele, GA

I have always been fascinated by the miniature section of show arrangements. It is a challenge to find both containers and plants to create an acceptable arrangement within the size limits. Depending upon the show, the arrangement may be anywhere from 3 inches to 7 inches in any one direction. I am always on the lookout for sake cups, perfume bottles, any thing with the right size and proportions.


Issaquah, WA(Zone 7a)

Turtle do you have photos or links to such events or examples? I didn't even know there were 'miniature' shows. One can get lost in the awe of a big bouquet, but I bet the level of fascination and enjoyment is equal on a small scale. I'd like to see photos.

Cordele, GA

Most big shows have a minis class. Of course if folk don't enter that one gets pulled. There are two miniature arrangements on the UK pages linked in the asters thread. One had muscari and I forget what the other had. There is very little to see on line. If you put in miniature flower arrangement , you get lots of doll house artificial stuff. Grrr.

If you check your library, you might find Wilson's book or the subject. There are a couple of others floating around out there but not much in print now. There is also a Ikebana (sp) artist who specialises in miniature arrangements. I have run into her work on line now and then.

I will try to dig out my books and see if I can scan some pages to post.


Tonasket, WA(Zone 5a)

I too like the miniature arrangments. When I was entering flowers in our county fair, I always had an arr. in the mini division. and I too have quite a collection of things to use for containers for mini designs.


Thomasville, GA(Zone 8a)

When I was looking for some small "things" to put mini violets in I went to Salvation Army and Goodwill. They had several items I could use. Elaine

Cordele, GA

Oh, yeah. I love looking at thrift stores and flea markets. And the things that just fall into your hands. My son made a pinch pot and glazed it a grey white. It is thick and rather chunky, but I love the texture. I have not figured out the mechanics for it yet. Tiny, shallow bowls are the worst to secure stuff in.


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