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*Save the Date: The 2019 Ninth Moon Floral Design Showcase takes place November 1 - 3.
The Ninth Moon Floral Design Showcase is a juried floral show with each entry including chrysanthemums as a part of the display. Designers will use floral design styles and forms that utilize fresh floral materials and foliage in their entry. The exhibition is designed to celebrate the beauty and significance of chrysanthemums and recognize the floral art and creative talent of floral designers in the Pacific Northwest.
The event is free with admission or membership to the garden.
*Save the Date: The 2019 Ninth Moon Floral Design Showcase Premiere Evening takes place Friday, November 1
Be the first to view the fabulous floral exhibits, created by the Northwest's most gifted floral designers and staged within the magical beauty of Lan Su Chinese Garden. Whether quirky, stunning or simply beautiful, the designs will capture the charm of the chrysanthemum and captivate you. Meet the floral designers, vote for YOUR favorite chrysanthemum creation, and enjoy decadent treats alongside live music!
2018 Featured Floral Designers
“I enjoy sharing design ideas and experiences with others so that they may be inspired to create something fresh and exciting, to be the best designers they can be. It is what makes our industry thrive and grow, by educating each other and sharing our life experiences.”
After earning his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Environmental Horticultural Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Lum went on to study Retail Floristry/Ornamental Horticulture at the City College of San Francisco. Today, he finds sources of creativity and inspiration from pieces of art, nature, the container or the plant material itself, along with other designers and his own Chinese culture.
With his participation in numerous design competitions over the past 20 years, Greg Lum has earned an impressive reputation by winning many prestigious awards. When asked what his dream project would be, Lum answered, “to be one of the judges for the Tournament of Roses Parade.”
In addition to his new book, Asian Allure, some of the many publications Greg Lum has been featured in are Fleur Creatif Magazine, Signature Weddings Asia, Flowers In Love 3, Flowers LIBETbI, LIBETbI World Magazine, Flowers LIBETbI Magazine, Clip...Flores Y Mas, Floriology, Florist’s Review and Floral Monthly.
Jeanne Ha was born and raised in Seoul, Korea, and grew up learning Ikebana design from her mother. “I have better understandings of how early spring blooming branches cast their shadow on the Korean traditional house roof or how an Ikebana design can be best displayed on a simple wood stand. Or how such bright, almost cheesy, Chinese silk can be shown beautifully.”
After getting married, she moved to Washington DC; however, all her Korean memories of her childhood are still beautifully painted and stored in her mind. With her new book, "Asian Allure," Ha wanted to share her ideas with fellow florists and future florists. She points out the “Asian flair” often seen in designers that have Asian heritage, and used that as inspiration for the book in the hope that the project would show the work of Asian American designers and what makes them stand out among other nationalities.
After earning a Bachelor of the Arts in Voice and Master of the Arts in Musicology from Seoul National University, Ha went on to study Excellence in Design by Benz Flower School. She has participated in numerous design competitions, served on several committees and opened her own shop, Park Florist, in 2004. As a dream project, Ha hopes to see more educational books about the flower industry published in the future.
Lily Chan believes we are all here for a reason, “a life journey to experience as much as we can,” adding, “We are all born to do what we choose to do, whether we take it or not, it is our choice.” It is with this choice in mind that Chan approached her new book, Asian Allure — to share some of her ideas that can be easily translated to being spiritual and quiet.
Chan looks to sharing and giving back to the floral industry as where she finds inspiration, along with nature and unique buildings and structures. “I find my inspirations from nature. Most of the time, I look towards the horizon or the skyline with its new structures in the background. All the older buildings with their unique structures from the 1850's to the present are amazing. Going to museums, gallery openings, even the theater are all inspirational; however, most of all, my colleagues in the floral industry inspire me with their designs — whether it be a program, workshop or just working alongside them.”
Following her education at the City College of San Francisco, Chan participated in numerous design competitions and has been a member of the California State Floral Association for many years. She has also been a featured designer in several design programs, exhibited at shows and festivals, held office as a board member and association judge and was featured in the Nob Hill Gazette prior to the publication of "Asian Allure."
2018 Participating Floral Designers
Jake Moffett & Daniel Wade Keller • Coree Ryan • Tomasi Boselawa, Tiare Floral Design Studio • Josef Reiter, Botanica Floral Design • Chelsea Willis, Sweet Delilah Farm • Emily Farnsworth, Chickabloom Floral Studio • Thang Ngo, Tango Florist • JoLynn Farrer, Best Buds Floral Design • Yingjuan Wang, Florescence • Frank Blanchard, Think Flowers Media • Gina Thresher, From the Ground Up Floral • Annie Chen & Kirstin Garber, Floral Sunshine • Robin Boedecker & Vito Corradino • Linda Golaszewski, The Planning Group/Rooms in Bloom • Michelle Dummer, Michelle's Flowers • Michelle Koeppe, Phasian Farms • Ellen Hansen, Mindful Flowers • Erik Witcraft, Zupan’s Flower Shop – Lake Grove • Brenna Quan • Yoshiko O’Connor, Floral Fete • Garrett Skupinski, Floral Today • Chuck Schomaker, Old Town Florist • Jeri Barr, Bella Bloom Florals
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Be the first to view the fabulous floral exhibits, created by the Northwest’s most gifted floral designers and staged within the magical beauty of Lan Su Chinese Garden.
November is Mumvember at Lan Su Chinese Garden! The garden’s largest, most colorful flower display starts November 1 and features the beloved Chinese chrysanthemum. With more than 500 potted chrysanthemums placed throughout the garden, special plant talks and floral design demonstrations and more, this event is a can't miss.
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