Monday, October 3, 2011

Raising the Jar!

The simple mason jar has become a hugely popular, versatile and festive vessel to hold cut flowers. What began as a jar for canning fruit and vegetables, is now a staple for many floral designers. I love mason jars. I never get tired of them. Whether it’s a plain, quart sized Ball jar that you can pick up at Eddie’s or an antique, blue, half gallon Ball jar found at the Baltimore Bottle Show…I love them.

This year, the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers are having their national conference in Reston Virginia. Each year, the conference hosts a design competition, inviting growers and designers alike to try show off their flowers and designs. This year, the ASCFG has stepped up their game. They have tweaked the competition and are now hosting the first ever “Sustainable Floral Design Competition”.  All entrants are encouraged to use locally grown flower to create their own take on The Mason Jar.

I’m super excited to participate in the fun-filled competition. Not only and I excited for the challenge to use all locally grown materials on November 7  but I’m also excited to bring along some of my favorite jars to show off.

Here are few of my favorite mason jar arrangements we’ve done in the past that I’ll use for inspiration.


I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures of all the cool designs I see! Can’t wait!

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