Floral Design in Mobile, AL!!!
I want to present a series called “Let’s Look At . . .”! There is so much artistic floral talent in Mobile that needs to be presented to the public! I have been overwhelmed by the ideas I want to produce to shed light on Techniques4Flowers. Mobile has many distinctive events where fresh flowers add to the setting of the decorations. I am not constructing floral techniques but presenting current designers. There are so many floral artists I anticipate interviewing in Mobile and presenting to the floral supporters.
I want to begin the series by introducing different events and holidays where fresh flowers are integral components of the setting. Then, I want to present the designers of Mobile that create them. We have just observed the “Festival of Flowers”. I will also look at Mardi Gras, Weddings, Spring, and Mother’s Day! Then, I want to present the designers of Mobile that create them.
Join me as we begin this Journey! It is going to be a trip!
“Pegasus of the Spring” won the People’s Choice Award for 2022!!
The 2022 Annual Event of “Festival of Flowers” was a record breaker we hope not to repeat!! A heavy storm Friday night caused significant damages to displays and vendors. Wind issues cancelled the public activities for Saturday. Repairs were made, and the Saturday Night Event, Buds and Brews proceeded as planned. Sunday’s Event, Welcome All Wags, was held as scheduled.
The Winners of the “People’s Choice Award” for best overall Living Plant Sculpture is “Pegasus of the Spring”. The sculpture was sponsored by CB FLOCK Research Corporation and Wind Creek Casino and Hotel. The Award Winning Contributors are Renee Wallace, Janie Brown Johnson, Leaayn Shurley-Barr, Michele Nolen-Schmidt, Ben Kaiser, MaryElizabeth Kimbrough, Kathleen Kirk Stoves, Doug Johnson. Bay Crown & Bridge, and Paula Ingram Kiszla & her art students. Their amazing sculpture was created using mixed mediums of grasses, mosses, bark, leaves of many different varieties, cushion pom-pom chrysanthemums, hydrangeas, fruits, and cotton. Congratulations to the Team. Great Work!!
Festival of Flowers 2021 People’s Choice Winner was A Bloom Garden Center!!
Once again the “Festival of Flowers” is LoDa Style! The 29th event will be held in the Cathedral Square in Downtown Mobile. The gates open Friday, March 11,2022, at 9:00 a.m. and continues through Sunday, March 13,2022, at 5:00 p.m.! The community event is open to the public through a required donation. Proceeds of the 2022 Festival of Flowers LoDa Style will be used to purchase Advanced MRI Patient Care Monitors at Ascension Providence Hospital.
This year’s theme is BY LAND, AIR & SEA. 8 teams will create living sculptures representing the theme. Teams will consists of some of our area’s best florists, artists, nurseries, landscapers, and designers. They will go head-to-head as they compete for the People’s Choice Award. Voting is only $1 per vote! The winner will be announced at the end of the show.
Enjoy outdoor seminars and select vendors that are in keeping with the Festival of Flowers tradition. This year also includes lots of Live Music, a Saturday morning Exotic Car Show, and other exciting scheduled events. Join us in Downtown Mobile for this sensational experience of “Festival Of Flowers”!!
Mardi Gras is a great time for Special Events floral designers!!
In Mobile, Mardi Gras offers the chance to show off the talents of many designers in one season. Flowers are abundant in the events of the season, such as the Coronations, Banquets, Luncheons, and the Balls.
Special Event Florists are an emerging segment of the floral retail market. These artists create magnificent designs that are only for that one event. Although these creators have been providing this service for generations, many are being recognized as members of the floral community. The Society of American Florists acknowledge these designers as “Events-only Florists”. These are probably one of the best kept secrets in the floral market.
Most instances for special-event floral decorations are weddings. In Mobile, Mardi Gras provides a wonderful opportunity for the painting of floral scenes. These scenarios can be simple, such as table decorations, or elaborate, such as a total wall or a room!
I have seen some gorgeous settings created with fresh flowers! We have very talented designers in our mists! There are some designers I hope to speak with in the coming weeks to share their designs. My goal is to present the designers and their works to increase the awareness of the talent around Mobile.