Budding designers at Minnesota Gladiolus Society State Show
Gladiolus lovers became budding floral designers at the Minnesota Gladiolus Society State Show held August 15 and 16 during the Brown County Fair.
Two local women, Margaret Moe and Cindy Moe, who are gardeners and members of the Springfield Garden Club were among those who participated in the floral designing competition held in the air conditioned New Ulm Civic Center on the fairgrounds.
They went to the show armed with containers, decorating accessories, flowers and foliage from their gardens, and ideas for their designs. To make their arrangements, they selected flower spikes of gladioli available in a wide array of beautiful colors, provided by the Minnesota Gladiolus Society.
Margaret Moe received a blue ribbon with her arrangement of orange glads, dried hydrangea, ruscus greens and baptisia in a cream colored metal wall pocket.
Cindy Moe won a blue ribbon with her sled wall pocket using white glads, evergreen, foxtail fern accented with a frosted snowman, pinecones and alstroemeria.
Cindy won a blue ribbon for her open class interpretive arrangement — trapeze artists, using a suspended clown with orange and yellow glads, bells of Ireland and leather leaf fern and small yellow dahlias.
Cindy won a white ribbon with her open class interpretive arrangement — horseback riders, using pink glads, leather leaf fern with purple alstroemeria and a celluloid cupie doll on a carnival horse.
Then, after the competition the Moes were glad to share their gladioli arrangements with friends.