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2015 Potomac Flower Show

Thank you to all who attended the 2015 Potomac Flower Show!

John Hosek at 2015 Potomac Flower Show
John Hosek our guest speaker. John AIFD, PFCI, CAFA, CF, owner of Surroundings Events and Floral is known for his innovative and original style of work and ability to think on his feet. John’s forward thinking and design talents have placed him on top in numerous competitions. He is the national Sylvia Cup winner for 2011.

Our 2015 Potomac Flower Show and Design Competition is now a wrap! From every possible angle, this show was the best ever! We are so thankful that you joined us for this special occasion. We look forward to this event every year, and are delighted to know that you do too!

This year's turnout was blew us away – our biggest show yet. A full house, an overwhelming abundance of flowers, and a lively atmosphere were the winning combination for a perfect day. It was great seeing so many familiar faces, as well as making new friends. Thanks to the talented Potomac Jazz Project for providing us with their superb musical talent, and Milloff's Catering for the wonderful food and sweet treats.

Our vendors' exhibits captivated us all this year, the booths overflowing with displays of beautiful flowers and the newest in supply products. We are so grateful to our vendor friends for traveling from all over the world specifically for this event, to share their amazing products and knowledge.

The annual Design Competition is always a special highlight of our show. In keeping with this year's theme, fifteen local designers c reated a "cascading bouquet fit for a princess". Each design was unique and stunning. A six person panel of judges carefully chose the winners. The First Place Prize was awarded to Anahit Hakobyan of Viva La Flora. The Second Place Winner was Karyn Kallmyer of Kallmyer's Designs. And, the Third Place Prize went to Deb Melissa Huston of Studio H. Finally, you voted and chose our People's Choice Winner: Megan Norgan of Petal's Edge. Congratulations to all of our winners!

It was an honor to have John Hosek with us to deliver his exciting presentation, "Bouquets and More". His remarkable knowledge and fresh ideas were truly inspiring and will motivate us for a long time. There was a bouquet for every bride, and great tips on how to put them together. Many thanks to a spectacular team of special assistants who made this day possible: Terry Godfrey, AIFD; Ellen Seagraves; Carol Inskeep, AIFD; Lori Himes, AIFD; Misha Park and Kia Suban.

We are so thrilled to carry on our tradition of educating and training the floral community. The success of the show is possible thanks to the collaborative effort of our loyal customers, vendors, suppliers, growers, volunteers, and employees. Check out our Facebook page to see pictures from the day, and friend us to see what's happening at Potomac all year long. If you took photos, post them on our Instagram so we can capture all of the memorable moments of the day.

Place Prize

  • Karyn Kallmyer
  • Kallmyer's Custom

Place Prize

  • Anahit Hakobyan
  • Viva La Flora

Place Prize

  • Melissa Huston
  • Studio H

People's Choice Award

  • Megan Norgan
  • Petal's Edge