Live! Iron Fist Florist Throwdown on Sat.

Flowers are sure to fly during the frenzied Iron Fist Florist competition at the Colorado Fall Home Show on Saturday.

floral-show-blogThe Iron Fist Florist competition, sponsored by the Floral Association of the Rockies (FAR), is set for Saturday at 1:00 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

This event isn’t for pansies.

Three professional florists will test their design skills against each other and the clock in a competition based on the popular Iron Chef tv show featured on the Food Network.

Spectators will enjoy watching each florist create a unique floral design using identical flowers, greenery and other materials. Three secret ingredients will be unveiled right before the competition begins.

Judges include 2 honest-to-goodness professional florists and 1 celebrity judge, Carol O’Meara. Carol is a gardening professional who writes for regional publications like Edible Front Range, the Denver Post and her own Gardening After Five blog.

Carol told me she doesn’t know diddly about the principles of floral design, but she said she does know what she likes when she sees it.

The Floral Association of the Rockies is also sponsoring another competition on Saturday called “A Bouquet to Remember.” This is a professionally juried design competition featuring bridal bouquets. Winners will be announced just prior to the Iron Fist Florist smackdown.

FAR members include retail florists, floral wholesalers, floral design schools and other industry professionals who work together, in this case, to promote the sport of floral design.


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