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Rose Arranging 101 - Miniature Rose Arrangements
by Linda Kerkof, ARS Accredited Arrangement Judge and TCRS Member

Miniature arrangements are executed solely with miniature roses and are limited to 10 inches in height, width, and depth. This is the only arrangement category that limits the type of rose, miniature, to be used in a design. All miniature arrangements are judged at eye level.

Miniature designs are works of floral art just as standard arrangements. They may be traditional line, line-mass, mass, any type of modern, any type in the Oriental manner, dried, or even table arrangements. The show schedule will tell you what type of design, any restrictions, and the size of the design. Size range can be, "no less than 3 inches, and no more than 5 inches", or "no more than 10 inches in height, width, and depth". All roses must be correctly named and outdoor garden grown to be eli gible for an American Rose Society (ARS) award. If the roses are grown by the arranger, and "arranger grown" or "AG" is marked on the entry tag, then the arrangement can be considered further for an ARS medal certificate.

Other plant material be used in the design, but remember the rose bust be the dominant flower and other plant material bust be in line with the size of the design. Proportion and scale are the two principals of design that will cause you the most conc ern, as they are more noticeable in a miniature design. You need to take into consideration the size the design calls for, the size of your container, the size of the roses you use, and the size of the subordinate flowers you use in the design. Always r emember to check the roses in your design for perfection, color, substance, and overall beauty. The need to be in peak condition and good proportion and scale.

Listed below are a few designs to help you the scale and size in check. Try these designs. They don't take up a lot of room in your home and you can get lots of practice before the rose show.

Drawings of different
Miniature Designs

Here are some examples of Miniature Arrangements from the TCRS 2000 and 2001 Rose Shows:

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miniature arrangement from the 2000 TCRS Rose Show Photo example of a
miniature arrangement from the 2000 TCRS Rose Show Photo example of a
miniature arrangement from the 2000 TCRS Rose Show Photo example of a
miniature arrangement from the 2000 TCRS Rose Show Photo example of a
miniature arrangement from the 2000 TCRS Rose Show Photo example of a
miniature arrangement from the 2000 TCRS Rose Show Photo example of a
miniature arrangement from the 2000 TCRS Rose Show Photo example of a
miniature arrangement from the 2000 TCRS Rose Show Photo example of a
miniature arrangement from the 2000 TCRS Rose Show Photo example of a
miniature arrangement from the 2000 TCRS Rose Show Photo example of a
miniature arrangement from the 2000 TCRS Rose Show Photo example of a
miniature arrangement from the 2001 TCRS Rose Show Photo example of a
miniature arrangement from the 2001 TCRS Rose Show

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