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A:Passion fruit flower and Cattleya orchid (Colombian national flower) 


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During the Northeast Floral Expo, CFA President Leah Van Ness presented a check for $5,000 to the University of Connecticut Sandy Hook Scholarship Fund. 

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A:There's so many talented designers but I love the work of Jouni Seppänen and the armature work of Hitomi.


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The Connecticut Florists Association, founded in 1933 is a professional trade association for all branches of the floral industry including retailers, wholesalers, growers, manufacturers of floral products and supplies, brokers, shippers, importers, and others who service the floral industry.

The 2016 Northeast Floral Designer of the Year Award

Brenda Christie, of McArdle's Florist in Greenwich, CT was awarded first place during NEFE in Springfield, MA. Brenda also received a check for $1000.00


Second Place was awarded to Catherine Epright AIFD of Green Dahlia in Middletown and Third Place went to Jason Parent of Dodge the Florist in Maine.


The Connecticut Florists Association sponsored the annual competition.