North Carlina State asked J to give a presentation at their convention. J was happy to do a program on the John Henry Prom and Homecoming Flowers book. Everyone went back to their stores armed with great information.

At left, a versitile corsage for the hair or shoulder, with a decorative wire base, can be shaped to fit the situation. At right, the pocket square is a great way to show off a business card. Four month-long JTV subscriptions were given away at J's program - be sure to see J when he comes to your area - a win your own subscription - to see what it's all about visit

Gorgeous Amy's Orchids make these flowers-to-carry irresistable. J with Beverly, who took great care of J and Kel at the convention. Thanks for everything Beverly!

An amazing Blue-dyed Bombay orchid stringer, from Amy's Orchids, makes this wrist bouquet the star of the show. At right, Andrew Stinson was a great assistant before and during J's show. Thanks for coming up form Columbia, SC to help out!

Amy, of Amy's Orchids, drove 3 hours to Greensboro just to see J perform. Thanks for coming all that way and thanks for the amazing orchids to work with!! Learn more about Amy's Orchids this fall on JTV - At right, J poses with Elka one of the JTV subscription winners!

J was lucky enough to have models for his Prom and Homecoming Flowers show - at left Beverly's son, Morgan and Katie - at right. They both did such a nice job and were fun to work with!!


J was asked to be a judge for the floral miniatures competition at the convention - the theme was Through the Years. The beautiful timepieces at left took first place. A re-creation of the Hindenberg in floral miniature was also an amazing piece of detail work.

J had a chance to catch up with WF&FSA President Billy Hardin of Hardin's Wholesale. At right, J shares a moment with Els Teunissen, who had a wonderful presentation as well. Els showed the crowd how to get their shops noticed with spectacular window displays.

All of the performers at the convention pose for a picture with the President of North Carolina State Florists Association, Jeff Freeman, far right.