In week three of Logo’s “The Arrangement,” Burbank Resident Tenley Young once again flourished and rose almost to the top of the heap to stay safe for another week.
This episode’s Seedling Challenge required the contestants to recycle three tacky bouquets into one new tasteful arrangement. They were each assigned unusual themes for their inspiration. Tenley, who drew the “Congratulations on your Boob Job” greeting, was critiqued by Judge Eric Buterbaugh for using too many colors, but he did complement her on her mechanism.
Still, she lost the Seedling Challenge to Anil, whose Orange Calla Lily piece for the Happy Divorce Day theme pleased the judges.
Weed Out Challenge
Then host Gigi Levangie told the competitive florists that in the Weed Out Challenge they would be “breathing new life into old ideas” as she introduced guest judge Nicole Sherwin of Nicole Sherwin Green Events.
Nicole is creating a VIP Green Lounge for a celebrity event at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. She explained that the lounge will feature living arrangements and asked the contestants to create their eco-luxury visions for her lounge.
As always, there was a twist as this week’s materials were provided courtesy of the dumpster behind the Flower Market. They were to recycle the flowers discarded earlier that day. In addition, they got to add organic produce to supplement the second hand stems.
Tenley had a difficult time with the challenge, rebuilding her design three times before settling on one featuring groupings of lemon slices, cherry blossoms, pin cushions, fern, and cinnamon sticks mixed with twigs.
Before the challenge ended, the florists were given another twist. They were asked to build a second piece out of locally grown flowers and living plants. Then they were given the choice to present one or the other to the judges—including guest judge Antonio Sabato Jr.
When it came to the final judgements, Eric said Tenley’s work was “pleasing to my eye” and Nicole commented, “It’s edgy, and part of our green lounge experience is definitely… an edge.” But despite these positive comments, Tenley lost to Derek.
His tall arrangement with deflowered Heliconia branches and tropical stems surrounded by flowering branches, was the only piece presented with any height and real drama. Nicole stated, “It makes you take a step back and wonder how you did that from a dumpster.”
In the end, Russ went home for his overly simplistic array of kangaroo paw and broccoli in spite of his elegantly designed box covered in cherry blossom twigs.
Check back next week to follow Tenley’s progress and watch “The Arrangement” on Logo on Monday nights at 11:00 PM.
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