NGC Handbook For Flower Shows 2007 p. 210
- A Creative Design of three or more units. If organized in containers,
a minimum of two-thirds must contain plant material
and (optional) other components.
- Balance, rhythm and harmony may be achieved through all units sharing common characteristics of colors, textures, and forms.
- Design may be further unified through use of a connective/s.
- The individual units (containers) should not appear as completed designs in themselves,
but when all units are combined they create a complete and artistic whole, for the definition of
"Synergism" is "The act of two or more units necessary to achieve an effect of which each is individually incapable".