FTD 2006 Rose Parade Float by fjzhangxiaoquan


									                                    FTD 2006 Rose Parade Float
                                    “Your Wish is My Command”
                                           Float Fact Sheet

FTD, the Official Floral Sponsor of the Tournament of Roses, and most recognized brand in the floral
industry, will feature its 53rd Rose Parade float entry “Your Wish is My Command” which captures the
mystifying beauty and amazing illusions that magic and wonder can bring to the faces of all ages.
Lance Burton, world champion magician and Las Vegas performer, will mesmerize parade viewers
while suspended to a magic carpet upon FTD’s float.

Height: 30 feet, Width: 18 feet, Length: 55 feet
Your Wish is My Command is artistically brought to life in this spellbinding floral masterpiece laden
with vivid images of magical and flamboyant adventures. Under the watchful eye of a 30-foot
bejeweled genie, a brightly colored floral-pattern magic carpet takes flight soaring high above lavish
rose gardens and a sparkling magic lamp. An elegantly draped camel and group of mischievous
monkeys add to the surroundings.

Wondrous treasures of gold, precious gems, tapestries of woven silk and rich fragrant spices are
displayed amidst elaborate decanters, ornate vases and rich urns overflowing with opulent floral
displays of 15 varieties of roses with the word “magic” in their name or related to the word “magic.”
The genie’s exotic costume features intricate patterns embroidered in an array of textures using
carnations, chrysanthemums, roses and orchids. Pearls of shiny lunaria and gems of sinuata statice,
adorn his turban and over 1,000 stems of dendrobium orchids have been used to create the turban

Carved towers are created in ironed cornhusk, coconut flakes, sweet rice and sesame seeds. Elaborate
sculptured vases, urns and decanters are decorated in yellow, gold and bronze strawflower petals with
accents of golden flax and clover seeds. Thousands of yellow Gold Strike roses, gold hybrid vanda
orchids and oncidium orchids overflow from the treasure chest.

The camel is neatly groomed in finely chopped sphagnum moss then shaded with cinnamon spice with
an elaborate guddela (body covering blanket) of intricate woven patterns of Prive and Tame pink roses,
vibrant purple dendrobium orchid florets, golden yellow and crisp white chrysanthemums with accents
of kumquats, cranberries, limes and lemons. Monkeys are created in pharmitas and pampas grass.

“Magical” roses include deep red Black Magic and Midnight Magic, rich red with yellow Hocus Pocus
and Abracadabra, soft peach Mystique, deep orange blends of Autumn Magic and Magic Lantern,
mauve tones of Magician and Moonlight Magic, crisp white Pure Magic and White Magic, brilliant
pink Bewitched and Mystery are featured in the flying carpet and urn arrangements.

Purple liatris, hot pink and orange gerbera daisies, nerine lilies, tuberose, ginger, Obake anthuriums,
protea, euphorbia and papyrus are also incorporated in the extravagant floral designs, creating brilliant
color explosions throughout this exotic floral masterpiece.
The 2006 Rose Parade marks FTD’s 53rd year as a Parade participant making FTD the longest running
commercial participant in the Rose Parade today. As the Official Floral Company of the Tournament
of Roses, FTD’s continued presentation of stunning floral entries never fails to support the Rose
Parade’s tradition of excellence. Since FTD’s first entry in the Rose Parade in 1933, FTD has received
34 trophies for outstanding floats including multiple honors for the following prestigious awards:
          Most effective use and presentation of flowers (President’s Award)
          Best presentation of color and color harmony (Isabelle Coleman Award)
          Most creative use of floral and non-floral materials (Past President’s Award)
          The most beautiful entry (Sweepstakes Award)

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