We were delighted to welcome Theresa Rodrigues to our June meeting when she presented ‘From Root to Bloom’. It was also good to see so many members who had braved the tremendous thunder storms and flooding to attend the meeting.
In contrast to the weather outside it was lovely to be transported to Malaysia and hear of Theresa’s background and return visits to her homeland with her family. There were floral designs representing a childhood memory of a fishing village off the Malacca Strait, the Petronas Towers, the Night Market in Kuala Lumpar, the Island of Eagles and the lusciousness of the Botanical Gardens.
All the stunning, vibrant arrangements really depicted the landmarks she was describing and were in wonderful, complimentary containers. Many different types of flowers were used including both cymbidium and Singapore orchids, gloriosa lilies, anthuriums, lilies, tuberose, strelitzia and my favourites – tulipa ricocco and a double hydrangea ‘Beauty Pageant’. Foliage was just as varied and was representative of the verdant rain forest. Theresa kindly agreed to share one photo with us – guess which landmark this was!
Thank you Theresa for a very enjoyable evening sharing your skill and your love of flowers with us- we hope you and all the audience had a safe and trouble free journey home.