We were delighted to welcome Daphne Grant this month – she had very kindly agreed to come with only 48 hours notice as our booked demonstrator was indisposed.
Her title ‘A planting we will go’ so described Daphne’s obvious love of all things associated with flower arranging and gardening. By the end of the evening we were all very jealous of what a beautiful garden Daphne must have – her variety, use, knowledge and love of mainly home grown plant material (much of which many of us will have in our gardens) was tremendous. We were introduced to another new foliage this month – photinia pink crispy. Her containers, used imaginatively, were also items many of us may have ‘collected’ around the garden including ‘Hoot’ the wicker owl, a trug, a chimney pot, buckets and a hanging basket.
These containers lent themselves to a variety of shaped designs. Flowers, mainly pastel shades, included alstromeria, tulips, roses, gerberas, white hypericum berries and lilies – all complementing the foliage and the containers.
There were many happy raffle prize winners – particularly appreciative of the manageable sized arrangements.
The pictures we have included shows the imaginative use of buckets and the photinia pink crispy. Thank you Daphne for a very enjoyable evening.