Our first floral demonstration of 2017 was ‘Chasing Rainbows’ presented by Lynda Stamp. Lynda’s love of floral art and her abundant knowledge of all kinds of plant material was evident as she produced designs concentrating on all the colours of the rainbow.The designs were varied in shape and texture and and she has kindly allowed us to include a couple of pictures from the evening. We have chosen red, orange and yellow but all the arrangements were equally stunning .
The tropical red design included palms, a selection of tropical leaves and skimmia together with anthuriums, helaconia and red carnations. The vibrant orange arrangement included orange roses, proteus and gerberas with a variety of foliage and silvered palms in a metal container with orange and pink canes providing movement.
The yellow arrangement was more contemporary with the container made using egg boxes (as paper mache), chicken wire and rope. A couple of fatsia leaves and contorted willow were placed before butterfly orchids (still in their tubes) were woven around and through the structure.
At the end of the evening the stage looked stunning filled with beautiful, colourful displays as we listened to ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ and watched bubbles floating across the stage. There were some very happy and lucky raffle winners!
Thank you Lynda for providing us with a wonderful start to our year.