Yvonne Tan October 2019

It was damp and dreary outside, but Yvonne brought some sunshine to the stage with her arrangements inspired by her ‘Holiday in the Sun’ in Cyprus. The arrangements reflected various aspects of the holiday experience: the first glimpse of the island from the plane, the food and drink, and a boat trip. Some of the representations within the designs included phormiums as kebab sticks, calla lilies and plaited palms as waves, cordylines as sails and red gladiator roses as meat.

As always, there was a wide variety of shape and design in the arrangements  with  beautiful flowers, foliage and containers. We were introduced to a new type of    gerbera called pastini with curly petals.      

The presentation was friendly and entertaining – managing a Segway and swimming from the boat were two interesting stories and members went away from the evening with a smile on their faces! Along the way Yvonne offered advice and ‘hints’ such as how to ‘curve’ calla lilies, different leaf manipulation and which flowers to cut straight rather than slanted.

Thank you Yvonne for an enjoyable evening and for allowing us to include pictures of your arrangements.

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