Garden Delights

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CLUB COMPETITION EXHIBIT FOR JUNE 2015. ARRANGED IN A GLASS CONTAINER WITH NO OASIS. GARDEN MATERIAL WAS TO PREDOMINATE.
CLUB COMPETITION EXHIBIT FOR JUNE 2015. ARRANGED IN A GLASS CONTAINER WITH NO OASIS. GARDEN MATERIAL WAS TO PREDOMINATE.

 In this arrangement are: Allium Purple Sensation, Paeonia lactiflora ‘Mons. Jules Elie’, Dicentra eximia ‘alba’ (White Bleeding Heart), Luneria annua ‘Honesty seed heads’,  Alchemilla mollis, Clematis, Dianthus caryophyllus, Heuchera Leaves, Rosa William Shakespeare 2000 (David Austin Rose), Chive flower, Papaver orientalis seed heads

What a treat!  I was recently allowed to collect the materials to create this arrangement from out of a friend’s garden.  There was such a delightful selection on offer don’t you think?  The challenge of not being able to use oasis foam meant that I experimented with using a fabulous trick which I will show you below.  Such an interesting and beautiful selection of flowers  really enabled me to take the award for 1st place in the Intermediate section at the club night and the prize for Best use of Garden Plant Material.

Flower arranging tip- Place clear cellophane tape in a grid, across the top of your bowl, vase or jar. This is especially important if you’re working with a wide-mouthed bowl or vase It will give your arrangement stability.

 

You can make the grid as wide or as narrow as you require.  I made the one in this arrangement about 1cm square since the alliums in the top of the arrangement were fairly heavy and needed a good deal of stability.

For some other great and simple arranging tips check out http://laurenconrad.com/blog/2012/04/odds-and-ends-five-flower-arranging-tips/

 

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    1. It really is a fabulous rose and got loads of appreciative comments and questions at flower club. Quite a few people wondered if it was a peony.

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