Monday 5 July 2010

Flower arranging with a breeze block!

I am certainly stretching myself these days aren't I.  And today was no exception - I went on a flower arranging workshop which involved making a modern arrangement with just the minimum of 'ingredients'.

Aren't these Cymbidium orchids just gorgeous.
They look like little creatures from a magical kingdom!
I can see a little nose on top of an open mouth with a tongue poking out.

I used green willow - cut from my willow arch.
I took loads and it was snapped up by lots of arrangers.

The design is for a minimalist modern home
which it totally the opposite of mine
I just had to add some leaves to soften the harshness of the breeze block

I have to say that it does not suit my home at all.

But I spent a great couple of hours, in good company, and learnt plant manipulation amongst other things.  It was such a change of style for me - plants suspended in tubes.

I can picture a Christmas arrangement like this - with painted red canes, entwined with ivy, and  perhaps the breeze block being covered with holly and baubles - ideal for my little cold porch.

A summer makeover

I decided that I would give my mobile phone a makeover for the summer.
The colour is deeper in real life

The colours match my summer frocks