Tuesday 8 November 2011

Flower Arranging

Well I was in for a bit of a surprise at our monthly flower arranging workshop.  It was a nice distraction working there - you can just concentrate on what you are doing and your brain switches off to everything else.

I was given a large and a small foam ball and some foliage.
What would you do with those?
With some pins from my tool box, I used Laurel leaves back to front because I loved the underside best

And layered them around and around  overlapping them as they would in nature - I liked the effect.
My tutor said that it looks like an artichoke - that was a compliment by the way!
The smaller one - using the same laurel leaves but the right way around and randomly.

 With the addition of some flowering foliage
A bit of conifer from behind the hall

A couple of red baubles (not my idea)

Some wild ivy with berry heads

Popped in  here and there

Finished off with some sweet smelling pinks and 7 roses in bud

Sorry about the photos - it was too dark to that them indoors and so I had to try and take some in the garden room with a glass roof and the arrangement on a glass table - not a good idea!