Dannevirke floral artists blossom
Despite a severe frost devastating her garden just days before, Heather Monk of Pongaroa made a floral arrangement which took out the Manawatu¯ Area Floral Designer of the Year in Friday October 26 ahead of 14 other entries.
She will now go on to the National Designer of the Year to represent Manawatu¯ , being held in Palmerston North in May next year.
The theme of the Manawatu¯ Area Competition was Living With Textures and the Senior Open Section was entitled A French Affair.
Heather has been working on the design for several months.
After Googling the theme she created a design based around the core of a 100-year-old door. The result stood out clearly in the opinion of the judges and the crowd.
Heather also won an award for best colour.
She has 15 years’ experience and was thrilled to win the prestigious award.
Adding to the excitement for the Dannevirke Floral Art Society, Yukimi Brown won the Intermediate Section and was Runner-up to Heather in the Designer of the Year.
Her display portraying textures of Australia also won the Most Creative Award.
Yukimi also won the Petite design for creations 300mm X 300mm with the theme A Touch of Asia.
Accolades for Dannevirke’s floral artists were not over.
Glenis Bealing in the Open Section won Best Use Of Leaves with her design involving 100 aspidistra leaves.
Dannevirke had six entrants in the awards and they, with a number of other members, were busy on Friday putting together a club design built around furniture — a table and chair — provided by King and Teppett.
President of the Dannevirke Floral Art Society Joy Charmley said the results from a club of only 32 members was a huge coup.
Past President Viv Bell said the success was “a real biggie for such a little place as Dannevirke”.
Dannevirke Floral Art Society’s Heather Monk’s design which won the Supreme Award at the Manawatu¯ Area Designer of the Year.
Glenis Bealing’s design which won Best Use of Leaves.
Yukimi Brown jumps for joy at winning the Runner-up to the Supreme Award.
Yukimi’s winning Petite Design — A Touch of Asia.