Dan­nevirke flo­ral artists blos­som

Bush Telegraph - - NEWS - By DAVE MUR­DOCH

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.

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