Flower club greets spring
PRESTBURY Flower Club members had a spring in their step after demonstrator Keith Smithies filled the room with colour.
The club’s first demonstration of the season was called ‘A Touch of Spring’ and saw Keith, from Colwyn Bay, show off an arrangement of blue and yellow flowers from his own garden including yellow cornus, pussy willow, delphiniums, irises, germini lemon ice and daffodils from St Asaph, near where he lives.
Lesley Stafford, programme secretary, said: “Keith filled the stage at Prestbury Village Hall with wonderful colours and a stunning all-white arrangement in a white wicker basket.
“He introduced a vibrant new anthurium plant called Zafira with green, white and magenta flowers, and a stunning green cymbidium orchid with magenta flush called Prince William.
“The ladies groaned when he cut the long stemmed orchid into sections but the effect was worth it.”
Keith’s finale was a picture frame with his flower arrangement spilling forward in 3D.
The next meeting is on Wednesday, April 6 at 1.45pm, with Lorraine Simcox’s ‘All kinds of everything’ and club competition ‘Signs of Spring’, for the Sanderson trophy. Guest entry £5.