Coastal theme for dis­play

Demon­stra­tor shows great skill

The Galloway News - - SCHOOL NEWS - PRIMARY ONES -

Au­drey Buchan from Mont rose wa s the demon­stra­tor for Cas­tle Dou­glas Flo­ral Art Club’s evening with the theme“All washed up”.

To be­gin the evening Mrs Sheila Pook wel­comed mem­bers, thank­ing those who had en­tered ar­range­ments for the Ste­wartry Show.

The SAFAS Win­dow on Au­tumn show is com­ing up and the club’s own event is a soup and sweet lunch in St Cuth­bert’s Church Hall on Satur­day, Septem­ber 22.

The Christ­mas lunch is be­ing ar­ranged at the Kings Arms Ho­tel on Jan­uary 14. The 2019 syl­labus was planned in­clud­ing a trip to Gar­den Wise. The com­pe­ti­tion next month is Hal­lowe’en.

Au­drey Buchan was then in­tro­duced. She be­gan with her first ar­range­ment in a bark coated plas­tic plant pot and a few corks dan­gling from one cor­ner. Some fat­sia leaves were in­serted around the pot. Some pur­ple heuchera leaves next fol­lowed by a swatch of grass. Dark red glad­i­oli put up­right in the cen­tre fol­lowed by sun­flow­ers around them. Fi­nally orange roses were then ar­ranged in be­tween and to one side.

For the sec­ond piece a large bas­ket to rep­re­sent a co­r­a­cle was pro­duced with the flo­ral foam in a dish in the cen­tre.

Trimmed palm leaves were placed ver­ti­cally, down and around and then some as­para­gus fern added in be­tween.

Grisallini­a branches and some large hed­era (Ivy) leaves and phlebo leaves. White lilies fol­lowed by two yel­low roses and green prado car­na­tions and fi­nally some short white rose set in to one side. Sol­idago fronds were the fi­nal ad­di­tion in­serted through­out.

The third ar­range­ment was done in an am­mu­ni­tion box al­ready filled with berge­nia leaves, Por­tuguese laurel and skim­mia.

Some long stems of var­i­ous grasses and mil­let were then in­serted and menta mint and pink astilbe, white lisi­machia and fi­nally some fen­nel.

The me­chan­ics for the next ar­range­ment was two bas­ket­ware cir­cles on to which a shell bas­ket had been placed with the green­ery set into oa­sis in the cen­tre.

Red roses and pur­ple hy­drangea and white se­dum called frosty morn­ing in­serted. Pink rose lilies cut short and tucked in be­tween fol­lowed by li­lac car­na­tions and pink se­dum re­cessed down into the de­sign and some as­para­gus fern to fin­ish. Au­drey then pro­duced a match­ing sec­ond ar­range­ment.

A hand tied bunch was to be done next with Al­strome­ria “white pearl”, white roses, eu­ca­lyp­tus stems, grasses and as­para­gus fern.

The flow­ers were all laid on the table and a piece of green string and some tape all cut to length. Au­drey be­gan by group­ing the eu­ca­lyp­tus, grasses and flow­ers one by one around and around into her hand be­tween her thumb and fore­fin­ger un­til all the flow­ers were gath­ered up.

The string was then wound around the stems and then the tape to con­tain ev­ery­thing. The bunch was then set straight into a vase in the cen­tre of a wil­low orb.

A rus­tic con­tainer like a gob­let came next with the oa­sis set on to the top. Var­i­ous types of as­para­gus fern and pe­ony fo­liage were in­serted first, fol­lowed by pho­tinia leaves and pink astilbe in­serted ver­ti­cally and around in vary­ing lengths.

Roses came next in var­i­ous hues of pink, co­ral and red all tucked in be­tween. Fi­nally some beau­ti­ful dou­ble cream lysianthus. The ar­range­ments all had some coastal re­flec­tions for her theme. The vote of thanks, raf­fle and re­fresh­ments con­cluded the evening.

The next event is the club evening on Oc­to­ber 8 in St Ninian’s church hall with a demon­stra­tion by Kath­leen Wil­liams from Chad­der­ton. Vis­i­tors and new mem­bers are al­ways wel­come.

Fin­ished work Au­drey Buchan was the demon­stra­tor for the evening

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