Karine: Don’t Stop Me Now
Friends and members welcomed Karine Murray and assistant Jean Stephenson whose theme was Don’t Stop Me Now.
Karine began with a vertical arrangement of yellow calla lilies and spray chrysanthemums with cleverly manipulated palm and phormium leaves.
She used willow spheres to provide texture and focal interest. Karine mentioned that sometimes she used slices of lemon in such an arrangement, adding the advice that a splash of hair spay stopped the lemon from going brown.
White dendrobium orchids and pale green anthuriums were key features of Karine’s next arrangement – perfect for a wedding table.
She said that because her mother had arranged all the flowers for her wedding, she decided she would like to do the same for her daughter’s wedding. So began Karine’s floral adventures.
While working on a third palisade arrangement of brilliant orange gerberas, carnations and leucospermums – South African pincushion plant – Karine said she had joined her local horticultural society to learn more about flowers and plants. She added that when she returned the following week, she felt honoured but somewhat taken aback when they asked her to be on the committee.
Five orchids formed Karine’s fourth arrangement set in pink wool-covered floral tubes. It looked deceptively easy to make – look out for it appearing at the next local flower show.
Karine completed the afternoon by making a triple arrangement of pink and lime green carnations, mini gerbera and spray roses, each in a pale grey wooden crate. Each arrangement was a beautiful example of the principles of design.
During the break Karine judged the entries in the competition Autumn Glory. She awarded the Betty Wallace Salver to Patricia Beeson – a new member who is clearly taking the club by storm.
The club meets again today at 1.30pm in Gatehouse Parish Church hall. Dr Rosalind Stewart will be demonstrating floral arrangements on the theme of Take A Walk With Me.
Busy Karine Murray with her arrangements