Mylor Flower Club
2:01pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010 in Mylor
The title of Caroline Crabb’s demonstration was “Surprise” and the first one was hers at finding the road from Truro closed so she was a little behind schedule arriving at the Ord Statter Pavilion on Monday November 1. However, she made up for lost time with a wonderful variety of designs to suit every taste from traditional to modern using some superb plant material from her shop in Bodmin.
Caroline kept the audience enraptured by her story of how she entered the prestigious floristry competition at Chelsea and came home with a silver medal which she brought to illustrate that even the wildest dreams can come true!
Using some wonderful pieces of wood as a basis for a horizontal design she deftly created a stunning exhibit using foliage of autumnal shades together with a ‘Memory Lane’ rose of unusual lilac hues. Flexi grass loops decorated with a striking pink orchid completed the arrangement. This delicately shaded rose also featured in a hand-tie together with white ‘Avalanche’ roses, pale green carnations, green Shamrock chrysanthemums and white zantedeschia enclosed in a silver sisal frame.
Using a wreath ring covered with dried red leaves Caroline presented a striking exhibit showing how to achieve impact with few blooms. A group of upright red roses were complimented by the orange hues of spiky proteas on one side and red/yellow gerberas on the other. Globes of yellow craspedia were pinned down across the ring together with flexi grass loops giving movement to the arrangement.
A flat square red container was the base for upright red roses and red leaves leading down to layers of more red leaves and arresting two-tone chrysanthemums of red-bronze hues. A cascade of red ‘ribbon’ made from plant material completed the look. Another arrangement grouped contrasting colours of green, pink and purple flowers around tall bright pink nerines to great effect. All these gorgeous creations were raffled at the end of the evening.
Competition: 1, Anne Redgrave; 2, Pippa Mayhew; 3, Irene Gardiner Admission to the Christmas Dinner evening on December 6 is by ticket only – on sale up until mid-November - when Jenny Walters (Camborne) will share her “Christmas Feelings”. Competition title is “A Topiary Tree”
The popular flower arranging classes are from February 9 to March 16 at the Ord Statter Pavilion 2pm to 4pm. Members £15/Non-Members £20.
Please contact Jean Frith (01326 372071) or Margaret Underwood (01326 312499) for any details regarding club activities.