Today was the last floral design workshop until Fall. Discussion was focused on the element of proportion and the design we created was The Parallel. This design is recommended to be created in a 12-inch long rectangular dish that is 2 inches high, using three 2.5 to 3-inch floral pins, aligned in a row. Our containers instead were round, posing a slightly different challenge.
This was the first time the class used floral pins instead of foam to hold the flowers. The pins were easy to use and the arrangements went together quickly. As usual I could have used more time, but each pin can be moved around so there is a bit of flexibility and adjustments are easy to make later. (One must know what adjustment needs to be made and is that not always an issue, the knowing?)
The next garden club meeting will feature a Members’ Flower Show, the first for the club in many years I understand. I will enter one of the four designs we studied in this year’s workshops into the “New Sprouts” class, but have not decided yet what design that will be.
The plant material for today’s exercise was Bells of Ireland, Carnation, Liatris, Snapdragon and variegated leaves whose name I forgot to record.
Photographing this design proved to be a challenge. Using a black mat board gives an entirely different effect than allowing the light switch to show through. Details…