Ashton Hayes and Tarvin Flower Club - October Meeting

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Ashton Hayes and Tarvin Flower Club, October12th Meeting.

Our demonstrator was Lynn Picken from Warrington. She was one of a Cheshire team who won Gold at the R.H.S. Show at Tatton in the Summer. We were disappointed that more members were not with us for what turned out to be an excellent evening.
Lynn has only been demonstrating for a year and comes from a gardening background rather than a floristry one. Her title "Strictly Flowers" was as the name suggests taken from the T.V.dancing competition and her designs wereinspired by dance.
The first design was titled Twist and Shout which consisted of 2 placements with lots of rhythm from lovely foliage and using orange and yellow gerbera.









Design 2 had a fantastic stand for the display and depicted the Tango.She had made the stand from an old CD rack, draped and with very large spades in red and black. Despite having to improvise at the last moment because some of her red flowers were damaged she produced a simple but stunning arrangement.








Ballet and Darcy Bushell in particular proved to be a test of the trials and tribulations of demonstrating- the heat of the room caused the container holding the design to loosen from the statue of ballet dancers that she used. She dealt with the problem and the eucalyptus and cream roses still looked good and were an ideal colour scheme.










The 4th arrangement was mounted on wood again and was Lynn's interpretation of the Rumba.The rhythm and music seemed to come from the fall of beautiful mauve calla lilies. Simple and effective.







Her final design,in a large cocktail glass was frivolous and girly and was Lynn's homage to black and white romantic films. Well executed again with simple lines, using perfumed roses in a gorgeous shade of pink and red carnations. All her designs were stunning but simple with much use of larger leaves and minimum flowers to achieve the effect needed.






Our next meeting will be on 9th November which will be our Christmas display.
The cost is only £5 for visitors

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