Dogs to Dogwood

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Ashton Hayes & Tarvin Flower Club meeting in May was a talk entitled From Dog to Dogwood by demonstrator, Anne Russell.

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Anne explained the title of her talk reflected her personal history. She had always wanted to work with dogs and had worked in kennels. After seeing an advertisement, she subsequently did a one year Kennel Maid Course in Windsor and after passing the examination she went to work for the Guide Dogs for the Blind. That might have been that but after passing her driving test she and a friend decided to go to night school to learn about car maintenance. That is when serendipity chipped in because the car maintenance course was over subscribed and she was persuaded to do flower arranging while her friend did pottery. This in turn led to Anne being asked to do flower arrangements for reception area of the Guide Dogs for the B and with the the experience she gained she eventually developed into a good flower arranger, then a florist and now a demonstrator. Hence the title from Dogs to Dogwood.

After each flower arrangement she read a funny little quip to keep us all amused. Everyone enjoyed her talk with her beautiful arrangements.