A glass of flowers
Stanhoe and Barwick WI members had a big treat at their August meeting when Crystal Dyball, a NAFAS demonstrator, created four stunning flower arrangements in front of them, all the while explaining about the suitability of the plants and the techniques being used.
photos: Rosemary Brown
The arrangements were a “Cocktail in a Cocktail Glass”, using green net to look like the liquid, and ferns, a tall grass, contrast leaves and red Carnations for effect on top; this was followed by “A Handheld Bouquet” of tightly packed stems of greenery, pinky-green Hydrangeas, and greeny-white Roses; and then an “All Round” arrangement in a china tureen, with a scrunchy aluminium wire support, packed with pink Gerbera, pink Roses, Hypericum buds, and Phantom Grass; and finally a “Hanging Arrangement” in an oblong “paddle pot” was created highlighting Hosta leaves with a creamy edge, yellow Roses, and long Phormium leaves.
All four stunning arrangements were given as raffle prizes for lucky members to take home.
After tea and biscuits the business meeting, taken by a Vice President, highlighted events to come, which includ two walks, three workshops, a visit by our new WI Adviser, and the need to move our Centenary Tree to a larger space as its growth is being restricted.
It was a very busy, very happy meeting, with beautiful flowers to enjoy.