Vick's Floral Art & Design Work

Friday, October 31, 2008

Last week of the night class

The last week of my flower class was a mix of Christmas arrangement. It is to early to last for Christmas but the ladies wanted something they could do again nearer the time. The dark gray pot is a good colour to use as most colours mix well with it. I kept to three colours red green and black. The sticks were bleached and after making a small trellis bunched the rest with a wire and pushed the wire into the wet foam securely. We platted a palm leaf which was a bit of a challenge no body really managed it very well. Three curled aspidistra leaves went in one side, Christmas foliage in at the other. To the front Hibiscus two red Gerbra one large chrysanthemum, three red rose, one red anthuream, two celosia, a dry lotus and finished of with three black baubles. Once again the ladies in the class made good variations with their designs, gold sticks, pine cones painted seed heads and Christmas decorations. The class all agreed that they were sad the classes were over they had really enjoyed each week. One of the reasons they have to stop now is because we need to get the shop ready for the Christmas and Robert and I are going to Scotland for our winter hols. We were going to decorate the shop when I get back but dew to the pressure from the big stores and garden centers who have their decorations in for some weeks we have made a start and this week decorated the window and half of the shop. Some customers were buying thing as we were putting them in the window. Our shop turns into a Christmas shop with flowers on the side until December when we then make Christmas wreaths and decorations for peoples homes. I love this time but by Christmas eve I don't want to see a piece of holly or pine cone again. I'm looking forward to my time away with Robert it will be cold but hopefully sunny and the autumn leaves and the scenery will be great.

We have some of the trees to light up but they were off when I took the photos it looks lovely when its all lit up.

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