Demonstrator: Doug Howard His title: Christmas Sparkling Memories
Our Ruby year celebrations ended with our December open evening. Our demonstrator for this special evening was Doug Howard, a member of our Club and one of our favourite demonstrators. His theme was Sparkling Memories - and how they sparkled!
The first design was Holly Rings, containing holly, ivy, phormium leaves (cream delight), red carnations, hypericum berries, green button chrysanthemums, with silver baubles silhouetted on a black frame.
This was followed by the Nativity Play; two shallow silver bark containers displaying pussy willow stems, cream calla lilies, silver and gold leaves with cream roses. Two equisite angels completed the display
Advent Calendar depicted with gold candles, copper baubles, green carnations, green anthuriums, beautiful greenery included phoenix palm, blue spruce, leather leaf fern, euonymous and fatsia leaves.
Doug used a black treble clef as his centre piece for the celebration of Music and Carols. The fabulous Bird of Paradise and dried oranges, phormium leaves twisted and curled into different shapes together with a variety of foliage completed this design.
Huge bronze pots reminded us of the Three Wise Men bringing their treasures to the baby Jesus. Pink Katrina roses, purple orchid dendrobium and small green carnations, together with leather leaf fern, variegated holly, eucalyptus and aspidistra leaves.
Christmas was the last design. Three glorious arrangements on high gold stands using cream carnations, deep crimson gerbera, red roses and gold pincushion protea (safari sunrise). Sprayed gold leaves, trailing variegated ivy, bergenia leaves, blue spruce and various greenery along with bright silver, gold and red parcels completed the arrangements.
During the demonstration, members of the committee told of the club’s achievements: village events, weddings, tea parties, flower festivals, arranging flowers in Westminster Abbey and many other adventures and memories during the club’s 40 years.
A memorable evening. In all thirteen arrangements were raffled and taken home by delighted members and guests.