Demonstrator: Doug Howard His Title: 'Colourful Creations'
On 7th March 2019 we had a very enjoyable demonstration by Area Demonstrator, and a Club Committee member, Doug Howard from Stotfold (ably assisted by his wife, Janet). Doug’s title “Colourful Creations” was echoed in his multi coloured waistcoat and tie! As well as his love of colour, Doug’s love of different foliage ran through the whole demonstration.
He first used lovely spring flowers – iris, tulips, anemones with pussy willow - and seasonal variegated foliage.
After an arrangement of yellows and oranges including exotic kangaroo paw, Doug completed a tall narrow purple and cerise creation, with liatris, gerbera and carnations.
After a lovely arrangement of various foliage and pink anthuriums, we were off to Italy which Doug and Janet visit regularly. They will be celebrating their golden wedding this year so his final arrangement was of golden roses, white orchids, freesia and carnations.
Useful Tip - Doug told us that used floral foam can be rejuvenated by placing it in a bucket and carefully pouring boiling water over it. It can also be put in the bottom of plant tubs as it will release water slowly and help to make watering less frequent.