Demonstrator: Lisa Osborne Her Title: 'Fabulous Fusion'
An enjoyable evening with stunning flowers – this was Clophill and District Flower Club’s September 2019 meeting. Lisa Osborne, a local florist, with the title ‘Fabulous Fusions’ delighted all attending with her vibrant displays of flowers.
With her first arrangement, we saw a traditional design with a contemporary twist – hot pink roses, orange mini gerbera with bright purple wool covered hoops accentuating the flowers.
The second design comprised a wicker basket containing yellow dahlias, gloriosa orchids and predominating sun flowers.
Following our refreshment break, Lisa made a attractive mosaic design followed with plaited grass and groupings of sun flowers, orange mini gerbera and purple statice. After which Lisa named her next design 'Night and Day' containing white gerbera, mauve/white gladioli and black grasses.
Lisa’s final design was pink oriental lilies outlined with yellow gladioli. Each design was complemented with foliage to create contrast and balance and varied from aspidistra, fatsia, laurel, palm and heuchera leaves.
During the evening, Lisa told us about her working day as a florist – wedding, funeral, bouquet requests and the bespoke work where she has created clowns and greyhounds in flowers and foliage. Lisa buys her flowers from local growers as far as possible and on-line buying is now becoming more popular in addition to the huge lorries we regularly see delivering flowers from Holland.