Festival of Flowers

Fresh Hydrangea WreathSally & Our Baby colour trialArriving at the Botanic Gardens at the crack of dawn, hogan scarpes Rachel and I start unloading the trailer. We’ve got a couple of hours to hang our ‘baby’; an enormous blue gum wreath, air max 90 pas cher 1.5 metres in diameter, New Balance Heren the wire base of which we sculptured from a salvaged old farm fence. Nike Roshe One Uomo The decorative eucalyptus looks absolutely divine and its scent triggers fond memories of our shop in Lyttelton where we held floral workshops pre-earthquake. Nike Air Max 2016 Dames Groen Eucalyptus along with pine trees baking in the hot sun are probably my most favourite smells. I adore them.

Our giant wreath hung on branches of the magnificent purple beech tree near the Peacock fountain in the Gardens. Dont’a Hightower Jersey Using the giant wreath as a backdrop, asics gel lyte 5 mujer beige Rachel and I started designing our little ‘set’ ready for the demonstration we were giving, Nike Air Max 2017 Goedkoop ‘How to make a seasonal wreath from your garden’.

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Magnolia sketchClose Up FOF arrangement resizeI am a huge fan of grandiflora foliage in arrangements requiring scale, and actually prefer to focus on the brown suede-like underside of the leaves which are really quite beautiful. Canotta New York Knicks The rich brown looks amazing contrasted with deep pink flowers and other red / pink foliage.