This arrangement was one of three which I made for a demonstration to Broomsgrove & District Flower Arranging Society.
I have used two placements on a circular base, the taller one in a gold-coloured wicker container, both with floral foam for the mechanics.
Both arrangements used the same plant material. Foliage used for these designs was dried Eucalyptus, Picea pungens glauca, Fatshedera lizei, Mahonia japonica, Fatsia japonica variegata, Hedera colchica ‘Sulphur Heart’, and Hedera helix deltoidea.
Flowers used were red Roses, red Carnations, and ‘Kermit’ Chrysanthemums. I have also used some gold artificial flowers and foliage, artificial red grapes, gold wicker spheres, and gold ribbon.
In the top arrangement, I have added three gold candle holders, with dark green candles.
Finally, to link the two design together, I have added a figurine of Father Christmas, dressed in red, gold and green – just to add a bit of fun and festive spirit!
About the Author
Chrissie Harten lives in Redditch, Worcestershire, England, with her husband, and her cute dog Toby. Gardening is her passion, and Chrissie loves to describe herself as a plantaholic. When she is not in her garden, Chrissie teaches Flower Arrangements and plays the Saxophone. She is the Secretary and Internet Officer of Bromsgrove and District Flower Arrangement Society, which is affiliated to NAFAS.
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