June 14, 2013

Guildford Cathedral Flower Gala 2013 – Floristry Demonstration by Shane Connolly : Part 2

I hope you enjoyed Part 1 yesterday featuring Shane Connolly‘s floristry demonstration at the Guildford Cathedral Flower Gala.

This morning’s blog post features the second design which Shane created that evening.

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He used an old dark green pickling jar…

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And, first of all, he added white leaf.

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He explained that he likes to let the foliage do what it wants to do, which creates a natural style.

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Next, was a type of beech with a lacerated edge to its leaves, followed by foxtail lilies (which are also known as eremurus).

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Then he added foxgloves, aquilegia and Solomon’s seal.  He said that these flowers go well together, as they have the same sort of ‘woodland’ feel.

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And here is the finished arrangement…

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…with a close-up shot below.  Isn’t it wonderful?  I love the ‘just-picked’ look that it has…

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Shane mentioned that he’s fond of using colours in a similar spectrum and you can see how the tones of the different flowers complement each other beautifully.

Later today, I’ll be featuring the final part, Part 3, where Shane makes a design using blooms in ‘summer pudding’ colours.

(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)

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