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.


He used an old dark green pickling jar…


And, first of all, he added white leaf.


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


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



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.



And here is the finished arrangement…


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


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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