July 18, 2013

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2013 – Jane Packer Flowers Floristry Demonstration : Part 2

I hope you enjoyed my blog post earlier today which featured Part 1 of a floristry demonstration by the Jane Packer Flowers team at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

This blog post features the second hand-tied bouquet, which was made by Akira.

And here’s a close-up. Isn’t it stunning?

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Akira started with stems of delphinium, which he spiralled.

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Then he added stocks in two different shades of pink.

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Followed by hydrangeas…

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Then asparagus foliage…

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And finally, he added a collar of Fatsia japonica.

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Here’s the finished design below, which was very structural compared to the domed design in Part 1.

And I loved it…in particular the way that the colour of the hydrangeas picked up both the purple/blue tones of the delphiniums and the pink of the stocks.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these two beautiful hand-tied bouquets being made today.

Tomorrow, I’ll be featuring two more designs from the Jane Packer Flowers team at the show.

(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)

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