Flower lovers all at sea

Demonstrator Jo Smith, left, and Caistor Flower Club Chairman Angela Vora
Demonstrator Jo Smith, left, and Caistor Flower Club Chairman Angela Vora

Caistor and District flower Club enjoyed their April meeting with demonstrator Jo Smith from Holton Le Clay.

Jo has recently qualified as a NAFAS demonstrator.

Her evening was entitled “Bon Voyage” and was inspired by her brothers yacht race around the world.

Her first demonstration was in a large black container, five pink canes stood tall and resembled ships’ masts.

Tall pink antirrhinums were placed next to the canes.

Curled aspidistra leaves were placed low around the side of the container to look like waves, dusky pink roses and pink tiger lilies complimented the foliage of eucalyptus and virburnum leaves.

A stunning display to start the evening.

The next arrangement was a tropical display in a large pot urn.

Dried bird of paradise leaves gave height to the arrangement, surrounded by large ferns and fatsia leaves infilled with eucalyptus leaves and orangey/red cornus.

The flowers were a vibrant mixture of pinks, orange and reds, lilies, orchids, antirrhinums and astilbe graced the arrangement.

Reminding you of a warm sunny tropical climate and thoughts of wondering when our weather will change to warmer climate and we can shed our winter wear!

This was followed by an oriental display on a double stand using Bamboo.

Two arrangements used green arrow bamboo at right angles, viburnum, tree ivy and helibore leaves were used as the foliage.

Small Singapore orchids, pink lilies and pale green carnations captured the oriental feel of the arrangement.

Both arrangements looked fantastic on the double stand.

Three further arrangements followed, the Canadian, the Dutch and the welcome home, all superb arrangements full of colour and imagination with a great tell tale, of one persons journey around the world.

The highs and the lows and the wonderful home coming.

Jo was very interesting and talked about her love of flowers and how this became her passion and career, greatly enjoyed by all members and guests of Caistor flower club.

If you would like to view some of Jo’s arrangements go to our Face book page “Caistor and District Flower club”.