The “Willow” was an underwater design using yellow mini calla lilies, curly willow, steel grass and yellow James Storie orhids in a swirling pattern from the base of the Target container to, and beyond the rim. It is seen close up in the border on the website.
They have a mixture of yellow callas, yellow leucospermum, Voo Doo roses, aspidistra leaves, green tulip anthuriums and yellow gloriosa lilies. They had tiny strings of amber LED lights cascading down in the vases.
The “Structures” proved easy to move. In the water-filled saucer, were strands of an unnamed water plant with a huge Obake anthurium called “Mauna Loa” plus, standing at attention, a tiny yellow calla lily.
Each ‘corner’ of the wooden structures held one type of flower: Green Goddess calla lilies, yellow foxtail lily (Eremurus), a white lily, and perpendicularly a pandanus leaf with tawny James Storie orchids. Some were anchored by pearl headed pins, some by glue dots and some with a cobweb of crinkly gold bullion wire.
The fifth design was a “Cascade” sitting on a slender glass vase filled with green stones and slightly tinted green water, resting on a brass charger. Or perhaps I should say “glommed on” as we feared for their stability and put an array of glue dots under the glass to adhere it to the plate.
This table design had the most material: yellow roses, callas, pin cushion protea, eremurus, and gloriosa lilies; peach roses; ruscus and eucalyptus, all crammed into a 4.5” ball of Oasis which was taped on the container.
Once the forty-eight table designs were completed, they were moved out to the dinner tables, centered and given a final check. We moved on to the single designs designated for each room. This striking design was the first one guests saw when coming to the event. A great welcome!
Unique designs were created for many spaces. This is the library mantle, awash in golden yellows and greens. The chocolate anthurium is especially pleasing with the paneling of the room. As we were running out of time and steam, we neglected to get many pictures so I don’t have one of the beautiful mantle where the many GCA photographs were taken. Their glory will be in the official pictures for years to come.
This post is a grateful tribute to the many flower flingers who made this happen. You brought our ideas to life and then some. Mrs. Flower Show reported that the flowers were the talk of the town. You should be very proud of your accomplishments. We thank you so very very much.