SANDRA Begg, chairperson, welcomed members and guests to the recent meeting of Arbroath Flower Club.
She introduced Mrs Patricia Murphy on tour from Cheshire with her unusual title ‘More Than..Just’.
Patricia kicked off her demonstration with a design inside a ladies’ valise which could have been used on a train or ship during the Victorian era. She used palms, skimia, fatsia, green anthurium and red amaryllis.
Her second design was influenced by fashion designers using a mixture of hot and cool colours. Her green urn container was perfect for the vintage/contemporary look with shocking pink roses, long turquoise sticks, steel grass, fatsia and hard ruscus.
Her next arrangement used a metal mesh container for a silver and orange effect using dried silver fan palms, dried silver strelitzia, silver sticks, black curled leaves, orange lillies and orange gerbera.
The following arrangement was influenced by a winter trip to Bruges and her container was a beautiful cream felt and wool covered bowl which held a posy pad covered in gypsophila with pussy willow and white roses.
The final design depicted a romantic garden in Italy, using a grey urn with a variety of greenery, variagated phormium, rubus, corduline, mauve lizianthus, pink alstromeria, pink roses and lilac and green carnations.
Mrs Catherine Barclay designed the beautiful welcome flowers and Mrs Evelyn Young gave the vote of thanks.
The next meeting will be on Thursday, April 18, at 7.30 p.m. in the Helen Street Hall, Royal British Legion, Arbroath, with Julie Coulton from Cupar.