This blog is all about Floral Design and Arranging. Designer's Choice is a club founded here in Houston for aspiring floral designers who are affiliated with a National Garden Club or the Houston Federation of Garden Clubs.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Suzanne's decorative unit is flawlessly executed, especially the construction of the angular features. We commented that the black angular base complemented the design. The lily shows the angulation quite well, yet provides contrast of form and color. The colors of the lily unite the container and the angular material. We did not address the underlay. The underlay color is appropriate however, the size is too small. An underlay should be "proportionate to the frame of reference" which means as wide as the design is wide and as deep as the design is deep. She used a cane grass which can often be found on the side of the highway. As she worked with it over a period of days it faded from bright green to a light yellow green, which caused a change in some of the components she used. If you are working with fresh material in the structure of your design you might want to start a few days in advance, so you can be prepared for the unexpected.