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All Green Arrangement

The most important thing to remember when a specific colour has been mentioned in the Class title is that everything must be that colour including the container. A very useful tool to have in your kit is a colour wheel. This will give you the shades of a particular colour and also show you what are tints and tones of that colour. The tints and tones may not be used unless the schedule includes them.

 

All-Green-2

 

Although its a bit hard to see in the photo, the green bottle inside the glass vase(clear glass can be used in any “colour” design) is actually an empty Asian beer bottle featuring a character on the front. I decided this lent itself to a bonsai style placement if foliage.

In the base of the outside vase is a kenzan (or wire frog) which holds the pieces of conifer foliage in place. This is covered by water and then some green glass buttons. To ensure I didn’t lose marks in the judging I have covered the brand name on the bottle with a decorative placement of a section of agapanthus leaf (wrapped around the neck of the bottle.

 

This design placed second. The judges felt it need more height. By placing another branch of foliage at the back of the design, stripped of the foliage except for a top knot, the bonsai theme would have been continued as well as giving the design the height it lacked.

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