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Pot et Fleur

Pot et FleurThis is a particular design style that I know creates some confusion in the competition world. The definition from the Australian Floral Art Association manual is
“A design of growing plants, foliage or flowering, in or out of pots, with cut flowers in a suitable container.” The most important thing to remember is that cut foliage should not be used.

pot et fleur preparation

Here we have a Coleus still in its pot to be placed in the centre of a pottery container. Around the outside of the pot and on one side of the container there will be some floral foam ready for the placement of the cut flowers. On the other side of the container, outside the pot will be some miniature ground cover daisy plants still in their potting soil. The cut flowers to be placed into the design are dahlias. The placement of these flowers is to resemble natural growth so that the whole design appears to be a “snapshot” of a natural garden setting.

Plants in this type of design should be chosen for their similar cultural needs, to provide a variety of heights, growing habits, shapes, textures and colours. Driftwood, interesting branches (without foliage) and stones may be used.

Pot et Fleur - before covering the soil

I have added a twisted branch into the design and covered both the floral foam and soil with coconut fibre.

This design placed second. I was very happy with this result as it is a design style I have had no success with in the past!

Pot et Fleur 2

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