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All Green 2

This is another take on the one colour design. Remember that when a colour is nominated for competition the container must also be this colour. You can see an alternative “All Green” design by clicking here.


The watering can is the container for this collection of foliage and a single green banksia flower (it looks yellow in this photo). My design idea was to make it look as though they had all just been collected fresh from the garden.

I have kept similar plant material together in a type of modern mass arrangement with some material coming down over the watering can to break up the expanse and therefore dominance of this non horticultural item. The head of the spout has been unscrewed so that agapanthus seed heads can be placed there. The head is suspended at the back of the pouring arm by wedging a foliage branch in it then draping this across the arm.

See the aspidistra leaf at the front that has been looped up into itself? I did this because it was touching the bench if left hanging down and you must not have any horticultural material “supported” by the competition bench. This design placed third and what did the judge say? The front of the design was too stark and I should have had the aspidistra leaf hanging down………I pointed out it would touch the bench and we both just laughed!

Point to remember: unless the schedule defines what horticultural material must be used, the choices are broad. For an all green design I could have used beans, asparagus, celery, peas as well as green chrysanthemums. However if the schedule had said  All Green: Foliage Only, I would have had to consider some succulents for additional texture in the design.

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