Val Grayson demonstrates her handiwork when it comes to floral arrangements at the Gardening Extravaganza.
Val Grayson demonstrates her handiwork when it comes to floral arrangements at the Gardening Extravaganza. Linden Morris

Floral arrangements an addiction

FROM gardening to grand floral arrangements, flowers were bright and in bloom at the second day of the Gardening Extravaganza.

In their second public demonstration Val Grayson and Margaret Armstrong shared the art of floral arrangements.

Mrs Grayson, who has been making floral arrangements for the last 40 years, said there were a few things to remember.

"You really must have flowers and foliage that are in a good condition," she said.

"A formal arrangement must be a symmetrical triangle, informal an asymmetrical triangle, and modern must be the minimum amount of material for maximum effect.

"You gradually bring the flowers down into a focal area."

Mrs Armstrong said once she got into the art eight years ago she had not been able to stop.

"It becomes a bit of an addiction, especially once you start buying vases and getting all the little bits and pieces you need," she said.



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