June 2017 Meeting

Mrs. Kathleen Gibson – ‘Myths and Legends’

Tuesday 13th June 2017 

The first legend portrayed was Rob Roy. The flowers were in a long low dish with liatris for height complimented by green carnations, celosia, and globe artichokes. The back drop was a tartan sash with woven discs.

The story of Grace Darling, who with her father rescued many stricken ships off the coast of Northumberland, was the next legend. For this, Kathleen used white roses with blue sea holly and veronica in a round cushion design.

Vampires and Dracula: myth or legend? Black foliage was used to depict the clock with red roses and red anthuriums and spray chrysanthemums. And in case it is not myth, Kathleen added a bulb of garlic.

To represent Robin Hood, Kathleen had fashioned a bow and arrow from willow that she used as the outline for the design with alstromeria, green large headed chrysanthemums, and hypericum berries; covering the oasis with green sisal echoing the forest floor.

Fairies were the subject of the final myth. Kathleen had created a willow arch and wove foliage around it giving a secret garden look. She then added lilac coloured stock, pale pink astilbe, and to finish pale orchids.

Everyone enjoyed the demonstration and Davina Farquhar gave the vote of thanks.