For our final class, we were asked to look for a unique vessel to arrange flowers in. I found this antique vase at a Vinnies in Kiama for $10. Slightly on the expensive side for Vinnies, but I love it so much that I don't even care! I actually thought of using an antique trophy, but this turned out to be a better choice because I could fit many more flowers and foliage to create a large, lush arrangement.
I was hoping and praying that we would have some kind of vine or fern this week, and we did! Aspargus Plumosus, the answer to my prayers. From my extensive Google research (ha), it is also known as the Common Asparagus Fern, Lace Fern, Climbing Asparagus or Ferny Asparagus. Apparently it isn't actually a true fern, but who cares! It definitely looks like one and was perfect for my arrangement. It added a whimsical and wild feel, which I absolutely adore.
My final arrangement for this series.
I am definitely happy with the shape, and how I was able to bring together the all skills I have learnt and use it today. From the first class, I used the technique of alternating flowers and foliage, to break up the colour and avoid having an arrangement which is too busy. I used the vase arrangement techniques from the second class. I learned my mistake from class three, where I had empty spaces in between the flowers, making my arrangement look very haphazard. And from the fourth class, I learned how to embrace bright colours and how to make them compliment each other.
Even though the colours of the flowers aren't the muted pastel tones I prefer, I think I made the most of it! I'm glad I chose an odd shaped vase for the final class, so that I could get lots of tips from my teacher. So here we come to the end of the Flora Morning Series. If you've persisted reading this far, thank you so much! I really hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have.