In July Heather Figg gave a very informative class on how to create rose show arrangements on the beautiful grounds of the Northland Rosarium. The class covered Traditional, Oriental, Modern, and Abstract arrangements.
Heather showed tools and supplies used in flower arrangements, such as frogs, florist foam, floral adhesive, and discussed the proper use of each. Heather also recommended resources for flower arranging supplies, and she even gave away some books on the subject.
Participants learned about the best way to select, collect, and protect flowers for use in arrangements. Other topics included: the do’s and don’ts of rose show arrangements, proper placement of light and dark colors, how to find novel containers, when to stick with classic containers, filler foliage, and more.
Heather discussed the different styles of rose arrangements and demonstrated the composition of two of those styles, shown here.
This was a great class. We laughed a lot, learned a great deal about rose arrangements, and came away very inspired.