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Diary of a Plantaholic
I'm a hopeless plantaholic, so read all about what's happening in my garden month by month.
Flower Arranging Classes
My flower arranging classes begin again on January 20th 2015.
The intermediate/advanced class takes place on Tuesdays from 10.00am - 12.00am, and will cover contemporary designs and techniques, as well as more traditional flower arranging. Classes are run through North East Worcestershire College, and are held off-campus for 8 weeks at Burcot Village Hall, Alcester Road, Burcot, B60 1BH. You can enrol any time from August onwards. See www.ne-worcs.ac.uk for enrolment details.
Flower Arrangement Photo Galleries
Pictures of Flower Arrangements of all styles, from traditional English to contemporary designs, with details of the mechanics and plant material used for each one.
Sogetsu Ikebana Photo Galleries
Page 1 of my Sogetsu Ikebana flower arrangements.
Page 2 of my Sogetsu Ikebana flower arrangements.
Flower Arranging Hints and Tips
Handy hints and tips to help you with your flower arranging.
Conditioning Flowers and Foliage
How to prepare different types of flowers and foliage before arranging them, to ensure the maximum life.
The Language of Flowers
The Victorians set great store by the language of flowers, and were able to send each other complex messages in one bouquet! Here's a list of different flowers and their meanings.
Drying and Preserving Flowers
Dried flower arranging is very popular, and this section will show you how to preserve your flowers using different methods, such as air drying, glycerine, desiccants, pressing and microwaving.
Flower Arranging Magazines
I subscribe to several flower arranging magazines, and this page shows the ones I would recommend!
Bromsgrove & District Flower
Clicking this link will take you to the website of the Flower Arrangement Society to which I belong (opens in a new window). Here you will find details of the Society, as well as lots of pictures of the designs made by the monthly demonstrators, the competition entries, and arrangements made by members.
Links to other websites of interest to flower arrangers.
A Bit About Me
Who am I? Find out here - but don't get too excited, I'm not famous (yet!).