Fun With Flowers From Israel
Speaking of large floral designs, the media used to support and nourish floral art can vary, but the amazing versatility of these Israeli materials is quite consistant.
On page nine we featured a large vase arrangement featuring Israeli materials in water and a glass container. In this page of our gallery we feature a large arrangement constructed in foam.
This arrangement is around four to five feet tall.
It is constructed in a tall ceramic container that automatically gives height to the design. The height is further extended by the white birch branches.
The flowers used in this design are an unusual mix.
White fuji poms are a traditional favorite. But we are using them here in an interesting way. They provide visual continuity between the white birch branches that go from the center to the top of the piece and the white container at the base. They also contrast with the green anthurium, green trick dianthus and the green xanadu foliage.
I have to admit that in the course of setting up this gallery, I really developed a "thing" for the xanadu foliage from Israel....
The xanadu, was used architecturally in this design. It shapes space and provides a definite presence. It may be a foliage, but handled almost like an exotic flower.
One last thought about this arrangement concerns color. The combination here of white and green could be used quite effectively as a contemporary design for St. Patrick's Day. However it would be equally appropriate around Christmas. If you wanted to be more blatant about particular holiday orientation, additions such as shamrocks, or glass mm balls and pine cones could be used depending upon the holiday.
I find the grouping of greens and white a very appealing one, one that could be used at any time of the year for a striking contemporary floral piece.
The following pages contain still photographs of a variety of very neat designs incorporating Blooming of Beloits' wonderful flowers from Israel.
Click on Page 11 below to continue exploring this part of the gallery!