An idyllic afternoon at Red Hill.
Last Saturday I had the honour of being one of the presenters at the Spring Garden Festival of the Red Hill Gardening Society. This was held at the Karrawingi Park, Moorooduc in the Mornington Peninsular.
The weather was superb, the gardens in their best Spring garb and my audience was welcoming, interested and engaged. All in all, a perfect afternoon.
My assistant was Lucy, who, as a project manager all her life, is very efficient. (She can also be a bit bossy, but we won't go there). Also, our friend, Parthena lent some very needed muscle with carrying boxes and buckets to and from the car.
|New Zealand Flax and a cheeky stelitzia|
|An exercise in pruning. I started with a large loquat stem and|
reduced it to this two-leaf stem. The ornithogalum is meant
to be looking up at it.
|I thought this material is a yucca but I was corrected|
by a more knowledgeable member of the audience.
It is a cordyline
|Pine, calistemon and oriental lilies|
|This aluminium art piece was a gift from Lucy many years ago. It can stand alone|
but can also lend itself to ikebana. I used sansevieria (Mother-in-law's tongue),
orange cane and anthuriums
|The first of my dogwood flowers with iceberg roses in an antique basket.|
I want to thank The Red Hill Gardening Society for inviting me and Lucy and Parthena for their invaluable help.
Bye for now,