Designing with Silk Flowers - Term 2 - 2015

Best Designs 2012 - Best Designs 2013 - Best Designs 2014 - Best Designs 2015
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Held Wednesday 10.00 am to Noon

call or text John 0274720700 for more info

class is held at the
"Quarter Acre" Paradise Gardens Venue
21 Vine Street Mangere East 2024 Auckland
Students from previous classes will be joined by several new students therefore I will concentrate on designs that will be easily adapted for the novice to the more experienced student. All are welcome...

Term 1 - 2015

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Term 2 - 2015

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Term 2 - Out on the Table

Term 2 - Week 1:

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All Round Free Standing Design

This week we introduce new students to the class with a simple but challenging design, the free standing all round floral design.

Using either a florist pedestal stand or a large candle stick holder. The idea is to get height into the design away from the table - as if the arrangement is suspended above. Pictured is the stand with one segment removed and a large candle has been placed into the arrangement. These stands can be painted to suite your party theme or wedding celebrations. This is an easy way to add height and visual bulk in a hall or function area.

Students need to bring:

1 florist pedestal stand - 2 in you are making a pair
1 block dry oasis (the grey colour oasis)
4 bunches of 5 stems flowers - student’s choice - or similar (double quantity if making a pair)
4 stems of 3 blooms chrysanthemums - student’s choice - or similar (double quantity if making a pair)
3 stems of 3 deep purple moss pods (double quantity if making a pair)
1 bunch of 5 stems eucalyptus leaf foliage (double quantity if making a pair)
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Term 2 - Week 2:

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Horizontal Tropical Design

This week's horizontal design is enveloped in a medium sized Palm Husk. Using 3 buds and 2 open Green Orchid Blooms with 2 Green Anthuriums, a branch of Maiden Hair Fern, some coco fibre and other assorted ferns and twigs proves us with a quick and easy arrangement to do with the extra added bonus of creating a stylish and contemporary professional design arrangement to enhance your dining table, living room or gift for a loved one.  

Students need to bring:

1 palm husk - or similar - students choice
1 green orchid stem - requires 3 buds & 2 blooms - colour or variety – student’s choice
2 stems of green anthuriums - colour student choice
1 branch of maiden hair fern – student’s choice - or similar
1 grouping of assorted ferns – at least 3 stems - student’s choice
1 stem of twigs - real or artificial - students choice
1 small block dry oasis (the grey one)
some coco fibre - students choice
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About us

dale-john 01-100x66 Dale Harvey and John Newton met in Melbourne Australia in 1981. Since then they both have supported each others careers while also building and maintaining their own. Read about how they were able to turn their joint careers into one and creating a dream of a better world starting in their own local community.

Media & Publications

host daffodils-100x66The following articles are a small part of the many published editorials on or about both Dale Harvey and John Newton plus the property affectionately nick named by the people of New Zealand, as the
"Quarter Acre” Paradise gardens.

Awards & Credits

HOPE Trust-100x66This is a collection of Appreciation Certificates, Local and Overseas Awards with Acknowledgments presented to Dale Harvey and John Newton over the many years of their joint careers plus the Launch and Registration
of The H.O.P.E. Trust
The Healing of Planet Earth.

Contact Us

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2156 Auckland
New Zealand
Tel: +61 9 276 4827
Fax: +61 9 276 4025
Email: info@daleharvey.com