John's first creation

John started off with a large glass vase filled with cellophane.  The foliage used was bergenia, ivy with lovely berries growing on it, fern and phormium.  Added to this foliage was a “mixed exotic bunch” from the wholesaler - these are always interesting as you never know quite what they are going to contain, in fact this one even included red sponge and a bunch of tiny bananas which really added a striking element to the arrangement.  In addition helliconia, dendrobium and carnation were placed throughout with a few baubles giving just a hint of Christmas to the finished arrangement.