Welcome to
Floral Art Club Durban

 

 

INTERPRETATIONS OF 'LAYER UPON LAYER'

MARGARET HUMAN

 

VASSIE NAYANAH

 

 

2021 SOUTH AFRICAN FLOWER UNION VIRTUAL SHOW -

WHEN FLORAL BECOMES ART  (CLICK HERE)

 

SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS  (CLICK HERE)

 

 

THIS MONTHS CHOICE OF OUR SOUTH AFRICAN FLOWERS 

ERYTHRINA  -  CORAL TREE

 

 FAMILY : Erythrina

 

 

What would winter in KwaZulu Natal be without our striking Erythrinas! Erythrina lysistemon is the most common of the Coral Trees with scarlet blooms. Erythrina caffra - the Port Shepstone Coral Tree - has colour variations from orange-scarlet to cream. They grow well from truncheons. These medium sized trees need frost free conditions. Erythrina humeana, the Dwarf Coral Tree, is ideal for small gardens and flowers in summer. Erythrina seeds or "Lucky Beans" are poisonous, but can be very ornamental layered with other indigenous seeds in glass cylinders. Individual Erythrina flowers are tube shaped, curved and about 5cms long, clustered at the ends of branches rather like cockscombs. Erythrinas need a dry winter to flower really well.

 

 

CONDITIONING

Using a sharp knife scrape the woody stems for 5 cms from the end. Crush the ends with a stone or hammer and place in 10cm boiling water and allow to stand until cool. Place in a bucket of cold water and leave for two to three hours or until required.

 

DESIGN USES

Extensively used in free line and modern designs, they make a bold statement and need little additional material than perhaps driftwood and vines to set them off.

 

ERYTHRINA SEEDS 

SPECIAL MECHANICS

The heavy stems require sturdy mechanic/large pinholders for good achorage and heavy containers are most suitable.

 

Kindly submitted by Tania van der Watt.


 

 

With all our meetings currently on hold, we are taking a trip down memory lane with 

A BLAST FROM THE PAST  (CLICK HERE)

 

Enjoy these memories.......

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Durban Floral Art Club meets at the Westville Civic Centre Hall at 1 William Leister Dr, Westville, on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 9-00am till 12-00pm.  Visitors are welcome to join us for a morning of flowers, friendship and fun for only R50-00 which includes tea and a delicious spread of snacks, competition viewing and a stage demonstration. 
Also available is a sales table with a variety of slips and floral related items at very reasonable prices, as well as a raffle.  We look forward to welcoming you!

 

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