Months of work put into floral display for Alstonville Show
WHILE putting the finishing touches on the impressive floral display at St Bartholomew's Anglican Church at Alstonville this week, Dawn Geyer gave the rosebuds a "stern talking to".
"I don't want them to open up any more," she said.
"I've put tiny wires into every single rosebud to try and stop that from happening."
The church's floral group has been working on the display, titled The Colour of Love, for months now.
It will be open to the public between 10am and 3pm each day until Sunday, as part of the Alstonville Show Week celebrations.
Ms Geyer said their theme this year was the colour red, and every single bloom in the church is of that hue.
"I suppose the part that takes the most organising is sourcing the flowers," she said.
"This year we were a bit more restricted because we only wanted red flowers.
"I got quite a few from Brisbane, but we also sourced carnations and gerberas locally from
Tintenbar, and the red lilies are from Wardell.
"I've also had quite a lot of fun choosing flowers from local gardens."
A team of up to 20 members from St Bartholomew's floral group spent days putting together the floral arrangements.
But it's been worth the effort.
"It looks fantastic; I am very happy with how it turned out," Ms Geyer said.
"We had a red-themed wedding here at the church last year, and it looked lovely, so that gave us the idea for this year's floral display.
"I think it really reflects the ideas of love and passion."