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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 20

Des Moines, Iowa
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Sunday, July 27, 1969
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PES MOINES SUNDAY REGTSTEft July^T. TOUR QMDtN Highlights From Britain's Great Festival of Flowers By Fleeta Bnwnell Woodroffe LONDON, ENGLAND - Festival of Flowers - for all that might imply — is an understated title, typically British. The great production was staged last week, worthily and magnificently, in Christopher, __ Wren's great masterpiece, St. Paul's Cathedral, itself particularly beloved. The festival is the project of the far-flung National Association of Flowe r Arrangement Societies I of Great Britain. Two years IT'S TIME TO -^ • Prune wild unwanted growth on shrubs. Keep spraying to ward blackspot on roses. off I to I • Re-tie tuberou* begonias supports. • Visit best hemerocallis plant- in your area. MM. •LIITA WOODftOMI went p 1 a alone. into its n n i n g The great cathedral actually benefits by the color co-ordination that draws attention to often overlooked beauties. The almost impossible has been achieved in flower arrangements of such scale they are perfectly in tune with the soaring heights and vast bulk of the engaged columns. By the happiest of circumstances, I obtained the necessary ticket granted by the Dean, of St. Paul's. I want to give a few of the highlights that contributed so much to the success of this greatest of all flower festivals to date. These are ideas that can be useful and adapted to smaller flower shows and festivals: Color — Co-ordinated throughout and used meaningfully in staging. From the Great West Door to the High Altar and from the Whispering Gallery beneath St. Paul's mighty dome where the cathedral's crest done in silvered and gilded plant material glowed softly, down to the St. Paul's Watch, the ones who helped save St. Paul's when London was bombed. It is for them that the great pedestal arrangements between the massive central columns are flame- red. Scale — To achieve the heights necessary, the bronze pedestals that give * strong line from door to High Altar were constructed so the center of the flower arrangement in cream, pale lime green, and gold each held was at least eight feet from the floor. These arrangements were essentially in the shape of cascade bridal bouquets. Containers— Special bronze containers in half-basket form were filled below, then hoisted as high as 20 feet on the soaring stone pillars. Co-ordination — The interior stone of St. Paul's is a grayish tan, the great wealth of carved wood is » warm brown, almost what we know as heritage black walnut: There is much bronze. The flower colors used soj imaginatively throughout were largely the flame reds, creams, light greens, and coral. Blues appeared only where lights were exceptionally strong and great exhibit between 1 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. before it w«» unveiled. Great numbers of lilies used with full-length stems, cluster e d carnations, shrub branches, entire succulent plants, gladiolus, many ere- murus, dahlias and countless kinds of choice variegated foliages were used. Perfect ear* of corn that might have come from Iowa and great shaggy double poinsettia* were prominent in one of the great arrangements from South Africa. The island of Malta, our own National Council of State Garden Clubs, me., Peru, Kho- dcsia, Bermuda, Ontario, and Ikebana International of Tokyo were all represented by beautiful work. Apparently the sole represen tative of the American press at the opening, I was honored by being guided by Mary Pope (Mrs. Cecil), Order of the British Empire, and president of the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies of Great Britain. I also was guided through the crypt where the tombs of Wellington and Lord Nelson and other great heroes are. ; I must not omit the simple tablet, above the last resting place of Sir Christopher Wren with its Latin inscription which, translated, reads — "If you seek his monument, look around you." Wren, I'm sure, would have loved this Festival of Flowers so happily complimenting, even for these few days, his greatest work. Hold Contest To Design Monument By a Staff Writer MONTEZUMA, IA. - Amateur sculptors in Iowa will have a chance to show their talents i n a contest conducted here for the design of a monument « Mlln 200 A former on the courthouse square. Montezuma resident has bequeathed $10,000 to the town council to build a monument in memory of her their symbolism important. ] thre e brothers, E. A. Rudolph The "American Chapel in the I and Otto Klindt, former grocers behind the High Altar,!"ere. Martha M. Klindt, a former apse goal of most of us visiting St.] Paul's, was decorated by the i Montezuma s c h o o (teacher who died recently in Daytona Beach, Fla.,, stipulated in her officers of the National Association and especially lovely. Details picked out in gold of the 1 will that the money be used handsome wood carvings of thej to build an elevated clock or paneled walls were echoed in I drinking the use of great golden lilies | complemented by bronze and purple beech leaves, palest gold gladiolus, and citron-white spider chrysanthemums. The twin arrangements in the general outlines of right- angle triangles flanked the Book of Remembrance. In this are recorded the names of the 28,000 American! based in Britain who lost their lives in the Second World War. monument on courthouse yard here. ' 4 We really didn't have the any idea of what kind of design to use," explained Roger Sunleaf, town clerk, "so we decided to have a contest. I hope we get some good response, because we aren't architects." line for entries is Nov. 1. Ban Smoking in ! Uranium Mines The contest is open to any citizen of Iowa or ntudents enrolled in any school, college or university in Iowa. First prize is $100, second $75 ....... , , and third $50. An individual arrangement of red roses stands on the floor i Each entrant may submit up where the coffin of Sir Winston I to three entries suitable for Spencer-Churchill rested during I construction and erection at a the state funeral held in St.' cost not to exceed $6,500. Dead- Paul's, Jan. 30, 1965. Only pale and clear greens and soft waxen yellows were used in the Chapel of 'Modern Martyrs. The women who produced! 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