Fantastic flower arrangements from Botanical Garden – Norfolk Perspectives

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>>> WELCOME TO "NORFOLKPERSPECTIVES" CITY SLICE.

I'M BOB BATCHER AND WE HAVE ASHOW THAT I'M VERY COMFORTABLE WITH.

FLOWERS AND ARRANGING, AND BETTY ANN GALWAY, YOU'RE GOING TO TELLME EXACTLY HOW THIS IS THE BEST THING THAT WOULD EVER HAPPEN TOMY LIFE, BECAUSE DOING THIS OVER TO THIS DOESN'T DO IT, RIGHT?>> THAT WOULD BE JUST A BOUQUET OF FLOWERS.

WE'RE GOING TO AN ARRANGEMENT.

>> AN ARRANGEMENT.

OKAY.

BUT ARRANGEMENTS ARE A LOT OFWORK, ESPECIALLY IF YOU WANT THEM TO LOOK LIKE THE ONE YOUDONATED TO THE SET.

FOR THOSE THAT WATCH "NORFOLKPERSPECTIVES" AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET A SHOT OF THE TABLE OVERHERE, THAT'S GORGEOUS.

>> WELL, THANK YOU.

>> NOW, I GOT TO BE HONEST WITH YOU.

IT'S BEEN HERE FOR A COUPLE WEEKS AND HASN'T STARTED DYINGYET.

>> THIS IS A PERMANENTBOTANICAL.

>> OH!AND THEY ARE WHAT? THEY'RE.

>> THESE ARE MAGNOLIAS AND BOXWOOD AND YEW AND PINE CONES.

>> SO YOU WALK INTO A ROOM AND THIS STUFF IS ALL LAYING HERELIKE YOU HAVE HERE.

YOU HAVE STICKS AND LEAVES ANDGORGEOUS FLOWERS, AND THREE VASES.

YOU HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT IT'S GOING TOING WHO LIKE WHENWE'RE — LOOK LIKE WHEN WE'RE DONE, RIGHT?>> A LITTLE BIT.

>> HOW DO YOU GET THAT?>>.

>> JUST PRACTICE AND PLAYINGWITH IT, THAT'S THE MAIN THING.

EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE FLOWERSAND STICKS IN THE YARD AND SAY WE'RE GOING TO DO SOMETHINGTHAT'S VERY EASY, THAT EVERYBODY CAN DO.

>> WHY DON'T WE GET STARTED? >> THE FIRST THING WE HAVE ISTHE STICKS.

WE'RE GOING TO PUT THOSE INFIRST AND ONE OF THE PRINCIPLES AND ELEMENTS OF DESIGN ISLOOKING AT YOUR VASE AND YOUR VASE CAN HANDLE ABOUT, TIME ANDA HALF TIMES THE HEIGHT OF THE VASE.

SO THAT'S TIME AND TIME AND A HALF WOULD BE ABOUT THIS TALL,SO THAT'S ABOUT AS TALL AS YOU WANT YOUR ARRANGEMENT IN THATVASE.

>> OKAY.

>> OKAY? >> THESE STINGS ARE — STICKSARE LONGER.

>> RIGHT, SO YOU WANT TO CUTTHESE OFF.

>> DO I GET TO PLAY WITH THESESTICKS? >> YES.

>> MINE LOOKING DIFFERENT THAN YOURS.

>> YES, THESE ARE BIRCH AND THESE ARE RED TWIG AND YELLOWTWIG DOGWOOD AND THEY'RE GROWN THIS TIME OF YEAR JUST FOR BONEIN THE YARD, BUT THEY'RE FUN AND PRETTY.

>> I CAN'T — >> YOU CAN'T OPEN THEM?THESE ARE MY FAVORITE TYPE OF CLIPPERS FOR WOODY MATERIAL,THEY'RE SHARPER.

>> ONE AND A HALF TIMES?>> YES.

>> SHOULD I CUT ONE AT A TIME?SHOULD THEY BE EVEN, ALL THE SAME –>> NO, YOU DON'T WANT THEM ALL THE SAME.

YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND JUST TAKE THEM AND MEASURE THEM ALLTOGETHER.

>> OKAY.

>> AND THEN CUT THEM AND IF YOU MEASURE THEM ALL TOGETHER, IT'SACTUALLY BETTER BECAUSE THEN YOU GET VARIANCES OF HEIGHT.

>> OKAY, YOU JUST GOT WATER IN THESE.

>> SHOULDN'T I HAVE A PILLAR OR SOMETHING.

>> WE'RE USING DAFFODILS AND THEY DON'T LIKE NORMALPRESERVATIVES IN THE WATER.

THEY ARE PRETTY GOOD BECAUSE KEYTHEN THE BACTERIA LEVEL DOWN AND GIVE SUGAR TO THE FLOWERS, BUTBULBS SUCH AS THESE DON'T LIKE THAT, AND THIS IS A LITTLE TALL,SO WE HAVE TIME AND A HALF.

SO REALLY, THIS IS ABOUT THETYPE YOU WANT YOUR THINGS.

I GUESS WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO ACOLLAR ON THIS ONE.

>> OH, A COLLAR?>> THAT'S OKAY.

>> OH, BECAUSE YOU USE THELEFTOVERS.

>> RIGHT.

>> WELL, HERE I GOT — >> YOU HAVE A COUPLE.

>> HOUSE THAT? >> YOU CAN CUT THAT ONE IN HALF.

WE JUST NEED A COUPLE HERE.

>> DO YOU PUT ALL THE COLORSTOGETHER? >> I LIKE THOSE TWO TOGETHER.

>> THE PRODUCER IS SAYING WHY IN THE WORLD DO WE –>> WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IS TAKE A COUPLE, YOU HAVE A ROLL OF WIRETHERE, YOU CAN USE YARN OR THREAD OR ANYTHING, TAKE A –DON'T CUT IT.

JUST TAKE A COUPLE OF YOURSTICKS.

>> OKAY.

>> AND WRAP IT AROUND.

>> SEE, I'M DOING SOMETHING MYWIFE SAYS I ALWAYS DO.

I'M ANTICIPATING.

>> JUST WRAP IT ON THE END, OKAY?AND THEN TAKE A COUPLE MORE STICKS AND THEN WRAP — MAKE ANX KIND OF UP THE TOP.

>> WE'LL TRIM IT DOWN AFTER THEFACT, RIGHT? >> YOU WANT TO LEAVE THEM KINDOF LOOSE.

AND THEN YOU'RE GOING TO GO ON.

>> WHAT IF I QUIT? >> YOU DON'T HAVE TO MAKE ONE.

>> NO.

OH, THEN I'D BE A FAILURE ON MYOWN SHOW.

>> SEE HOW I'VE GOT TWOCRISSCROSSED THERE? AND I'M GOING TO MAKE A THIRD.

>> HOW DID YOU — >> HOUR YOU MAKING THIS — HOWARE YOU MAKING THIS LOOK SO EASY?>> WELL, IT IS EASY.

>> BECAUSE IT IS EASY?>> YES, JUST CRISSCROSS.

>> OH, OKAY.

>> AND THIS GIVES A LITTLE STABILITY, GIVES MORE VISUALTEXTURE AND INTEREST TO YOUR ARRANGEMENT.

AND IT HOLDS YOUR FLOWERS IN JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER AT THENECK.

THIS PARTICULAR VASE DOESN'TREALLY HAVE A NECK.

>> DO YOU REALIZE THERE'SVIEWERS OUT THERE SAYING, HE IS BRUTALIZING THESE, AND HAVEN'TEVEN GOTTEN TO THE FLOWERS YET, OKAY?SO MINE IS GOING TO BE NATURAL.

>> YOURS IS GOING TO BE NATURAL?YOU CAN JUST STICK THESE IN HERE JUST AS WELL, TOO, AND IT JUSTGIVES MORE — SERIOUSLY, GIVES A LITTLE MORE COLOR.

>> YEAH, OKAY.

>> AND FULLNESS TO THE BOTTOM.

AND EVEN THAT, WE USE WIRE CUTTERS, EVEN THAT LOOKS MODERNAND — >> DIFFERENT.

>> YEAH, I LIKE IT.

>> OH, MODERN.

I LIKE MODERN.

>> YEAH, EXACTLY.

>> NOW WHAT DO WE DO? >> NOW YOU WANT TO CHOOSE YOURFLOWERS AND WITH DAFFODILS, THEY NEED TO BE SOAKED IN WATER FORAT LEAST AN HOUR BY THEMSELVES, JUST IN FRESH WATER BECAUSE WHENYOU CUT A DAFFODIL, YOU KNOW YOU GET THAT OOZE ON THE BOTTOM ANDSOME PAYMENT SAY IT'S POISE — PEOPLE SAY IT'S POISON OUT OFTHE FLOWERS, BUT I THINK IT JUST CLOGS UP OTHER FLOWERS' DRINKINGSYSTEMS, SO THEY NEED TO DRINK ALL BY THEMSELVES AND IT DILUTESTHAT OUT AND THEN YOU CAN ARRANGE THEM.

>> I USUALLY JUST TOSSED THEM TOO EARLY.

>> OH, NO, NO.

>> DON'T TOSS?DO I CUT I, DO A FRESH CUT? >> WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IS GOAHEAD AND TAKE YOUR FLOWERS AND IF YOU — YOU CAN PUT THEM INONE BY ONE, BUT IF YOU KIND OF MEASURE THEM UP BEFORE YOU CUTTHEM.

>> OH, THAT'S RIGHT, THE ONE ANDA HALF TIMES.

>> RIGHT.

YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND KEEP A COUPLE TALL.

>> OH, OKAY.

>> AND KIND OF PUT THEM IN ASHAPE HOW YOU WANT THEM FIRST SO YOU DON'T HAVE THEM ALL THE SAMEHEIGHT.

SEE, IF YOU KIND OF SPACE THEMOUT A LITTLE BIT, YOU MIGHT WANT TO GRAB A COUPLE MORE.

>> THEY'RE EXPENSIVE THOUGH, AREN'T THEY?I GUESS YOU DON'T THINK LIKE THAT.

>> THESE ARE REALLY — I THINK IF YOU PLANT THESE DAFFODILS,THEY ACTUALLY DOUBLE EVER YEAR, SO IF YOU PLANT EVERY YEAR, IN ACOUPLE YEARS YOU HAVE A GOOD VARIETY AND THEY ACTUALLY DOBETTER IF YOU'RE CUTTING THE FLOWERS AND ENJOYING THEM ANDBRING THEM INSIDE.

>> I'M NOT GOING TO LET ME WIFESEE ME DO THIS.

>> NOW YOU CAN CUT THEM ANY WAYYOU WANT THEM IF YOU WANT THEM ALL THE SAME.

>> I ALWAYS GO TO THE GROCERY STORE AND THEY'RE IN THATPLASTIC THING AND THEY LOOK FINE.

>> RIGHT AND WITH YOURS, YOU CAN STICK THEM RIGHT IN THE CENTER.

>> OH, I PLANNED IT THAT WAY.

NOW, MY STICKS AR LOT LONGER.

THAT'S OKAY? >> THEY'RE A LITTLE BIT LONGER.

I THINK THEY'RE OKAY.

>> I MEANT IT TO BE THAT WAY.

>> YOU MIGHT PUT A COUPLE MORE IN THERE.

>> A COUPLE MORE? THE STICKS OR THE FLOWERS?>> THE FLOWERS.

>> OKAY.

THIS IS A WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE FOR ME, CAN YOU TELL?NOW, WHERE DO YOU DO THESE CLASSES?>> AT NORFOLK BOTANICAL GARDEN.

>> DO YOU ONLINE TO SIGN UP FORTHEM? >> YES, WE HAVE ALL OUR CLASSESLISTED ONLINE AT WWW.

NORFOLK BOTANICAL GARDEN.

ORG, AND –>> HAVE YOU EVER THROWN ANYBODY OUT OF YOUR CLASS?>> NO.

>> SO YOU'RE VERY PATIENT.

NOW, OKAY, WITH A GLASS VASE, SHOULD THAT — IS THAT PART OFYOUR ARRANGEMENT? >> EXACTLY.

YOU WANT THAT TO BE INTERESTING AS WELL.

YOU WANT THE BOTTOM, YOU SEE THROUGH THAT AND YOU WANT IT TOBE INTERESTING, YOU JUST DON'T WANT IT TO BE –>> WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE TAKE YOUR CLASSES?>> EVERYONE, MALE, FEMALE, OLD, YOUNG.

>> NOW, HOW ARE KIDS WITH IT? DO THEY WANT TO JUST PLAY –>> I THINK SOMETIMES THEY'RE THE MOST CREATIVE BECAUSE –>> SHALL I DIG INTO THESE HERE? >> YOU CAN PUT SOME OF THOSE IN.

THESE ARE LENTEN ROSES AND THEY LAST A COUPLE WEEKS IN ANARRANGEMENT.

>> AND THEY LIVE WELL WITH THESEGUYS.

>> THEY WILL ONCE YOU HAVEGOTTEN THE OOZE OUT OF THE DAFFODILS.

YOU NEED TO SOAK THE DAFFODILS FIRST.

>> THE OOZE.

NOW, WHEN DO YOU DO THESECLASSES? ARE THEY YEAR ROUND?>> WE USUALLY OFFER A SEASONAL CLASS ONCE A MONTH IS FLOWERSTHAT YOU CAN GROW IN YOUR YARD THAT ARE SEASONAL AND SOMETIMESWE BUY THINGS TO USE FOR THE CLASSES, BUT THAT WAY THEY'REUSUALLY IN FRONT OF A HOLIDAY SO YOU CAN ALWAYS HAVE SOMETHINGFRESH ON YOUR TABLE FOR HOLIDAYS AND WE ALSO OFFER A CERTIFICATEPROGRAM IN NORMAL DESIGN — FLORAL DESIGN SEVERAL TIMES AYEAR AND THAT'S THE ONLY ONE ON THE SOUTHEAST COAST, SO WE'REREALLY PROUDS THAT.

>> THIS WON'T HAVE AN IMPACT ONYOUR REPUTATION OR ANYTHING, WILL IT?THE WAY MINE LOOKS? YOURS LOOKS SO MUCH –>> YOU'RE DOING FINE.

>> MINE LOOKS CROWDED.

>> IT'S GOT MORE FLORAL MATERIAL IN IT.

THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE.

>> OKAY.

BECAUSE YOU'RE DOING TWO.

NOW, I SAW — YOU HAVE THESPRING CATALOG OUT.

>> YES, JUST CAME OUT.

>> SO YOU CAN ONLINE AND GET THIS OR COME OUT THERE AND GETIT? >> WE HAVE THAT PDF FORM ONLINETO YOU CAN PRINT AND DOWNLOAD OR JUST LOOK THROUGH, BUT WE ALSOHAVE CLASSES LISTED ON THE CALENDAR.

>> FOR PEOPLE PLANNING THEIR GARDEN NOW, IT'S THAT TIME OFYEAR, IF YOU WANT TO GET INTO CUT FLOWERS, YOU MENTIONEDCASUALLY ABOUT CUTTING FLOWERS OUT OF YOUR GARDEN.

>> RIGHT.

>> ARE THERE CERTAIN FLOWERS YOUSHOULD BE LOOKING FOR? YOU HAVE THE PLANT SALE COMINGUP ON MOTHER'S DAY TOO, RIGHT? >> WE HAVE A WONDERFUL PLANTSALE MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND AND THERE WE FEATURE PLANTS THATGROW REALLY WELL IN THE AREA OR PLANTS THAT ARE HARD TO FINDTHAT GROW REALLY WELL IN THE AREA, SO IT'S A WONDERFUL TIMETO FIND THAT.

ONE OF MY OTHER FAVORITES IS AFLORAL THAT GROWS REALLY WELL IN THIS AREA, THIS GREEN, ABOUTTHIS TALL, IS CUT TO THE GROUND AND IT CAN STAY OUT OF WATER FORLIKE TWO WEEKS.

IT'S A FABULOUS, FABULOUS GREEN.

>> YOU DID NOT OFFER THAT BECAUSE IT WOULDN'T FIT IN THIS?>> I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU HOW YOU CAN USE THIS HERE TOO, JUSTANOTHER FORM OF COLLAR, YOU CAN WRAP IT AROUND.

>> I HAD SUCH BAD LUCK WITH MY COLLAR WHICH IS BURIED IN THERE.

YOU KNOW, BETTY ANN, I ASKED YOU BEFORE WE STARTED TAPING, WHENDO YOU KNOW WHEN TO QUIT, AND I AM VERY PROUD OF MINE.

>> WELL, GOOD.

THERE YOU GO.

THAT'S WHEN YOU QUIT.

>> SHOULD I BE?>> THAT'S WHEN YOU QUIT, WHEN YOU'RE PROUD.

>> BECAUSE THEY HAVE TOLD ME MY FUN IS UP AND I'M DONE.

>> WELL, ENJOY.

>> BETTY ANN, THANKS FOR COMINGON AND BEING A GOOD SPORT, AND NOT JUST BEING A GOOD SPORT, BUTDONATING THE CENTER PIECE BECAUSE WE LIKE TO SURROUNDOURSELVES WITH FLOWERS FROM THE GARDEN.

>> I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT.

>> THANKS FOR JOINING US.

GO ON AND TRY IT AT THE GARDEN.

IT WILL BE A LOT OF FUN, ANDBETTER LOOKING THAN MINE.

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