2015 March Three Point Display Discussion

Over 50 BSV Members enjoyed a very entertaining and informative discussion about three point displays and the attributes that contribute to great compositions.  Six BSV members were invited to set up a three point displays and these displays were then used by Joe to review the compositional elements of the display, discuss how they contributed to the strength of impact of the display and offer suggestions about changes that could improve the overall impact of the display.

Photos of the six displays are included below.  Factors that lead to a greater overall pleasing impact of the display composition compared to the individual elements are many and varied.  Some of those highlighted by Joe include:

  • Arrangement of the objects in the display
  • Shape of pots, stands and trees, 
  • Colour of the foliage and other elements, 
  • Height and size of the trees, pots and stands, 
  • Movement of the trees, 
  • Depth in the display
  • Placement of tree on the stand
  • Foliage differences – colour and texture
Joe encouraged members to take the time to consider these and many other factors in developing a more impressive overall composition.

Several trees were also on display and a selection is included below.
Juniper squamata

Ficus – Midnight Beauty

Trident Maple


Agapetes serpens



Mugo Pine

Desert Ash