Following light snacks and a short business meeting, members will be making their own individual floral arrangements using materials from their own yards and gardens to take home afterwards. Member Nancy M will be organizing the activity and she and many other talented club members will provide straightforward guidance on how to make a lovely arrangement.
The Club will provide limited materials. Members are encouraged to bring clippers, scissors, gloves, glycerin water, a container and materials.
SOME CONTAINER IDEAS: vase, water pitcher, mason jar, wicker basket, pails, hollowed out pumpkins.
POSSIBLE MATERIALS TO BRING: fresh or dried flowers, twigs, leaves, branches (holly, cedar, fir), woody products, berries, pine and fir cones.
You can hang hydrangea and mum flowers and many other varieties – upside down – to dry now in an airy location at home. There are a LOT of mums on sale all over the area right now. Buy a plant, snip off some or all the stems with flowers and hang them upside down to dry. Their flowers will fade as they dry, so, choose the more vibrant colors to maximize their final, dried colors.
Not a member? No problem! Anyone can join the club at any meeting. And any member of the public can attend meetings to hear speaker presentations without being a member.
For more information on the Garden Club:
Facebook: “Community Garden Club of Camas/Washougal”
[Images: Nancy B]