November Workshop with Jeff French
Jeff French, owner of the French Bouquet on Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, shared his tips and tricks on arranging flowers without floral foam. Using curly willow and lily grass, he created a structure inside a glass cylindar to secure the stems of the blooms he added in groups of three. The flowers were pristine and elegant and the resulting design was exquisite. Twenty-seven members of the club were privileged to emulate Jeff’s arrangement at the workshop that followed and all were proud of their designs.
Carla Morey and Louise Clarke get suggestions from Nick Mazamurro.
Jeff French helps Indira Maini with the finishing touches.
Patty Moynihan and daughter Moira Moynihan Manoog work side by side.
Lynne Tonna and Cacky Hodgson swap stories while they create their arrangements.
Arnold Arboretum in Fall Splendor, October 24, 2016
A group of twelve leaf peepers made their way to Jamaica Plain to tour the Arnold Arboretum with a docent who really knew her trees. The fall color was at its peak and the enthusiasm was high. A tasty lunch at a nearby restaurant rounded out the day. Thanks to our drivers: Cindy Pitcher, Betsy Beth, Phyliss Harrington.
Share the Excitement of a Pollinator Project
Who are the pollinators? Birds, bees, bats butterflies, moths, beetles other animals or the wind. Many of these pollinators are in trouble, mostly from environmental abuse.
An ad-hoc committee discovered several wonderful resources including www.pollinator.org . It is wonderfully comprehensive and worth a visit.