Jun 14 2023

June 22 Meeting: Garden Visit & Flower Arranging Workshop

Posted at 1:28 pm under Kruse House,Meetings

By Ruth Kyme

Our June meeting will be held in the Kruse Garden (weather permitting,) otherwise we will meet at St. Andrews Church.  I will guide you in creating a lovely Mason jar floral arrangement using flowers and foliage from your garden.

The workshop is for members-only, but all visitors are welcome at the meeting and visiting the Kruse House Museum & Garden.

The “ingredients “ from your garden can be divided into 3 basic groups that we work with to create a unique arrangement:

  • FOCAL – the main flowers that capture the most attention – hydrangeas, lilies, coneflowers, daisies, etc.
  • FILLER – other flowers compliment the focal flowers – cosmos, snapdragons, yarrow, salvia, goats beard, etc.
  • FOLIAGE – the greenery that creates the foundation for the focal and filler flowers- shrub cuttings, various herbs, grasses, dusty miller, scented geranium, poppy pods, etc.

Although not totally necessary, try to have fairly equal amounts from each group.  If you are able to bring extras of any group to share with others, that would be greatly appreciated.

The WCGC will provide each arranger with a pint(16oz.) wide-mouth Mason jar with a grid (frog) insert.  The insert will aid in keeping plant material in place during the arranging process and afterwards.  You will need to bring a cutting tool appropriate for cutting flowers and greenery. 

Be creative and have fun selecting your “ingredients!”  I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s creations.

NOTE: If you are not interested in the mini-workshop, please come by the meeting to see the fantastic Kruse House Museum & Garden. Our volunteers do an amazing job and it is well worth the visit. We will have the usual snacks/social time before the business meeting and there is plenty of space to wander around and visit without disturbing the workshop. The Kruse House will be open for inside tours along with a display of. Celia Kruse’s garden tools.

PARKING: There are only a few parking spots actually at the Kruse Museum; however, we have obtained permission to park in the City Hall Parking Lot (475 Main Street) which is a very short walk to the garden.

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