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Centerpiece Workshop with Rachel Brownlee – Tuesday, February 12th at 9:30 am

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our February Meeting
Program: Centerpiece Workshop
with Rachel Brownlee

Tuesday, February 12th at 9:30 am

In the Weaverville Town Hall Community Room

Join us for a fun and informative hands on program led by Rachel Brownlee on using natural materials to create an arrangement for your home. Rachel is the owner of Mountain Floral – Seasonal Floral Design in North Asheville. She has years of experience designing floral arrangements large and small, and teaching her clever yet simple techniques. She will inspire you to survey the world around you and see new possibilities for creating a centerpiece, swag, or wreath from what you can harvest any season of the year.

Rachel’s presentation will set the stage, giving you a basic outline from which to start creating your own unique arrangement. She will then circulate around the work stations to help and encourage you as you build your arrangement. Bring something interesting from your garden such as dried pods and curly twigs; things from the craft store that catch your eye; force some bulbs or stems from flowering trees and shrubs. Incorporate fresh greenery with dried garden materials to highlight the special delights of the season. The list of potential materials is endless: pine cones, cattails, dried fruit, Magnolia pods or leaves, acorns, cotton bolls, chili peppers, feathers, etc.

At the end of the program you will take home your completed arrangement. Start thinking now of what you’d like to make. Rachel will bring fresh greenery from her property to enhance what you have brought.

*Hands-on participants need to bring:
Garden snips or sturdy scissors
A vessel for your arrangement. Approximately 6” in diameter.
Dried or fresh materials for your arrangement

*You must RSVP by February 1st in order to participate hands-on in the workshop.
To RSVP by contacting Ruth Planey at rs03nc@gmail.com.
* You may observe the workshop if you opt not to be a hands-on participant.

Centerpiece Outline Tips (download)

Previous Meeting Photos

The Garden Club of Weaverville is a co-ed, non-profit organization open to everyone. For more information on what we do, becoming a member or supporting the club visit our website.

Pruning Tips &Techniques with Alan Wagner, Master Gardener – Tuesday, January 8th at 9:30 A.M.

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our January Meeting
Program Topic: Pruning Tips &Techniques
with Alan Wagner, Master Gardener

 

Tuesday, January 8th at 9:30 am

In the Weaverville Town Hall Community Room

Alan Wagner, a Buncombe County NC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener will speak about pruning basics, with an emphasis on seasonal priorities.

Alan has spoken on this and other horticultural topics as part of the “Gardening in the Mountains” seminar series sponsored by the Buncombe County Master Gardeners.

The Garden Club of Weaverville is a co-ed, non-profit organization open to everyone. For more information on what we do, becoming a member or supporting the club visit our website.

RESCHEDULED: Take a Deeper Look at Your Current Garden with Ruth Gonzalez – Tuesday, December 18th at 9:30 a.m.

RESCHEDULED:
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2018

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our December Meeting
Program Topic: Garden Refresh – Take a Deeper Look at Your Current Garden 
with Ruth Gonzalez

 

Tuesday, December 18th at 9:30 am

In the Weaverville Town Hall Community Room

Change happens. Our lives take twists and turns. Our gardens outgrow themselves. Plants die. New enthusiasms sprout up. Our interests change, or we find ourselves faced with a brand new gardening space. This workshop will help us take a fresh look at our gardens/gardening spaces and make adaptations that suit the current situation in our garden – as a gardener and a human being.

The talk, by Ruth Gonzalez of Reems Creek Nursery, will take a deeper look at overall garden design considerations – factoring in available time and space, site conditions and changing site conditions, agility, budget, soil life, and the joy factor.

The Garden Club of Weaverville is a co-ed, non-profit organization open to everyone. For more information on what we do, becoming a member or supporting the club visit our website.

Gardening With Native Shrubs & Perennials, Tuesday, November 13th at 9:30 am

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our November Meeting
Program Topic: Gardening With Native Shrubs & Perennials

Tuesday, November 13th at 9:30 am

In the Weaverville Town Hall Community Room

Shelby Jackson, of Carolina Native Nursery in Burnsville, will present a program on Gardening with Native Shrubs and Perennials. Some native grasses will be included in the talk. Shelby will be sharing information regarding the environmental importance of gardening with native plants and what specific plants will do best in your mountain gardens.

Her presentation will open with some big picture facts about native plants and how they affect our environment, the birds, and our pollinators. She’ll talk about the evolution of native plants and how they make our world what it is today and how native plants are necessary to feed our native bird population and they also host a multitude of native insects and pollinators.

Native plants will be available for purchase (with cash or check).

Shelby is a University of Tennessee Horticulture alumnus. She has extensive knowledge of native plants, as they are one of her passions. In addition to managing sales operations at large nurseries and garden centers, her experience includes, horticultural research in the field and the laboratory, landscape design, and consulting. She is an N.C.N.L.A. Certified Plant Professional and has served on the Hendersonville Tree Commission, and the Horticulture Technology board at Blue Ridge Community College.

The Garden Club of Weaverville is a co-ed, non-profit organization open to everyone. For more information on what we do, becoming a member or supporting the club visit our website.