A work session took place on September 16, 2014 for weeding and planting some fall color in our downtown Weaverville flowerbeds. The session usually only takes us one to two hours to get the beds looking beautiful. We brought pansies and a few fall mums to liven up the beds. We encouraged anyone who can to bring a few extra perennials from your gardens to add to the public spaces, we would love to plant them. Possible donations were purple verbena, cleomes (spider plant), cardinal flower, etc. We advised everyone to bring a water bottle, sunhat, hand tools, gloves and watering can if you can. We encourage club members to plan to be a part of the next fun and satisfying 3D session.
The grass is calamagrostis (diamond grass), ‘Autumn Joy’ sedum, and the dried heads of hydrangea ‘Vaughn’s Lillie’. There’s also some catmint at the base.
from the garden of Annick Flaxman
We all enjoyed the lovely Ikebana program and demonstration by Suzanne Dillingham of Barnardsville.
Suzanne is a member of the Asheville Ikebana Chapter #74 and the Asheville Ichiyo Chapter. She has studied in the Ichiyo school for the past nine years and is a Junior Master Instructor. Prior to moving to North Carolina in 2002, she completed five years of studies in the traditional Ikebana school.
Gardening being her first love, she was happy to share with the Club how we can bridge our creativity in the garden with the Japanese art form of flower arranging known as Ikebana. She discussed the method and philosophy of Ikebana as she demonstrated the process of creating elegant floral arrangements with structure provided by natural objects mostly found around her property. These photos give only a hint of the beauty of this art form.
We will post on this website Suzanne’s classes when she gets them going.
Regular meetings are held at the Weaverville Town Hall Community Room. Our website is now: gardenclubofweaverville.org