Floral Design 2018-2019

The Demarest Garden Club adheres to the guidelines and rules published in the National Garden Club’s Handbook.  When putting together your next arrangement consider the following suggestions:

Conditioning Fresh Plant Material

  • Cut flowers in early evening.
  • Place specimen in tepid water up to the flower head for conditioning.
  • Keep container of plant material in cool, dark room overnight.
  • Remove all foliage that will be below water line.

Using Mechanics and Tools

  • Floral foam, chicken wire and kenzan position plant material.
  • Wooden picks, wire and floral tape support weak stems.
  • Floral tubes provide water to short stemmed materials.
  • Floral pins, velcro and heavy thread are used to attach/suspend components.

Things To Do

Sep TBD GCNJ Environmental Studies School
Holly House at Rutgers Gardens, East Brunswick, NJ
Details at  www.gardenclubofnewjersey.com
Oct 2-5 GCNJ Gardening Study School
Holly House at Rutgers Gardens, East Brunswick, NJ
Details at  www.gardenclubofnewjersey.com
Oct 5 In-Club Plant Exchange themed “Adopt A Plant
Members take home a free, new plant. Choose from succulent, spider plant, or tibouchina
Nov 2 In-Club Flower Show themed “Gratitude”
Exhibit at club’s November meeting any style floral arrangement interpreting the theme.
Jan 30 Horticulture Therapy for Senior Citizens at Care One
Members volunteer their assistance with project.
Mar 1 In-Club Flower Show themed “Sweet Sunshine”
Exhibit at club’s March meeting any style floral arrangement interpreting the theme.
Mar 2-10 Philadelphia Flower Show, Theme: Flower Power 
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
For more information, click here, http://www.theflowershow.com/
Apr 5 In-Club Plant Exchange themed “Bring One, Take One”
Members bring in a plant and exchange for one to take home.
Apr 25-28 Garden Club of New Jersey State Flower Show
NJ Convention Center, Edison, NJ
More information announced at regular club meeting.
Apr TBD GCNJ Flower Show School
Holly House at Rutgers Gardens, East Brunswick, NJ
Details at  www.gardenclubofnewjersey.com