Floral Design 2016-2017

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 29-30 GCNJ Environmental Studies School
Holly House, East Brunswick, NJ
Details at  www.gardenclubofnewjersey.com
Oct 4, 5, 7 GCNJ Gardening Study School
Holly House at Rutgers Gardens, East Brunswick, NJ
Details at  www.gardenclubofnewjersey.com
Oct 7 DGC In-Club Flower Show themed “Arrival of Autumn”
Exhibit at club’s October meeting any style floral arrangement interpreting the theme.
See Activities Calendar for more information.
Feb 3 In-Club Flower Show themed “Love is in the Air”
Exhibit at club’s February meeting any style floral arrangement interpreting the theme.
Feb 23-26 Garden Club of New Jersey State Flower Show
NJ Convention Center, Edison, NJ
More information at regular club meeting.
Mar 11-19 Philadelphia Flower Show
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
For more information, click here, http://www.theflowershow.com/
Apr TBD GCNJ Flower Show School
Holly House, East Brunswick, NJ
Details at  www.gardenclubofnewjersey.com
Apr 7 In-Club Plant Exchange themed “Bring One, Take One”
Members bring in a plant and exchange for one to take home.