Floral Design 2017-2018

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 8 In-Club Flower Show themed “Welcome Back”
Exhibit at club’s September meeting any style floral arrangement interpreting the theme.
Sep TBD GCNJ Environmental Studies School
Holly House, East Brunswick, NJ
Details at  www.gardenclubofnewjersey.com
Oct 3, 4, 6 GCNJ Gardening Study School
Holly House at Rutgers Gardens, East Brunswick, NJ
Details at  www.gardenclubofnewjersey.com
Oct 6 In-Club Plant Exchange themed “Don’t Toss ‘em,
Trade ‘em”
Members bring in a plant and exchange for one to take home.
Nov 3 In-Club Flower Show themed “Appreciation”
Exhibit at club’s November meeting any style floral arrangement interpreting the theme.
Feb 22-25 Garden Club of New Jersey State Flower Show
NJ Convention Center, Edison, NJ
More information at regular club meeting.
Mar 2 In-Club Flower Show themed “Spring is on its Way”
Exhibit at club’s March meeting any style floral arrangement interpreting the theme.
Mar 3-11 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 6 In-Club Plant Exchange themed “Bring One, Take One”
Members bring in a plant and exchange for one to take home.