President Colleen Green opened the meeting by welcoming new members and guests to the October meeting. She introduced the evening’s featured speaker – Alison Westlake aka Coriander Girl.
Alison then gave a spirited demonstration of flower arranging tips and tricks with greenery and a few flowers (including the ‘blowing your rose’ trick!).
Alison gave a short historical introduction to the Coriander Girl business in Toronto and how she came to choose Picton (202 Main St) as the perfect location for an expansion.
Over 20 members were also prepared to create arrangements in a Mason jar with some of Alison’s greenery using one or two roses and carnations and a flower that escapes my name (see illustration opposite).
Colleen Green reminded members that the November meeting (Nov. 25) is the Annual General Meeting and a new Board of Directors is elected, and that all members were encouraged to consider standing for election.
Colleen also reminded members that the November meeting was the annual Pot Luck meal (turkey!) and that his year we want to have a donation of tinned goods for the food bank.
John Garside thanked all members who had helped with work on the PECMH Garden.
The mini-show continues to grow in terms of member entries (if you haven’t tried one yet, please join in!), with this meeting having the largest number of entries for many months.
In the topical ‘Orange and Black’ design category, Gayla Campney’s entry took first place, with second and third going to Mary Jenkins and Pat Stuckey respectively, In the ‘3 flower arrangement’ horticultural category, Reg Lapierre took first place, with second and third going to Mary Jenkins and Darlene Johnston respectively.
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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins