Learn all about how to make attractive flower arrangements from local volunteer Mary Crook at the Sequim Botanical Garden Society’s “Work to Learn” party at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Sequim Botanical Garden Terrace Garden at Carrie Blake Community Park, 500 N. Blake Ave.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a vase and clippers to use the gardens’ dahlias and roses as the core of cut flower bouquets. Extra foliage, water and clippers will be provided.
Afterward, learn to identify and dead-head (cut off) the past-peak blooms.
Crook has been a volunteer with the Sequim Botanical Garden Society (SBGS) for five years and a gardener since moving to Sequim in 1978. Mary’s mother took Japanese flower arranging classes in her home when the family lived in Japan, and ever after flowers and foliage were centerpieces in the living room. Inheriting some of her mother’s vases, and loving color and the variety of textures in the flowers in her own yard, she enjoys bringing them together as both fresh and dried arrangements.
SBGS is a volunteer partner with the City of Sequim and a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, that provides information and a demonstration of what can be done in home gardening with research-based horticultural practices.