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Floral Design

 Schedule for 2019 - 2020  Click HERE to download

SEPTEMBER

Thursday, September 5
Floral Design Committee Cocktails at Allie Callan’s home. 6PM

Tuesday, September 10  8 – 12 DCA
“Coffee Can”
Judged Competition

COFFEE CAN COMPETITION: Both Floral Design and Horticulture: A design using flowers and plant material from their own garden, in a 11.3 oz (traditionally known as one pound) coffee can painted matte black. Not to exceed 16” in any direction, viewed from three sides. This competition is judged 50% flower arranging and 50% horticultural excellence. Not enough flowers in your garden? Feel free to work together with a fellow GCD member  / provisional and use flowers from both gardens.
Please drop off at the DCA between 8:15am and 9am. Entry cards are on the GCD website and all plant material must be identified. Judging begins promptly at 9:15am.

Study Group: Monday, September 30. 9am all to be confirmed.     Study group  
Discuss and work on various classic floral designs in preparation for October competition

OCTOBER

Tuesday, October 8.  DCA
AUTUMN ANGLES COMPETITION, design a “L” shaped floral design. Not to exceed 16” in diameter. No height restrictions. Viewed from three sides.
Please drop off at the DCA between 8:15am and 9am. Entry cards are on the GCD website and all plant material must be identified. Judging begins promptly at 9:15am.

NOVEMBER

Tuesday, November 5 at 10 – 12 pm,  at Waveny House
New Canaan, joint workshop with New Canaan Garden Club. 
Cost $40.00 payable to New Canaan Garden Club. Limited to
10 people from Garden Club of Darien RSVP to Allie Callan
with check to secure your reservation. RESERVATIONS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE WITHOUT A REPLACEMENT.

Peggy Moore will lead a program on “Italian Line Design”
Peggy Moore is an award winning flower arranger, GCA Floral Design judge, lecturer, Past President of WAFA and member of the Fairfield Garden Club, a Zone II member of the GCA. She will lead a hands-on workshop she attended last year in Italy. Flowers and containers provided. PLEASE BRING YOUR CLIPPER.

 

Wednesday, November 13, at New Canaan – Waveny House
Floral Design Sweeps, “Nature’s Signs of Fall” joint meeting with New Canaan Garden Club (parallel sweeps)
Create a Line Design for our joint meeting hosted by New Canaan, not to exceed 18” X 18”d. No height restrictions. To be displayed on a 30” table. Pairs are welcome.

 Modern Line Design   
Modern line design: uses a minimum of plant material with emphasis on contrast in form and texture. There may be more than one point of emergence for plant material.

ENTRY CARDS MAY BE PRINTED FROM ncgardenclub.org
Entries accepted and passed between 9:00 – 9:30am.

 

THANKSGIVING CENTER PIECE WORKSHOP
A festive workshop to be lead by Emily D’Andrea
DATE and COSTS TO BE ANNOUNCED.

 

DECEMBER

Tuesday, December 10   Christmas Tea
No competition

WINTER OUTDOOR PLANTER WORKSHOP
Emily D’Andrea will lead us in creating beautiful outdoor planters. DATE and COSTS TO BE ANNOUNCED.

 

JANUARY

Tuesday, January 14,   8 -12 DCA
NO COMPETITION

WORKSHOP AT NIELSEN’S
TOPIC, DATE, and COSTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

 

FEBURARY

Tuesday, February 11,  8-12  DCA
Judged Competition: “Stars Aline”  Continuing in the line design theme, create an arrangement  showing Parallel lines. Not to exceed 18” in diameter. No height restrictions.

 

MARCH
 
Tuesday, March 31, Ikebana Workshop 10:00am – 12:00pm
Joint workshop with New Canaan Garden Club at Waveny Costs $40. Made payable to New Canaan Garden Club, RSVP to Allie Callan with check to secure your reservation. RESERVATIONS NON REFUNDABLE WITHOUT A REPLACEMENT.

Shizue Pleasanton and Irene Miltimore for a demonstration and workshop to learn the Japanese art of flower arranging, a modern form of an ancient art of sculpture with living materials. Containers and flowers will be provided.
PLEASE BRING YOUR CLIPPERS

Shizue Pleasanton is a graduate of the Sogetsu Ikebana School of Japan. She teaches at the Silvermine School of Art. Irene Miltimore is an award winning flower arranger, a
GCA Floral Design Judge, lecturer, and member of the Garden Club of Darien.

 

APRIL

Tuesday, April 14  8 -12 DCA
Judged Challenge class: “Ikebana influenced Challenge”
Designers will be supplied with container, plant material and given 30 minutes to design and create an Ikebana “Styled”
Arrangement. Limited to 10 arrangements, cost TBA, RSVP to Allie Callan with check to secure your reservation. RESERVATIONS NON REFUNDABLE WITHOUT A REPLACEMENT.
       PLEASE BRING YOUR CLIPPERS
MAY

Tuesday May 12  6:30 – 9:00 DCA EVENING MEETING
No judged competition

May date TBA  -  study group
Focus will be on Bridal bouquets

 

JUNE

TUESDAY JUNE 9, ANNUAL MEETING 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Judged Competition: “Rose Wedding Bouquet”  Create a hand Tied bouquet! Size restrictions are 20 inches in width and height, but can cascade down unlimited. Plant material must be predominantly Roses. Two classes: “Home Grown” and “Store Bought”.