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2012 Fall Workshop Schedule

Descriptions are below. For more information and to register, please contact Hardie by phone at
540-923-4492 or by email.

September 14th
September 28th
October 19th
November 2nd
November 9th

Flower arranging connects us to our earth in the most fundamental ways. Its fruits, vegetables and grains feed us while our hearts are opened by the hands-on experience of flowers. Their beauty and fragrance empower us. They inform us - we compose in a myriad of ways at their direction.

A typical retreat (10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) begins with a short demonstration/discussion engaging particular concerns for that day. In the afternoon everyone creates. Possible styles for the year include: cascading (pedestal), country informal (basket), longevity (glass-no oasis), large scale (urn), centerpiece (horizontal), topiary or contemporary Zen-like pieces. Choose one style for each workshop that you attend.

Peonies, hydrangeas, perennials, annuals, berries and branches become close friends - rewarding us with a study of color, scale and texture. Imagine classical overabundance, then picture a singular flower with a few greens - experience the whole gamut!

Workshops are held on Fridays or Saturdays.
Per person: $65. A deposit of $30 is requested three weeks in advance of date. Within three weeks of date upon making a reservation. Please telephone 540-923-4492 to make a date for your workshop.

Bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden. Drinks and snacks are provided.

There is joy in your accomplishments.

Happy Flowering!

Hardie Newton



Special Saturdays* are set aside to intimately connect practical information regarding flower design to the the process itself. We meet questions as we analyze several designs, noting changes as the work evolves. What does texture add to the composition? Why are certain color combinations full of zest and sparkle? Why not a smaller container? What is process? What is completion? We convene on my front porch, surrounded by the majesty of nature. From there we practice seeing differently. Lemonade awaits you! Bring a picnic.

The group is limited to fifteen people ($45 per person). Full payment three weeks before preferred date. Within three weeks of date, upon reservation, please.