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.