Alliance Garden Club took a road trip July 13, heading to Breezewood Gardens & Gifts in Chagrin Falls, where they learned techniques to display flowers.
Breezewood's head designer demonstrated a "Flowers from the Garden" design and a "Tropical Flowers on a Farmhouse Chicken Wire Frame." The designer showed members how to tape a vase to prepare for a design with long stems.
During the class session, Alliance Garden Club members also learned to arrange flowers in a hand grip, cut stems off and place them into a shorter vase for a more casual look.
The tropical design included birds of paradise, anthurium flowers, and long, thin green leaves. Following the program, group members got a chance to look around the shop.
During the visit to the north, Garden Club of Ohio President Marlene Hatton joined the program, and lunch and a meeting at Yours Truly restaurant in Chagrin Falls.
The group's next meeting will be a trip to Randy & Kathy Foith's gardens in Deerfield, where the couple grows dahlias. Those interested in joining Alliance Garden Club should call club President Cheri Myers at 330-935-2996.
This article originally appeared on The Alliance Review: Alliance Garden Club learns arranging techniques