Alliance Garden Club learns arranging techniques

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Members of Alliance Garden Club created designs like this while working with a Chagrin Falls floral designer.
Members of Alliance Garden Club created designs like this while working with a Chagrin Falls floral designer.

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.

Members of Alliance Garden Club stopped for a visit at a Chagrin Falls floral store, where they met with Marlene Hatton, second from left, from the Garden Club of Ohio.
Members of Alliance Garden Club stopped for a visit at a Chagrin Falls floral store, where they met with Marlene Hatton, second from left, from the Garden Club of Ohio.

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