2nd Saturday at the Nursery

 

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Roxanne Campbell, instructor, assists Pam Speed, and Sophie selects pine cones. (Ryan Thornberry is in the background).

On Saturday, December 10, Ceres Garden Club member and craft instructor, Roxanne Campbell, shared her easy method to create a lovely wreath using clippings of cedar, fir, boxwood, Physocarpus, silk oak, Garrity Euonymus, magnolia, red twig dogwood, Dusty Miller, Empress tree flower buds, pine cones, and raffia.  The wire and circular frame was provided along with the plant selections, freeing participants to provide only their own gloves, and hand clippers.

Participants ranged in age from 7 years old to over 70 years young, with no 2 creations looking just alike.  The creative expression in the selections and composition of the plant material on the wire frame, made each one very unique and lovely.  Some wreaths were tighter and thus smaller, while others were looser and much wider in circumference. Some chose to limit the variety of plant materials creating a more uniform monochromatic wreath, while others used many or all the plant materials creating a very pleasing more complicated wreath.  Delighting in the individual expression in the not only the selection of plant materials, but also in the ‘bundling’ of the plant materials, resulted in such diversity that even the participants were amazed and delighted with the effects. Yet each one was not only unique but individually beautiful.  

The 2nd Saturday at the Nursery is always a fun learning experience.  All are invited to participate at California Landscape Supply, 4107 Morgan Road, Ceres.  Craft classes may have a fee to cover cost of materials which is usually $13 per person ($10 Garden Club members).  Learning Lectures are offered FREE.  Contact the nursery up coming programs at the nursery: 209-538-8492.  Or contact the Ceres Garden Club for more fun hands-on craft classes at 209-402-2351.  No Class will be offered in the month of January.  Class in February will be rock painting by Karen Thomas, Craft Chairman, Ceres Garden Club.

 

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Sophie’s wreath hanging on her front door.

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