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Fragrance In The Garden

October 10, 2017 7:15 PM | Anonymous member

Fragrance In the Garden

Featured Speaker:  Claire Jones

Chosen to decorate the White House for Christmas 2011, Claire is a beekeeper and active Garden Club member in Maryland.  

A Maryland Certified Professional Horticulturalist, Claire's garden designs have been featured in Chesapeake Home, Style magazine, and National garden tours.  

Our October meeting was quite the treat. We were honored to welcome Claire Jones who shared her suggestions for complementing our gardens with fragrance. From annuals,

perennials, shrubs to trees, Claire Jones shared cultivars that she is familiar with.

One of the highlights of the evening was our hands-on activity. With gleanings from the garden, Clair showed us how simple it was to make a small seasonal arrangement that was sure to please.Using volunteers from our audience, Claire allowed each participant to use their imagination and creatively craft a unique mini arrangement. What a great opportunity to watch our CHGC members demonstrate their floral arranging skills.

The mini arrangements made by artisans of the night were just beautiful!

A few of the items Claire mentioned that we might include in our are gardens are Calycanthus, Edgeworthia, Daphne, Lavender "Phenomenal" and Heliotrope. I am certain that each of us left that night with visions of new plants in our heads. Claire Jones also mentioned two trips she is co-hosting in 2018 with the Maryland Horticultural Society and the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland. One is Italian Gardens - Bella Italia. The other includes the Chelsea Flower Show, Wales & Northern England. I am certain these trips will be worth the cents and the scents!!

Thank you, Claire Jones, for sharing your words and adventures on Fragrance In The Garden.

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