Saturday, September 28, 2013

Floral Design Program Features Repurposed Stuff

St. Louis, MO, September 28, 2013:  A floral design program featured the use of repurposed "found" items incorporated into rather dramatic arrangements.  The theme was a trip to the Caribbean.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Visit to National Garden Clubs, Inc. Headquarters

St. Louis, MO, September 27, 2013:  Presidents of the 51 state garden clubs attended workshops and a luncheon at the headquarters of National Garden Clubs, Inc.  The headquarters sits on the grounds of the Missouri Botanical Garden (1859).    The headquarters, dedicated in 1958, is a Mid-Century Modern building.  One enters an enclosed peristyle surrounding a Japanese garden.  The gallery to the left leads to a large assembly room with glass walls on three sides; the gallery to the right leads to the heaquarter's offices.  The galleries have celadon-colored rugs bearing the medallions of the 51 state garden clubs.
The Japanese garden.

A gallery reflected in a mirror.

One of the gallery carpets.

Our medallion in the carpet.

 The headquarters' grounds include this interesting 9-11 memorial:  a Pennsylvania keystone flanked by Twin-Towers flag poles within in a pentagon Pentagon.
 After lunch we had a preview of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

A fountain from the St. Louis World's Fair.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Floral Designs at the NGC Fall Board Meeting

St. Louis, MO, September 26-28, 2013:  These are a few of the floral designs in the meeting area of the St. Louis Airport Marriott during the fall board meeting for National Garden Clubs, Inc.