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.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
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.|