The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Jan. 21, 2022

Evergreen Garden Club has May meeting

VW independent/submitted information

Evergreen Garden Club met at Wassenberg Art Center for its May meeting, with 26 members and Janet Gearhart as guest in attendance.

Vice President Arlene Gamble introduced the program speaker, Mary Minnig, on the “Mechanics of Floral Design”. Minnig told of the different basic mechanics, such as frogs, clay, oasis, and wire for wiring stems, which can be used when arranging flowers. Her design was using a painting that was to be an interpretation of the painting through a floral design.

Mary Minnig (right) demonstrates flower arranging for several Evergreen Garden Club members. (photo submitted)
Mary Minnig (right) demonstrates flower arranging for several Evergreen Garden Club members. (photo submitted)

Minnig asked club members to identify the colors, lines, and shapes in the painting. She then designed her arrangement from this information, using the principals and elements of design with fresh materials. It was quite amazing the different colors and shapes the members pulled from the painting.

President Diane Ryan opened the business meeting with the “Pledge of Allegiance”. The following committee reports were given: Kate DeVogel reported the Jubilee Flower Show will be held June 4 and 5 at Wassenberg Art Center, 214 S. Washington St. Members signed up to work on the various committees for that weekend. The posters, entry tags, and books have been printed. Show books and entry tags are available at the Van Wert Area Convention & Visitors Bureau office on Main Street. The club members will distribute posters.

Entries are open to the public and judging will begin at 11 a.m. on June 4. Hours of the show for the public to view the displays are 1-5 p.m. Saturday, June 4, and noon-4 p.m. Sunday, June 5. For further information, call 419.587.3741. The next flower show meeting will be held on May 18 at the Hotel Marsh.

Rachel Hoverman reported the Fountain Park cleanup had been finished. Hanging baskets will be picked up the following week for the park. Members signed the schedule for working in the park, to care for the flowers during the summer.

Arlene Gamble, chair for the Museum Herb Garden, reported cleanup would be May 6 at 2 p.m. No report on Camp Clay was given.

Plans are being made for the regional meeting on October 25, to be held in Van Wert with Wren and Evergreen garden clubs as hostesses.

The next meeting will be a day trip on June 1 to Elmor and Waterville to visit Schedel Arboretum and Carruth Studio. Members are to meet at 8 a.m. and the cost for the day is $23.50

POSTED: 05/17/16 at 8:15 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles