Learning Elements of Cascade Floral Design

Photos by Joyce Lubach, Diane Macrides & Debra Resch (click on images to enlarge)

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“The National Floral Design Day on February 28th recognizes the art and history of floral design. For thousands of years, floral design has been an important cultural art form.” * That’s why The Garden Club of LBI celebrated this special day to honor the intricate art and historical significance of floral design.

Thirty-five club members met for the second of three workshops to learn the techniques of creating a cascade design. Three skilled Club members, Debbie Ayres, Julie Eller and Cindy McGrath, shared insights and showcased various techniques associated with this design style. The arrangements were comprised of mini and large carnations and a blend of various types of eucalyptus and ferns for the greenery.

The knowledge and skills acquired from the workshop will prove beneficial for future flower shows, house tours and various other garden club engagements!

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Underwater Floral Design Workshop

Photos by Theresa Petersen (click on images to enlarge)


Submitted by Gillian Rozicer, Publicity Chair

On Wednesday, October 4, Garden Club members learned the basics of underwater flower arranging.   Chairs Julie Eller and CindyMcGrath brought in a wide assortment of flowers and members brought in their own clear glass containers for the project.   Debbie Ayers and Bette Della Torre gave a how-to demonstration to start the class, emphasizing how to place a metal frog, wash rocks and choose the right flowers. Finally, water was not to be “splashed in” but poured gently.

Flowers included pink, yellow, red and white roses, baby’s breath, and pink and orange carnations and eucalyptus.

One purpose of the class was to let club members practice flower arranging  and learn from the experts before the more formal events throughout the year.


Virtual Floral Design Workshop Video

This video demonstrates a classic vase arrangement in less then 6 minutes! Use flowers and greens from your garden or pick up a bunch from your local market (or a combination of both).  We hope this will inspire our Garden Club members to create a fun arrangement at home during these socially-distant times.  Please send a picture of your creation via email to and your arrangement may be highlighted in an upcoming newsletter or on the website.