Learn how to make flower arrangements to beautify your home

Jennifer Godyn of the Flamborough Horticultural Society.

We’re now well into November, which means the Christmas season is upon us – from a business perspective, anyway.

This fall has been so beautiful that it is difficult to do without it. October has been a magical month with glorious colors and air like wine, but now most of the leaves are underfoot, and this week the clocks are turning back.

We can no longer fool ourselves that winter will not soon be upon us.

One of the best ways I know to embrace the new season is to take on a new project that will spruce up your home – after all, that’s where we’ll be when the cold winds blow and the snow piles up! And for gardeners who enjoy working with flowers and living things, it’s a natural transition to creating an indoor floral arrangement that can be enjoyed for weeks.

This week, the Flamborough Horticultural Society will host a festive flower arranging workshop, led by Lil Taggart of the Toronto Botanical Gardens. This hands-on event promises to be a lot of fun, and Taggart has a lot of experience and knowledge to pass on.

Taggart graduated from the interior design program at Sheridan College and for many years focused on floral design. She has been involved with Canada Blooms for many years and regularly teaches and leads classes at various shows.

She is a certified design and horticulture judge and teaches regularly at the Toronto Botanical Garden as well as other garden clubs and horticulture societies. With her invaluable advice, we’ll create a stunning arrangement that sings the holiday season – without the boring tunes!

Join us Wednesday, November 16 at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 715 Center Rd., Waterdown.

Feel free to bring your own greenery if possible. For members, the cost is $15 to cover materials. For non-members who wish to participate in the workshop, the cost is $20. Contact [email protected] for payment options or e-transfer to [email protected] A one-year membership can be had for $15. Paid guests who attend three meetings automatically become members.

Jennifer Godyn is communications editor for the Flamborough Horticultural Society, which meets the third Wednesday of the month. For more details, visit OHA Garden Clubs and Societies in Ontario – GardenOntario. Email [email protected] to become a member or call 905-977-8567.

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