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The Garden Life

Designing a Sculptural Potted Arrangement

Ruben Flores teaches potted plant arrangements. Photo  by Mary Hurlbut

Ruben Flores teaches potted plant arrangements.
Photo
by Mary Hurlbut

Laguna Outreach for Community Arts offers a workshop on potted plant design on Thursday, Feb. 13, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Laguna Nursery, 1370 S. Coast Highway.

The class, led by nursery owner Ruben Flores, will learn how to arrange their plants using layering to achieve height and volume. Provided materials will include a selection of tropical plants, succulents, branches and mosses. Attendees should bring their favorite container, size 10×10 inch or smaller, or may purchase one from the nursery. Everyone will take home a spectacular finished arrangement.

Cost is $30 for adults ages 16-up. Advance registration is required, visit the calendar page at www.LOCAarts.org, email [email protected], or call (949) 363-4700.

 

 

Herbs for Health: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and More!

Merchandise available at herbal workshops taking place this weekend.

Merchandise available at herbal workshops taking place this weekend.

The TerraVita Herbal Symposium on plant medicine Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 8-9, offers a weekend filled with hands on workshops, plant walks, music, a marketplace, gourmet vegetarian lunch, and a children’s program.

The workshops, which cost $45-$115, at Anneliese School Willowbrook campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road, are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More information at 949-292-5960 or register at: seedsed.org/2014-terravita-herbal-symposium.

Garden Club Hosts Auction, Loses Key Member

Donated creations go up for bid at Laguna Beach Garden Club’s annual Valentine’s Day container auction on Friday, Feb. 14, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Laguna Presbyterian Church in Tankersley Hall.

Donate a homemade container garden or just come to bid on the beautiful creations of your garden-loving peers! Sharael Kolberg will also present a short program on El Morro Elementary’s garden.

Programs Funds raised support the garden club’s ongoing community projects and scholarships.

The club’s two-year publicity chair, Poppy McClellan will pass the publicity and marketing torch to two new members, Gail Kirkpatrick and Evelyn Hunt,  as she returns to her native Baltimore to be near friends and family. “It has been a lot of hard work, but always worth the time and effort,” says McClellan.

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