Garden Club learns about arranging

Dan Ristau demonstrated holiday floral arranging at the November meeting of the Warren Garden Club. Ristau, owner and operator of Ring Around A Rosy, a local floral and gift shop, said he strives for arrangements that inspire love and life using roses in each one.

Ristau stressed the importance of simplicity in floral designs. He urged the gardeners to let natural growth patterns be their inspiration. A fresh floral arrangement will last longer if the flowers and leaves are sprayed with a liquid plant sealer. Placing an arrangement in a cool place each night also extends its fresh appearance.

Ristau demonstrated how a fall arrangement could easily be changed into a Christmas decoration. He kept the greens and replaced orange and yellow florals with white lilies and red roses. All demonstration samples were given to lucky garden club members to enjoy during the holiday season.

On Nov. 13, Shirley Hooker and her committee decorated all floors of the Warren County Historical Society in Christmas splendor. The community is urged to visit the display at the society during the annual downtown Christmas Walk on Dec. 6.

The horticultural therapy committee will hold a Christmas party for the residents of Cambridge Warren on Monday, Dec. 2.

Pat Duffy announced that the Master Gardeners will present two free winter seminars, “Winter Gardening” and “Winter Sowing” on Jan. 18 and “Cheap-Scaping” on Feb. 15 at the Warren Public Library.