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Calusa Garden Club Gardening Expo and Floral Design Classes

Marco Island Center for the Arts

March 2, 2019 

Calusa Garden Club presents Gardening Expo, Floral Design Classes, and Floral Displays on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Marco Island Center for the Arts. 

Gardening Expo – Three FREE Seminars

                10:00 a.m. – Luxurious Orchids and How to Grow Them, by Patricia Rose, Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance.  Learn the best way to care for your orchids and help them flourish.

                12:00 noon – Fantastic Succulents in Dish Gardens by Dale DeFeo, a National Federation of Garden Clubs Horticulture instructor and Master Judge..

Learn to decorate with these sculptural, easy-care plants.

                2:00 p.m. – Gardening on Marco Island:  Earth Boxes and Month-By-Month Gardening Guide by Sue Oldershaw, 30-years Marco Island gardening experience, and Donna Kay, Master Gardener. South Florida gardening is WAAAY different from “up-north” gardening. 

Floral Design Workshops – 10:00 a.m., repeated at 1:00 p.m. – Cost $60

                Make Your Own “Spring is Here!” Floral Design.

                Award-winning designers, including National Garden  Club Floral Design Instructor Diane Hughes, and National Garden Club Flower Show Judge Juliette Flasche, show you how to make a striking floral design.  $60 cost includes container, flowers, tools, and materials.  Assistants will work with participants to make a WOW arrangement!  Pre-registration is required; each class is limited to 20 participants.

                REGISTER ONLINE:, search for March 2, 2019.

                REGISTER BY PHONE:  239-394-4221. 

Floral Design Display in Lauritzen Gallery

                Calusa Garden Club designers show off their skills.  Varied and colorful designs displayed include creative designs, floor designs, designs featuring leaf manipulation, and underwater designs.  Learn about fun ways to make art with floral design through these displays.


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