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CALUSA GARDEN CLUB DEMONSTRATIONS AT FUN WITH FLORA AND FAUNA, Marco Center for the Arts, Saturday, March 5 and Sunday March 6


Calusa Garden Club’s annual public flower show has expanded its reach for 2017, according to the event chairperson Jackie Purvis.  The two-day event, to be held Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6, will include displays of Florida-friendly plants, artistic floral design, and photographs of animals, birds, plants and landscapes of our Southwest Florida region.  The event, which is open to the public, will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Marco Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Drive.


On Saturday, March 5, Connie Lowery and Jackie Purvis will demonstrate flower arranging.  At 1:00 pm, the designers will present “Tricks of the Trade,” a fun look at how the pros accomplish their eye-catching floral designs.  At 2:30 pm, the designers will present “Designing for Dining,” an informative session focusing on floral designs for dining room tables.


On Sunday, March 6, Donna Kay will demonstrate techniques for Container Gardening at 1:00 pm.  Ms. Kay will plant an attractive container with Florida friendly plants in an artistic display.


Throughout the show, raffle tickets will be available for three bountiful baskets of wine, tea sets, and goodies. Drawings for two baskets will be held on Saturday, with the drawing for the remaining basket to be held on Sunday.  Attendees need not be present at the time of the drawings to win the baskets.


Calusa Garden Club meets the second Monday of each month at Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 350 S. Barfield Drive, Marco Island.  Business meetings begin at 12:30 p.m. and programs begin at 1:15 p.m.  Calusa Garden Club welcomes visitors to our programs and visitors interested in membership.  Contact the Club at, on the Club’s website,, or on its Facebook page, Calusa Garden Club.      



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