‘The Art And Mechanics Of Underwater Floral Design’

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‘The Art And Mechanics Of Underwater Floral Design’

On Wednesday, February 14, The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will present a workshop featuring “The Art and Mechanics of Underwater Floral Design.” Underwater floral design focuses on arrangements where some or all plant material and components are submerged in water. Peggy Townsend of Bethel and Debbie Osborne of Newtown are award-winning floral designers who will join together to demystify this new concept that was recently added to the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut’s (FGCCT) list of design styles. Ms Townsend and Ms Osborne first met in FGCCT Flower Show School, where they formed a friendship that has included taking design classes together and participating in club work and design opportunities. They have since achieved their judging credentials from FGCCT. Together they have conducted many local workshops and demonstrations highlighting their design skills and expertise. Peggy Townsend is the current president of The Newtown Garden Club and winner of many blue ribbons at flower shows. She grew up in Massachusetts surrounded by woods and flowers. Her dad, a passionate gardener, grew all the annuals and vegetables for their home while her mom exhibited great creativity designing floats for boat parades and other local events. Ms Townsend inherited […]