The Luray Garden Club met on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at Christ Episcopal Church. We welcomed several guests to the meeting. Hostesses were Bettie Leonard and Gretchen Mulligan.
The program was presented by Teresa Boardwine,owner of Green Comfort School of Herbal Medicines. The program was on Elixirs and Adaptogenic Bonbons. Members got lots of helpful information from her demonstration.
The first meeting of the new year was held January 9 at the Christ EpiscpslChurch Meeting Hall.
Our speaker was Rose Ann Smythe, chair of the Blue Ridge Heritage Project and also our vice president. She shared information about the newly completed project and the plan for future landscaping efforts.
The Luray Garden Club will contribute funds for this effort and members will be donating irises from their gardens to be planted in the near future.
Members of the Luray Garden Club participated in Ikebana floral design classes taught by Linda Lewis Taylor, master judge.
We gathered each Wednesday afternoon for 6 weeks to learn the principals of the Ohara School Japanese Flower arranging.
These designs emphasize line and visual balance while keeping the arrangement elegant with contrasting material. The dominate flower is placed where it gets the most attention,keeping material in scale ,one part with another and in proportion to the container.
Rhythm is very important ,as is maintaining the triangular essence of the line arrangement and integrating material and container.
The following photos are examples of Ikebana parallel designs which were created during Class #5.