Chippewa Garden Club had a very busy June. On June 17, members Bobbi Anderson, Noreen Butano, Debby Compton, Lynne Evans and Sandy Ladebue volunteered at the Broadview Heights Senior Center to assist a group of seniors in creating their individual floral designs to celebrate America’s Fourth of July.
The “Firecrackers and Posies” were constructed by teaching the design principals of balance, scale, proportion, rhythm and contrast. The seniors mastered these artistic principles and completed their designs that were pleasing to the eye and stimulating to the senses. Paper firecracker decorations were made and ribbon fans accessorized their floral designs including the red, white and blue silk flowers using a large canning jar as its vase.
The next Senior Enrichment through Nature Program will be held at the Broadview Heights Senior Center in September and will feature a unique fall creation made from horticultural materials to showcase the autumn season. Call Kathy Parsson at 440-526-4074 to RSVP.
From June 24-26, club members volunteered at their booth at Brecksville Home Days. Members decorated the booth with bees, focusing on their importance of pollinators in the world’s agricultural ecosystem by informational display posters and handouts. The bee poster raffle was a hit and a local botanist was the winner. A bee craft-making station drew many visitors of all ages to the booth. The club supplied all the parts of a bee, glue sticks and a magnet to attach their bee at home.
The members welcomed many gardening and bee questions and the public was informed of the club’s community projects and upcoming flower show, “A Little Thyme for Tea,” which will take place Aug. 6-7 at the Brecksville Community Center.
For more information about Chippewa Garden Club and its activities go to chippewagardenclub.com. ∞