Members and guests of the Lewisboro Garden Club continued a long-standing tradition of celebrating the holiday season by attending a Thanksgiving floral centerpiece workshop at the Copia Garden and Home Center in Vista on Nov. 15. It was the first time the workshop was held at Copia.
The center’s co-owner, Jennifer Cipriano, began the workshop with a presentation on designing a pavé style centerpiece. Similar to pavé jewelry that showcases gemstones grouped closely together so that no metal shows, the participants’ creations featured densely clustered flowers to achieve a similar effect. A metal lantern or reflective candle provided the structural element for each centerpiece. The “floral designers” were then invited to choose fresh flowers, such as chrysanthemums and purple statice, and dried elements, such as lotus buds, seedpods, and wheat. Small apples made for a nice finishing touch to the autumn-inspired piece.
Upcoming Garden Club workshops include the Winter Centerpiece on Thursday, Dec. 6, and Boxwood Topiary on Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8.