Coffee Klatch And Much More September 5, 2012

Garden Club OPRF will be gathering at Cheney Mansion on September 5 at 9:30 a..m.  for their traditional “Friendship Breakfast” to start off the 2012-2013 season.  I love traditions, but between you and me, I would call this gathering more of a coffee klatch than a breakfast.  I associate the term breakfast with a hardy meal, the way my mother started us off for a day of school.  I think of  my garden club friends as gathering on this occasion for conversation, coffee and maybe some fruit or a little pastry.  The real meat in our “breakfast” will be the program to follow at 10:30 a.m.!

For most of us that weren’t watering steadily this summer, our containers hold drooping or dead plants.  Our guest, Laura Christensen has accepted the challenge of stimulating our imaginations to create beautiful new container combinations for fall and winter.  Laura is a woman with qualifications a mile long.  She can equal or surpass the experience of most of our group!  Her discussion and demonstration will cover the gamut from color palette and design to shopping for materials (my personal favorite).

Laura is an experienced landscape architect and has her bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the university of Wisconsin-Madison, her Masters degree in City Planning from Northwestern University and is a 30 year member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Please join us in welcoming Laura and bring along a guest who might like to be inspired to join our gardening group.  MEN ARE WELCOME TOO!
Linda Zwierz