January 13, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Robyn Truslow
Looking for spring? For the second year in a row, Calvert Garden Club and Calvert Library will present Books in Bloom. Books in Bloom are floral designs inspired by a component of a book such as its title, cover, or theme. The principal goal of the event is to educate the public about floral design and provide an opportunity for the public to participate. However, “the event has wonderful added benefits such as bringing a peek of spring blooms to the library and featuring books that you may want to read in the future,” says Books in Bloom chair Vicki Geneva. Last year’s Books in Bloom debut featured over 30 floral displays created primarily by Calvert Garden Club (CGC) members at all Calvert Library branches. This year’s event promises to include just as many displays with the event committee hoping to have more floral displays created by the public.
To encourage the public to learn about floral design and make their own arrangements, the CGC is sponsoring a Floral Design Demonstration on Saturday, January 28, from 10 a.m. to noon at Calvert Library Prince Frederick. There are no fees, but registration is required through the library. At the demonstration, three CGC members will show the steps to create a design based on a library book. Each demonstration will feature basic floral design techniques such as using tools, trimming and soaking oasis, and preparing and selecting flowers for line and color. “Even if you are a novice, learning the basic steps will help you understand the design process,” said coordinator Joyce Fletcher. Participants will have the opportunity to observe and help, plus one lucky winner will take home one of the arrangements created at the demonstration.
The theme for Books in Bloom this year will be based on “My Favorite…” adult or children’s book and while CGC members will contribute their selections, the public is encouraged to participate in the floral displays as well. Designs will be placed at all library branches from February 27 through March 1. The public is invited to participate by registering to present a design, or to join in enjoying the beauty of the flowers. For more information, contact Vicki Geneva, Books in Bloom chair, 410-610-4905 or check online at https://calvertgardenclub.com/projects.
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