Winter’s brighter side

From left are Debbie Burgess, Deborah Brooks and guest Julia Oberry.

KILMARNOCK—Rappahannock Garden Club (RGH) member Deborah Brooks recently presented a vase-making workshop using recycled plastic bottles and magazines.

Brooks introduced members to a folding technique with the magazine which was then attached to a plastic bottle, reported Marge Redlin. Members had an opportunity to create arrangements for the vases using fresh flowers and greens.

“It was amazing to see how creative and unique each arrangement looked when placed next to each other,” said Redlin.

The business meeting conducted by president Mary Hutya highlighted club activities. She noted the March 1 deadline for member dues.

Youth chairman Mary Ann McKay discussed the upcoming Save the Seed program scheduled for April 24 with Lancaster Middle School students.

Artistic design chairman Cathie Elliott discussed criteria for next month’s creative mass design class.

Exhibition results:

Artistic design, Debbie Burgess, a blue ribbon.

Horticulture, Brooks, six blue ribbons, a red and Best in Show; Burgess, four blue, two red; McKay, three blue; and Redlin, a blue.

The public is invited to the March 12 meeting at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. RGC member and Master Gardener Bonnie Schaschek will discuss “Year-Round Salad Gardening: Micro Greens” beginning at 1 p.m.