WINDOWSILL FLOWER ARRANGING with Nancy Ross Hugo
Thursday, August 9th 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Nancy Ross Hugo is a well-known educator, journalist, author and now blogger
(http://windowsillarranging.blogspot.com/). She will discuss the simple art of
arranging flowers for your windowsill. The charm of the windowsill arrangement
can be found in the intimacy of the location, it is a spot you gaze at in the
everydayness of your life. This uncomplicated art can help foster creativity while
breaking down the intimidation of the rules of formal flower arranging. Nancy
may also discuss the ease or challenges of maintaining her new blog on the
subject, a medium that is gaining widespread use.
Attendees will cut their own flowers in the Pharsalia gardens and then work with
Nancy on the simple skills needed for the task. Small scale vases will be provided.
Come relax and enjoy a summer evening with flowers, inspired company and a
light dinner. Bring your questions and your curiosity. Go home with a small
container and a start for your own windowsill arranging.
A busy and popular speaker, Pharsalia is delighted to have Nancy Ross Hugo
come share her time and knowledge.
Light dinner included in fee. Fee: $65
Nancy Ross Hugo has been writing, lecturing, and teaching about trees, native plants,
and floral design for over 30 years. As the garden columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch,
she wrote about natural history and gardening. As education manager of the Lewis Ginter
Botanical Garden, she supervised adult and children's education. She is the author of Earth
Works: Readings for Backyard Gardeners and, with Dr. Jeffrey Kirwan, of Remarkable Trees of
Virginia. Her latest book, Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secret Lives of Everyday
Trees, published by Timber Press in 2011, has been described as "a book to change us all into
unabashed tree worshipers" (Seattle Times).