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December Meeting - Holiday Decorating from the Garden with Tim Elliott

  • NC State University Club 4200 Hillsborough Street NC United States (map)
Floral Design by Erica Winston Photo: Carol Breckheimer

Floral Design by Erica Winston
Photo: Carol Breckheimer

Hold on to your Santa’s cap for a fast-paced presentation full of ideas! This is a lecture and demonstration on using things from the garden in your holiday decorations.  Materials include common evergreens available in most Triangle gardens along with other naturals such as cotton, cattails, fruit, berries and sticks, which are locally available.  An introduction will look at expanding the realm of containers used in your decorating schemes for all-natural arrangements.  Lastly, color will be discussed.  Red, gold, silver, green and white are typical decorating colors.  Yet orange and even brown are gaining popularity today. 

We will sell raffle tickets for the lucky winners to take home a holiday arrangement.

Tim Elliott has been gardening for 33 years at his half-acre Southern country garden that contains 600+ varieties of herbs, perennials, woody ornamentals and a smattering of annuals. Additionally, he has worked with local garden centers and a prominent garden nursery. Tim enjoys the garden with his wife Shirlene and has young adult twin children, Cameron and Kathleen, and is now the grandfather of one beautiful little girl!

Ways and Means: Holiday Gift  & Bake Sale. Prepare your favorites to bring to the sale and come ready to buy home made goodies and other treats for holiday festivities.

Regular Lunch: Pecan crusted boneless pork cutlet, fresh fruit salad,, baked potato, chef's vegetable medley, rolls, desserts provided by members, iced tea, coffee, and water

Vegetarian Lunch: Spinach/cheese lasagna, fresh fruit salad, honey glazed carrots, chef's vegetable medley, rolls, desserts provided by members (probably NOT vegan), iced tea, coffee, and water