Gather as you Go ~ 2012

Couldn't have asked for a prettier fall day as we prepared for today's "Gather as you Go" workshop. This is one of my favorite classes that Michelle teaches. Gardeners arrive, and with pruners in hand they wander through the nursery and out to the back display garden and clip anything that catches their eye. Crab apple branches filled with berries, sea oats and cat tails from the pond, dried echinacea flowers, juniper branches and vibrant leaves from the Autumn Purple Ash fill their arms as they head back to the tables. Then with Michelle's guidance they arrange the abundance of colors and textures into a carved out pumpkin to make a beautiful porch arrangement, centerpiece or gift for a friend. Try this one at home, and if you don't think you have enough selections to prune from....come on down, and have your fill out in Linny's garden. We will even loan you a set of pruners if need be. Just one more small way for us all to savor this beautiful season. ~ Enjoy, Susan