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August 2013 (Garden Art)

Jennifer Kazmarek demonstrates creative garden art.

Jennifer Kazmarek (right) demonstrates creative garden art.

The Dodge County Master Gardner Association meeting was held on August 22, 2013 at the Dodge County Administration Building and featured Jennifer Kazmarek of the M Theresa Gift Shop. Her topic was “Garden Art”.

 She showed the many ways one can take an old window frame and convert it to a piece of art to be displayed  in any season by just changing  what is put on the frame, like garlands, grapevines, flowers, even a string of battery lights.  It added so much to the display.

The focus of the meeting was taking what you had on hand and how to make it into something beautiful. Other props used were pedestals, flower pots, tree branches, ribbons, moss, centerpieces, sticks, and floral accents; anything to make the display have color, interest, and design.

Many brought their own projects to be revamped to be a seasonal display by just changing colors or adding or taking out something. Projects brought went home looking differently than when they came in!

During the program a video was playing with the many ideas that could be used in the home, garden and landscapes.

Next meeting will be held Sept. 26, “Accessible Gardens: Adapting Gardens and Gardeners for Life-Long Activity” by Barb Larson.

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