Calusa Garden Club workshops on orchids and floral design

Members of Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island met on Oct. 18 for workshops on floral design and cultivation of orchids. The Garden Club’s three primary focus areas are protecting the environment, gardening education, and floral design instruction. Workshops on these three areas are presented monthly throughout the year to educate members about various aspects of these disciplines and goals.

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Lindy Kowalczyk, a club member who is a certified floral design instructor and local Marco Island artist, presented a workshop on grouped mass designs, both traditional and creative. Grouped mass floral designs use multiple blooms of the same flower bunched, or massed, together, and then arranged in a design with other massed groups of blooms of a single flower, to create an artistic result.