Min Chai of Davis will give the March 1 program for the Davis Flower Arrangers, who meet on the first Wednesday of the month at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. Courtesy photo

The Davis Flower Arrangers will kick off another year of programs and demonstrations with a presentation by Patti Green at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. A brief business meeting will be followed by the demonstration by Green, the floral designer for Beyond the Garden Gate in Davis.

Fall colors will prevail throughout her program as she shows how to use many locally procured materials such as grasses and dry moss with combinations of wood, greenery, local flowers and foliage.

Green has provided programs for Davis Flower Arrangers in several past years. She always has some new wrinkles and ideas to pass on from her experience in designing wedding and event decorations throughout the area. With a background in fabric design and event planning along with floral sales and design, she is always ready to share new ideas that are both practical and beautiful.

New members will be welcomed at the meeting and memberships will be available for $40, dues that cover the cost of the seven programs and two workshops planned for the first Wednesdays of September through May. Refreshments are served, and there are opportunities to acquire some of the floral pieces created during each program.

Guests may pay $10 for a single program except for the two meetings that are members-only workshops, with everyone creating something to be used at home. Members also are invited to programs of the California Garden Club that operates from Sacramento.

Beyond Green’s date in September, the speakers and programs are:

* Oct. 6: Succulents and pumpkins workshop by Tanya Slye, Half Moon Bay;

* Nov. 2: Courtney Kett of Dixon Flower Shop;

* Dec. 7: Members-only holiday workshop;

* Jan. 4: Frankie Raymond of Clarksburg;

* Feb. 1: Kim Grate of Sacramento;

March 1: Min Chai of Davis;

April 5: Renee Reibel of Sacramento; and

May 3: Potluck and cutting exchange in Barbara Smith-Vaughn’s garden.

[Source:-Enterprise]