On Sunday the Garden Club of Old Greenwich created its first ever Flower Burst Installation at the Art on Sound Beach event. The display stood over 10 ft tall and took volunteers 5-1/2 hours to assemble.
According to club president Martina Doshan the entire greening base was sourced from the yards of members, and most of the flowers used to create the burst were sourced from local Fairfield County farms.
The burst was pollinator friendly and throughout the day, bees feasted on the blooms.
Throughout the event passers by marveled at the creation, taking photos and inhaling the fragrant blooms.
All materials used to create the floral burst were biodegradable or recyclable. The volunteers sourced 100% Natural Floral Foam™ called Agra Wool International™, which is made from Basalt and a type of sucrose (cane or beet sugar) were used.
At the close of the Art on Sound Beach event, volunteers from the club disassembled their flower burst installation, and gave away bouquets of chrysanthemums, zinneas, hydrangeas, snapdragons, and cockscomb, resulting in many smiles.
The Garden Club of Old Greenwich are a busy group, and the village benefits from their green thumbs and plantings year round. According to Doshan, the flower burst was the first large scale floral installation created by club who will celebrate their 100th year Anniversary in 2024.
Check out the Garden Club of Old Greenwich’s website, and while you’re there, participate in their fall bulb sale.
Their 2022 curated selection is critter-resistant and includes old favorites as well as new ones. These most versatile bulbs look good in the garden and in outdoor containers. They are great as cut flowers in vases, too. Order now through Oct 15 and then pick up at Old Greenwich Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, October 26, 2:30-6:00pm. Plant the bulbs within a month and enjoy in the spring.