Garden Flowers Needed!

These flowers are from mid-June and are the sort of thing we’re looking for — but anything goes!

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Can you help with a few flowers or greens from your garden for the June luncheon?
We’re excited to be using only flowers and greens from members’ gardens in this year’s centerpieces.
Can you contribute a few stems?
We’re looking for not just big blooms, but things like –
– greens like hosta leaves or similar
– blooming shrubs like spirea, lingering rhododendron flowers, some azaleas
– vines like a single clematis bloom from your plant or other climbers
– nepeta, salvia, sage, camomile
– lady’s mantle, daisies, lupine, wood anemone, foxgloves, roses
– a few of the last peonies, coral bell, iris or allium
– a few stems of an annual
We’re especially hunting for smaller (like 4-8”) hosta leaves that can be found both on smaller-leafed plants and toward the center of larger leafed plants.
The idea is to gather a sampling of flowers from many gardens — like an unnoticeable few from each hosta or nepeta or daisy plant for instance — about 5-15 stems total depending on garden size and type of flower or green.
Please email me at ellen.h.whitney@gmail.com if you can help by contributing some flowers.
I’ll be picking flowers in members gardens this Tuesday 8-3 and if needed 6-8pm and early Wednesday too.
I’ll stop by and pick judiciously from your garden — or you can leave a bucket with your contribution and let me know where and when it pick it up (I’ll transfer your contribution to my own bucket).
Alternately, drop off flowers/greens at my house anytime on Tuesday or on Wednesdaybefore 11.
There will be buckets by our Ridge Road entrance (315 Lexington Rd at the corner of Ridge; driveway off of Ridge)
This will be fun to do and fun to see!
Thanks for your help!
Ellen Whitney
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