Design principles play an important part in the Southbury Garden Club’s goals. Three members
provide design arrangements for each monthly meeting. A certain theme or design, such as mass, line, underwater, driftwood,
stretch and see-through designs have all been featured
Workshops teaching design principles are held throughout the year. Club member Rita Mixer,
(pictured above left helping a member with an underwater design
is an award winning
floral designer who has won awards in numerous flower shows at the local, state and regional
She regularly holds free workshops for all levels of designers.. Each workshop features a different design
style, ranging from basic mass and line designs to more advanced
underwater, see through, and driftwood arrangements. She also
explains the mechanics used to create successful projects.
Rita has earned numerous awards at the Federated Garden Clubs of
CT Standard Flower Show at the Civic Center in Hartford.
All members are encouraged to participate in local, regional and even national flower shows.