Courtesy of Suzy Andrego)
People who appreciate the power of flowers will find like minds at a weekend school of the Albuquerque Garden Club.
The Flower Show School can help competitive flower gardeners win more ribbons or help others create more beautiful arrangements, by starting in the garden with horticulture and moving through design. Roses and culinary herbs are the focus of this course in the series, July 10-12.
Participants can take all or a day of the classes, according to Suzy Andrego, president of New Mexico Garden Clubs. “You do not have to be a flower show judge to attend. This information helps exhibitors become better exhibitors.”
The school starts Friday at 6:30 p.m. with registration and a overview of flower shows. Saturday classes start at 8 a.m. with horticulture lectures, with practice to understand how judges evaluate plants in the afternoon. Sunday follows the same schedule with design. The entire course is $100 or $50 for either day. Lunch is included. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for information.
Here are some design tips for roses and other flowers from Andrego:
Know the name of your rose or flower.
Cut roses ea... http://www.abqjournal.com/607902
Don is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joan Marie (Bode) Marr. He is also survived by six children & spouses; Russ Marr & wife Laura of Albuquerque, Jeanine Moore & husband Deryl of Albuquerque, Roger Marr of Oregon, Julie Marr of Texas, Kathryn Tudor of Albuquerque, Joe Marr & wife Mary of Colorado, 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Don was born and raised in Iowa. Enlisted in the United States Navy and upon his honorable discharge in 1952 he married Joan, his sweetheart. Soon thereafter he was moving his wife and young family to New Mexico. Once in New Mexico, he lived in Farmington, Albuquerque, Navajo Dam, Capitan and finally moved to Carlsbad in 1997. He was a member of St. Edward’s Catholic Church of Carlsbad, NM.
Over the years, Don enjoyed dancing with his wife, playing cards, family vacations in the “Marr-maid” travel trailer he built and spending time at Navajo Lake. He hunted with his boys and piddled in his shop. Being quite a craftsman, Don was adept at construction and making things. As his family grew in size, he added a home addition, built a cabin at the lake and enjoyed making furniture from native Iowa walnut trees. His dedication to donating blood had a positive impact on many lives. Don was acknowledged for his rescue efforts that saved lives when the arroyo close to his home in Albuquerque would swell with raging wa... http://kchanews.com/2016/04/22/donald-don-lee-marr-84-carlsbad-nm/