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All meetings are held at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay


Sunday, December 10, 2017 in The Conference Center

12:30 PM Doors open

1:00 PM Evelyn Lee, Flower Farmer & Floral Designer, Owner of Butternut Gardens

Topic: Going Beyond the Centerpiece - Floral Runners and Tablescaping

Move over centerpiece, we're running the table! The long dining tables of today's home entertaining and special events are inviting us to move beyond the traditional centerpiece and create some truly magnificent floral runners and tablescapes. Local flower farmer/florist Evelyn Lee will challenge the imagination as she creates several tablescapes, which artfully integrate floral elements and greens with supportive linens, place settings, lighting, specialty accents and more. You will be surprised at how easily you can transform your table and transport your guests and yourself to a special dining location, whether it is a sultry beach, an Italian villa, the American Southwest or a soothing green garden enclave.

Evelyn Lee is a professional flower farmer and floral designer at her specialty cut flower farm - Butternut Gardens LLC in Southport, Connecticut. When she's not growing 45,000 flowers each year for wholesale and retail, or doing floral design for a wedding or event, she loves sharing her gardening and design wisdom with others. Evelyn received her horticultural training at New York Botanical Garden, is a Connecticut Advanced Master Gardener, holds a Masters degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, studied floral design at Flower School New York among other places, and is a CT NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional. Her farm is a Bee Friendly Farm. Learn more at www.butternutgardens.com.





some unique garden tips - click here


Please remember to bring non-perishable food for Long Island Cares.


"Come and visit me sometime. My flowers would like to meet you."


Invasive or Native Plants? Learn more here....


TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF LIHS MEMBERSHIP Opportunities to learn from others, to go on wonderful trips, to volunteer your gardening knowledge and muscle to organizations, to meet new friends. Membership dues are a bargain at only $35 per year. Tell your friends about us and encourage them to join our wonderful organization. The membership form can be found on the website at www.lihort.org/membership/membership.pdf


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December Meeting Flyer



Threat Alerts on Long Island

Oak Wilt Information by NYSDEC

Oak Wilt Brochure by USDA


Bringing Nature Home

Doug Tallamy's list of what to plant


The Gardens of Amalfi 2016 video


Current Newsletter


Video of the Trip to Ireland


Not sure what needs to be done in your garden this month? Take a look at Irene Virag's garden calendar



Important announcements, last-minute changes, other news. Please send your contact information to Nanci Allen, our Membership Chair.



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