Our tree at GLOW is a star-studded success

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2016

Members Connie Chakford, Barb Earnhardt, Kathy Foley, Mary Gallo, Nancy Ginsberg, and Ginny Kelleher decorated HGC’s 10 foot frasier fir for the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Holiday event, GLOW, using dried botanical, hand-crafted, and donated materials. In addition to the members noted above, Faye Duber, Lois James, Nancy Kolodgy, and Carole Smith helped create the various stars we made to compliment the theme "Sparkle."

Origami and Polish stars were made from metallic wrapping papers, Sputnik stars were made from sweetgum seed pods and toothpicks (and spray paint), and natural stars were made from 2 types of Alliums (donated by Martha Cailor). The giant Allium Schubertii  generated many questions from other garden clubs who were decorating at the same time! We suggest a visit to the CBG to enjoy all the (nearly 40) creative trees, masses of live seasonal flowers, gingerbread houses, live music, outdoor lights, holiday shopping, and perhaps a train ride on the Garden Express! GLOW will be open to the public thru Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 during regular CBG visiting hours. For details and admission pricing, visit cbgarden.org. Our decorating group is pictured with Kevin Borowiak, Affiliate Council coordinator for the GLOW Christmas trees