December Club Meeting


Event Details


Subject: Cut Flower Arranging 101 Speaker: Kori Gervasio

Kori Gervasio, founder of Colly Flowers will showcase different floral mechanics used to create cut flower arrangements in different styles and vessels. She will also focus on cut flower care and how to build a successful floral recipe. Lastly, she will discuss the impact of the local flower movement in NJ that has shifted the industry in the last 5 years. In the demonstration portion, Kori will create several floral arrangements while going over design principles and answering questions.

Biographical information:

On a mission to disrupt the typical flower shop model, Colly Flowers was founded in 2016 by Kori Gervasio in the dining room of The Artist Baker in Morristown, NJ. Colly Flowers settled into its new space, 143 Morris Street, in 2017 where they created a new, welcoming neighborhood flower shop. Filled to the brim with nostalgic botanical inspiration, the Morristown storefront houses a studio for floral services which include: everyday delivery, corporate events, public and private workshops, parties, showers, in-home floral decoration and weddings. Additionally, they carry an ever rotating collection of unique house plants, pots, dried flowers, botanical books and puzzles, gift boxes, greeting cards and so much more.

Artistic Design ExhibitsPlease read “Artistic Design Rules” of this yearbook as well as the 2017 revised edition of the Handbook for Flower Shows.

December Theme: Red

Challenge: Tubular Design, see Handbook, p. 77. Underlay required, to be provided by Designer Intermediate: Creative Line Design: Hogarth Curve, see Handbook, p. 74. Underlay required, to be provided by Designer Novice:Traditional Line Angled Design, see Handbook, p. 70-71. Underlay required, to be provided by Designer Open: Designer’s Choice (one entry per member)

Horticulture Exhibits 1. Container grown Begonia (container not to exceed 10″ in diameter) 2. Container grown Polypodiopsida (Fern) (container not to exceed 10″ in diameter) 3. Container grown cacti or succulent (container not to exceed 10″ in diameter) 4. Open (maximum 2 entries per person)