Cute, Classic & Creative...a Floral Design Style for Every Lifestyle
Cathy Ritch is an accomplished and enthusiastic floral designer, instructor and National Garden Clubs (NGC) Accredited Judge. Over the past eight years, she’s been intimately involved with the annual flower shows presented by The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. at the Annual Connecticut Flower and Garden Show in Hartford. This year she is serving as the Flower Show’s General Chair for “Woodland Enchantment.”
Her designs have won numerous blue ribbons and top NGC design awards at previous Connecticut Flower and Garden Shows. Cathy’s work has been exhibited at the New Britain Museum of American Art’s show “Floral Expressions.” The NGC Vision of Beauty Calendar has featured photos of her designs.
Back in the late 70’s while living in Japan, Cathy began her study of floral design with Ikebana – the ancient Japanese art of floral arrangement. During the 80’s − between moves to France (where she attended classes in floral design) and Germany − she gardened for hire,worked for a florist and learned more about plant material.
In the 90’s she enrolled in The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut-sponsored Flower Show School and advanced to becoming an NGC Accredited Judge. A longtime member of the Long Hill Garden Club of Trumbull and Creative Arrangers of Connecticut, Cathy is happiest when she can create floral designs using plant material grown in her home gardens.
Learn several easy floral designs that you can do at home for little expense. You’ll also get some incite on the designs that are in the Flower Show “Woodland Enchantment” and why they are deserving of ribbons. Perhaps, you’ll be lucky enough to take home an arrangement or supplies to make your own “cute or […]