“Designs for Fall” a floral presentation by award-winning designer Michael Derouin was hosted by The Garden Club of Orange and the Woodbridge Garden Club at their joint meeting in October. Derouin is the Director of Floral Design at McArdle’s Florist and Garden Center in Greenwich. A member of the industry’s most prestigious organizations, he serves as Chairman of The Northeast Floral Expo, one of the industry’s highly successful conventions. In 2001 he was chosen as the Connecticut Floral Designer of the Year.
Derouin created three fall floral designs each using unique plant material, new mechanics and flowers whose colors were not the expected. Burgundy, deep green and lots of white florals were primary hues and with Derouin’s design expertise beautifully evoked the season.
The Garden Club of Orange is a member of the FGCCT, NEG and NEC. For membership information contact Joanne Friedrichs 203-795-4266.
Photo caption: Michael Derouin creating one of his fall designs [Photo by Linda Bradford]