May 9th, 2015 / posted by paularath

Garden Show best 1

There is just one weekend every three years when Honolulu folks can share in the beauty and elegance of the work of the Garden Club of Honolulu. And it’s this weekend at The Honolulu Museum of Art.

Inspiration for the entire show came from Shangri-La, Doris Duke’s glorious home on Diamond Head.

The Garden Club is home to an amazing array of talented people, mainly women, who have not only green thumbs, but great taste and enormous energy.

The is floral arrangement perfectly complements the lines, colors, shapes and textures of the interior design.

This floral arrangement perfectly complements the lines, colors, shapes and textures of the interior design.

Garden show necklace

A necklace fashioned with “stuff” straight from nature.

The members give themselves some very challenging assignments indeed. For example, in one room were arrangements that had all been done during the morning hours prior to opening the show. Each participant was given a bucket with flowers and asked to create an artistic  arrangement between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Garden show butterfyl

A butterfly brooch fashioned from nature.

A tiara fit fro a queen.

A tiara fit for a queen.

Another room was filled with arrangements featuring unusual ways with rocks.

Another room was filled with arrangements featuring unusual ways to incorporate  rocks into a floral arrangement.

An owl scepter in teh jewelry section.

A pueo (owl) owl scepter in the jewelry section of the show.

On a side note, the Garden Club also does a great deal of charitable work throughout the community. They created a lovely garden adjacent to the pool at Palama Settlement for which we will be forever grateful. What a difference it has made for us! And they didn’t just design it and have gardeners come in to install it. They were there, day after day, hands in the dirt and hoes at the ready.

The show will be up today (Saturday, May 9) and tomorrow (Sunday, May 10). Wouldn’t it be lovely to visit it with your mother or children on Mother’s Day?

– Paula Rath

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Emilie Azeka
May 10th, 2015 at 3:17 am

Paula dear,
Just want you to know how you bring the excitement and talent of the “big city” to us on outer islands. Your generous time sharing all this is so appreciated. And if you did not get my last fdbk, I love your watercolors and your husbands, too! Recently I had an over $10,000 day in one day, selling to 3 generations of a family on Central Park, NY and a return client who bought two $3,000 hats! So blessed I caught up w/mortgage payments! Please let me know when you come to Maui. I will be on Oahu sometime in June.
Love and many blessings,
Emi Azeka

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