Sept. 14 column

Amaranth 'Joseph's Coat'

Here's a link to my column in today's edition of The Spokesman-Review: Blend of gardening, quilting. This one is all about an upcoming event that I think you'll enjoy. It's called "Art in Bloom: Flowers, Fabric and Friends" and it's a fundraiser for the beautiful Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens on Spokane's lower South Hill.

The event, held on Sat. Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,  is a unique pairing of quilts made by local artists and custom-designed floral arrangements created by local florists. It only costs $2.50 to attend the event. There will also be a floral arranging class that will be held at 10 a.m.;it costs $10.

Art in Bloom will take place at Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave., Spokane. If you're interested in attending the floral arranging class, please pre-register by calling (509) 625-6677.

If you aren't familiar with the heritage gardens, please read my column because it's truly a unique and special place that Spokane should be very proud of.

A quick note about the jazzy flower pictured above: there are a lot of these Amaranths growing in the gardens right now because they would have been grown there in the late 1800s and early 1900s. So they are historically appropriate. Pretty cool, huh?

Hope to see you there!