Wednesday, May 26, 2010

‘Budding’ Florists at St. Helena High School Make Auction Napa Valley Centerpieces

This year there are some new florists in town working on Auction Napa Valley – the students in the Floral Class at St. Helena High School. Mary Ross of Five Star Productions, the Auction Napa Valley design team, enlisted the help of teacher Sarah Herdell and her high school class in making the centerpieces for this year’s Live Auction at Meadowood.

While the Auction is still a week away, the students are hard at work getting a head start on the more than fifty centerpieces. The project began with the painting of wooden utensils that will offer a little extra pizzazz (and you’ll know why when you see the photos!) to the arrangements. When we caught up with them, the students were getting a lesson in potting succulents – the perfect solution for creating arrangements that will look as good in a week as they do today!

As icing on the cake, the Friday before the Live Auction the students will have the opportunity to visit Meadowood and see their final arrangements in place in the Live Auction tent.

Thank you to Sarah Herdell, her students and Mary Ross for their contributions towards Auction Napa Valley – your arrangements will lend a special, personal touch to each and every table!

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