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How the garden clubs grow

It’s high season for garden clubs, and that means — primarily — ladies in brimmed hats transforming traffic islands, holding plant sales, and doing all manner of interpretive floral arranging. From books to artworks to jewelry, there’s nothing that can’t be matched to a floral ensemble, it seems.

Yes it’s still your grandmother’s garden club – but only sort of. All over the suburbs, garden clubs are also extending an azalea branch to younger members by holding evening meetings for those who work, and mixing up programs and activities to suit a broader range of demographics.

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