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March 2023 Reality Show
Monthly Meeting
May 11, 2023

Thursday,  May 11, 2023
General Meeting

Speaker:  Teresa Sabankaya
Topic:  Floral Design


Teresa Sabankaya is a floral designer, floriographist, and author of The Posy Book. She is the owner and principal designer of Teresa Sabankaya Flowers and has been providing professional floral design services for elegant lifestyles in the Monterey and San Francisco Bay Area for over thirty years, designing florals for daily enjoyment, weddings, and other milestones.


Teresa is most notably known for the creation of her modern-day posies, which are garden bouquets that tell a story in the language of flowers. Her work has been featured in Victoria Magazine and Hoffman Media Books-The Art of Flowers and Living with Roses, Country Gardens Magazine, Ell Maga-zine, The NY Times and Sunset Magazine. Whew! She has also been a participant in many flowers shows including the prestigious Bouquets to Art, DeYoung Museum, Golden Gate Park, and Monterey Museum of Art.


Teresa lives in Bonny Doon, a special little enclave amongst the redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains, with her husband Nezih and their French bulldog fur baby, Violet. She has two grown daughters that live nearby. She enjoys any time in the garden and especially loves to entertain there with her family.


Attend our meeting and possibly win one of Teresa’s floral designs!

Thursday,  May 11, 2023
Learn and Grow

Speaker:  Anne Schellman ~ Master Gardener   
Topic:  Water Wise Gardening


Anne has always been fascinated by plants, animals, and nature. She credits her grandfather for her love of plants, and Modesto Junior College for helping her discover a career in horticulture. Anne graduated from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo with a degree in environmental horticultural science, and a master’s degree in community development from UC Davis. She worked for University of California for over 10 years, and currently works for Stanislaus County as the UC Master Gardener Coordinator.

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