Okinawan Sakura, Wahiawa, Hawai'i  Honolulu Chapter 56

Topiary Community Service Workshop

Sunday, November 27, 2011
Moiliili Community Center
1-3 PM

Lucy Hiraoka instructed 25 participants on how to create a Christmas tree topiary using a cone shaped oasis. Using Norfolk, Noble, Juniper and other greenery everyone worked to make a well shaped tree. Lucy taught the group how to form florist bows which were added to each tree. The Christmas topiaries which were donated to a local hospital or care facility were adorned with artificial poinsettias as well as ornaments contributed by the group. White, green, burgundy carnations complemented topiaries which workshop members created for their homes.

A special mahalo to I.I. members who worked very hard doing the prep work for this highly successful workshop. They are: Bette Uyeda, Earl Shimabukuro, Grace Kam, and Charmaine Yee-Hollison. Bette also graciously agreed to store the 51 topiaries, the bags of Norfolk, and painted Macadamia nut branches until all was transported to Moiliili Community Center. A special thank you to Susan Haraguchi-Louis, Charmaine's employee, who created the special gift tags that were attached to the donated topiaries.

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