The first lecture in the Lafayette County Master Gardeners spring lecture series features an Oxford floral designer who will share ways to create more than bouquets.
Ashley Jordan Hill, owner of The Twisted Twig, will give a presentation entitled “Communication/Expression/Personalization … Through Floral Design.”
The event will be held at noon on March 3 in the Oxford-Lafayette County Public Library’s auditorium.
Hill is a native of Oxford and a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a master’s degree in special education. While working on her degrees, she held a part-time job at Bette’s Flowers and began her own freelance floral design business, booking her first wedding at age 19.
Following graduation, she worked full time with teenagers with severe to profound mental disabilities and all of whom were non-verbal.
“They each taught me so much more, in those few years, than I could have ever taught them,” Hill said. “They taught me that the art of communication and expression does not have to be verbal.”
She returned to Bette’s Flowers as their full-time designer in 2002.
In 2005, Hill opened her own business, The Twisted Twig, specializing in weddings and events. In her presentation, Hill will discuss her growth as a designer and demonstrate her talent in floral design.
The lecture series continues on April 7 with a lecture by Gladne Harris on organic
gardening and on May 12 with a lecture by Suzan Laney on the lifestyle of honeybees.
Admission to all lectures is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.
For more information about the Master Gardener program, or to book a free home landscape consultation, visit www.lcmga.org or the FaceBook page or call the Extension Office at 662-234-4451.