Grow your Own Bouquet
"Growing a cut flower garden certainly checks all the boxes of “Beauty, Bounty and Benefit!” This class will present easy plants to grow for blooms and foliage throughout the growing seasons, looking at a variety of “woodies,” perennials, annuals, hardy annuals and biennials, and succulents. We will touch on soil, layout, and environmental requirements but focus more on texture, form, and color schemes. We will also address the nitty gritty of attributes of a good cut flower and tips for cutting, conditioning, and arranging for best vase life.
We will wrap up with a demonstration of a vased arrangement and a spiral hand-tied bouquet, along with a discussion of the many ways to think outside the box with unusual cuts, the local flower movement, wearable flowers, and sustainable floristry.