Learn the art of gathering locally what’s available to you throughout the seasons for creative floral design that is an effortless reflection of garden and wilderness.
In each two hour course, we will utilize locally farmed and foraged floral to create beautiful, unique wilderness inspired arrangements using modern design techniques and foam-free sustainable methods.
All courses are intended for the novice designer and no prior floral experience is required. Each course is held live and in person and will include tools, materials, instruction and light refreshments.
GROW YOUR OWN CUT FLOWER GARDEN
SUNDAY, APRIL 7 • 4-6 PM - $65
With the blooming popularity of local and "slow flowers", you’ll find there are ever more varieties of beautiful and unique cut flowers to grow in your garden. In this two-hour course, we will work together to plan and execute a 4 x 8 foot cut flower plot for your home garden. This will include visual plans, best cut flower varieties for our climate, where to source your plants, instruction on soil preparation, planting and seasonal care, how to set up affordable irrigation and how best to collect and prepare flowers for a long happy vase life.
Tuition includes 2 hours of instruction, a visual flower plot plan, instructional handouts, recommended plant and greenhouse supplies vendors, some time and instruction creating soil blocked plant starts to start your garden and your very own Hori Hori from Barebones Living to take home. (Plan to get your hands dirty!).
Drawing from my years of Horticultural experience in the Rocky Mountain West and some trial and error growing a small flower plot in northern Utah, this course is bound to be informative for the at-home gardening novice and florist alike.
GARDEN TO VASE FLORAL DESIGN
THURSDAY, MAY 9 • 6-8 PM - $65
One of my favorite ways to enjoy each season is by bringing the outside flora in. Early spring is the best time to start. While things are just newly waking up, it may seem like there's not much to choose from. This course encourages you to go outside and see what's available, whether you're a master gardener or urban apartment dweller, I promise you'll find something great.
In this course, we'll learn how to combine what can be foraged from garden and wilderness with fresh floral to make for a stunning naturalistic centerpiece. Filled with tips and tricks on where and how to forage as well as how to arrange in a vase and how to keep your finds fresh and happy for up to a week.
Tuition includes locally grown floral, glass vase, materials, tools & instruction. Feel free to bring your own foraged finds along!