Gardening is not without its challenges, but the reward is beautiful. Get an introduction to growing a cut flower garden—and then, actually grow one!— in this three-part series.
The classes begin on April 17th with The ABCs of the Cut Flower Garden. In this class, students will learn about 26 flower species and varieties. This class will also touch on plant and seed sourcing and growing information, as applicable.
On April 24th, students will use the foundational knowledge from the previous week to embark on the growing aspect of varieties. This class will cover gardening tools and equipment, garden preparation, plant and seed selection, site location, spacing, pinching, weed maintenance, and harvesting. After class, students will have the opportunity to pick up a flat of 48 cut flower plugs and start planting with their new knowledge.
The third and final class on May 1st happens just in time for students to learn how to add dahlias to their garden! Students will be taken step-by-step through the dahlia planting process, learning about unique heirloom varieties, tuber sourcing, soil, fertilization, planting, support, cutting, winter care, and splitting. Students will have the opportunity to pick up dahlia tubers and start planting with their new knowledge.
Please note: This is a three-part series, so students will need to be available on April 17th, 24th, and May 1st. Each student will receive two dahlia tubers in class, and a flat of 48 cut flower plugs (all annuals) will be available in late May. Pickup date and location and will be emailed to students.
If you would like to request a sign language interpreter or will be attending class with an aide, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).
Class ticket purchases are non-refundable for any reason, however a credit or transfer may be granted if requested 7+ days prior to your scheduled class. For more information on our policies, please visit our FAQ.
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Meet the Teacher
Jenny Rae Siplo is the owner of Flowerwell, a specialty cut flower farm and floral design studio. Taking on the role of farmer and designer, Jenny captures the modern garden design style with all flowers, foliage and other natural elements grown in our backyard of Rochester, NY. She is passionate about growing local, sustainable, and organic flowers that can be enjoyed by all.