Gardening is not without its challenges, but the reward can be beautiful. Get an introduction into growing a cut flower garden—then actually grow one!— in this new three-part series.
The series begins on February 22nd with: The ABC's of the Cut Flower Garden. In this class, students will learn about 26 flowers species and varieties. This class will also touch on plant and seed sourcing and growing information when possible.
On March 29th, students will use the foundational knowledge from February to embark on the growing aspect of various varieties. This class will cover topics ranging from: 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 get planting, using their new-found knowledge.
The third and final class on April 19th will come 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, talking about unique heirloom varieties, tuber sourcing, soil, fertilization, planting, support, cutting, winter care, and splitting. Students will have the opportunity to pick up a dahlia tuber and get planting, using their new-found knowledge.
Please note: Each student will receive a flat of 48 cut flower plugs (all annuals) in mid-May and a dahlia tuber in April, available for pick-up at Rochester Brainery, located at 176 Anderson Ave. F109, Rochester, NY 14607 (dates TBD). This is a three-part series and students will need to be available on February 22nd, March 29th, and April 19th from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
This class is appropriate for ages 10+.
These classes will take place online through Zoom. Links to Zoom classes will be sent out 1 hour before the start of class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or submit an email through our contact page.
About 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 back yard of Rochester, NY. She is passionate about growing local, sustainable, and organic flowers that can be enjoyed by all.
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