August 5th, 2017
Ahh, Dahlias! Late summer's prized possession! There are so many beautiful varieties that beg to be planted in our flower beds and cherished for years to come! Wouldn't you love to learn how to grow and maintain this beautiful flower while learning which varieties are worth the work?!
This 2.5 hour intensive will be co-taught by flower farmer and manger of Weatherlow Flower Farm, Phoebe Poole and floral designer and owner of The Local Bouquet, Mary Kate Kinnane. Participants will learn how to plant and maintain late summer and autumn’s favorite bloom, the dahlia.
Attendees will learn first hand what it takes to not only cultivate a successful crop of dahlias, but how to handle fresh cuts in general. While gaining hands on experience in both the field and high tunnels, attendees will be able to ask any of their burning questions to help grow their own dahlia crop!
Following a field and farm tour, lead by Phoebe, attendees will gather in Weatherlow's newly built post and beam barn to enjoy a design tutorial. Lead by Mary Kate, each attendee will learn how to arrange their own whimsical, summery centerpiece using Weatherlow's dahlias and other seasonal flowers and foliages. Come and push your creativity while learning about her mission to source locally for all of her design projects!
Light refreshments will be served throughout the workshop and all materials and supplies will be provided. Each attendee will be able to take home their own centerpiece and other treats!