Backyard Cut Flower Garden Course in collaboration with Sego Lily Flower Farm, Spring 2022

** Early bird pricing! Price increases March 6th, 2022**

Bring your dream of growing your own cut flower bouquets to life in this truly unique opportunity to learn from an expert in the field. We’ve partnered with Sego Lily Flower Farm to bring you a five-month, hands-on cut flower growing experience based right here at Snuck. You’ll start by learning the basics: what kinds of flowers grow best in our climate, how to plant for season-long harvest, how to choose a location for growing, and how to prepare your soil.

That’s where many classes end. But that’s just where ours begins.

All season long, you’ll apply the knowledge you gain through seminars in your own flower plot. These generous plots of land on our farm will serve as your workshop, where you’ll transform theory into a magnificent cut-flower garden. Sure, you can buy a book or watch a video. But that pales in comparison to the real-time support of Fawn Rueckert, a skilled and experienced gardener. She’s turned Sego Lily Flower Farm into a farm that makes the absolute most of its tiny space. With her at your side to teach techniques for enhancing your harvest and handling common issues, you’ll grow a huge variety of blooms. And of course, you’ll turn them into bouquets to take home or share with friends.

What to expect:

  • Classes begin April 12th, 2022 and conclude October 8th, 2022.
  • Formal class instruction will take place every other Tuesday starting at 6:30 PM.
  • The farm will be open every Tuesday from 6:30 PM-8 PM where Fawn will be available for personal instruction to help and guide you in your flower growing experience. 
  • Open farm time on Saturdays from 7 AM-12 PM. During this time you can freely work on your plot, harvest, etc.
  • Classes covering cut-flower gardening techniques, appropriate for both beginning and advanced gardeners. We’ll cover choosing varieties, planning, planting, soil maintenance, stages of the harvest, getting the best vase life, pest identification and control, and lots more.
  • A 30-inch by 36 foot plot of land on Snuck Farm well-suited for gardening, where you can practice what you learn.
  • A supply of tubers, transplants, and seeds to fill your garden. We’ll grow cut-flower varieties of dahlias, zinnias, celosia, sunflowers, cosmos, snapdragons, statice and foliage.
  • Hands-on, supervised practice of the techniques we cover in class.
  • All class materials in a binder with a pair of garden snips and a tote bag.
  • An introduction to the basics of flower design basics and color theory.
  • A course suited to and customizable for everyone from the beginning flower gardener to the aspiring small-scale flower farmer.

 

 ** Course fees are not refundable, but are transferable.**

 



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