Join me and Jessica Payne of A Fine Medley for a series of in-depth, interactive community workshops on growing and arranging flowers workshops at Black and Smith Country General, in Jerseyville, ON, just outside Hamilton. 

The three complimentary workshops can be taken together as a series or separate. Discount rate of $275 is available for all three classes or $200 for the remaining 2 classes (NEW!). Each class will end with a free and open community activity. 

To sign up, please visit: http://www.blacksmithcountrygeneral.com/workshops/

Flower Garden Workshop: planning and seed starting with community seed swap

March 10, 10am-12pm , 12-1pm community seed swap

Learn how to plan a garden for cut flowers, selecting plants for all-season interest, colour and attracting pollinators.

Start some seedlings together and learn good techniques on how to raise seedlings in your home for your garden.

Bring your extra flower, vegetable, and herb seeds to share with the community in a seed swap.

Cost: $100







Flower Garden Workshop: soil prep, planting, and ongoing care with community plant swap

May 19 10am-12pm workshop, 12-1pm community plant swap

Learn ways to build your garden soil, how best to plant and care for seedlings, including demonstrations in Black and Smith’s gardens

Bring your extra flower, vegetable, and herb plants and divided perennials to share with the community in a plant swap.

Cost: $100


Flower Garden Workshop: arranging garden flowers, with community vase swap/floral potluck

July 22 10am-12:30pm workshop, 12:30-1pm community vase swap and floral potluck

Learn the basics of floral arranging techniques. Students are encouraged to bring blooms and greenery from their gardens to use and share. Locally grown blooms from Sweet Gale Gardens will also be provided for arranging.

Simple pottery vessels will be provided by Emma Smith Pottery for each participant.

Bring extra blooms and old vases to swap with the community in a “floral potluck” and vase share.

Cost: $125