Farm to Vase Rose Workshop: designing roses on a flower farm


Farm to Vase Rose Workshop: designing roses on a flower farm Mount Vernon, Washington June 12, 2018 Join Alicia Schwede of Flirty Fleurs Blog & Bella Fiori Design and Dawn Severin of All My Thyme for a day filled with exploration of fine-art floristry and boutique rose farming in Washington’s beautiful Skagit Valley. The day will begin by gathering at the barn on All My Thyme farm; take a peek out the back door and you’ll see the roses beckoning us to come out to the field. Get ready to stroll down row after row of blooming rose bushes as Dawn shares her experiences and knowledge of the 100 plus varieties of heirloom and contemporary roses she grows exclusively for floral design work. You’ll learn care and maintenance, proper cutting techniques, post harvest handling, and other tips to keep your shrubs producing stems throughout the season. After our walkabout, we’ll utilize a ‘hands on’ approach (with gloves, of course!) and encourage you to clip some stems that may have caught your eye and imagination. Awaiting us at the barn will be a beautifully curated collection of roses and complementary seasonal flowers and foliages to use in our designs; this is simply an opportunity to hand-select some stems you’ll use for your own design, and practice proper harvesting techniques. A leisurely lunch will be followed by our afternoon design session, in which Alicia will demonstrate the art of the lush, garden-inspired compote centerpiece. Following her demonstration, each attendee will create their own floral still life overflowing with garden roses. We will encourage you to take your time – as the saying goes, stop and smell the roses! This is your time to fully appreciate all the beauty freshly cut from the rose farm, to explore the natural placement and movement of the flowers as they are incorporated into the design. To preserve the day and the floral artistry of each designer, a photographer will then capture your arrangement for your portfolio. We look forward to welcoming you to the farm, and are thrilled to be able to share our love of roses with you! This class is open to all skill levels in floristry. The Schedule of the Day 8:45 Arrive on the Farm 9:00 Welcome Discussion of Antique and Contemporary Roses Followed by Farm Walkabout and Clipping Stems 11:30 Break for a Leisurely Lunch on the Farm 1:00 Fine Art Floristry Demonstration Portfolio Shoot We anticipate the day to conclude around 4:00 p.m., but welcome participants to work at their own pace. A time to visit and relax while enjoying refreshments and taking one more stroll thru the rows of roses will be encouraged. The Details: Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Location: All My Thyme Farm, Mt Vernon, Wa. (address will be sent to registered attendees) Time: 8:45am until approximately 4/5pm Investment: $750.00 per person Registration: Click Here Listen to Dawn’s podcast interview with Debra Prinzing here. FAQs: We anticipate attendees will be traveling to the area for the […]