Group Programs Topics
- A Flower Farm Season This program is full of beautiful slides, ideas, and tips on making the most of fresh-cut flowers. Lisa takes you through a season on her flower farm sharing her harvesting and conditioning tips that delight and inspire even seasoned arrangers!
- Downstream Lisa shares the organic and sustainable steps she follows on her cut-flower farm to produce thousands of stems of flowers each week on just one and half acres of garden. These steps are simple and easy to follow. Learn how everything you do in your garden affects something else, downstream.
- Grow Great Spring Flowers! Learn the varieties of hardy annuals to plant in the fall and early spring to be the very first bloomers come spring. This garden includes the favorites of spring: snapdragons, sweet william, calendulas, rudbeckias, sweet peas and more! This program includes seed starting with soil blocking. (This is the perfect garden for GCV’s Historic Garden Week!)
- The Self-Appointed Garden This is another fall planted spring blooming garden but these hardy annuals prefer to have their seeds planted directly in the garden. These easy plants will replant themselves each year by scattering seeds! This group includes larkspur, nigella, bachelor buttons, bells of Ireland, bupleurum and the Queen Anne’s Lace look alike Green Mist, plus more!
- Growing Your Own Summer Bouquets Learn how having a small designated flower bed (3’ x 10’) as a cutting garden is the first step to a season full of gorgeous cut flowers! Following Lisa’s recommendations for easy soil preparations, variety selections, organic methods, and harvesting practices will have your garden producing a bounty of flowers to fill your home and enough to share with friends. (#1 requested program)
- Easy Seed Starting- In the Garden and Indoors This program reveals the simple and easy steps to seed starting. Learn to plant seeds directly in the garden and how to start seeds indoors. Starting seeds is essential for those who want to grow cut flowers, because “cut-flower” variety plants are not available on the open retail market; you must start your own. This program includes a demonstration of the seed-starting method known as “soil blocking.”