Video: Arranging with farm flowers
Hi Team Flower friends!
It’s Kelly and today I’m sharing an arrangement tutorial for a style that was quite popular at last month’s workshop — horizontal, reaching and packed with locally grown flowers!
In this video you’ll meet my good friend Kathleen who grows cut flowers in Thousand Islands, NY, right there next to the Canadian border. Kathleen recently created a class through our Team with Team Flower program called Foundations for Growing Cut Flowers that is 100% perfect for someone who would like to start growing cut flowers on a small (like me) or a more robust (like Kathleen) scale. The class is a perfect prerequisite for our other growing classes.
She has been growing flowers for the last 30 years and offered herself up to be my guide last year — helping me move from poor germination and something I call U.P.T. (unfortunate plant death) to beautiful plants with fantastic root systems and a long bloom cycle! Ya’ll I’m going to sing her praises because I’m a believer in her process and I’ve watched it work! I’m enjoying my cut flower garden so much this year and a few of the blooms you’ll see in this video at her farm in New York are blooming here in Boone today! If a cutting garden is on your bucket list, her class is a great first step. If you’re eager, you can your get your site chosen and be prepped now for an early spring crop!