- Author: Jutta Thoerner
- Editor: Noni Todd
Cut Flower Workshop
By Jutta Thoerner UCCE Master Gardener
I want to grow flowers to have in vases in my home but have never had a flower garden. Any suggestions? Karen D. Atascadero
Do you love flowers, particularly roses? Many relish the thought of adorning their tabletops with cut flowers, freshly cut from their own garden, but never quite get around to planting a flower garden. Still others try their hand at photo-ready blooms but fall short when the pests get to them first. UCCE Master Gardeners can help. Join us this Saturday for a free Advice to Grow By workshop for tips and inspiration.
Is there a trick to cutting roses for arrangements and continue to have blooms all season? The two-part presentation will explain which flowers are suited for cut flower arrangements and explain the pro and cons of annuals versus perennials. You will learn which flowers attract pollinator friends and how to keep pests from eating those petals. If you are frustrated by roses and their many needs, a handy calendar of rose care will be provided. We will discuss water and fertilizer protocols and of course, pest prevention. We will also address the difference between tea, bush and climbing roses, from selection to pruning.
Join us at the UCCE Master Gardner “Advice to Grow By” workshop on Saturday May 18th in our demonstration garden at 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo, 10 a.m. to 12:00. If inclement weather, it will be moved to the auditorium. Garden docents will be available after the workshop until 1:00 pm.
For more information about UCCE Master Gardeners or to register for workshops, visit our website at http://ucanr.edu/sites/mgslo/.
Looking for a beautiful garden to enjoy during your lunch hour? Join us on Wednesday June 5th from 11:30 to 1:30 for “Lunchtime in the Garden” at 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo. Bring your lunch, walk the garden, or just sit and enjoy. Master gardeners will be available to answer any questions or call 805-781-5939 or more information.