Flower Play Workshop Series at Passalongs Farm

Introducing: Flower Play! A series of workshops through passalongs Farm!

Right before Christmas I had the great pleasure of doing a holiday wreath workshop party for a local family and group of friends! It was so fun! I brought the materials, they socialized and snacked and drank a little wine, and at the end everyone had a gorgeous custom wreath to bring home for the holiday season.

A couple of months later I was invited to do a flower arranging workshop for Gardeners on the Green in Longmeadow. Again, I supplied all the materials, gave some tips, and everyone socialized, snacked, and created gorgeous arrangements to take home!

Now that my studio is finished I am super excited to do something similar here at the farm! I’m calling it FLOWER PLAY. The idea is this: you (and your friends) come to the farm the first Tuesday evening each summer month, I provide lots of whatever flower is in season, give you a container,  do a little demo and tell you about the flowers and foliage I’m sharing, and then you PLAY!

Play is how we learn!

If this sounds fun to you, here are the details:

FLOWER PLAY WORKSHOPS

Dates: 6:30 – 8 pm, June 4, July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1

Sign up for ONE ($40) or all 5 ($170)

BUY TICKETS HERE

I will have some simple snacks and beverages. BYOB if you’d like to bring wine!

Space is limited to 12 people, age 12 and over. Carpooling encouraged!

 

 

 

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Flower Arranging workshop with Gardeners on the Green!

When Jill, the event coordinator for Gardeners on the Green in Longmeadow contacted me to see if I’d do a workshop for her group, I was really excited! March in Massachusetts is fairly dreary: still cold, despite the calendar saying it’s spring, and we have plenty of snow and ice. Usually there’s not a flower to be seen!

My version of the spring flower arrangement I demo’d for Gardeners on the Green.

Luckily there were plenty of flowers at the wholesaler and I chose a Rosie Posie vase for the gardeners to work with, since this shape vase is really great for a low, wide arrangement but can also be used for a rounder, taller arrangement as well.

First I told them a little bit about myself, and then we got to it. I’d foraged birch branches from my yard to add something of the woods to these bouquets (I’m going to make #woodsyboho a thing!) and brought in lots of spring blooms: daffodils and larkspur with some spray roses, wax flower, and eucalyptus. I also found acacia, which lends a wonderful textural contrast to the other flowers. After a brief demonstration I gave them free rein, and they got to work!

The Gardeners were able to choose whatever blooms they wanted from the buckets of flowers and greenery I brought.
I taught them how to add a little structure and greenery to the vase before adding flowers.
Almost done!
Showing off the finished product!
One great thing about a DIY workshop is everyone has something to take home at the end!

  

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