It was a very good and a very hectic holiday season - the winter workshops were so much fun, and I never get tired of seeing seeing everyone's personal spin on their own wreaths, terrariums and centrepieces. The powers that be supplied a crisp white Christmas, and then the sobering lesson to be careful what you wish for (!) as the temperatures plummeted the following week. I hope that everyone enjoyed some time with family and friends over Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years.
And now... a quick post to let everyone know that the fiorista is on holiday!
The shop will be closed for a couple weeks, and we will be back and raring to go on
The first spring workshops are scheduled and the line up looks something like this:
Tuesday February 27 :: terrariums Tuesday March 6 :: flower bouquets and arranging Tuesday March 13 :: spring wreath
You'll get to be creative, you'll learn a few things and, if you're lucky, you'll get dirty! Check the 'Workshop & Events Page' for times, prices and details. Reservation is required, as spaces are limited in all workshops.
The fall workshops are now listed under the workshop & event section! (please excuse the variety of type faces and sizes, as 'blogger' and I are having trouble communicating with each other...)
Regardless of the technical challenges - we are offering terrarium workshops, fern mounting workshops, as well as wreath and table centrepiece workshops this fall and winter.
Now all we need is a bit of 'fall' weather to get everyone off the patio and deck, and into the workshops!
Join us on Tuesday March 21, between 7 and 9 pm for a seed starting Q&A with Hanna from Matchbox Garden and Seed Company - your very own local, certified organic farm and seed company.
- why you should know about heirloom seeds,
- what is the difference between organically produced vegetable seeds and chemically modified seeds
- what is open pollination? and why does it matter?
- are some seeds better planted directly in the ground, and others started indoors? Why?
-arugula is arugula is arugula... is there really a difference growing it from Matchbox seeds? (trick question - the difference is flavour and yield!)
There is no cover cost to attend, we will be ready to answer questions and give advice whether you are starting your first garden, or branching out from the mass produced seeds you've always bought at those chain stores.
There will be a selection of seeds available for purchase, as well as organic fertilizer, starter trays, and biodegradable pots.
Mark your calendar, and please pop-in Tuesday evening, March 21 from 7 to 9pm.
Spring Workshops are scheduled and filling quickly!
The line up looks something like this:
Tuesday February 21 :: Terrariums
Tuesday March 7 :: Spring Bulb Planter
Tuesday March 14 :: Succulent or Airplant Living Wreathfull
Tuesday March 21 :: Starting your Garden - open Q & A with Matchbox Seeds
Tuesday April 4 :: Flower Arranging and Bouquetsfull
You'll get to be creative, you'll learn a few things and, if you're lucky, you'll get dirty!
Check the 'Workshop & Events Page' for times, prices and details. Reservation is required, as spaces are limited in all workshops.