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Birdsong Orchards

Spring Roses Workshop - March 9

Regular price $55.00 USD
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Come to our farm to learn all about planting, pruning, and growing roses as well as cutting roses for bouquets. All guests will take home a potted rose plant from some of our favorite varieties. March 9th from 10 am to 12 pm.

Who doesn’t love a beautiful rose? Honored throughout history and poetry as one of the loveliest flowers, roses are easy to grow in California, perfect for home gardens, patios or simply to enjoy in a bouquet. Most roses sold commercially are a tiny subset of the thousands of cultivars grown around the world. Your host of this workshop grow many varieties not commonly found, chosen for their spectacular blooms, colors, shapes and fragrances.

This workshop will start with a brief overview discussing sourcing and growing roses in your own home garden. Next, we will take you on a tour of the 1000+ roses growing in our field and greenhouse to see different varieties in their full glory and different stages of plant maturity. We will review planting, pruning, feeding, protecting and treating roses for common diseases and pest. Finally, we will gather round to discuss and chose the best varieties for each participant to take home

This workshop is intended for ages 16 and up.

Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle and sun hat.

About your hostess:

Nadine Schaeffer is co-owner of Birdsong Orchards, an organic fruit and flower farm where this workshop will take place. After 20 years working as a software designer, Nadine has returned to her farming roots, and works to improve the environment and nutrition of her community. Birdsong Orchards raises over 200 varieties of fruit trees, perennial and annual cut flowers, and a small herd of dairy goats, llamas and one alpaca.