As many of you know, gardening is one of my passions. In order to learn more, I decided to join the Master Gardener program in Ventura County. Their hands on approach to learning was perfect for me...
In order to become a Master Gardener, every student must participate in one of the "Hands-On" programs. I was so excited to participate in the "Cut Flowers Hands-On Project" at the Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center. The goal of this project was to plant a cutting garden that would be used for a very special Cut Flower Garden/Floral Arrangement event to be held this Saturday, June 21st.
I must admit that when we planted our seeds several months ago I was doubtful that we would have any flowers to cut, but look at what grew!!!
The Sunflowers tower over us now!
These bright yellow Sunflowers make me smile every time I see them.
I planted these Bachelor Buttons from seed. They'd make a beautiful informal floral bouquet.
The colors of all of the flowers are spectacular.
I had never seen Yarrow this color...
I've never been a daisy fan... until now!
We grew a soft field of Baby's Breath...
If you are a local, I hope you can join us for this fun event this Saturday, June 21st at 8:15 a.m. The details are on the Master Gardeners of Ventura County website. Everybody is welcome!
While we are on the subject of gardening, I wanted to share a picture of our little glassed- in walkway. Erin Taylor, owner of Botanik in Summerland, helped me create my own garden room. I love how the greenery connects with the outdoors...
Thank you Erin!
I hope to see you all on Saturday at the Cut Flower and Floral Arranging event!