Growing Gorgeous Dahlias

Saturday May 4, 2019

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Learn how flower farmer and Dahlia Shed owner Amy Rodrigues prepares, plants, and maintains her prolific fields of dahlias in this workshop geared towards growers - including home gardeners and new and established flower farmers. Light refreshments will be served throughout the workshop and all materials and supplies will be provided. Each attendee will take home a bag of mixed Dahlia Shed tubers to plant in their own gardens or fields.

The following topics will be covered in this two hour, hands on workshop:

* how to properly divide dahlia tubers

* the best soil amendments and how to apply them

* how prepare your soil and plant your dahlias

* crucial tips for growing dahlias

* how best to support your growing dahlia plants for the home gardner and production farmer

* plant pinching demo and tips for more blooms

* pest and disease management



Farmer Florist Series With The Local Bouquet


Saturday August 17th, 2019
The Dahlia Shed
Design Topic: Centerpiece

There are so many beautiful varieties that beg to be planted in our flower beds and cherished for years to come! Wouldn't you love to learn how to grow and maintain this beautiful flower while learning which varieties are worth the work?! This 2.5 hour intensive will be co-taught by flower farmer and owner of The Dahlia Shed, Amy Rodrigues. Participants will learn how to plant and maintain late summer and autumn’s favorite bloom, the dahlia.

Attendees will learn first hand what it takes to not only cultivate a successful crop of dahlias, but how to handle fresh cuts in general. While gaining hands on experience in the field, attendees will be able to ask any of their burning questions to help grow their own personal dahlia crop!

Following a field and farm tour, lead by Amy Rodrigues, attendees will gather in The Dahlia Shed's beautiful barn to enjoy a design tutorial. Lead by Mary Kate, owner of The Local Bouquet, each attendee will learn how to arrange their own whimsical, summer centerpiece using The Dahlia Shed dahlias and other seasonal flowers and foliages grown on Amy's farm, making this arrangement 100% locally grown. Come and push your creativity while learning about Mary Kate's mission to source locally for all of her design projects!

Light refreshments will be served throughout the workshop and all materials and supplies will be provided. Each attendee will be able to take home their own centerpiece all grown by The Dahlia Shed.

Head Over To The Local Bouquet To Grab your Ticket http://thelocalbouquet.com/classes/


Flower Crown Making

Saturday July 27, 2019

9:00 am to 9:30 am

Grab your doll and sign up for a fun morning making a crown for you and your doll. The crown will be made with seasonal blooms grown right here at the Dahlia Shed. This class is perfect for children ages 6 to 10. Parent or Guardian required to stay. Follow the link below to purchase your ticket.