All About Roses
Nadine Schaeffer grows the most exquisite roses imaginable with fragrances that are out of this world!
Come visit Birdsong Orchards, an organic farm located in Watsonville to learn all about buying, planting & growing roses organically as well as arranging rose bouquets. All guests will have the opportunity to make and take home their own rose bouquet.
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. Nadine grows 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 roses growing in our field to see different varieties in their full glory and different stages of plant maturity. Finally, we will gather round to create gorgeous bouquets to take home. All of the roses, filler foliage and vases are provided as part of the workshop as well as a vegetarian lunch of spanakopita, "fresh from their orchard" fruit salad & homemade vanilla ice cream with Nadines rose petal jam topping!
Workshop cost is $45
This workshop is intended for ages 14 and up.
Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle, gloves, garden clippers and sun hat.
When: Friday, June 7th, 1-3 pm
Where: Birdsong Orchards, 613 Lakeview Rd, Watsonville, CA, 95076
For more information & a link where non-Meetup members can sign up for the workshop directly on their website go to: