How to Create Your Own Cutting Garden
Learn to make your own small but productive cutting garden and create lots of fresh floral arrangements this summer! Learn which plants are easiest and most reliable to grow, including annuals, perennials, shrubs and herbs. You will learn about soil preparation, maintenance (the smart way), harvesting flowers, end-of-season garden clean-up, and more!
This program includes a demonstration of assembling a spiral, hand-tied bouquet that will be raffled off to one lucky member of our class. Each registrant will receive seed packets of easy-to-grow annuals.
Instructor: Mary B. Hayes
About Our Instructor:
Mary Beth Hayes is the lead designer for Semper Virens Flowers in Chelmsford. She learned about flowers from her mother Loretta that flowers make any place more beautiful, and show our love and respect for others. Her floral designs are garden-inspired, loose and organic in style. She grows many of her own flowers in season.
Before Mary's love of flowers became a second career, she worked as an environmental consultant for over 20 years, cleaning up hazardous waste sites. Mary has managed to combine these two passions, and she grows and creates beautiful floral designs with a focus on using seasonal materials. She practices sustainable floristry to reduce her environmental footprint.