All the classes/workshops listed below are available for booking by private groups and garden clubs.
If you have taken a class in my workshop before, come on back for another one. I’d love to see you! If not, do give it a try. It’s fun, instructive and everyone goes home with something to love!!
To reserve a spot in a class send a deposit for 50% of the class materials fee to the address below. The other 50% is collected the day of the class.The deposit is fully refundable up to one week before the class is scheduled. After that time, there is no refund. If a you are unable to attend a class at the last minute, please let me know. I’m happy to hold the supplies (and do the planting if you wish) until it’s possible for you pick up the container.
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Classes for all Seasons
Flower Arranging, Plain and Simple
Fresh flower arrangements brighten both our living spaces and our spirits. Learn how to create country garden style bouquets for your home quickly and easily without breaking the budget. Learn how to buy, pick, cut and condition fresh plant material, as well as how to select and use fruits and vegetables from the supermarket in arrangements. Students will make two arrangements to take home, each illustrating a different design technique. Plant material will include such favorites as roses, stock, larkspur, hydrangea, lilies, mums, asters, carnations, flowering shrubs, daffodils and tulips as well as fresh cut herbs, berries, fruits, vegetables and greens.
A $65.00 materials fee covers all supplies: 2 containers, mechanics, all plant material and handouts.
Please be sure to bring floral scissors to class. 3 1/2 hours
Open Top Terrarium
Learn how to plant and maintain a delightful garden in a bowl. Plant an 8″ bubble bowl with a selection of slow-growing plants, then finish your indoor garden with accents of decorative rocks and pebbles. With occasional watering and a little pruning, your open terrarium will give many months of pleasure.
A $39.00 fee collected in class covers all materials and plants. Please be sure to bring a pair of floral scissors to class. 2 hrs.
Fresh Flower Candle Ring
Delight your guests and family with a lush wreath of fresh flowers and leafy greens. Working in a base of wet floral foam, we will use roses, Peruvian lilies, daisies and other flowers accented with ivy and unusual greens to create a delightful table wreath that measures about 14” across. The finished ring looks lovely with a cluster of slender candles or a fruit filled compote in its’ center. Please bring floral scissors to class. Flowers, greens, floral ring and tray will be provided by the instructor.
A $45.00 materials fee will be collected in class. 2 hrs.
Tussie Mussies and the Language of Flowers
A tussie mussie is a hand held bouquet made with fresh flowers and fragrant herbs. Each flower and herb in the bouquet carries a special message in the unspoken language of flowers. Made with roses, border carnations, rosemary and other herbs and flowers, tussie mussies are fragrant, beautiful and easy to make. Students will learn about the symbolic language of flowers, then make a tussie mussie and decorate it with colorful ribbons and a delicate tulle collar. Favorite tokens of affection since Elizabethan times, a tussie mussie makes special gift of love.
A $26.00 materials fee collected in class covers flowers, herbs, ribbons and handouts.
Please bring an apron and scissors to class. 2 hrs
Fresh Flower Table Garland
Make a 30” long centerpiece of fresh flowers and greens combined with rooted ivies. We will arrange fresh cut flowers and seasonal greens with ivy plants in a base of floral foam to create a heart-lifting centerpiece for your table. Add candles and watch your family and guests catch their breath in admiration. Plant materials include roses, spray carnations, alstromeria, delphiniums, variegated ivies, fragrant herbs and other decorative greens.
Please bring floral scissors and an apron to class. Flowers, greens, plants and mechanics will be supplied by the instructor. A $44.00 materials fee will be collected in class. 2 1/2 hrs.
European Table Garden
Plant a lovely winter garden to grow indoors while you are waiting for the garden to grow outdoors! European table gardens combine potted plants with fresh cut flowers in a decorative container. Arranged together, green and flowering plants combined with lacy ferns, trailing ivies and fresh cut flowers become an enchanting table garden. With proper care, the plants will last for many months and the fresh flowers can be replaced when desired.
Please bring floral scissors and an apron to class. Plants, flowers, container and mechanics will be supplied by the instructor. A $47.00 materials fee will be collected in class. 2 hrs.
Moss Topiary Trees
Bring the misty softness of the early Spring woods into your home with a pair of moss topiary trees. Made with soft, green mosses and natural tree branches, the 14″ trees with add a fresh Spring touch to your home. Students will make two trees and may choose a round or cone shape. Please bring an apron and floral scissors to class.
A $33.00 materials fee collected in class covers all materials. 2 1/2 hrs.
Beginning Your Garden
Thinking about starting a garden, maybe trying growing organically? Growing your own tomatoes, salad greens, some vegetables, favorite herbs, perhaps a few flowers? This is the class for you. Learn where to put your garden, how to prepare the soil, whether to buy seeds orplants and when to plant. You will learn the difference between annuals, biennials and perennials and how to grow them. The class will also cover feeding, watering and general garden care.
An $8.00 materials fee covers all handouts and a copy of Mrs. Thrift’s Pantry, recipes for using herbs in the kitchen. 2 1/2 hrs
Celebrate Spring! Bring a touch of the awakening woods into your home by making a moss covered basket with a twig handle. The finished basket can be decorated with raffia or ribbons. Use your moss basket to hold a pot of flowering bulbs, a fresh flower arrangement, Easter eggs or finger foods.
Be sure to bring an apron and scissors to class. This class can be messy! A materials fee of $29.00 covers all supplies. 2 1/2hrs.
Arranging Spring Flowers
Spring is in the air! Fill your home with the bright blossoms of the season. Learn how to buy and pick spring bulb flowers such as daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and alliums as well as how to cut and condition flowering trees and shrubs. Each student will make 2 arrangements—one in a glass vase and one in a container with floral foam.
Please bring floral scissors and an apron to class, as well as a box to carry your arrangements home in. A $50.00 materials fee collected in class covers all plant material, mechanics and containers. 2 1/2 hrs.
Spring Table Garden
Plant a spring garden that can be grown indoors or enjoyed outside your door on nice days. Fill an attractive container with colorful spring-flowering plants: cyclamen, tulips, primroses, daffodils, violas or pansies accented with lacy ferns, trailing ivies and green moss. Your portable spring garden will look equally charming on a table, windowsill or doorstep. When summer arrives, plant the bulbs in your garden and move the violas, ferns and ivies to a dampish, shady spot to enjoy all summer.
Please bring floral scissors and an apron to class. A $42.00 materials fee collected in class covers all materials and supplies. 2 hrs.
Herbs for the Kitchen: How to Grow and Use Them
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme and their kissing cousins cilantro, dill, fennel, savory, tarragon and mint make the simplest meals come alive with flavor and fragrance. Learn how and where to grow them, how to use them fresh from the garden and when and how to preserve them for winter cooking. Each student will receive informational sheets on herb growing and a copy of Betsy’s cookbook, Mrs. Thrift Cooks, containing recipes for simple ways to use herbs in everyday cooking. A tasting of some of Mrs. Thrift’s favorite condiments is included. Materials fee $28.00.
Spring Woodland Wreath
Welcome Spring with a wreath of twiggy vines decorated with pussy willows, mosses, birch bark,
green leaves. sprays of vibrant annual statice and misty caspia. Tuck in a faux bird’s nest with little eggs, add a bow of bright ribbon or natural raffia and enjoy your Spring wreath indoors or outdoors in a sheltered area. The finished wreath measures about 16″ across.
A $40.00 materials fee collected in class covers wreath, all plant materials and ribbons. Please bring floral scissors and an apron to class. 2 1/2 hrs.
Flowers and Fragrance in a Container
Fill a 12” pot to overflowing with miniature roses, scented geraniums, fragrant rosemaries, trailing vines, sweet pansies and other long blooming flowering plants. Perfect for that sunny spot on a patio, doorstep or fire escape, a container garden brightens your home all summer long. Not much sun? Let the instructor know and she will bring a selection of plants suitable for light shade.
Please bring an apron and floral scissors to class. A $42.00 fee collected in class covers all plants, materials and lists of plants suitable for containers. 2 hrs.
Designing Window Boxes
Window boxes are gardens in a box—fun, manageable and so pretty. Window boxes can be planned to coordinate with your home’s color scheme, accent a season, celebrate an occasion, provide herbs for the kitchen or do it all at once. Annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and even miniature evergreens grow well in window boxes. Window boxes can decorate windows, steps, walls, railings, fire escapes, patios and porches. Learn how to plant and tend window boxes, which plants are best suited for them and how to design for shade as well as sun. We will plant a 24” window box in class suitable for a sunny location.
Class handouts include plant lists for all exposures. A $42.00 materials fee collected in class covers all plants, window box, soil and instructional materials. Please bring an apron and floral scissors to class. 2 hrs.
Vegetables for Small Spaces: Containers, Window Boxes, and Raised Beds
Grow your own vegetables on your porch, patio or balcony all season long! Fresh, delicious and available when you are ready for them, many of our favorite veggies grow happily and productively in small spaces. Peas, beans, radishes, lettuce, kale, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, potatoes, the list is long and delicious. Learn where to order seed suitable for small spaces, which containers to use and how to plant, care for and harvest your favorites, then begin your own potted vegetable garden! Each student will receive a Veggies for Small Spaces Garden Kit: vegetable seed catalogues from New England growers, detailed handouts, 3 packets of vegetable seed easily grown in containers, a 14 inch plastic pot, a bag of soil, a tomato plant suitable for a pot and support stakes and ties for the tomato. We’ll plant the tomato in class.
A $47.00 materials fee collected in class covers all supplies. Please bring an apron and flower scissors to class. 3 hrs.
THE PORTABLE POTTED HERB GARDEN
Grow your own culinary herbs, available for sniping from May to November. Nothing enhances meals like the taste of fresh herbs! Create an herb garden that can be moved from place to place to take full advantage of available sunlight. Plant 6 classic culinary herbs in a 14″ container to grow on a sunny porch, patio or doorstep.
Please bring an apron and flower scissors to class. A $47 materials fee collected in class covers all plants, container, soil. 2 hrs
A GRASSY PLANTER
Plant a pot of ornamental grasses . The delicate waving plumes and leaves of ornamental grasses add a striking touch of sophistication to porches and patios. Grasses are easy-to-grow, three season plants that come in a wide variety of of sizes, colors and textures. Learn about annual and perennial grasses and how to grow them. We will fill a 12″ pot with three varieties of flowering grasses plus 2 or 3 colorful perennials.
A $45.00 fee collected in class covers all materials and handouts. Please bring garden scissors and an apron to class. 2 1/2 hrs
SUMMER FLOWER ARRANGING–WITH HERBS
Fill a tall glass container with fragrant, colorful herbs and garden flowers. Herbs are not just green. Most have lovely flowers as well as delicious scents and make delightful additions to fresh flower arrangements. Learn when and how to cut garden flowers for arranging, what “green “ herbs make great fillers and how, if necessary, to select cut flowers at the florist.
All supplies and materials will be provided by the instructor. Please bring flower scissors and an apron to class. A materials fee of $38.00 will be collected in class. 2 1/2 hours.
LIVING HERB WREATH
Plant a fragrant ring of basils, thymes, sages, prostrate rosemaries, parsley, mints and other culinary herbs. The wreath will decorate the center of your patio table all summer long and offer snipped flavor accents to family and friends. We will plant well grown herbs in a sturdy wire frame to create a living herb wreath. The finished wreath measures about 15” across and sits in a clear plastic tray.
A $48.00 materials fee collected in class covers all plants and mechanics. Be sure to bring an apron and floral scissors to class. 2 hrs.
A FAIRY HOUSE AND GARDEN IN A BASKET
Are there fairies at the bottom of your garden? Possibly, but even if there aren’t, it’s great fun to pretend! Build a house and little garden that just might entice the fairies to come and play. Begin by planting ferns and ivy to give the little people a bit of privacy. Then, using bark, leaves, twigs and other natural materials, create a charming little home that any fairy would be pleased to move into. Once the house is built the landscaping can begin: layout paths, design a garden or install a small pond. The construction site is a basket that is easily carried home.
The $34.00 materials fee collected in class covers plants, soil and all materials and accessories. Be sure to bring an apron and garden scissors to class. 2 hrs.
CAPTURE THE SUMMER HARVEST!
Learn to create delightful winter pleasures from summer’s abundant gardens: how to air dry, silica dry and dehydrate garden flowers for fall and winter decorating, the step-by-step tricks of preserving the green leaves of summer with glycerin and the many ways to keep and package herbs for the winter kitchen and gift-giving season. It’s fun, easy and satisfying to capture the beauty, flavors and fragrance of summer for winter use! The class will end with a taste of herbal condiments: salt, vinegar, mustard, butter and tomato jam. Each student will make a bottle of herb vinegar to take home.
A $40.00 materials fee includes all supplies, a bottle of glycerin for each attendee and detailed instruction sheets on drying herbs and flowers and preserving leaves with glycerin. 2 1/2 hrs.
FOR THE LOVE OF GARLIC AND HER BODACIOUS, UPSCALE COUSINS, THE FLOWERING ALLIUMS
Learn how to grow and use garlic, queen of the kitchen, and her many strikingly beautiful cousins, the alliums. Fall is garlic planting time for New Englanders, as well as time to plant the bulbs of decorative alliums. Critter resitant and easy to grow, perennial alliums boast lovely, long lasting flowers that add interest and color to the garden from May to September and, in some cases, can be dried for winter use. Learn how to grow and harvest garlic, which alliums to choose for your garden and how to use both of them in seasonal flower arranging. Each student will make a decorative door spray of garlic, dried allium seed heads, golden yarrow and autumn leaves and take home garlic to plant.
A $38.00 materials fee collected in class covers all materials and supplies. Please bring an apron and floral scissors to class. 2hrs.
FLOWERS FOR AUTUMN
Capture the beauty and abundance of Autumn in a colorful arrangement of fresh flowers, fruits, berries and preserved leaves for your home. We will combine wild flowers, roses, jewel colored chrysanthemums, and other fall flowers with fragrant herbs, glycerined leaves, and sprays of berries and greens to create a long-lasting , classic mass arrangement. Students will choose a container from a selection of baskets and pots provided by the instructor.
All plant material, mechanics and containers are supplied by the instructor. $45.00 materials fee collected in class covers all supplies. Please bring an apron and floral scissors to class. 2hrs.
SUNFLOWERS AND MAGIC!
Decorate your home with the beauty of fall flowers and the storied protective powers of the Herbs of Halloween! We’ll combine the vibrant hues of Autumn flowers with accents of ancient Halloween magic. Create a richly colored arrangement of glowing sunflowers, chrysanthemums, grains, glycerined leaves and a selection of Halloween’s most magical herbs and herbal flowers. You’ll learn the stories and ancient magical uses of the flowers and herbs as you work. Students will choose a container from a selection provided by the instructor.
A $45.00 materials fee collected in class covers all supplies. Please bring an apron and floral scissors to class.
GLORIOUS AUTUMN POT!
Summer is over but there are still at least 2 months of growing season left. Capture autumn with this container garden. Fill a 14″ pot with brilliant mums, richly colored kales, miniature evergreens, English Ivy and other hardy plant material. With proper care your autumn container garden will brighten your doorway or patio until Thanksgiving. Plants often make it through the winter if kept in a sheltered location, and can be planted outdoors in the spring.
A $48.00 materials fee covers all plants, pot and soil. Be sure to bring an apron and floral or garden scissors to class. 2 hrs.
TWIG WALL BASKET WITH DRIED FLOWERS
What could be lovelier for fall then a handsome twig wall basket filled with colorful dried flowers? Combine hydrangea, statice, yarrows and other dried flowers with greens and preserved leaves to create an arrangement that can customize any decor. Finished with ribbon or raffia, the basket can be used indoors or on a sheltered door or porch.
A $ 48.00 materials fee covers all plant material, basket, mechanics and ribbons. Please bring flower or garden scissors to class. 2 1/2 hrs.
HERBS FOR THE KITCHEN: PRESERVING SUMMER’S HERBS FOR WINTER USE
Now, while gardens and farm stands are brimming with fresh herbs, is the time to prepare for winter cooking and holiday gift giving. Imagine lining your cupboard shelves with jewel toned bottles of herb vinegars, golden brown herb mustards and sparkling jars of herbed jellies. Picture containers of herbed butters, bags of rosemary walnuts and jars of herb pestos filling a corner of your freezer. Not enough time? To much work? Not true!! These delicious enhancements to daily meals are quickly and easily made. Learn how to dry or freeze herbs and how to make mustards, butters, vinegars, jellies, flavored nuts and pestos with fresh herbs. Students will sample each recipe demonstrated and then make an herb vinegar, herb mustard and herb butter to take home.
A $45.00 materials fee includes the cost of food, all supplies and a copy of Betsy’s book, Mrs. Thrift Cooks, a collection herbal recipes for the time-challenged cook.
AUTUMN DRIED FLOWER BASKET
Fill a basket with dried flowers in Autumns’ fabulous colors: golds, burgundies, reds, greens, purples, lavenders, pinks, rusts and creams. Learn the art of arranging dried flowers and preserved leaves to create a full, lovely display. Choose a basket suited to your home from the selection of 9” baskets provided by the instructor then fill it with dried roses, yarrows, carnations, statices, pods, berries and glycerined leaves. With proper care, your finished arrangement will give you several years of enjoyment.
Please bring floral scissors and an apron to class. A $45.00 materials fee covers all flowers, mechanics and basket. 2 1/2 hrs.
Celebrate the richness of the autumn season! Create a wreath rich in autumn colors and textures. We’ll use preserved fall leaves, green leaves, golden yarrow, various grains, miniature corn, pods and seasonal berries to create a 16” wreath suitable for a sheltered door, porch, interior wall or table decoration. Finish the wreath with colorful fall ribbons or raffia to coordinate with your home.
A $48.00 fee covers all materials. Please bring an apron and floral scissors to class. 2 ½ hrs.
A PUMPKIN FULL OF FLOWERS
Peter Pumpkin Eater kept his wife in a pumpkin shell, but you can fill your hollowed-out pumpkin with vibrant autumn flowers, preserved leaves and seasonal grains to create a grand welcome to Halloween, America’s favorite scary holiday.
A $40.00 fee collected in class covers all materials. Please bring floral scissors and an apron to class. Pumpkin cleaning can be messy!
Heirloom Pumpkin Harvest Centerpiece
Make an autumn centerpiece that can be used for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. Hard skinned heirloom pumpkins are flatter then orange Halloween pumpkins and come in shades of green, cream, purple and peach. An uncut, long-lasting heirloom pumpkin makes an elegant base for a striking harvest arrangement of dried flowers, herbs, grains, pods, peppers, mosses, berries and preserved leaves.
Be sure to bring a pair of floral scissors and apron with you. A materials fee of $48 is payable to the instructor in class. 2 1/2 hrs.
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Winter Holidays
Decorate your Thanksgiving table with the bounty of the season! Make a beautiful, long-lasting centerpiece in the Williamsburg tradition. Use fresh fall flowers, fruits, vegetables, fragrant herbs and seasonal berries combined with preserved leaves to celebrate our National Day of Thanks. Create an arrangement that says abundance!
Choose a basket or container from a selection supplied by the instructor. A $49.00 materials covers all plant material, mechanics and container. Please bring an apron and flower scissors to class. 2 1/2 hours.
WILLIAMSBURG CANDLE RING FOR THANKSGIVING
Decorate your holiday table with a lush wreath of flowers and berries accented with seasonal fruits, vegetables, nuts and preserved leaves . Working in a base of wet floral foam attached to a plastic tray, we will combine flowers and leaves in rich autumn colors with vegetables, fruits, nuts and berries to create a striking harvest centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. The finished wreath measures about 15” across. The center of the ring can comfortably hold candles or a compote.
All materials will be provided by the instructor. Be sure to bring floral scissors and an apron. A $48.00 materials fee will be collected in class. 2 1/2 hrs.
APPLES, APPLES, APPLES
Apples, one of our most ancient and useful fruits, have played important rolls in fall and winter celebrations for many centuries. Pies, sauce and cider appear on New England tables every autumn. Apples are used for games and fortune telling at Halloween. Apple cakes, breads and pies enrich the Thanksgiving feast. The shape, flavor and fragrance of apples play important roles in many winter celebrations. Learn apple history and traditions while you make apple candles to decorate your seasonal table, a spicy apple pomander for gift giving, fragrant old-fashioned must balls and ornaments with apple-cinnamon dough and a fresh Autumn Apple Potpourri. Please bring floral scissors and an apron to class. This is a messy class so be sure to wear old clothes.
A $45.00 materials fee collected in class covers all plant material, mechanics and supplies. 3 hrs.
MOSS TOPIARY TREES FOR WINTER CELEBRATIONS
Mossy, stylized topiary trees set in terra cotta pots add a touch of winter forest to December celebrations. Made with soft, green mosses, the 14″ trees bring a natural simplicity to holiday decorating. Students will make a set of three trees in either round or cone shape. The trees can be finished with miniature pine cones and a touch of gold sparkle.
Please bring an apron and floral scissors to class. A $35.00 materials fee collected in class covers all materials. 2 1/2 hrs.
APPLES, IVY, NUTS , BERRIES AND EVERGREEN CENTERPIECE
Apples, nuts and pine are the essence of New England Christmas. Ivy, boxwood and berries add a touch of Old World winter celebration. Fill a stone or ceramic container with an arrangement of shiny red apples, brown nuts, trailing ivy, boxwood and fragrant evergreens to create a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday table. Fruit and greens arrangements are fun to make and, kept well watered, will last the holiday season.
Please bring clippers and an apron to class. A $42.00 materials fee covers all plant material, container and mechanics. 2 1/2 hrs
HOLIDAY TABLE GARDEN
Plant a fragrant, flowering winter garden for holiday decorating. Combine lemon-scented chartreuse cypress trees with small evergreens, trailing ivies, white flowering plants and soft green club moss in an attractive container. Create a lovely holiday accent for your own home or as a great holiday gift. The garden is a beautiful, natural and, with proper care, long-lasting addition to winter celebrations. The instructor will provide a selection of attractive containers for students to choose from.
Please bring floral scissors and an apron to class. A $55 materials fee paid in class covers plants, container and all materials. 2 hrs.
FRESH HOLIDAY POTPOURRI
Decorate your home with fragrance for the holidays. Make a fresh potpourri filled with the evocative scents of winter woods, rich spices and tangy citrus. We will use fresh evergreens and herbal shrubs and trees to create a fragrant base for our potpourri, then personalize it with whole spices, a selection of dried fruits and nuts, flower petals, essential oils and scented evergreen cones.
Each person will make a quart or more of potpourri to take home. A $22.00 materials fee collected in class covers all materials and supplies. Be sure to bring sharp clippers and an apron to class.
BOXWOOD AND BAUBLES FOR YOUR HOLIDAY TABLE
Add a touch of holiday sparkle to your home! Create a fresh boxwood and fragrant evergreen centerpiece for the holiday season accented with sparkling clusters of 1”glass balls and holiday ribbons. Fill an attractive container with an arrangement of fresh boxwood, berried juniper, pine, California bay and rosemary accented with berries, glittery pine cones and clusters of pretty baubles. Choose from a selection of richly colored holiday ribbons to finish your centerpiece. Greens arrangements are fun to make and, kept well watered, will last the holiday season. Use your arrangement to decorate the dining table, entry hall, living room, kitchen, porch or doorstep.
Please bring clippers and an apron to class. A $ 47.00 materials fee covers all plant material, container and mechanics.
BOXWOOD TREE WITH HERBAL ACCENTS
The stories, legends, fragrances and textures of our ancient and traditional Christmas greens come to life in this lovely 20” table tree. Made with fresh boxwood, pine, juniper, rosemary, holly, ivy and bay, the finished tree “grows” out of an attractive pot. Decorate your tree with pine cones and berries. This is a beautiful tree! It will make the perfect centerpiece for your Christmas table. You will learn the Christmas stories of each of the greens as you work.
All supplies and materials are provided by the instructor. Please bring hand clippers and an apron. A $48.00 materials fee will be collected in class. 2 1/2 hrs.
BOXWOOD, FRAGRANT GREENS AND BERRY CENTERPIECE
Create a lush, long lasting fresh centerpiece for the holiday season. Fill an attractive container of your choice with an arrangement of fresh boxwood, berried juniper, pine, California bay and rosemary accented with berries, rose hips and pine cones. Choose from a selection of richly colored holiday ribbons to finish your centerpiece. Greens arrangements are fun to make and, kept well watered, will last the holiday season. Use your arrangement to decorate the dining table, entry hall, living room, kitchen, porch or doorstep.
Please bring clippers and an apron to class. A $ 49.00 materials fee covers all plant material, container and mechanics. 2 1/2 hrs
FRESH BOXWOOD TABLE WREATH WITH THE HERBAL GREENS OF CHRISTMAS AND PILLAR CANDLE
Create a stunning, long-lasting centerpiece for your holiday table. Make a fresh 15″ boxwood table wreath richly accented with the herbal greens of Christmas: rosemary, bay, ivy, juniper and pines. Finished with cones, berries and a creamy pillar candle, the wreath gives an elegant classic feel to holiday decor. Kept watered, your ring will last the entire holiday season.
Please bring floral scissors and an apron to class. A $48.00 materials fee collected in class covers all plant material, candle and mechanics. 2 1/2 hrs.
IVY RING WITH ROSES AND BERRIES
Plant a ring of lush green ivy accented with roses and berries. Ivy’s twining strands, an ancient symbol of friendship, add an elegant and festive touch to dining tables, sideboards and holiday decorations. Using a sturdy box wire frame, we will plant well rooted ivies mixed with fresh cut roses and a variety of seasonal berries, such as privet, juniper, rose hips and eucalyptus. The finished wreath measures about 15” across and sits on a clear plastic tray. With proper care your ivy ring will last for many months. The fresh flowers can be changed as needed.
Bring floral scissors and an apron to class. A $49.00 materials fee collected in class covers all plants, flowers, berries and mechanics. 2 1/2 hrs.
CANDLES FOR A WINTER NIGHT
Nothing warms dark autumn and winter nights like candlelight. Candles create an inviting, cozy glow in any setting. Learn how to turn common fruits and vegetables into charming candle holders and decorative centerpieces. We’ll turn lemons, oranges or squashes into votive holders and apples into candlesticks. Transform glass votive cups with leaves and pods and then make a small centerpiece of greens and berries accented with a fruit votive. Each person will make a pair of fruit or vegetable candles, decorate two votive holders and create one centerpiece.
A $ 42.00 materials fee covers all materials, supplies and candles. Please bring floral scissors, a paring knife and an apron to class. This can be a messy class! 2 1/2 hrs.