Workshop and Tour - From Field to Bouquet

Sep 14, 2018


This workshop begins with a tour of Red Daisy Farm in Brighton, Colorado, led by farmer-florist Meg McGuire. See the fields and high tunnels at her historical property where a wide array of annuals, perennials, dahlias, roses and other popular cut flowers thrive. McGuire discusses how she selects best varieties for growing in the Denver area, as well as colors and cultivars that are popular with her floral customers.

A relaxing picnic with box lunches and beverages follow the tour. The vintage home and garden shop in the barn is open during the lunch break,

After lunch, the group enjoys a hands-on floral design workshop with Debra Prinzing and Meg McGuire that uses Colorado-grown flowers from Red Daisy Farm and other local flower farms, with an American-made glass vase to take home. Discuss designing with seasonal flowers (including from your garden) using environmentally-friendly techniques, as well as how to care for your arrangement and extend its vase life. Leave inspired to continue the practice of cutting and arranging flowers as a gardener's regular practice.

Instructor: Meg McGuire and her husband, Terry Bauman, had their eyes on a charming early 20th century farmhouse in Brighton, just outside Denver. By the time they finally became the owners, it seemed as if the Red Daisy Farmhouse possessed them—but in a very good way. Red Daisy Farm is a flower farm supplying local DIY brides and floral designers. There is a huge barn filled with vintage and antique treasures—ideal for shabby chic, cottage decor, and people in search of architectural salvage! Meg and her sister Erin host barn sales and are also open by appointment. How perfect that you might find an elderly ceramic pitcher in the barn and then be able to take home bunches of dahlias, roses, lisianthus, zinnias, sunflowers or cosmos.

$95, $92 member, includes $50 for arrangement, vase as well as lunch at the farm