April & May Workshops

 

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We are offering three workshops in April and May. A floral crown workshop April 12th with Blomma Designs, Redefining Flowers April 16th, and a retreat May 7th in Sutton, Fresh & Foraged. Sign up early as space is limited. There is a Mother Daughter discount for the retreat on May 7th! Stay tuned for workshops in late July and August.

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Spring Blooms

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Spring is Here! The snow is melting fast and the light has passed the twelve hour tipping point. I left the house with out a coat the other day and pussy willows seem to be everywhere I look. Last night’s floral crown workshop with Blomma Designs felt like such a perfect way to welcome Spring. An evening of fun creative women and a table full of blooms and greens. There are still a couple spots left in next weeks workshop. Lots of pretty blooms in the shop this week…Forsythia, ranunculus, stock, tulips all perfect for an Easter brunch or dinner table. I will be heading to my friend Paul and Deb’s fantastic Easter party full of easter egg hunts, adults in giant bunny costumes, bonfires, and a house full of amazing food pot luck style…A tradition I am really starting to look forward to every year! If you need to pick up some blooms for your weekend celebrations the shop will be open Saturday from 10-4 and 12-6 today and Friday. Happy Spring!

 

Shop closed this Saturday open again Tuesday

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Glory View Farm this last fall with La Boum Events 

The shop will be closed on Saturday February 20th due to Road closures on 4th Avenue. Open again on Tuesday regular business hours, Tuesday- Friday 12-6 and Saturday 10-4.

Floral Crown Workshops

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Photo by Shalem Mathew Crown by Bloomsbury Blooms

 

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Join us as we team up with Blomma Designs to learn the art of flower crown making in our Celebrate Spring workshop series. We are inspired by the thought of lighter days, Spring Blossoms and it’s no secret that floral crowns are definitely “in” right now. Whether you’re planning your wedding or you just want to feel like a queen for a day, this workshop is sure to delight! We will cover the basic techniques of crown making and show you a variety of ways to make a gorgeous flower crown.

Details:
Cost – $75 per participant

Date – Wednesday March 23rd OR Tuesday March 29th

Time – 6pm – 8pm

Location – Bloomsbury Blooms 706 W. 4th Ave.

Treats – Small bite sized snacks and warm tea will be provided.

The Goods:
All materials for constructing your flower crown will be provided. We will discuss different techniques and learn about a variety of styles and how to construct a beautiful crown made of flowers and foliage. Tips on foraging and using locally sourced ingredients as well as how to select flowers, keep your crown fresh and beautiful will also be covered. A small workbook with foraging tips and ideas to brighten your home for Spring will be given to each participant.

Reserve Your Space Today:
Because of the small size and intimate nature of this class we are only offering 10 total spots. To secure your space please click on the link HERE to select your class date and pay for admission. Reservations must be paid in full at the time of registration. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

Annual Seed Planning

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Crop Planning 
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Sweet Peas 
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Calendula an easy start indoors flower
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Varieties to direct seed in the ground
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A sleeping greenhouse

Baskets of seeds, garden maps, seed catalogs, and planting calendars covered my table today. Planning for Summer planting and ordering seeds are two of my favorite Winter activities! People often ask me what are easy annual flowers to grow in Alaska for cutting. If you have the space and want to get a head start I recommend starting sweet peas, calendula, and zinnias indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. All three of these are easy to grow and transplant well after the last frost. Sweet peas are best to start in larger containers with a little compost mixed in with your seed starter mix and calendula and zinnias are best started in a seed starter mix such as coconut fiber in small cell pack size containers.  If you don’t have space to start seeds indoors you can always go for the flowers that can be direct seeded into the ground. My four favorites to direct seed in Alaska are Borage, Chinese forget me knots, Bachelor buttons, and Nasturtiums. If you decide to plant ten plants or 500 it is a good idea to start a notebook and record all of the details. I promise you will thank yourself the next year when you are trying to remember dates and varieties. When it comes to sourcing seeds I usually purchase Johnny’s Seeds, Renee’s Garden Seeds, Seeds of Change Seeds, and Swallowtail Garden Seeds. Renee’s are the beautiful seed packages in my photos!