Tips & Tricks from a Flower Farmer -- Green Thumb Education Series
Name: Tips & Tricks from a Flower Farmer -- Green Thumb Education Series
Date: July 13, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT
There’s nothing quite like beautiful blooms in full blossom in your garden and fresh-cut flowers inside your home. Bring out the best in your flowering favorites all summer and beyond! Join Jefferson County Master Gardener Candice Gohn for the Green Thumb Education Series presentation “Tips & Tricks from a Flower Farmer” and find out how you can make the most of colorful, long-lived flowers both inside and outside your home. Candice has been a professional flower farmer and floral designer for four years, a Master Gardener for 13 years and an avid gardener for over 50 years. She and her partner Peter Gariss own Gariss Gardens, a Port Townsend flower farm that grows an acre of flowers and perennials, boasting nearly 350 different varieties. “At the gardens I am the floral designer and number one farm hand. I help select which varieties we grow, seed, transplant, harvest, weed and do the floral arranging,” she said. Candice will share flower fundamentals on how to maximize the blooming season in your own yard, how to increase your flower yields and how to harvest what you’ve grown for vase longevity. Candice was born in Washington and was raised in a gardening family on the east side of Seattle. After earning a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Washington, she moved to Chimacum to build a log house, carve a garden out of the forest and to raise a family. She remains there 50 years later. “Growing plants has always been a magnet for me and I've tended gardens for food and beauty since way back,” she said. “I've had two happy careers…but this third and final one, that of a flower farmer, brings a joy that money can't buy.” The Green Thumb Education Series presentation “Tips & Tricks from a Flower Farmer” will be held in person on Thursday, July 13th from noon – 1:00 p.m. at the Port Angeles Library’s Carver Room, 2210 S. Peabody St. in Port Angeles. Or you may join via Zoom from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/93629898830?pwd=UnRkYjdwSGNmTnA4Y2hxVFBuRHVkZz09 Meeting ID: 936 2989 8830 Passcode: 676224 Or join by phone: 253-215-8782 The Green Thumb Education Series, sponsored by the Washington State University Clallam County Master Gardeners, is held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month through October. In November, December, and January, one lecture is offered. Scheduled presentations are subject to change. Visit the WSU Extension Clallam County website calendar for the latest information on upcoming presentations. For questions, call 360-565-2679.