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Growing a Bouquet Garden

Start planning now to have a garden filled with flowers all summer long. Learn about the easiest flowers to grow in central OKC, from old friends like zinnias, sunflowers, marigolds and snapdragons to lesser-known beauties such as asiatic lilies, Lisianthus and Ammi. We'll show you how to plan and prepare your garden bed, and discuss seeds vs. transplants, annuals vs. perennials, and the benefits of trellising and succession planting. Elia will cover harvesting techniques and post-harvest care for longest vase life. Participants will have a chance to start some flower seedlings of their own with seeds and supplies provided.

$30 for non-members, $15 for members.

Elia Woods is co-founder and farm manager of CommonWealth Urban Farms. Her first attempt at gardening when she was twenty years old was a complete failure, and she’s been happily making mistakes and learning ever since. Elia has been growing and selling cut flowers for the last five years, and loves marinating in the beauty of it all.