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Perennials for Cut Flowers
April 6, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
This presentation highlights the ever-popular topic of growing, gardening, and designing with cut flowers. Because perennials are not endless bloomers, they often get overlooked as cut flower options. However, for sustained color all season long, there are plenty to choose from when planning a residential perennial border or farm field. John Bliss, co-owner of Broadturn Farm, and floral designer and grower Celeste Parke will discuss those hardy perennials, both herbaceous and woody, that offer fantastic, sustainable options for cut flowers, discussing details from cultivation to vase. For growers, gardeners, and landscape designers, this topic is gold.
In partnership with the Maine Landscape and Nursery Association, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens presents the Green Spotlight Series, featuring local and national green industry researchers, instructors, and field professionals discussing topics valuable to peer professionals. The variety of topics on offer are geared towards a diverse range of landscape-related professionals, from nursery and flower farmers to arborists, landscapers, gardeners, and landscape designers/architects. MELNA members are eligible for the CMBG member price and will earn recertification credits; several sessions will count toward the State of Maine’s pesticide license recertification. Please inquire regarding credit approval for all other network agencies.