Sunday, January 19, 2014

Coriander Girl and My Luscious Backyard introduce just a few of our upcoming floral workshops!

Flower Fledglings ~ 101
Our flower fundamentals is for everyone from the 'greenie' to the experienced, because we believe you can never stop learning and every teacher and class provides a different teaching style and floral subject that can only benefit your learning. In this class we will teach you proper flower care, floral arranging techniques to help channel your inner Constance Spry with an emphasis on the importance of buying local Ontario grown flowers whenever possible. You will leave this workshop with a beautiful arrangement, awesome new skills and an even greater passion for the incredible art of floral design.

Dates (choose one of the following) 
Cost $165 per person
Instructors : Alison Westlake and Sarah Nixon
We will provide snips to take away, a lovely vase and delightful snacks
To register please email, please include your phone number:)

Praise the Peony
May is peony month! If you are a peony lover this class is for you and if you aren't, we 
promise to convert you. 
In this class you will learn all about peonies and their glorious 
varieties, make an arrangement with these magical blooms and fully appreciate what all the darn fuss is about.   

Dates (choose one of the following)
Cost $185 per person
Instructors : Sarah Nixon and Alison Westlake
Mother's day promotion - you and your mum pay $300. 
We will provide containers, snips and snacks 
Email for inquiries and please provide us your phone number!

From The Ground Up 

A three part series where the garden is the classroom. You will begin this series in the April garden, learning how to grow your very own organic cutting garden from seed, which plants produce the longest lasting cut flowers, the magic of soil preparation, how to care for your plants throughout the summer months and how to avoid unwanted pests and disease. 

Your second class will continue in the garden with August bloom care, more tips and tricks for growing healthy plants and will end with a gorgeous arrangement created from natures 

In your final October class all hail the Dahlia. Celebrate the harvest with a floral arranging class working with the prettiest Dahlia varieties you have ever seen. 
*sign up for one or all three. 
Dates to be announced 
Cost for each class separately $275 
Cost for the series $750 = saving $75

Long before they became florists Sarah and Alison began their love affair with flowers as gardeners. It was that love that brought them to their respective businesses. My Luscious Backyard is the brainchild of Sarah Nixon. Her specialty is growing gardens for people all over Parkdale and harvesting the flowers for her florist business. Coriander Girl is Alison Westlake's flower/antique shop in the heart of Parkdale where she found a niche market for garden inspired arrangements. These two became fast friends early in their businesses, about 5 years ago, and always planned to collaborate when the time was right. They've both been so fortunate with numerous magazine articles highlighting their work and recently Coriander Girl was offered a guest spot on the Marilyn Dennis show as their floral expert. After many customer requests, Sarah and Alison feel they've finally reached a point in their careers where they have something to teach and they're so over the moon 
excited to start this journey with you.