A Cut Flower Education (Seminar)

  • Saturday, June 17, 2006 – 8:30 am4:00 pm

Enjoy a day devoted to cut flowers. Learn everything you need to know – growing and selecting cut flowers, their postharvest care, creating arrangements with cut flowers, and even how to enter flower shows.


8:30 AM-9:15 AM – Registration
9:15 AM-10:15 AM – "Growing Your Own Cut Flowers" presented by John Dole, Ph.D.
10:15 AM-10:30 AM – Break
10:30 AM-11:30 AM – "Your Cut Flowers Can Last Longer!" presented by Frankie Fanelli
11:30 AM-12:00 PM – "Taking the Mystery Out of Flower Shows" presented by Anne Clapp
12:00 PM-1:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM-1:30 PM – Demonstration #1
1:30 PM-2:00 PM – Demonstration #2
2:00 PM-2:30 PM – Demonstration #3
2:30 PM-3:00 PM – Demonstration #4


"Growing Your Own Cut Flowers" – John Dole, Ph.D.
Nothing brightens a home like fresh flowers – especially if you grew them yourself. We will discuss which flowers work well in the garden and make great cut flowers in the home.

"Your Cut Flowers Can Last Longer!" – Frankie Fanelli
Learn the tricks of the professionals! Frankie will share tips on handling cut flowers so you can enjoying them longer. This will include harvest time, hydration, and preservative solutions plus much more.

"Taking the Mystery Out of Flower Shows" – Anne Clapp
Learn how to read the schedule for a flower show so you know how, when, where, and what to enter. The system works for a show as large as the State Fair or as small as the one that accompanies this seminar.


Building upon the talks earlier in the day, the seminar will conclude with several flower arranging demonstrations presented by Jane Barbot, Vandi Bradow, and Anne Clapp in addition to postharvest demonstrations by Frankie Fanelli .

This "A Cut Flower Education" seminar is being held in conjunction with a small standard flower show sponsored by the Raleigh Garden Club.

Registration Form

A downloadable registration form is available.

$40.00 for members, $50.00 for nonmembers. Lunch is included.
Please call Chris Glenn at (919) 513-7005 to register or use the downloadable registration form available via the above URL.
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center at the JC Raulston Arboretum.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please call (919) 515-7005 for more information about this event.