Rochester Garden & Flower Club Flower Arranging Workshop
July 29, 2021
RG&FC is conducting
a free Fair Flower Show Workshop at the Olmsted County Fair on Thursday evening, July 29 from 6-8 in the Horticulture Bldg.
(where the annual plant sale is held). Participants will make an arrangement in a container of oasis, the arrangements are
then judged on Friday morning, and displayed until pick-up on Sunday afternoon.
We desperately need donations of conditioned flowers or foliage. These items can
be dropped off that afternoon/evening by 5:30 PM at the Horticulture Building, or contact Jean Meyer or Judy Goldsmith to
make arrangements for pick up.
To condition flower or foliage, cut stems at a 45-degree angle, remove any foliage
that will sit beneath the water, and soak in tepid water for at least 2 hours in a cool spot. You can optionally add a 1/4
tsp. of bleach and a tsp. of sugar to each quart of water, but this or any other floral preservative is certainly not necessary.
For those interested, here is an excellent link:
You may bring your buckets/containers to the Horticulture Bldg. any time before 5:30 on Thursday and place under
a table in the SW corner. Label them RG&FC, put your name on it if you need the container back. If you tell the parking
attendant you are there to drop off items, my experience has been that they will let you through. If you can't drop items
off, please contact a committee member to pick them up on Wednesday or Thursday (if conditioned).
You are welcome
and encouraged to come and made your own arrangement. We hope to see you at the fair!