Petals & Pie: Farmer Florist Bouquet Arranging Workshop


Farmer-Florist Bouquet Arranging Workshop

Bring your appetite for pie and a willingness to have fun among flowers to

Wing & A Prayer Farm

983 Myers Road

Shaftsbury, VT

Friday, June 19th from 7 – 9:00 p.m.

Registration is by email or phone,, 802-233-6031

Workshop Fee $35  includes instruction, materials, pie & ice cream.

Whether you prefer blooms from the florist, pick-your-own cutting gardens, flowers from the farmers’ markets or foraging roadsides and forests, you can enhance your skills to cut, arrange and enjoy naturalistic mixed bouquets in your home or business. Learn with professional florists and growers at our upcoming “Petals & Pies” Workshop at Wing & A Prayer Farm in Shaftsbury, VT.

Bring your own approximately 6″ vessel, a favorite pitcher, a teapot or vase to transform into a bouquet.  Worktables, tools & materials will be provided. Lynn Frost & Karen Trubitt will explain techniques enabling you to create your own design to take home.

In addition, enjoy a slice of Wing & A Prayer Farm’s homemade pies with a dollop of Shaftsbury’s The Chocolate Barn’s delicious ice cream in an outdoor farm setting.

Indoor accommodations provided in the case of inclement weather.

Lynn Frost, florist and owner of The Tuscan Sunflower in Bennington, Vermont, will present techniques and tips on how to work with materials, designing and arranging branches and blooms in a natural, “uncut”-style. She will show you how your own cuttings can mix with purchased blooms, adding textured materials, combining complimentary colors and working with the vessels you have on hand.

Joining Lynn, Karen Trubitt, of True Love Farms in Shaftsbury, Vermont, will share on growing for the Farmer-Florist bouquet, working with the seasons and climate in New England and seasonal selections for planning purposes. True Love Farm grows an extensive cutting garden and can advise on what will work best for your bouquets as well as how to cut blooms so that they will last longer.

About Lynn Frost, The Tuscan Sunflower:

Lynn has a degree in Floriculture and has been a floral designer for over 36 years. She opened The Tuscan Sunflower in 2007 and enjoys all of the challenges that accompany the added responsibilities. Her mission is to stay current with new trends in floral design and she prides herself on making creative and distinctive arrangements. As a local business, they are conscious of the economic climate and the impact they have on our environment. To provide greater value for their customers, they offer direct purchase on their website and allow 24-hour shopping, updating point of sales to the newest technology. Lynne’s specialties are the freshest flowers from fields of flowers both locally and around the world, customized for every special event in your life.

About Karen Trubitt, True Love Farm:

Karen is co-owner & chief flower grower at True Love Farm where she expresses and shares her passion for quality food, environmental education and floral goodness. The Trubitt’s 30-acre parcel includes roughly 4 acres in rotation of vegetables, melons, flowers & cover crops, 160 blueberries, 75 laying hens on pasture, an occasional flock of meat birds, and ginger. The farm grows in alliance with the organic standard but has not chosen to pursue organic certification.

During the warmer months of our Vermont calendar, you can purchase their blooms at the local farmers’ markets as well as at local florists. Year-round, True Love Farm produce, chicken & eggs is available at area farmers’ markets, during the warmer months you can purchase their blooms as well.

Tapestry of True Love summer blooms:

True Love Farms' summer blooms in Shaftsbury, VT

True Love Farms’ summer blooms in Shaftsbury, VT

Lynn Frost arranging bouquets at The Tuscan Sunflower in Bennington, Vermont

Lynn Frost arranging bouquets at The Tuscan Sunflower in Bennington, Vermont

Dahlias, Celosia & Snapdragons grown at True Love Farms in The Tuscan Sunflowers' bouquets

Dahlias, Celosia & Snapdragons grown at True Love Farms in The Tuscan Sunflowers’ bouquets

Cherry pies and more for the guests

Wing & A Prayer Farm pies with The Chocolate Barn’s ice cream for workshop dessert

2 responses to “Petals & Pie: Farmer Florist Bouquet Arranging Workshop

    • Thanks, Nancy! I thought of you, too, when we were putting this together! It is a natural thing for you to be involved in!!!!! 🙂

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