Rochester Garden & Flower Club Flower Arranging Workshop
July 28-29, 2022

The club will once again be offering a flower arranging workshop during the Olmsted County Fair from 5-7 PM in the Horticulture Building on Thursday evening, July 28. The deadline for preregistration is July 20th.  Entries are accepted during the workshop on Thursday, July 28th from 5:00 -7:00 PM. Entries are also accepted on Friday, July 29 from 8:30-8:45 AM, Judging begins at 9 AM.

This year there will be 5 lots under the theme: Favorite Children’s Books

1.  Come along Daisy by Jane Simmons (A duckling loses sight of her mother)
Use water as part of the design

2.  Cinders by Jan Brett (A Cinderella Story set in a snowy Russian winter)
Vertical arrangement featuring white flowers

3.  Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss  (Someone does not like green eggs and ham - until they try them)
Arrangement using Hosta leaves

4.  The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper  (A little engine pulls a big train over the mountain)
A triangle line arrangement

 5.  Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein  (Quirky poems of life moments for the young and young-at-heart)
      Horizontal arrangement 

For further information, please contact committee Co-chairs: Jean Meyer – (507) 356-4830 or  Judy Goldsmith – (507) 932-6952

Flower Donations 

The committee would greatly appreciate any donations of properly conditioned floral and greens. These items can be dropped off that afternoon/evening by 4:30 at the Horticulture Building, or contact Jean Meyer or Judy Goldsmith to make arrangements for pick up.

Volunteers and participants are always welcome to attend. Please contact Jean or Judy, if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!

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: