Learn how to dry roses using silica gel in the video below with David Clark, a nationally recognized horticulture instructor, gardening expert and event judge.
You can learn more in a series of three hands-on workshops to be led by Clark as part of the 125th anniversary celebration of Blessed Sacrament Church in Buffalo.
The sessions will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, March 6 and March 20 in the gymnasium of the Catholic Academy of West Buffalo, 1069 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo. Free parking is available in the school parking lot.
Tickets are being sold as a package for all three sessions, and the cost is $60 for non-parishioners or $40 for parishioners for the package.
Advanced registration is required. For more information or for tickets, contact Michael Pitek at 716-816-0144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The topics will be:
- February 27: Preserving Flowers & Foliage and Making Potpourri. You will learn how to preserve flowers and make potpourri. You will leave with potpourri made in the workshop.
- March 6: Hand-tying Flowers. You will learn the technique of a hand-tied floral bouquet to be displayed in a glass vase.
- March 20, Garden Magic: Spring Blossoms to Summer Blooms. Get tips on garden ecology – managing the systems in a home landscape.
With a degree in floriculture from the State University of New York at College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, Clark has been a floral designer, event director and wholesale florist. He has more than 30 years experience in the ornamental horticulture industry.
He has taught the wildly popular Horticulture Certification Series at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens and was a visiting instructor at the prestigious Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh.
In the video below, Clark gives you an introduction to drying roses using silica gel.