@ Padaro Floral
3680 Via Real
Showcasing: Hydroponic Roses. The tour will show the greenhouse production of the hydroponic roses. Padaro Floral a full service florist.
Refreshments?: Yes, boxed lunches available from California Women for Agriculture and Carpinteria High School Future Farmers of America.
Flowers forSale?: Yes, visitors will be able to purchase roses and other flowers daily from Padaro Floral.
Debra Prinzing Book Signing & Flower Arranging Demonstration
On the day of the tour, Myriad Flowers (@ Padaro Floral, 3680 Via Real, Carpinteria) will be hosting a book signing by Debra Prinzing. Books and flowers will be available for sale. Debra will also be demonstrating how to arrange flowers at 12pm and 2:30pm.
Debra Prinzing is a Seattle and Los Angeles-based Outdoor Living Expert. As a writer and lecturer, she specializes in interiors, architecture and landscapes.
Author of six books, including THE 50 MILE BOUQUET: Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers (2012) and STYLISH SHEDS AND ELEGANT HIDEAWAYS (2008), Debra’s articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune, Country Gardens, Garden Design, Metropolitan Home, Sunset, Better Homes & Gardens, Pacific Horticulture, Seattle Homes & Lifestyles, Cottage Living, Fine Gardening and Romantic Homes magazines, among others.
Debra’s Newest Book!
The slow food movement (with its hundreds of thousands of members and supporters) has changed our relationship with the foods in our lives. Now the slow flower movement is changing the way we think about cut flowers: Yes, we’d all prefer fresh, fragrant flowers in our bouquets, not the chemical-laden lifeless blooms flown in from afar – but what to do in those seasons when not much is growing locally? Acclaimed garden writer Debra Prinzing challenged herself to create a beautiful, locally-grown bouquet for each of 52 weeks of one year (going beyond flowers to include ornamental twigs, foliage, greenhouse plants, dried pods, and more), to demonstrate that all four seasons have their own botanical character to be celebrated. She provides extensive design tips, bouquet “recipes” and region-by-region floral ingredient lists that can be found in all climate zones through the year. Slow Flowers is written from a DIY floral designer’s point of view, to inspire anyone to go green and make a beautiful bouquet with what’s at hand, no matter the season.