Fernrock Farm

Throughout the growing season, we will offer classes here at the Farm focused on plants and flowers. Due to the current virus situation, we aren't certain when classes can begin. Please check back on the website for the schedule; plus, sign up for our email list to be notified about classes.

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Classes will also be listed on the Fernrock Farm Facebook page with registration available through a link to Eventbrite. Below is a sample of classes we plan to offer.

How to Grow Dahlias

Fernrock Farm cultivates approximately 1000 dahlias and our dahlias regularly win blue ribbons at the NC State Fair. You, too, can grow beautiful dahlias as part of a cutting garden, as an addition to your existing garden, or to brighten a sunny portion of your yard.

At this class, you will receive resources and information on:

- Best growing conditions for dahlias
- Dahlia classifications and suppliers for tubers
- How to propagate dahlias
- Fertilizing and supporting plants
- Cutting dahlias and using in bouquets

Each participant will receive 5 dahlia tubers to take home for planting.

Establishing a Pollinator Garden

Learn the benefits of a pollinator garden. Find out which annuals and perennials are native pollinator plants. Look for pollinators in the garden.

Receive two perennials such as butterfly flower, echinacea, or salvia and two 6 packs of annuals (zinnias, marigolds, celosia, cosmos) to begin a pollinator garden.

Making a Floral Crown

This class is for a parent and child to attend together—the $50 registration fee covers both. Participants will use dried floral materials to create a floral crown. Our photographer will take pictures of you wearing the crowns in 2 farm settings and we will print those instantly so that you can take the photos home.

Flower Arranging

We'll start with a brief tour of the Cut Your Own Flowers garden to learn about the varieties of blooms and foliage. Participants will spend time in the garden to select and cut stems to fill a pitcher of flowers. Participants will receive tips and techniques for how to arrange flowers along with post harvest suggestions for keeping flowers fresh. Bring a medium size vase and create an arrangement to take home.