Celebrating the Change of Seasons: Fall Workshops at McArdle's

Announcing workshops for the coming season:

Hello, friends! You heard it here first! We'll be having workshops through the fall and winter that cover everything from container gardening, to floral design, and beyond! Below, you'll see the full list of workshops for the next few months, so start getting excited!  Registration links for all of these workshops are below.  Navigate to more details and registration by clicking on the workshop name!  Of course, you can always call the shop at 203-661-5600 with any questions about our workshops and demos, and we'll be happy to give you more details. Workshops are a great way to spend a creative hour or two with friends or loved ones, and walk away with a project to enhance your space at home! They also make a great gift! Sign a friend up, and surprise him or her with some educational fun. We can't wait for you to join us!

Wednesday, 9/13/17: Early Fall Outdoor Planter
Instructor: Stephen Grant
Time: 10:00-noon
Cost: $125.00
Join Stephen, our outdoor design expert, as he shows you how to create the perfect early fall container garden. Participants will use colorful annuals & late summer perennials to create a beautiful planter. Workshop will be held outdoors, weather permitting.  $125 registration fee covers instruction and all supplies.

Friday, 9/15/17: Fall Centerpiece
Instructor: Michael Derouin AAF, AIFD, PFCI, CAFA
Time: 10:00-noon
Cost: $100.00
Join Michael, Director of Floral Design at McArdle's, as he demonstrates different ways to combine flowers with other elements such as fruits, berries, and branches. He'll share several concepts then help you create your own fall centerpiece- perfect for your Rosh Hashanah celebrations, too! $100 registration fee includes instruction and all materials.

Saturday 9/16/17: Silk Scarf Dyeing with Monique Michaels
Instructor: Monique Michaels
Time: 2:00-4:00
Cost: $95.00
Join Monique Michaels, a textile artist specializing in natural, botanical dyes, and learn the basics of bundle dyeing then create a bundle dyed silk scarf! You'll work with natural dyes including local materials & McArdle's past bloom flowers. $95 registration fee includes silk scarf + all supplies. This workshop can be messy, so dress accordingly!

Saturday, 9/23/17: Farm to Vase Workshop + Cut Flower Care
Instructor: Michael Derouin AAF, AIFD, PFCI, CAFA and Katie Barnaby
Time: 10:00-11:30
Cost: $50.00
Join Michael, Director of Floral Design at McArdles, and Katie, our flower processor extraordinaire, to learn the traditional technique of European-style hand-tied flowers. Create your own bouquet using locally sourced flowers & foliage! $50 registration fee covers bouquet supplies. Bring your own vase or purchase something new from our great selection. Participants will also learn the basics of cut flower care & handling to keep flowers fresh for longer!

Wednesday, 10/4/17: Fall Outdoor Planter
Instructor: Stephen Grant
Time: 10:00-noon
Cost: $125.00
Celebrate Fall with Stephen, our outdoor design expert, by creating a beautiful, fall container garden. He'll demonstrate how to work with the best fall plants accented with gourds, kale, and other autumnal accents to design a beautiful outdoor planter. Workshop will be held outdoors, weather permitting.  The $125 registration fee covers instructions and all supplies. A great morning out with friends!

Friday, 10/13/17: Fall Wreath
Instructor: Michael Derouin AAF, AIFD, PFCI, CAFA
Time: 10:00-11:30
Cost: $150.00
Get creative with Michael, our Director of Floral Design, and create a beautiful, autumnal wreath. Adorn your door with a wreath created using natural elements, both dried and fresh, plus branches, moss, pods, berries, succulents, and MUCH MORE! Registration fee covers everything you'll need to create your wreath.

Saturday, 10/14/17: Orchid Repotting Hands-On Demo
Instructor: Melissa Matturo
Time: 10:00-11:00
Cost: $10.00
Calling all orchid enthusiasts! Bring an orchid or two from home + your favorite pot and join orchid expert, Melissa, as she shares repotting techniques and different ways to love and care for these beautiful blooms! This hands-on demo is just $10 to cover the cost of any potting media. Just BYO orchid + pot! Don't have a pot? Browse our store and select one for purchase prior to the demo.

Saturday, 10/21/17: Pumpkin Painting for Kids!
Time: 2:00-3:00
Cost: $25.00
Pick a pumpkin from our pumpkin patch and paint a face, picture, or design of your own! Team members will be on hand to offer ideas, suggestions, and a helping hand! $25 registration fee covers one pumpkin per child and painting supplies. Parents, please plan to work with your child. Perfect for ages 3+.

Saturday, 10/28/17: Mom & Me BOO-quet!
Instructor: Michael Derouin AAF, AIFD, PFCI, CAFA
Time: 10:00-11:00
Cost: $50.00
Bring your little ghosts & goblins and create a spooky BOO-quet! We'll provide seasonal favorites such as gourds, berries, flowers, & spider webs. Display at a Halloween party! Our team will be on hand to share ideas & assist. Parents, please plan to work with your child. The $50 registration fee includes one BOO-quet per child. Perfect for ages 6+.

Friday, 11/17/17: Holiday Outdoor Planter
Instructor: Stephen Grant
Time: 10:00-noon
Cost: $125.00
Refresh your planter for the holidays! Work with our outdoor design expert, Stephen, to create a magical holiday container garden. He'll demonstrate how to use fresh greens, berries, and more, to compose this seasonal planter. Workshop held outdoors, weather permitting. Dress accordingly! $125 registration fee covers all supplies.

Saturday, 11/18/17: Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Instructor: Michael Derouin AAF, AIFD, PFCI, CAFA
Time: 10:00-noon
Cost: $100.00
Gather your friends and join Michael, Director of Floral Design at McArdle's, as he demonstrates ways to combine flowers with other elements such as fruits, berries, and branches! He'll share fresh concepts and examples, then assist you in creating the perfect centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. $100 registration fee includes all materials.

Wednesday, 11/29/17: Girl’s Night Out! Winter Wreath Workshop
Instructor: Michael Derouin AAF, AIFD, PFCI, CAFA
Time: 6:00-8:30PM
Cost: $125.00
Back by popular demand! Gather friends for an evening with Michael, Director of Floral Design, as he shares tips & provides a wide variety of decorations to help you design a custom evergreen wreath that complements your home’s décor! Sip and shop from 6-6:30, class begins at 6:30. $125 registration fee covers refreshments and all wreath supplies.

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