Relles Florist offers DIY workshop just in time for Halloween
In a Relles Florist workshop, pumpkins and succulent plants become fun arrangements.
Here’s a holiday craft that will keep you smiling long past Halloween: Turn a pumpkin into a succulent garden. Or use a pumpkin as a bowl for a vibrant flower arrangement – a perfect centerpiece for fall gatherings.
The experts at Relles Florist will show you how. At 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, Relles Florist will host a DIY workshop on pumpkin-based floral crafts.
“Participants will be learning how to make an arrangement in a real pumpkin!” say the hosts. “Participants have the choice between designing a succulent garden or a floral arrangement in their pumpkins.”
All materials (including the pumpkin and flowers or plants) are included. Fee is $50. Children may attend but are limited to one child per adult.
Space is limited, so sign up today. Relles Florist is located at 2400 J St. in Midtown Sacramento.
To register, call 916-441-1478. For any
questions, please contact Colby Relles at email@example.com.
-- Debbie Arrington
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Because of the comfortable weather, it’s not too late to set out tomato and pepper seedlings as well as squash and melon plants. They’ll appreciate this not-too-hot weather. Just remember to water.
* From seed, plant corn, pumpkins, radishes, melons, squash and sunflowers.
* Plant basil to go with your tomatoes.
* Transplant summer annuals such as petunias, marigolds and zinnias.
* It’s also a good time to transplant perennial flowers including astilbe, columbine, coneflowers, coreopsis, dahlias, rudbeckia, salvia and verbena.
* Let the grass grow longer. Set the mower blades high to reduce stress on your lawn during summer heat. To cut down on evaporation, water your lawn deeply during the wee hours of the morning, between 2 and 8 a.m.
* Tie up vines and stake tall plants such as gladiolus and lilies. That gives their heavy flowers some support.
* Dig and divide crowded bulbs after the tops have died down.
* Feed summer flowers with a slow-release fertilizer.
* Mulch, mulch, mulch! This “blanket” keeps moisture in the soil longer and helps your plants cope during hot weather.
* Thin grapes on the vine for bigger, better clusters later this summer.
* Cut back fruit-bearing canes on berries.
* Feed camellias, azaleas and other acid-loving plants.
* Trim off dead flowers from rose bushes to keep them blooming through the summer. Roses also benefit from deep watering and feeding now. A top dressing of aged compost will keep them happy. It feeds as well as keeps roots moist.
* Pinch back chrysanthemums for bushier plants with many more flowers in September.
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