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Putting your Garden to Bed

  • The Lyons Farmette 4121 Ute Highway Lyons, CO, 80540 United States (map)

Fall is the perfect time to improve your garden’s soil and get it ready for planting in spring. It’s also the time when we can evaluate our current season and make improvements for the future. It’s one of my favorite parts of the year.


Helen Skiba is the owner, farmer, and florist at Farmette Flowers, where she grows and designs for over 60 weddings per year. She has been flower farming and designing for 3 years at the Farmette, and is mostly self-taught. Helen is fortunate to have attended 2 workshops at Floret, one of the nation’s leading farmer-florist operations, and is continually seeking to improve her growing and design skills. As a farmer, her designs showcase the unique, natural beauty of flowers growing in the field.

In this course, we’ll cover:

  • cleaning up
  • pruning
  • adding compost and manure
  • cover cropping
  • mulching
  • making compost
  • planting bulbs and perennials
  • sowing hardy annuals
  • planning for spring

Come prepared with your garden questions, grubby clothes, and a sense of curiosity. We’ll provide instruction, a snack, and coffee!

Date and Time:

Saturday October 21st from 1-4pm.


$30/person, or $25/person if you bring a friend (or the whole gang!).

Earlier Event: August 22
Seasonal Floral Design ~ SOLD OUT
Later Event: November 4
Intro to Beekeeping