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Visit California flower farms

Mar./Apr. 2014 California Bountiful magazine

Free open houses set for March 29 and June 21



Ever wonder where the beautiful blooms found at florist shops come from? For the answer, take a behind-the-scenes tour of coastal flower greenhouses this spring. Find colorful California-grown flowers—from orchids to roses to gerberas and more—while getting to know local flower farmers.

Visitors will get a chance to learn from professional growers how to produce perfect blooms, succulents and edible herbs, including propagation techniques, fertilizing, pest control, harvesting and  packing.

There's no specific start point for the tours, and no reservations are necessary. Pick a place to start and go!

Carpinteria Greenhouse & Nursery Tour
March 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
www.carpinteriafarmtours.com
Admission: Free and open to the public
Tip: Wear comfortable shoes and layered clothing because of the variety of greenhouse temperatures.
Hosted by: Santa Barbara County Flower & Nursery Growers' Association
Email for more information: akalins@ccfc.org   
Phone: 805-576-7417

Monterey Bay Greenhouse Growers Open House
June 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
www.montereybayfarmtours.org
Admission: Free and open to the public
Tip: Event held rain or shine. Some tour stops will have food and beverages.
Hosted by: Monterey Bay Farm Tours
Email for more information: tours@montereybayfarmtours.org 
Phone: 831-274-4008


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