More flowers for 2019! Join us and the flowers for a fun program soon. Can't make one of these dates? You can always find us at the Keene Valley farmers' market

Spring Compote Design


Wednesday, May 8, 2019. 6:30pm. Welcome spring at Pure Placid, Lake Placid, NY with an extravaganza of spring blooms as Linda teaches compote centerpiece design with the freshest Adirondack-grown flowers and greens. A lovely compote vase will be provided and is yours to keep with your floral design. No prior experience required. All skill levels are welcome. Celebrate your flower-loving mama with this special activity. Make your own floral arrangement as a gift for someone you love or bring mom along for a fun evening together!

Limit: 12 participants

Fee: $74 (includes compote vase, flowers/greens, flower snips and supplies to borrow/use, and instruction)


I’ll teach you best practices in sustainable floristry for wedding and event work and together we’ll build a large installation piece, a bridal bouquet, boutonnieres, and a centerpiece. This program covers not only sustainable floristry mechanics and materials, but also the selection of appropriate local flowers and greens for each type of project. Which greens will hold up out of water in an installation? How do you make a sturdy, but moveable free-standing ceremony arch? I’ll chart a course for our time together based on your questions and interests. This class is everything I wish I’d had when I started designing. Professional photography included. (This is a 1:1 program.) Please email to plan your session.

Sustainable Floristry 101

Learn the ins and outs of our most proven marketing and design strategies and put them to work for you same day! I hear often: “Do you ever sleep?” “How do you do it” “I want some of whatever you’re taking!” These comments always make me giggle, but the truth is I had a nice leg up when I started my business on account of my background in visual arts and communications. Did you know that I started my professional career with the Discovery’s Channel’s Online Marketing Department? Shark Week - Yep! I worked on that. Join me for a day long look behind the scenes at our marketing strategies and best practices. We’re sure you’ll walk away more confident in your ability to make your brand shine online! (This is a 1:1 program.) Please email to plan your session.

Marketing Your Creative Work

Spring Flowers & Dutch Masters

There is something so alluring about the movement of tulips as they grow and bend in design work. Come and play with our bounty of spring flowers, build an arrangement of your own and learn how to photograph your work in the style of a Dutch master painter. Group and 1:1 options. Please email to plan your session. May and June weekday dates available.

Learn best practices in cut flower harvesting, collect some treasures from our beds, and then put them to use with a centerpiece design lesson. Group and 1:1 options. More details coming soon! This class is perfect for hobby growers and folks who are new to floral design. Please email to plan your session.

Harvest & Design

Join me for a design lesson during the height of summer here in the Adirondacks! The flower beds and greenhouses are exploding with color in August. It’s one of the very best times of year to visit a flower farm and play with flowers - including our large collection of dahlias! Group and 1:1 options. Please email to plan your session.

Dahlia Compote Design