Rizaniño “Riz” Reyes – Horticulturist & owner, RHR Horticulture
An early curiosity about fruits and flowers turned a young boy from the Philippines into an award-winning garden and floral designer in the Pacific Northwest. Riz Reyes’ true interest in gardening began as a seven-year-old watching public television to learn English and gaining an appreciation for the natural world where the art and science of growing plants captivated him. Immigrating to the US, he was exposed to an environment that unveiled an overwhelming diversity of plants he felt compelled to learn about and grow on his own. This led him to start a small specialty nursery, get involved with various horticultural organizations around the country and then a BS in environmental horticulture from the University of Washington. Riz has worked at the UW Botanic Garden’s Center for Urban Horticulture and runs his own horticultural enterprise called RHR Horticulture, where he designs, consults, and maintains gardens he helped create. On the side, he supports and collaborates with local cut flower growers and designers creating unique floral installations for venues and special events . He is also a regular speaker and writer for various local and national organizations and publications.
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Romantic Seasonal Floral Arrangements for Any Occasion
Saturday, Feb 14 at 10:00 am / DIY Stage
At the 2014 NWFGS, Riz won the People’s Choice Award in the Floral Competition with co-designer Nicole Cordier Walquist. This year, he will demonstrate making unique bouquets using fresh winter bloomers and other seasonal flowers and materials available year round. He’ll cover the simple mechanics of arranging flowers, preparing and conditioning stems, and finding natural materials to show how you can integrate outdoor elements to create simple floral displays to enhance your indoor spaces.
Be sure to check out the ‘City Living’ garden on the sky bridge that Riz designed. It’s sure to be brimming with small space gardening inspiration perfect for patios and balconies.
ALL SEMINARS ARE FREE with your ticket.
DIG IN and turn your garden dreams into reality!