Are you a flower arranger? I am not! I have never really been taught and as artistic as I am in some ways, I most definitely am not in this way. A flower arranging workshop led by local florist Daniel of Daniel's Florist was offered at our church. For $13 I was to bring a vase 2-3" in diameter and in turn would receive professional instruction, the needed flowers and greenery, a delicious lunch and fellowship with some very fun ladies.
First Daniel demonstrated how to arrange that dozen roses that your husband brings home. The Chosen One actually does walk in with roses and other flowers from time to time and my arranging was better when I just gathered them and placed them in the vase than when I actually tried to arrange them.
We were taught about water, fern seeds, grids and heights. It was quick and easy.....looking, I'll let you judge the next time the Chosen One brings some home lol
After gridding off your vase did you know the next step is arranging your greenery?! Well, I didn’t!!
I always did that last, kind of as filler @@ and more secrets. Fifteen minutes had passed and I had already gotten my $13 worth!
Next up we got to go over to these huge containers and choose our flowers, we were instructed how many to choose of each variety but we were in charge of our color scheme. The pinks and purples called my name.
Next, Daniel and his associate, Barb led us step by step through where and how to place each stem and a few secrets. Okay they may have occasionally walked by and made minor corrections for us.
It’s a process, people.
A few adjustments and I was very happy with the end result. There is no worry that the flower team will be calling me but the flowers in my home will have stepped up a notch.
As soon as I walked out to the car I realized why the pinks and purples had called out to me...and it wasn't because they look quite nice against my blue den wall.
It was because they are the SpecialSister's favorite colors and I was going to see her the next day.... don't they look even prettier with her?