So its all very well making all these plans to grow cut flowers but then what do I do with them? I’m really enjoying teaching myself more and more about different flowers and how to grow and condition them for life in a vase but when it comes to floristry I really want to get some ‘hands on advice’. So last night was the first of my ventures into working with flowers. Last night’s workshop took place at the Bouquet florist in Cheddar and was led by mother and daughter team Carol and Claire. It was such a lovely evening, creating spring flower creations. There was even wine, nibbles and cupcakes (my kind of workshop!) and the best thing was taking home our flowers that are now sitting proudly in my living room!
After talking us through the different flowers and our objectives for the evening we were able to make a spring inspired wreath and hand tied bouquet to be placed in a vase. This was particularly good to learn how to do. I had always wanted to know the best way to put a bouquet together and it was great to see how to place the flowers and the technique used to get that lovely twist of the stems in the vase.
On offer to play with were anenomes, ranunculus,tulips,iris,narcissus, freesias, wax flowers, ‘Ox-Eye’ daisies and hyacinths.
I loved making the wreath as we could choose from a gorgeous selection of different foliage and flowers and be as creative as we liked. I went for a bit of height with my design using salix and broom and kept to a yellow and green theme with the narcissus, yellow roses and ‘Billy Ball’pom pom flowers.
What a lovely thing to do on a Wednesday night and such a nice introduction to creating floral displays.