On a lovely May afternoon, I popped down to the Van Arthur shop in the arcade behind Liverpool station and immediately noticed how beautiful the window was. It had been decorated for the class and there were plenty of snacks and prosecco waiting for all the influencers as we arrived. Let’s just say the shop window was very Instagrammable and looked like there was a beautiful garden right in the middle of buy Liverpool street!
The class started with the basic explanation of flower and how to make your own bouquet. Some of the things I learned were:
- Flower food doesn’t actually feed the flowers or help them grow, the only purpose is to clean the water that the flowers will go in. So if you don’t have any you can use a crushed up aspirin or a drop of bleach.
- When you put your flowers into the vase make sure the tips of the stems are cut at an angle and that there are no leaves touching the water as this will make the water dirty and kill your flowers off quickly.
- Flowers are either created for longevity or smell. So when you buy roses from a florist, likely they will not smell like the roses in your garden because they were made to last instead of smell.