Ever since my wedding, I’ve been completely obsessed with flowers. I absolutely love the way fresh blooms brighten up a space! My previous skills (or lack thereof) with floral design involved picking up some flowers from the grocery store, trimming the stems, and plopping them in some water.
I’ve been wanting to learn more about floral design and develop some DIY skills, so I was super happy when I found out that Ladybird Poppy, a Denver based floral design studio, was offering a floral design class! My friend, Katie, and I quickly signed up for the class and made a girls night out of it.
The class was a lot of fun and I ended up with a gorgeous bouquet at the end. Plus I learned some great tips and tricks and got to practice my photography skills.
One trick that Sarah Tedford, the woman behind Ladybird Poppy, gave us came in particularly handy. I was out of town this past weekend and when I got home, I found that the flowers drank up almost all of their water and my hydrangea was left looking pretty sad and wilted. Per Sarah’s advice, I gave the hydrangea a fresh cut, put it in a vase filled with hot tap water, and let it sit. After about 4 hours, it looked brand new again! A word of caution though… as far as I know, this trick only works with hydrangeas! 🙂
If you are in the Denver area and interested in taking a floral design class, Ladybird Poppy is offering more of them. Just keep an eye on her Facebook Page for the next class!
Photo Credit | Sewbon