Make-it-Yourself floral design
The web version of the story was given an interesting title: “Flower Arranging Finds a Younger Audience.” Yes, it seems that like many other Gen Y and Gen Z passions, making it yourself now includes floral arranging. Click here for a slide show featuring teachers, students and their designs.
Emily describes her frequent flower purchases at the weekend farmers’ market such as New York’s Greenmarket in Union Square. The love affair with tulips brought home and plunked in a vase – to be appreciated until “the petals all dropped off” – led to her interest in the art of floral arranging. She writes:
It turns out that I am not alone in wanting instruction: flower-arranging classes are on the upswing. Established institutions have long offered programs in traditional arranging, but newer schools, with a natural, free-form aesthetic, have begun popping up across the country, part of a swell of enthusiasm for things homemade.
We’re all about the “homemade” movement when it comes to floral design. A Fresh Bouquet takes it one step further — to encourage lovers of flowers, floral designers and growers of cutting gardens to start where it matters: using seasonal, local and sustainably-grown ingredients.