Flower arranging taught at Pine Bluffs Library
January 23, 2020
In conjunction with the holiday rush, last month the library cancelled its normal book club meeting and held a flower arranging class for those that were interested.
Local resident Jane Baker, who obtained a degree in floral arrangement from Denver, Colorado, came to show those of us in attendance that anyone could arrange a tasteful display to brighten up the home. With a bouquet of Roses, some babies breath, a few lilies, and a pretty vase or two Baker was able to make arrangements that would challenge even the most experienced florist.
At the age of nine Baker was introduced to the flower business by an elderly couple. Right then and there she decided that that was what she wanted to do. After graduation she worked as a florist in the Kimball Safeway for quite awhile, bringing her love of flowers to anyone she could.
During the class Baker gave out several tips to help those amateur florists that live in each of us.
• Your most expensive flower should be the star!
• Baby's breath is a beautiful filler and smells great.
• Make sure your slanted stems are in the water.
• Use a knife to cut stems and cut at a slant.
• The wider your vase, the more flowers you should use.
• Put your flowers in warm water to encourage drinking.
• For aesthetic purposes, use an uneven number of flowers.
Using these tips, anyone can make a flower arrangement that will be the envy of the neighbors.