The 2010 growing season is over (minus the spinach that is still hanging on and the few items in the greenhouse). But, just because we’re done growing, it doesn’t mean the work stops. We’re still working on getting some of the rows cleaned out. Who am I kidding? We’ll be working on that until Spring!
In addition to any remaining garden and animal work, I’ve also found time for some fun. I’ve begun taking floral design classes at Metro and I’m loving it! If you remember from this summer, we supplied flowers for a wedding in August.
Everything turned out beautifully and I had so much fun doing it, we decided that this was an avenue we’d like to pursue. Nothing I’ve ever done in my life feels as natural to me as cultivating flowers, so I feel that I would be cheating myself if I didn’t contribute more time to my passion.
I’ve completed the first floral design course and will begin the next one soon. It’s been such a fun course and never feels like work. Here are some of my arrangements from the last class. I’m looking forward to the next one because I will have a bit more freedom to create my own designs.
Learning floral design in the winter is tough, because I’m always anxious to create more designs at home, but I am hesitant to go buy flowers from a florist or grocery store. But it’s certainly easier to take classes when I don’t have the added stress from the growing season. And, I will admit, even though I am not thrilled with designing flowers that are dipped in chemicals and travel thousands of miles to get here, it does brighten my day to see flowers waiting for me on my table every morning.