Tallulah Rose Flower School, Week One

by Culti-Vate

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Week one at Tallulah rose was so enjoyable and I feel I have learnt so much in such a short time, already I feel my skills are growing along with my confidence at a rapid pace! Myself and one other lady are attending this month long course, which is great because we really get one to one time with both our brilliant teachers Rachel and Saffy.

This first week was a full on flower week, everyday we had new exciting colourful blooms to work with, and a different task to test our abilities and skills.

Day One – We created Terrariums and planted painted boxes, this was a great way to ease into the course. Giving us a chance to chat and get to know each other, along with why we had enrolled and what we wanted to get from the course.

Day Two – Hand tied bouquets – a little harder than day one! Firstly a neater and smaller spiralled stem bouquet, followed by a wild and freer bouquet that was much bigger! (check out my instagram so a picture of just how large!)

Day Three – Sympathy flowers – we created beautiful mossed letters with delicate floral details, as well as an elegant pale lilac casket topper. It was great to learn about how sympathy flowers can be done in a more naturalistic way that can complement the deceased more elegantly than the traditional arrangements associated with funeral work.

Day Four – Vase arrangements – this was a great day! I created my favourite piece of the week (top picture) a flowing asymmetrical vase arrangement filled with peachy apricot tones, deep coloured dahlias and a large fading peony. We also created a tall pastel coloured jug arrangement filled with Nigella (love-in-a-mist), Stocks and some highly scented sweet peas.

Day Five – Oasis arrangements – on our last day of week one we created an oasis wreath with sumptuous deep red Roses and Tulips, also a large table top arrangement – the kind you might see on the top table at a wedding or a large event, big and eye catching, full of delicate pink Astilbe and bendy Astrantia.

During the week we also learnt about costing each of our creations, theory behind balancing an arrangement, along with many other things, my note book is already a scribbled mess of ideas and information!

Week one was brilliant, Rachel and Saffy have both made me even more excited about the prospect of becoming a florist!

Week two is Bridal week…. !!