Meeting a new fellow flower enthusiast is exciting, especially when they come from another culture! Luckily I get to have a lot of happy encounters through floral classes and workshops. On a beautiful day of April, Iris came along. Just like any other hellos in life, we started our conversation with our interests, in our case, flowers and cats. Funny how a life surrounded by cats inspires me in many ways, and I am very glad I can share the inspirations with other people.
Ahh-. Spring flowers and foliages. Although it feels almost impossible to find a place to forage in the cities like Seoul or HongKong, there are always ways. In my case, I have a little garden (if I may call it that) in front of my apartment that no one cares about and I've been growing flowers there.
Over the years, lilacs, hellebores, hydrangea and rose bushes have grown and in Spring they blossom and it is a pure joy to cut them and put them in the arrangements. For the bouquet Iris and I made for our one on one, we went out and urban-foraged some blue berry branches, cherry blossoms, hellebores (really dark, velvety, gorgeous kind), and some heuchera leaves: my all time favorite things to grow in the garden.
Our lunch! We sometimes order food (or even visit) from Appia, the restaurant across the street from our studio (they have the best onion rings and Uni crostini) but most times, if I have enough energy, I cook for our special class times. I made my specialty lasagna and caesar salad for lunch, we ate it during our break between a huge bouquet and basket arrangement lessons. Floral arranging requires a lot of energy.
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