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Flower Arranging 101

Having fun with flowers! That's what our flower design classes are all about. Shop Coordinator Sheryl loves going out to different organizations and teaching floral design to children and adults alike and it's truly is gratifying to see how peoples moods changes once they get their hands on those pretty blooms.

The photo at left was from a recent class held at the Lawrenceville Community Center and judging by the pictures everyone really had fun! "It's amazing to see how being around flowers has the power to make people happy" says Sheryl. "It just proves to me how powerful our product is".

That's why as often as we can, we like to go into the community with our flowers and teach people how to arrange them. We love making people feel that flowers are worth having in their life. We especially love doing Brownie and Girl Scout troops because teach them to love flowers while they are young, and they are flower lovers for life.

Flowers are very powerful and I know how true that is because I see and hear about it everyday. Each day when the drivers return from their runs, it's very common for them to have a story of two and one comes to mind. My husband Kevin was doing a delivery to an adult community just last week when he was greeted by a very sweet woman whom answered the door. "I have flowers for Mary", he said. Her reply was "I'm Mary but it's not my birthday or any other special day, why would someone send me flowers". Kevin told her that he was not exactly sure but that she might want to read the greeting card that was attached. She looked up at him and said "Somebody must love me". His answer was "Yes, somebody must love you because they are sending you flowers". He handed her the bouquet, wished her a wonderful day and off he went with a lump in his throat. As soon as he got back to the shop he told us all the story and I have to say, it is heartwarming. That is the impact flowers have on people.

For a very reasonable fee that includes the flowers and a goodie bag we can teach just about anyone the art of floral design. Do you know of a school, community center or organization that might like us to come in for a class? Feel free to contact Sheryl at 609-520-2005.
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