This past Tuesday, I joined a small group of bloggers to check out a new pop-up shop at The Street in Chestnut Hill. The pop-up is Alice’s Table, a flower shop with a twist. They offer flowers by the stem, arrangement deliveries, and (my favorite) floral arranging classes.
We met the owner, Alice, and went through how to make a pretty pink and white arrangement. Alice gave us tips on how to select the best roses, how to keep hydrangeas perky, and how the temperature of the water affects the behavior of the bloom.
Cool flower facts:
- Hydrangeas drink from their head and their stem. Mist water on their head to perk up wilty looking blooms.
- Use warm water to help open a bloom, and cool water to keep the bloom in its current state.
- To pick a good hydrangea, you should pat its bloom with your hand. A good one will feel firm, like it’s full of water.
Tools we used:
I definitely don’t have a future career in the floral arts, but thanks to Alice’s guidance, I left with a pretty decent looking arrangement and am now more confident in making my own arrangements.
If you’re looking for a fun activity, I would definitely recommend this! Alice’s Table has a few unique events coming up: a mother-daughter afternoon with David’s Tea and a rose-arranging class at Shake Shack (tickets will be available soon).
Thanks to Amanda for setting up this fun date!