We all know Miranda Priestly’s infamous line in The Devil Wears Prada: “Florals…For Spring? Groundbreaking.” But aren’t we all guilty of it? Springtime means longer days, warmer weather, brighter colors, and, dare I say it, flowers.
For as long as I can remember, my parents have always worked in our yards to keep them in tip-top shape (and roped my sister and me into helping), from mowing the grass and changing the mulch seasonally, to planting new flowers and laying sod. Yet I can’t keep a plastic cactus alive!
Over the past couple of years, I have been working to change that and have graduated from a faux fiddle fig leaf tree to a few succulents and have started looking for what is next!
As I have been researching, I have come across some local shops and nurseries that offer educational classes to help!
- The Secret Garden specializes in tropical house plants and often partners with a local bar to offer their Drink + Learn: Houseplant 101 workshops for beginners and their SIP + KNOT workshops with different focuses throughout the year.
- Bees on a Bicycle is offering workshops on 20 different days this spring. Workshops range from bringing your own glass container from home and creating a tropical terrarium to assembling your favorite herbs in a house pot.
- The Chattery offers a variety of plant and flower classes year-round, such as their Basics of Floral design classes, where participants learn best practices for creating a bouquet, and their Garden Series for in-season vegetables.
- Botanica, a houseplant shop, offers a variety of events for all levels of plant parenthood, including after-hours plant swaps and potting bars.