Florals…For Spring? Groundbreaking.


Florals…For Spring? Groundbreaking.

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.

If you are like me and want to learn how to change your black thumb to at least a dark green thumb, or want to expand your plant knowledge, or you just want a fun moms’ night out, check out some of these local shops and their workshops to make florals for spring groundbreaking! 

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Hannah Hammon
Hi! I am Hannah Hammon, a mom to a wild toddler boy, Wally, and baby girl, Greer. I grew up in Fort Payne, Alabama and moved to Chattanooga in 2008 to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and I plan to never leave! I love Chattanooga and am so excited to grow our family in this great city. My husband, Kyle, and I have been married for 7 years now, but grew up only about a mile apart and attended K-12th Grade together. We both have a love for traveling, sports, comedy, and craft beer. We are both foodies, have learned to love the outdoors, and enjoy experiencing all that Chattanooga offers.