It’s DIY Time!

Now, after sharing the details about the flower arrangement course I took in Japan…

I must make the most of what I learned in that limited time.
Practice makes perfect, right?
So, the day after I returned home, I began practicing flower arrangements and bouquets, nonstop. I realized that being a flower farmer is quite lucky in this regard because I never run out of flowers to practice with, even though the variety is limited to what my husband grows in his own garden.

However, I also discovered that things often didn’t go as smoothly as I expected.
I was surprised to find that there were many moments of “Huh, why isn’t this working?”
The teachers who instructed me during the course could arrange flowers so effortlessly.
Even though I tried to mimic them…

I went back to the notes I diligently took during the course and thought, “What were the key points again?”
After some trial and error, I finally managed to create a flower arrangement that looks something like this.

It might still look clumsy but at least I enjoyed doing it☺️

I found bouquet-making surprisingly challenging, especially when it came to creating a beautiful spiral while tying the stems together.
I had to be conscious of this, but trying too hard would make my hand cramp up.
Gerberas, in particular, were tricky because their thick stems made me exert more force.
I think Japanese gerberas have stems that are about half as thick! 😅

Despite my excuses, I managed to create three pieces that turned out like this. What do you think?

Hmm, not quite there yet.
I’d like to create beautiful bouquets and post many of them on this blog.

I’ll do my best!