Here we are smack in the middle of peony season, and lucky me, I got to attend a peony arranging class last night at The London Plane. Lead by Katherine Anderson and Brita Fisher from Marigold and Mint and The London Plane, the class focused on what to pair with these lovely blooms and how to create arrangements with texture and depth that make the most of the fantastic flowers.
The London Plane is a Seattle gem, located in the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood and the brainchild of the brilliant team behind Sitka & Spruce, The Corson Building, bar Sajor, and Marigold & Mint. A lovely spot to pop in for a coffee and croissant, a bit of lunch, or to pick up fresh baked bread or a few things for your pantry.
You can even take home fresh flowers and whimsical and romantic floral arrangements, or order online for delivery in the Seattle area.
Classes range from what to do with a whole salmon, to wine and food parings, and, of course, floral arrangements.
In July, a blossoms and berries class is on offer, which sounds like a lovely reason to visit Seattle, no?
My camera battery conked out before I could take one shot, but hopefully the iPhone photos will be good enough to share if you'd like to see more - it really was peony paradise!
Have you ever taken a flower arranging class before? Any tips you learned that you would share?
Photos from The London Plane and seattle.eater.com