I often fancied at the flower arrangement in our church. As I sat on the pew, I would normally draw while listening to the sermon.
After a while, I asked our administrator if I can pick some flowers after the service ends. She gladly asked Auntie Vangie.
Later on, Dara and I asked her if we can help in arranging the flowers. She gladly agreed!
After a couple of lessons, we went to Dangwa to buy flowers for our first arrangement. Sir Mark accompanied us since it will be our first time to buy.
I hope this can guide you in the fast approaching heart’s day!
We parked in front of this. There are lots of arranged flowers here but they are more expensive.
But you can also buy a couple of flowers and buy the wrapper separately.
We asked the salesman to arrange the flowers for us. His technique is to arrange the flowers like this:
(Photo taken from the internet)
Flowers in X then cut the excess stems and wrap with tape.
Here are some other pictures that I took during our visit.
Roses in different colors. According to Sir Mark they are mostly from China. These can be found on the other side of the street. We walked across via a small pedestrian crossing to reach this side.
All sorts of leaves in different sizes! They are all looking fresh!
Auntie Vangie’s suki.
More ornamental leaves for arrangements.
My shoes match the overall theme of this photo! Everything’s in autumn!
Women buying flowers. I love her hat!
This looks like a fresh lumpia on the street.
Sir Mark drew a draft of the arrangement that we did before we start looking for flowers and leaves. I learned that we should:
– have a general idea of what the arrangement should look like
– have a certain budget for the arrangement
We set P500 for this particular one but we ended up spending only P240!
– have good haggling skills
As always, I bring my notebook and pen with me!
(Photo by Achi Kim)
Until my next adventure,