I started arranging flowers the fall after I finished radiation treatments, almost two years ago. In New York City, I live close enough to a greenmarket where upstate farmers sell amaranth and eucalyptus and dahlias, and I figured making something pretty just for the sake of it was as good a hobby as any.
My mother used to own a flower shop, where I’d make “arrangements” with wilting, leftover roses and get my fingers sticky with the syrupy glue she used to lock artificial bouquets into urns.
So sure, maybe that counts as “experience,” but 10-year-old me messing around to spare my mom a babysitter fee didn’t feel the same as 33-year-old me browsing market stands to see what was in season, choose a color palette, and arrange things halfway decently in a vase.
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