We all enjoyed them at the Friday night 40th reunion party. Why not learn how to replicate the pleasure for yourself?
As anyone knows, flowers can add real elegance and beauty to a party setting. Thanks to the artistry of Babs Miyano Young, our Friday night party was greatly enhanced by the stunning floral presentation that she assembled for the historic Morgan manse.
We all knew Babs had it. After all, she was and is one of our leading Punahou74 artists. As our reunion artist, we’ve proudly worn and enjoyed her artwork for years.
But back to the flowers.
She Knows Her Stuff
Babs’ reunion arrangements were and are not a singular effort. She regularly creates such pieces for individuals and organizations to order.
I’ve been with Babs on picking expeditions for such exercises and have been enthralled with her knowledge of flora and fauna, their nomenclature, and creative ways to use them. One interesting solution was her string of Hawaiian chili pepper “fireworks” for Chinese New Year’s. I also love how she uses leaves from the Autograph tree to title her arrangements. Purely natural. Pure genius.
As you might guess, watching Babs at work is an education in and of itself. Now it’s your turn to learn more.
Babs will be leading a class at Foster Botanical Garden this Friday, June 3, 2016 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
For $5 plus Garden Admission (which is $3 for Hawaii residents) she will teach you how to make simple, yet elegant floral arrangements for your home. Why not give it a go?
To ensure that ample materials are available, reservations are required. Call them at 522-7066 to reserve your spot.
If you are available I encourage you to attend. You’ll learn something … guaranteed!