Flowers are our planet’s way of reassuring people and animals that no matter how many winters the earth endures, it still has the virility to grow its own hair. Comb the planet’s beautiful floral tresses with today’s Groupon to Grafe Studio. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a floral-design class including a container and finished arrangement (a $35 value).
- For $10, you get $25 worth of orchids, freshly cut flowers, and greenery.<p>
Grafe Studio’s efflorescence features flowers and greenery for all occasions, radiating a kaleidoscope of sense-pleasing scents and colors that owners Dennis and Betsy Grafe can help budding floral artists sculpt into pupil-pleasing arrangements. With blossoms flown in from South America, Italy, Australia, the Netherlands, and regional bloom harvesters, the staff of well-trained floral designers is on hand to advise do-it-yourselfers assembling their own arrangements. Dennis and Betsy host a schedule of varied Monday-night floral-design classes from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The experienced florists provision up to 20 attendees with the necessary adornments to fashion Thanksgiving centerpieces, bedecked wreaths, or 25–30 artfully arrayed blooms to dress up mantles or the insides of trained alligators’ maws.
The studio’s wide selection of flowers includes the green, ringing bells of ireland ($1.25/stem), long-stemmed roses ($2), blue hydrangeas ($2.99), exotic oriental lilies ($3.50), and hybrid lilies ($2.50)—a scientifically stunning cross between a lily and an electric car. Patrons can jazz up monochromatic rooms with colorful arrays of alstroemerias or cushion mums ($0.75/stem), and mix in splashes of golden craspedias and limoniums ($1/stem). Foliage plants complement new bouquets and extend owners’ green thumbs beyond elaborate water-coloring activities.