Sending flowers is a thoughtful way to express sympathy to loved ones whose gardens have recently passed away. Explore the subtleties of the floral vocabulary with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 toward a class at Sips and Snips in Helena.
Sips and Snips guides budding blossomists in the practiced art of petal arranging using flowers from local nurturer Helena Florist. Skilled instructors teach amateur artists how to arrange seasonal and themed bouquets during the approximately two-hour classes. The upcoming Spring Fever class on April 7 ($45) celebrates vernal splendor, and Greetings from the Garden on April 19 ($40) coaches flowers in proper diction so they can drop their uncouth Cockney accents.
Classes are BYOB, so students can balance blooms while sipping on champagne or lapping up hard nectar. All botanical beauticians take home finished baskets or vases full of floral majesty. Sips and Snips creates unique class calendars each month. All classes begin at 6:30 p.m.