Wedding Wednesday

DIY at Marigold and Mint

Flower arranging and bouquets, 101, on Capitol Hill.

By Laura Cassidy March 7, 2012

She really knows how to pick ’em. Katherine Anderson at her massive local flower garden, which supplies her tiny Melrose Market shop.

Now they’ve really done it.

The cutest flower shop on Capitol Hill, Marigold and Mint, has been gathering folks for fun DIY sessions (Halloween masks, spring holiday craftings) for a couple of years now, but check out their next two offerings.

March 25: Flower arranging from 5 to 7. Owner and master flower gardner Katherine Anderson will guide participants through the basics, and then some. Since her store is born from and based on her nearby bloom ranch, you can bet she’ll be focusing on locally available flowers. Cost is $100.

June 7: DIY bridal bouquets from 7 to 9. Now it’s not every bride (or groom, hey, c’mon) who wants to wrangle her or his own dahlias on the big day, but for those who do, Anderson represents a pretty invaluable boon. We can tell you from experience that she’s a patient, low-key, well-humored teacher (check our current issue for a page that features her garland-making instructions), and she’s perfectly stylish and on top of all the best trends, too. Cost is $75.

These classes will fill up quickly. Call 206-682-3111 or email info(at) to reserve your spot.

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