This particular workshop was all about technique - the proper technique for cutting and caring for fresh flowers to really get the most bang for your buck and make them last. We got to work with super fancy florist knives (which we got to keep!), but I have to say that one of the highlights was just hearing Kat intersperse stories of growing up in East Germany and her unique way of explaining things... For instance, "Yes I am German, but the reason my shop is so clean is because the flowers just last longer that way." And, I believe I received this feedback on a particular cut I was making on my bouquet: "It's good, but it's not right." Which I think is probably the nicest yet still most direct way of telling somebody that they're doing something all wrong.
For those interested, Kat hosts workshops every month. There are workshops tonight & this Saturday on the topic of Thanksgiving centerpieces. You can find more information here.