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Build a desert bouquet
Photo by Thomas J. Story

Build a desert bouquet

Atelier de LaFleur, a modern floral shop in downtown Tucson, makes beautiful arrangements from unexpected flora: native desert blooms. “We don’t have access to open-air flower markets like other major cities,” says owner and horticulturist Colleen LaFleur. Instead, she draws inspiration from the landscape around her, incorporating plants like desert-adapted succulents, cactus, spidery epiphytes (air plants), and exotic orchids into her bouquets. In April, you can learn how to weave your own in her sleek studio ($45). lafleurplantscapes.com

 

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