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Brownie flowers

By Staff | Apr 8, 2011

Estherville Brownie Troop 133 learned how to make flower arrangements at Betty’s Flower Box Thursday evening. Pictured with owner Betty Fiddler are, from front to back, Riley Shryock, Claire Goebel, Rayna Kazmerzak, Benita Gonzalez, Kaitlyn Trosin, Kallie Dalen, Cecelia Hansen and Emily Shryock. EDN photo by David Swartz

Estherville Brownie Troop 133 members were very quick learners in the field of flowers as they visited Betty’s Flower Box Thursday afternoon.

Owner Betty Fiddler provided the troop with cut flowers to make their own miniature arrangements, which included daisies, carnations, money casinos, button mums (lime green and yellow), Easter eggs and a bow.

When asked what they learned, the answers came quickly.

“Be careful when you put the flowers in.”

“Use fresh flowers.”

Cecelia Hansen puts the finishing touches on her flower arrangement with an Easter egg. EDN photo by David Swartz

“Don’t touch they flowers very many times because they’ll bruise.”

The Brownies also had questions for Fiddler. “How come your hands are green?”

Fiddler explained that is was from the chlorophyll in the plants and went on to explain that Indians used to use flowers and berries to make dyes.

Fiddler also had a final tip to help fresh flowers last longer-put them in the refrigerator and night.

“One lady had her flowers last two months,” said Fiddler.