Classes & Events

Terrarium Class

In the middle of January when our dreams are about green grass and sunshine, we find so much satisfaction in digging our hands into some dirt to design a terrarium. On Wednesday night, a fun group of ladies gathered together to learn how to create their own terrarium beauties!

First, Ellie explained the importance of natural layers in a terrarium. She started with a layer of pea rock to create drainage for the water. Next, she added a layer of charcoal to protect against bacteria growth. Finally she added a layer of green moss and soil to nourish the plants.



She picked out her plants, secured them into the soil, and finished it off with reindeer moss and polished rocks.

The ladies looked through our collection of tiny green plants including ferns, baby tears, peperomia, orchids, and mini palms to find the perfect plants for themselves.




There was a lot of laughing and chatting while everyone designed their terrariums; these ladies got very creative with their decorations! Some used a mix of shiny white and black rocks for a clean modern look, and some ladies used beach rocks with driftwood for a natural look. All of them turned out beautifully!

A beautiful terrarium created by one of our talented students!

Each terrarium was unique, and we were so impressed with the creativity of these ladies!



Our next class in on March 22, and we will be making bulb gardens. We will use spring bulbs such as tulips, hyacinth, daffodils and muscari. These are very fun to watch as they grow and bloom inside your home. Call us at 218.279.3444 or e-mail us at to reserve a spot in class!

~Sarah & Ellie

Fall & Winter Schedule of Classes 2015


Dear Flower Friends,

Individual class blog posts will be posted mid-summer with descriptions and sign up information for clients who want MORE information and who want to SIGN UP and PAY online.  You can call at anytime to sign up for classes with a fee over the phone.  Pre-payment is required to hold a spot for you in classes that have a fee.  If classes are free, you can call and let us know you are coming, or,  you can just SHOW UP.  It’ great fun!  Join us!  (Especially join us for Windowbox Week, it might make you LOVE winter!)


Workshop: Summer Succulent Gardens


At this hands-on workshop attendees will use a variety of succulent plants to build their own potted succulent garden for outside (during summer months) or inside. A great gift for the gardening mom! Call 218.279.3444 or click the link below to reserve your place today. We would love to see you at the shop!

Wednesday, May 14th — 6:00pm-8:00pm — $100/participant

Fall & Winter Class Schedule


centerpiece design: berries, apples, twigs & texture

FallHands-OnClassAngela will teach class participants how to create textural fall arrangements using unexpected elements of the season.  This is a “hands-on class”, which means that each attendee will be taking home a centerpiece of their own!  Whether you’re looking to learn a new skill, get inspired for fall, or just socialize, you are WELCOME.  We hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, September 17th — 6:00pm-8:00pm — $100/participant

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Angela will show you easy floral ideas that are cute, sweet & cheap, cheap, cheap. A favorite class! Learn how to incorporate flowers into your day the affordable way. Inspiration and ideas abound. Come and learn from 6:00-7:15 pm Tuesday. Can’t wait to see you there!

Tues. May 21st

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Watch & Learn  ·  $7  ·  6-7:15pm


Corsage & Bout Class Tuesday, April 9th, 2013


Everyone Welcome!  Learn the latest in tips, tricks, tools and techniques for making wrist corsages and bouts with fresh flowers.  We love teaching what we know, and we love showing the latest and greatest in the industry.  Spend an hour with our designer and enjoy making your own wrist corsage and bout to match.  We will teach you everything you need to know!  Make it a night out and visit one of the bella girls’ favorite downtown restaurants….Zeitgeist Arts Cafe, Blackwater LoungeHanabi Sushi, or Lake Avenue Cafe.    We’d love to see you, especially downtown!

Hands-on Floral Design Class


Hands-On Floral Design:  Spring, Spring, Spring!

All flower lovers welcome!  This class, taught by Angela, will focus on spring flowers, spring bulbs & spring colors – pinks, peaches, apple greens, periwinkle blue, yellows, lavenders…  Angela will teach you a design technique that you can use for years to come.  Cost of flowers, materials, and instruction is $100.  You will leave with gorgeous flowers designed by YOU!  No experience necessary.  Come enjoy the magic of flowers with a friend or two!

Date & Time: Thursday, April 11, 2013 (6-8pm)

Location: 138 West 1st Street in Duluth, MN.




Wedding Flowers Seminar


Weddings: Inspiration for The Bride & Her Team

This seminar will focus on all things floral for your upcoming wedding.  We’ll talk color palettes, bridal bouquets, bridesmaids, corsages & bouts…and of course centerpieces!  The options are endless.  This is a watch and learn seminar.  Our goal is to get you inspired and answer your questions….several examples will be part of the show, and you can hold every one.  We really welcome an organic discussion about the floral planning of your very important event.  Everyone invited.  Let’s talk about weddings!!!!!

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 (6-7.15pm)

Location: 138 West 1st Street in Duluth, MN

Bella Flora’s 2013 Class Schedule


Angela’?s Bella Flora, Inc.’?s 2013 Classes & Events

January 23rd-25th
Plant Extravaganza!
A 3-Day Plant Show  ·  FREE
Thurs. January 24th
Designing a Terrarium
Watch & Learn  ·  $7  ·  6-7:15pm
Tues. March 12th
Weddings: Inspiration for The Bride & Her Team
Watch & Learn  ·  $7  ·  6-7:15pm
Tues. April 9th
Do-It-Yourself Corsages & Bouts
Hands-On  ·  $35  ·  6-8pm
Tues. May 21st
Cute, Sweet & Cheap, Cheap, Cheap!
Watch & Learn  ·  $7  ·  6-7:15pm
Tues. May 28th
Our Garden Favorites: 20 Plants Bella Loves
Watch & Learn  ·  $7  ·  6-7:15pm
Fri. September 13th
Friday Fall Fest
Demos  ·  FREE  ·  10am & 12pm 
Tues. September 17th
Centerpiece Design: Berries, Apples, Twigs & Texture
Hands-On  ·  $100  ·  6-8pm
Tues. October 8th
European Hand-Tied Bouquets
Hands-On  ·  $100  ·  6-8pm
Tues. October 22nd
Bow Making ?How-To?
Hands-On  ·  $20  ·  6-7:15pm
November 4th-9th
Window Box Week!
Demos ·  FREE  ·  12pm & 3pm Mon-Fri, 12pm Sat 
Wed. November 13th
The Holiday Helper Show
Watch & Learn  ·  $7  ·  6-7:15pm
Tues. November 26th
Holiday Wreaths
Hands-On  ·  $100  ·  6-8pm
November 21st-23rd
Holiday Open House!
Demos  ·  FREE  ·  12pm Thurs-Sat
Tues. December 10th
Holiday Centerpieces & Tablescapes
Watch & Learn  ·  $7  ·  6-7:15pm

Holiday Open House!

The holiday season is here.. let the preparations begin!

Join us for our annual Holiday Open House! Grab a cup of hot cocoa, shop for your holiday decor & gifts, & catch one of Angela’s 12pm demonstrations on Thursday or Friday focused on teaching & inspiring you!  Register to win a $50 Bella Gift Certificate each day, enjoy a little holiday discount with our “shop now” & “shop later” passes, & see the latest in holiday floral design.  We can’t wait to share the sparkle of Bella’s holiday style with you!

When: Thursday, November 29th- Saturday, December 1st

Where: Angela’s Bella Flora, 138 W 1st Street

Time: 9am-6pm Thurs & Fri, 9am-5pm Sat

Getting Ready For the Holidays

Watch & Learn Seminar

“Getting ready for the Holidays”

Sign up today for this very popular seminar.

Angela will show all different ways to warm your home for the holidays.

The latest inspirations for centerpieces, swags, candle trays, entertaining ideas, charming gifts, & other delightful holiday creations.  Let us inspire you!

Date: Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Time: 6-7:15pm

Place:  Angela?s Bella Flora, Inc. at 138 West 1st Street

Price: $7

Window Box Week 2012

Window Box Week is coming soon! Come celebrate nature’s transition from fall to winter with us! Angela will be hosting demonstrations that cover a wide variety of seasonal floral decor. Some of her favorite creations during this week will include traditional window boxes, outdoor pots, winter garden ideas, and so many ways to create!

When: November 5th-10th

Where: Angela’s Bella Flora, 138 W 1st street

Time: Demonstrations Mon-Fri at 12pm & 3pm, Saturday at 12pm


Client Appreciation Day!

Bella’s Fall Client Appreciation day is Friday, September 14th!

Stop by from 9am- 6pm.

This fantastic day will include:

Coffee, cookies, & candy treats

Angela’s demonstrations at 12 & 3pm. Topics covered: fall tray, fall entryway, a how-to fall centerpiece, & more!

Free flower handed out to first 60 people

Live acoustic music

“Shop now” & “Shop later” coupons

Sales and shop specials

Drawing for $100 bella gift card at 5pm

Please join us on the 14th as we extend a big “thank you” to our valued clients!

We appreciate you!

Angela & the amazing bella team

Centerpiece Design: Berries, Apples, Twigs, & Texture

This fun fall harvest class is relaxed & full of autumn. We’ll be using hypericum, blackberry privet, bittersweet vine, pepperberry, vine maple, apple branches, eucalyptus nuts, mosses, angel vine, various twigs, & some fresh flowers. The arrangement you create will be a long lasting centerpiece & will most likely dry in place. Can’t wait to see you!

Date: Thursday, September 13th, 2012.

Time: 6-8pm

Place:  Angela?s Bella Flora, Inc. at 138 West 1st Street

Cost: $100.00 / person  

Space is limited. Sign up today to secure your space in the class.








Flower School-Cute, Sweet, & Cheap, Cheap, Cheap!

ALERT:  This class if FULL to the brim.  We leave it up for clients who need to refer to it for time/date/place.  Thanks for checking!

We love all things darling…..and they just don’t have to cost a lot!  The best gift is “an unexepected gift given at an unexpected time”.  Let us show you how to create sweet little flowery gifts for under 10, 15 and 20$.  Our staff will be contributing to this session…I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.  JOIN US!  Sign up below.

Date:  Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Time:  6-7.15pm

Place:  Angela’s Bella Flora, Inc. at 138 West 1st Street

Make a night of it!  Stop at Hanabi for a gorgeous sushi dinner before or after class.  Hanabi is a Japanese restaurant one block away from the shop on 1st Avenue West.  The bella team regularly has lunch from this fantastic and stylish restaurant.  Their plates are beautiful.  We like…..spicy crab roll, all tempura, white tiger roll, lake superior roll, mango roll, rainbow roll, spicy tuna roll, philadelphia roll….OK, we like it all.  Especially the ginger salad dressing.  We could drink it for dinner.  Get local and get downtown!!!!  Click on Hanabi above and get yourself a table.  You’ll be so happy you did!


Flower School-Hana Kubari Bowl Design

This is a gorgeous class….we’ll be creating an arrangement in a glass sphere.  We’ll use one of our signature styles, “Hana Kubari” which means “natural support system”.  Together we will design an arrangement for your home, event or office.  We show you how, you do it, we coach you.  You do not need to have any floral design experience for this class!  Everyone welcome.

We’ll use fun summer blooms for this class.  This design style is great to learn before a season of gardening and blooms/foliage from your garden.  You’ll be able to use this design style for the rest of your life!

Date:  Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Time:  5-7pm

Place:  Angela’s Bella Flora, Inc.  138 West 1st St., Duluth, MN

Cost:  $100

Sign up early, space is limited and classes do fill.  We’re excited to see you!


**Think you’ll be hungry before class?  Make a night of it!  Stop at Takk for Maten in the Tech Village on Superior Street.  Such good food!!!!  Give yourself an hour and they’ll grill up something unique and delicious and Norwegian!  I have had the turkey panini…amazing.  There are so many talented people in Duluth, MN!


Flower School-Our Garden Favorites: 20 Plants Bella Loves for the Garden

We LOVE gardens here.  We start to talk about gardening in January and can’t stop until middle of August.  (Then it’s so hot, we don’t want to garden anymore)  We create vision boards and garden files and oh-so-many garden plans to inspire us.  Would you like to hear about some of our FAVORITE plants?  Come to our watch & learn garden class.   We’ll have our favorite plants on hand with some great combinations, great garden pottery, and beautiful statuary and structures for you to start your gardening season off right.

Sign up early, space is limited…and our clients love gardening.  You do NOT need to know anything to come to this class!!!  Everyone is welcome.

Date:  Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Time: 6-7.15pm

Place:  138 West 1st Street, Duluth, MN  (Angela’s Bella Flora, Inc.)

Cost: $7.00 Prepayment preferred to secure your spot.  Call the shop with a credit card, send a check or click our link below to pay with Paypal.

Can’t wait to see you!  Do it up downtown & grab dinner at Zeitgeist Cafe before or after our class.  The drinks are amazing…and Sara B. likes their Tuna Nicoise Salad.  Ang loves their Grilled Romaine Salad with Chicken.  A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!!!  Thanks for supporting your locally owned businesses.  See you downtown!


Flower School – Spring Floral Design

Let’s learn about spring flowers at Angela’s Bella Flora, Inc.!  Come to our Hands-On Do-it-Yourself Flower Class.  You’ll love it!

You are invited to attend a lush little floral design class “Spring Floral Design” at Angela’s Bella Flora, Inc. on Thursday, March 29th, 2012.  This is a “Hands-On” Class, where students leave with gorgeous flower bouquets…fresh and fragrant!  We’ll focus on fresh spring blooms like hyacinth, tulips, ranunculus, star-of-bethlehem, hydrangea, and some designer choice blooms.

Come and learn all about how Angela’s Bella Flora, Inc. does spring floral design.  Angela will demonstrate, coach and give hands-on assistance as needed.

Everyone is welcome!  No prior floral knowledge needed.

Class is from 6-8pm at 138 West First Street (the shop) on Thursday, March 29th, 2012.

Cost: $100, prepayment and registration required to secure your spot.  Call 218.279.3444 or email us at  You can also pay below with paypal.

Should you need to cancel, we offer a full refund if you do so at least 48 hours previous to class start.   We can then attempt to contact waiting list clients or we can cancel your flower order.  If you cannot give 48 hours notice, we can save your stems for pick-up or Angela can use your stems and product for the demonstration arrangement.  We want classes to fit into your lives and your schedule!

Flower School-Top Trends & Color Palettes for 2012

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 you are invited to a “Watch and Learn” class at Angela’s Bella Flora, Inc.  Learn about the “Top Trends & Color Palettes for 2012”.

Just back from the 2012 Dallas Market, Angela and Sara B. will take you on a tour of the sights and sounds, colors and textures, flowers and fabulousness of the Dallas Market Center!  This is a popular class….such fun to see the latest styles in the industry for home decor, floral, events, weddings, and holidays.  We’ll let you in on all the details at this inspiring class.   Bring a friend and enjoy the show, everyone is welcome.  We just can’t wait to share it all with you!

6-7.15pm at 138 West 1st Street
Cost is 7$

Please call, comment below, email,  or stop by our shop to register (218.279.3444).

See you there!