Usually, Tuesday is not flower day for me. Usually, that’s towards the end of the week. I don’t enjoy turning down requests for bouquets earlier on in the week – I do hope you guys out there find the right florist to replace me… But this week was an exception to the usual rule, so I thought it was worth it’s own special blog.
I’m a bit of a sucker for atmospheric, whimsical shots of flowers. I love the blog of the fantastic florist Miss Pickering, the incredible creativity of florist Amy Merrick and Lotte from Lotte and Bloom, and of photographers such as Kari Herer and the Wellies and Vogue blog by Tori is always a good look too. Most of the time, this kind of beauty surrounds me too, I just often forget to pick up my camera and snap away at it. I’m usually in too much of a rush. Working solo often means that I don’t have that worker to say – “could you just clean up that mess whilst I flaunt around with my camera before we need to head out in 5 minutes for a delivery?” It’s just me, so often it passes me by.
Well, today, I grabbed 5 minutes of time and snapped away. I wanted to show you some of the beautiful flowers I’ve enjoyed working with today.
Lovely, beautiful sunflowers. This bouquet went out to a graduating student, who had just found out she had passed her degree. Wish I could pass a degree all over again, just to be sent sunflowers. ahh.
Incredibly scented Peonies. One of my favourite flowers. I love them. I want to grow a farm of them.
Irises. The granny’s favourite. Beautiful in long, elegant vases on their own.
Double bloomed lilac delphinium. I have some of this growing in my garden. Somehow it’s managed to survive the Spaniel.
Orchids. Sold like hot-cakes last week. There are some gorgeous varieties of orchids in the world I do wish I could fill my whole house with them. I love their elegance and the fact they last so long.
Mini Dahlia plants. I love these happy sunny flowers.
Finally, Agapanthus. Agapanthus always makes me chuckle as I remember a funny conversation I once had. Last year, my lovely Mother came up to help prepare flowers for a wedding. She, unlike me, was not accustomed to regularly looking at flowers all day, and found the experience a little overwhelming… She went to bed at night and dreamt that a giant agapanthus (one of these flowers you see above) was chasing her in her dream! Apparently quite frightening, I’m not sure how…
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