As always, it is so fun to work with flowers. I ordered these shalom anemones from California Organic Flowers for the arrangements I had lined up earlier this week, the reason being I wasn’t entirely sure my local flower resource would have anything in purple this time of year. Luckily they did, which worked well for supplementary flowers. Goodness, they had some pretties when I went in, like white irises with yellow centers! Truly, yellow somehow always steals my heart when it comes to flowers. Tempted to find a reason to get these old fashioned petite double cream narcissus.
I have two recurring issues while doing these arrangements however. 1) They may not be as dynamic as Bloomsbury Blooms. I was spoiled working with Dallas all summer, with so many varieties to choose from. As I do arrangements here, I’ve noticed I have a harder time filling out a vase, simply because I am only buying flowers for specific orders…without any extras to throw in. It is sometimes a stretch. Lots of zhushing and greenery involved. 2) I never have flowers left over to enjoy for myself. Yes, some of the joy comes from creating the bouquets to give, but I love flowers for myself too! Sometimes I think the best gift for a florist are flowers for them to play with and then keep. Of course, I’m no florist, but still.
Anyways, just some floral thoughts on a Friday. I am so looking forward to this weekend, as we will be celebrating my parents’ thirtieth wedding anniversary!