Dear Flower Friends. Here we are one week on from Valentine's Day and are those roses he bought you looking a touch jaded and perhaps a little faded around the edges (I'm talking about the flowers)? If so, this may be due in part to the Arctic weather they were (most likely) transported from Holland in before reaching your centrally heated home. Simply cut them down and replace the water and perhaps put them in a smaller vase and they should revive sufficiently to give you a few more days of pleasure.
As I write this post I'm taking a moment away from quotations I'm preparing for some really lovely couples I've had the pleasure of meeting recently. I get so enthused listening to their ideas, colour schemes, flower preferences and turning them into tangible possibilities. Transforming these ideas into beautiful arrangements, be it a bouquet or a stunning table centre, is part of the creative process any decent florist will love. Each quite different from the next, today I'm visiting the possibilities of late spring/early summer, mid summer and autumn - each with their unique colour palette and flower varieties. And of course not forgetting that each venue will lend something to the look - from marquee, boutique hotel to red brick barn or country church they all lend something to the ambience of the day...must go, work to do!