13 November 2012
a new found respect for florists
I had a box of goodies i ordered for Christmas from gidgi to play with last night. We discovered the donkey & cart cardboard holders had plastic inserts = vases, so we hopped on bikes after dinner & went a searching for pathway flowers. We have lots of cycle & walk ways through our suburb - with fantastic wild roses, gladiolus, lavender & pansies. Fear not, we only picked a couple of flowers from each bush, there were hundreds. Most of the flowers are past their best anyway. If you want karma . . . i came home with lots of bugs & tiny spiders creepy crawling up my arms.
It was so hard to get the flowers to balance, stay in position, look 'together' & mix the colours, varieties, textures . . . florists are amazing, they are engineers, architects, artists . . . i did a pretty shocking job with these short stems!! Pretty maybe, but it's all Mother Nature.
Some images i found half decent enough to post to Instagram last night. The Belle&Boo cart is adorable.
An arial view of the blooms, i do love the whispy lavender. I'm hoping to get another practise in before a pretty event i have coming up next month.
Florists, i applaud you, this was really REALLY hard work. Love Posie