My enormous passion for flowers describes me to a T. If it were my choice I would paint them on every wall in my home. Fill every vase in the house. And, douse myself with flowery perfume every day.
I can't get enough, I can't see enough, I can't pick enough of them!
Let me name for you every flower and greenery that is included in this lovely bridal bouquet. Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Roses, Astilbe, Willow, Statice, and Lisianthus .
See. I'm just over the top in love with flowers!
While employed by a floral supply house I was able to walk thru the giant cooler filled with a "kazillion" buckets of flowers and greens. Identifying each one as we strolled thru, my supervisor was totally floored by my ability to name them all. I guess you just always have room in your memory for the things that you love. And really, who could forget a flower??
A dear friend of mine attempted time and time again to encourage me to become a master gardener, simply because I could identify more of the flora than she could, even after taking the course and receiving her degree. I could never find the time. My career at that time had kept me from attending the classes due to a commitment to travel. Maybe I'll look into that when I retire!
I’m not the only one with this crazy addiction. There is an adorable little lady in a small Polish village, Zalipie, that has painted flowers on the outside of every tiny home there. Her manic ability has adorned all with colorful symmetrical bouquets, each different than the next.
Just entertaining the idea that I would open my eyes in the morning and see bright happy colors excites me. I’m sure it would repeatedly uplift me. What a way to begin each new day! I'll bet this tiny village is full of cheerful smiling people.
Muralist Mona Caron paints skyscraper sized flowers growing up on the sides of slender high rises. She calls this her Worldwide Weed Series. Planning a trip to go around the world to see them all would be fun. They are like wild giants towering over the cities.
There are a "kazillion" reasons to love flowers.
Here in the states people have decided to fill potholes with flowers to help stop all the grumbling about our torn up roads and highways. I approve! Much easier to see than those dark bottomless pits.
All over the world people continue to plant them, give them, eat them and paint them.
Brides not only carry a bushel of them down the isle they also adorn their hair with these elegantly fragrant and delicate gems. Every bride needs a luxurious bouquet bought by her lover to carry down the isle. She needs to see the celebration site adorned with flowers to reflect her personality. All of this makes for a surrounding that is her. Whether it is plain and simple or over the top. Every bride looks forward to directing the florist to put the frosting on her day. One that is full of loving memories that last a lifetime.
I’m not the only one addicted to them!
We crochet little posies to put in toddler's hair or attach in chains and cover up in a warm cocoon of saturated color. Afghans of many shapes and sizes representing flower faces are folded over the back of our sofas to keep handy for the next good read.
Flowers make us all happy. And that, I’m sure, was God’s intention. He picked the perfect way to remind us of His presence in our lives by surrounding us with His artwork.
During some of the worst and saddest days of our lives, they brighten up the darkness of a funeral. The fragrant perfume emitted, because of so many different flowers together at one time, are to honor and pay condolences in a beautiful wordless way to the family.
No doubt, this is why I always go back to working as a floral designer, time and time again. Several times I had moved on to other careers and found it less creative and satisfying. Just not me. So, once again, back to the flower shop, this is where I belong. Who wouldn’t love being surrounded with such lovely, living, never ending gloriousness…………hmmmm?
My patience is put to the test to get out in the dirt and start planting my flower garden when the soil finally warms up here in Michigan. I daydream of more space to plant acres and acres of flowers. But, my husband wants a little lawn left!
I can only imagine how Erin Benzakein feels at Floret Flower Farm when she drives out to harvest her bouncy headed dahlias. This flower emporium is so delicious. I've attempted several times to order some of her seeds and tubers. But they are usually sold out of my choices. There are a "kazillion" of flower enthusiasts everywhere. Whether it is gardening, arranging or eating them, I want to do it all. Please put me in the middle of one of her fields! Let me just sit there and grin.
I can’t wait to pick the first spring dandelion and rub “Butter” under a baby’s chin. Pick violets and place in a tiny vintage vase. Sprinkle nasturtium petals on a salad just to be called an outrageous foodie. I challenge you to try my colorful Flowery Salad. Recipe is at the end of this post.
Flowers continuously bring on emotions in our everyday lives.
Gazing over an expanding field of blue bonnets leaves me feeling free.
I remember the time I surprised my grandma with flowers and saw her eyes light up with joy.
Pop one in my hair, and, I overwhelmingly feel beautiful and young again.
And, when I gather up a wildflower bouquet, it is as if I am a barefoot skipping gypsy.
But the very best is when my guy hands me one single rose, for no reason at all. That is when I melt like chocolate on a sunny day.
I cannot imagine a world without flowers. I would miss them so very much. Our lives need more flowers. It has been proven that fresh flowers in your home can uplift your spirit. Energize you. The sweet energy they emit is contagious.
There are more to flowers than just being pretty. Flowers smell good and some taste good too. Try this light salad, it will make you smile!
nasturtium petals, violets or rose petals
fresh spring greens
Make sure to use only pesticide free flowers that are edible.
Dot the mixture with crumbled gorgonzola.
Sprinkle with slivered almonds or pistachios.
Add few raisins or dried cherries.
1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
¼ cup of ice cold water
Salt and pepper to taste
Shake vigorously and drizzle on salad. Serve Icy Cold.
Make sure to stop and smell the roses,
When was the last time you picked a flower? Do you give flowers to the people that you care about? Do you notice the flowers growing on the side of the road? Comment and tell me about your favorite flowers.
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