Friday, November 5, 2010

This is why I always keep some flowers at home

I need to know when they wither.  Then I'll run to my clients and make changes if need be.  Great customer service, huh?  The good news is, I can also watch my flowers grow and blossom.  Here is the chincherinchee (Perry Como sings, "this purdy flower") which has grown taller overnight.  It hasn't quite blossomed yet, but I will post pictures when that happens. This flower is more common in white, but is found in yellow and orange.  It comes from South Africa and is part of the lily family.  


The Chincherinchee Flower

My chincherinchee flowers have opened beautifully this morning.  Photos will be posted in a minute. In the meantime, evidently Perry Como liked them enough he did a little music video about them in 1956.  Enjoy!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Serenity of this week's flowers

I "work" a full day of flowers one day a week, usually Wednesday or Thursday.  I find that while I'm arranging, I'm talking myself through a dozen blog posts: new things I found at the market, observations, things I've learned about botanical chemistry, longevity of flowers and so on.  Oh and then my mind goes crazy creating iPhone apps.  Stay tuned.   But by now, I am exhausted.  No dance class for me tonight!  I'm just going to post all the beautiful photos of the awe-inspiring flowers and hopefully later tonight after a bit of dinner or tomorrow morning with my coffee, I'll post all of the random thoughts I had this morning.

Flowers that last and last...

I'm not sure if this is good for business or bad for business.  But in picking up arrangements today, here are pictures of one that was made last Wednesday.  I would do a comparison shot, but I just went to the market and need to get busy!  Later.