Monday, February 9, 2015

A little whine

I was prepared to go to the shop this morning but then I remembered the parking ban and my driver Lee having to shovel out his car in Watertown to find no where to park in Somerville and Lizzie's car stuck in her drive way by her neighbor's car, and the slow running or broken train system, not to mention digging myself out and sliding down the the road to the market.

But I won't show you woeful photos of the snow banks to further depress my readers here in New England.  Rather, I'll try and perk us all up with some Spring pics and the beautifully packaged and labeled sweet pea paks I received from Floret last week.



Hopefully, they'll grow into something like these:


photographed by our friend Andy Ryan


Our Valentine's Day window display


And more Spring; it will come!  






Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Valentine's Day: flowers at the table.

To the delight of many restaurants in Boston, Valentine's Day falls on Saturday this year.  Instead of deliveirng flowers to dowtown businesses during the work day, we send them to restaurants.

This is romantic.  This is nailing it.

Our display will be overflowing with sweet pea from Japan, jasmine from California, local anemones, ranunculus from France and Japan, sunflowers, garden roses, tulips, lisianthus from Japan and we'll have some red roses too.

Sweet cash and carry ball jars will be for sale as well as wrapped bouquets to go, all made carefully and lovingly by us, for you!


Does your Valentine prefer yellow or purple or orange?  We'll have flowers in every palette. Call or come in and place your order for pick up or delivery.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Blogger friends, roses and Valentine's Day

One of the unforeseen benefits of starting a blog has been the surprise of friendships with 

men and women around the world. I've met four of them in person.



One such friend lives near Boston.  If you aren't familiar with Country Weekend, check it 

out.  Jen travels lovingly, reads voraciously, paints, writes and shares all of it with us.



She gifted me with a piece from a painting series she's been working on: a rose against a 

blue background. 



Last week I saw a David Austin rose called Carey that could have been the model for Jen's 

painting.


It's a big, blowzy cupped roses that I'd never seen before and it's on my order list for Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day is on Saturday this year.  February 14th. 

Thank you Jen - who would have imagined I'd find a rose almost as lovely as yours!


Monday, January 12, 2015

Amaryllis plant Give-Away





We're starting the new year off with a plant give-away.  We have eight amaryllis plants in a few colors that have at least one unopened stalk - some with flowers, some without.

To snag one of these beauties (bulbs from South Africa) just give the shop a call (617 492 0080) and give us your name and phone number and we'll hold one for you. Or email with the same info.

These bulbs can be nurtured and saved until next year when they'll bloom again.



Sunday, November 30, 2014

A holiday tour at Bow Street Flowers

It's Sunday and I've spent the afternoon tidying up at the shop, opening Christmas and Holiday bins - getting a late start it seems by the looks of the world around us.

Here's a little tour of the shop.



Small Tatine candles in three scents:  Kensington Gardens, Love That Burns and Swarm of Bees.
We also carry the standard original Tatine candle in Wood Smoke, Honeysuckle, Neroli and Geranium Bourbon


 Hand made ornaments from Yessil in Brooklyn.




Venetian Harlequin ornaments


Small gifts.  A pair of French Opaline vases.


Paperwhites in vintage bowls with vintage English ribbon and pinecones.


Fragrant hostess gifts.


Quince, pine needles, wild rose hips, cones and each one has a leaf ornament tucked in.

We've decided to make wreaths this year and it's gotten a bit out of control!   Next Sunday, the 7th they'll be at Pod located not far from us on Oxford Street in Cambridge.  If you've never been to Pod, you have a treat in waiting in your future.  My go-to for gifts - and they mail purchases for you!!!

Amaryllis coming in, hopefully Twinkle orchids too:  all set up as presents!







Friday, November 28, 2014

Wedding at the Boston Public Library

Our last wedding of the year was at the Boston Public Library.  Mary and Daniel were married at All Saints Episcopal Church in Brookline.  Mary wore her Grandmother's gown:  it's a style for the ages, especially this one.  Her Mother wore it too.  



The Bridesmaids wore blue. The Maid of Honor's dress mirrored the style of Mary's gown.





View from the hallway at the entrance to the library.



Dinner table with Bridesmaids' bouquets over the mantle.




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Next post all about the holidays!






Thursday, November 13, 2014

Carlos Thomas was my web designer.  Ten years ago, he was just out of school and I had just purchased the shop from my predecessor.  He built my first website and then rebuilt it a few years ago.

Carlos got married, had two babies, bought a two family house an hour from Boston and built his business.  He loved his family, his community and beautiful flowers.

Before he died last week, Carlos told his wife La Neia that he wanted us to do the flowers for his memorial service.  He didn't want funeral flowers:  he wanted wedding flowers.



I've never known a sweeter, gentler person than Carlos.  It won't be the same in my world without him.