Saturday, May 12, 2012

From San Diego to Somerville: Mother's Day Flowers, 2012

On Mother's Day, twenty five years ago, I was standing on the flagstones at Bloomer's in La Jolla California, staring down at a selection of flowers so extraordinarily lovely and mysterious that I decided on that afternoon that flowers were my fate.  A week later, I had withdrawn from Graduate School and was sitting on a plastic bucket outside in a Supermarket parking lot, cleaning chrysathemums for a Flower Kiosk.

Mother's Day is my favorite flower holiday.  The weather in May is usually perfect.  The flowers are at their perfection peak: peonies, garden roses, bridal veil, sweet peas, scilla, clematis.

Photos of today's production by Kate, Marisa and Moi:

ready to deliver

A party at a restaurant.

This is why I became a florist. Amen.


webb said...

and, obviously a damn good one, too!

flwrjane said...

How funny, yet fitting.

It is a most perfect holiday, peonies, no threat of an ice storm and th next day off.


xo Jane

Amelia said...

You obviously made the perfect choice. Dreamy flowers!

marlowe said...

So beautiful! Happy mother's day to you, Miss Shelley!

Jen said...

You've made a lot of mother's happy today. So glad you found your place.

An Urban Cottage said...

Holy cow. Beautiful! How lucky are the moms that received these. Great work!

rachel said...

And I can see why. What a lovely profession!

Denise Fasanello said...

haha! I love that story. Beautiful job, they all look stunning!

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