Monday, November 19, 2012

Orange and Violet



Hortense is jaunty in her orange Autumn crown.


And the news for sweet Violet is that she's having her eye operation on Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
I won't go into the details but we won't have to worry about eye infections anymore.  My only worry is her age, but she's in excellent hands for the operation, so I'm trusting in a good outcome.



No dahlias, but antique lavender hydrangea, orange roses with pink highlights and mango calla lilies, lavender sweet pea.




And then there's the usual autumn faire of burnt orange roses, orange rose hips and refreshing ferns to break the heat .  And yellow roses, coral charm peonies,  tall Gloriousa lilies.  It's Thanksgiving and it's Autumn; we want the warmth of color to ease us into the winter; heat and fire and then on Friday, the burning colors will be over and purples, hot pinks and reds will reign. 

 Those of us who have featured pumpkins, Chinese lanterns, Free Spirit roses and rusty calla lilies, will transition into the fresh clear colors of winter with relief.  We look forward to gold ribbon, red berries, white peonies, french tulips and the fragrance of evergreens, wreaths and little white lights to welcome customers into the shop. Next week, we make evergreen arrangements in birch bark containers, kissing balls with beautiful English boxwood,we  pot up Amaryllis also in birch bark containers and get ready to brave the cold and decorate outdoor containers for our dearest customers.   

 We are thankful for the extra week this year after Thanksgiving to prepare for our holiday projects, and to tend to  Violet who will be recovering from her eye operation.

9 comments:

marlowe said...

Good luck to sweet Violet!

flwrjane said...

Well you just made it sound so lovely I'm almost deluded into thinking it won't be a whole lot of work!

Almost. Mwhaha

Love the arrangement.

xo J.

An Urban Cottage said...

Bummer about Violet. She's a feisty gal and she'll do well. And your worries will be over.

Hortense will be the life of party.

I started some paperwhites and amaryllis yesterday. I felt like I was pushing the season.

Bow Street Flowers said...

Steve, I've been selling paper whites all week and customers are already asking for amaryllis. You're right on time!

Jen said...

Hortense looks gorgeous. I love her...

I'm glad VIolet will be feeling better soon.

Your next to last two paragraphs describing the seasons and transitions are beautiful written--I read them through twice, and probably will again--a glorious tumble of words.

Kristina said...

Hortense is so fetching in her festive garland! Miss you all! Love to Violet especially.

Bow Street Flowers said...

Kristina!!!!! Email your news to the shop. I'm a Facebook drop-out. xox

Amelia said...

Hope Violet has an easy time of it and will be back to her old self soon. Hortense looks positively Bacchanalian!

Terri said...

We are sending best wishes to Violet for her eye operation.

I love love love peach roses! Okay, I love all roses...