Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Valentine's Day




It begins.  Most flowers ordered.  What will be the sought after color this year?  I never get it right.  Two years ago we were caught without lavender roses.  Last year I had lavender roses and everyone wanted Juliet garden roses, which I did have, but in short supply.

We're scrapping the Ball Jar this year for a different affordable container, thanks to Gillian who emailed with an idea, and who also made some beautiful Valentine's Day cards for us this year

And we're hoping to succeed in our determination NOT to put together long stem dozens.  There are shops that love to do them.  We do not.  With all the beautiful flowers coming in, the terribly verticle (turgid)? standard pales in comparison.  And I'm fairly certain after all these years in the Business that many women don't love them.  Women love pretty flowers: romantic, pretty flowers that look like they were chosen just for them.  Listening, anyone?







9 comments:

webb said...

And, most of us don't relly like the dark red roses. Sadly,generat ions of women have gushed over roses to generations of men, and now we are stuck with them.

Your pastels are so much nicer! Keep on teaching...

Jen said...

Just say no. No long-stemmed roses. I think they have worked their way into popular culture so that the myth is constantly perpetuated. We like pretty. Cheerful. Wild. Unique.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

What are those in the vase on the right, with the space between their petals? I like them.

flwrjane said...

OMG I just wrote the longest comment ever and service was unavailable for publishing.

Grrr love the long stem gloriosas tho'

xo jane

An Urban Cottage said...

I've never liked long stems. There's something sad about them. Maybe funereal? Not sure. I think you're on the right course.

Kris Livovich said...

amen to the long stems

Amanda (Small Acorns) said...

Oh you're so right - softer, more romantic flowers are so much nicer. I feel so sorry for those poor well-intentioned men who get sold the ubiquitous long-stemmed roses. Stick to your (romantic) guns!!

Alicia said...

I agree with you!

rachel said...

I love those flowers you have there, more than any long-stemmed rose! And I bet I'm not alone.....