Sunday, February 23, 2014

Will this EVER happen again?

Fifty six degrees with five inches of snow still in the backyard.  Can't complain about the soft air today, but the cold is coming back tomorrow and Spring looks a long way off.

I loved everyone's comments - you were so candid!

My theory is that a good percentage of women are complimented by a dozen red roses arranged, but would rather receive a romantic mix. My poll was very small, it's true, but we had a nice demographic mix that helped me decide that next Valentine's Day we'll offer mixed arrangements with red roses but no more dozens.

"Hurry Spring.  Hurry fast".

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Vote please.

I know there are many visitors to my blog who don't leave comments.  Thank you for stopping by.

However, I'm going to ask anyone who cares to weigh in on the following two photos to vote one way or the other.

This is an important poll for next Valentine's Day and I'll find it informative and fun to see the results:



Which Valentine's Day arrangement would you like to receive ??  Go ahead and vote!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Valentine's Day flowers in Somerville

Darcy garden roses, phaleonopsis orchids, jasmine, ranunculus and sweet pea


Romantic Antike garden rose, sweet pea, Mondial roses, lisianthus


The flowers are all in and they're prime !

New this year are Phaleopsis stems in pink: 15.00 stem

Still taking deliveries for Valentine's Day.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Valentine's Day flowers from Somerville

It's here.  Tomorrow morning when I get to the shop with a car load of flowers. there will be a pile of boxes filled with more flowers inside the shop waiting for us.

Lights will be flipped on, the water in the kettle set to boil, messages picked up, buckets filled with fresh water, clippers and knives layed out and the preparation for Valentine's Day will continue.

Last week our handmade cards arrived from Yessil in Brooklyn, vases were delivered, new lace curtains hemmed and hung and a few samples of arrangements set into the window.

Sweet pea, garden roses, red roses, white majolika roses in a peony vase: 

Dozen red roses arranged with ivy, fern and black berries:

Garden roses, anemone, ranunculus, sweet pea, raspberries, poppy, ivy:

We'll have wild flower with roses bouquets in Ball jars, single red and colored roses, and of course, we'll help you put together your own special design.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Colors that soothe

My sister-in-law was visiting this weekend from Los Angeles and asked "why is everything brown in your backyard"?  I almost spit out my coffee.  Isn't it obvious?  But no, when she's visited before in the winter, the ground and trees have been covered with snow and bright evergreens providing a pretty scene of contrast. It never really occurred to her that beneath that fluffy blanket, everything lies dead or dormant.

 When there is no snow, the yards and lots of Boston look more grim than any winter desert in California, mostly because of rotting leaves, mounds of mud and dead tree limbs, all presenting the same dreary brown.

My sister-in-law is here for a sudden death in her son-in-law's family.  They've asked for 'blue and wild - not fussy or formal".  The prettiest flowers this morning were lavender and cream.  I bought lots of these colors and used them for everything we did today: get well, sympathy.  It was that kind of day.