Monday, January 24, 2011

Spring Bulbs In Snowfall

Robin Wood Flowers In The Snow

So far, January has been well . . . January.   6 inches of snow, temperatures in the single digits, clouds, and cold feet.

Hyacinth With Pussy Willow In Bloom

Amaryllis "Desire"
Spring, though, has blossomed in the greenhouses of Holland so we’re surrounded by April here in the shop.  Nothing like the smell of a hyacinth when it’s cold and gray outside.  In fact, all of the bulb plants are bursting with color – daffodils, hyacinth, tulips, tiny muscari and enormous amaryllis are in their glory now.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Sentiments of Sympathy

Elegance In Whites

Since Christmas, we have had so many calls for sympathy flowers.  We are frequently asked about ideas for messages on enclosure cards. Some are always appropriate – ‘with deepest sympathy’ or ‘we’re thinking of you and send our love.’ Recently, though, one client provided this sentiment which we found to be memorable:

“A life well lived does not end any more than music ends. It echoes through time with whispers of beauty and grace.”

We’re not sure if this is a noted quotation or just a passing thought, but it made a lasting impression on us.