Flowers make you feel better

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I love flowers.

They make me feel good and put a smile on my face.

If I want to cheer myself up I buy a bunch of flowers. It would be nice to be given one but I don’t wait for this to happen.

When I was working in the city I used to bring a nice bunch of flowers from my garden to put on my desk. If I could not get ample flowers to take to the office, I would stop by the florist on the way to work and grab a bunch of whatever is in season.

My lovely bunch of Dahlias and Alstroemeria that I purchased from Pam and Debbie at Fine Flowers. These look so pretty and put a big smile on my face.

My lovely bunch of Dahlias and Alstroemeria that I purchased from Pam and Debbie at Fine Flowers. These look so pretty and put a big smile on my face.

The flowers were lovely smelling and cheered me up. Normally I would pick a bunch of Gerberas or the lovely smelling Jonquils.

I did the same thing when I was at home. I purchased flowers from the local florist and decorated the house with pretty and fragrant flowers.

My favourite local florist is Fine Flowers in Katoomba, I have been visiting them for over ten years now.

Fine Flowers in Katoomba.

Fine Flowers in Katoomba.

Pam and Debbie are the lovely ladies at Fine Flowers. Pam has owned the business for ten and half years and worked in the business for another fifteen years previously. So this is over 25 years of floristry experience.

I love coming in and having a chat and finding out what is in season and maybe what might look great to brighten up my desk and house.

What is in season currently?

Tulips and dahlias.

The pretty Tulips on sale.

The pretty Tulips on sale.

What has changed?

I asked Pam what have customers been asking for lately?

Normally Pam said that customers would order a bunch of flowers and have a bunch styled and designed by herself or Debbie. However she has noticed that customers are liking the idea of picking their own designs and choosing what flowers go with other flowers.

It is more of free form design.

Posies with roses that were tiny and cute were very popular for weddings. Now the trend is to have larger flowers not so styled and have them look like you have just picked them from the garden.

Customers like the brown paper and natural wrapping for bunches of flowers.

The lovely ladies at Fine Flowers Katoomba. Debbie on left and Pam on the right.

The lovely ladies at Fine Flowers Katoomba. Debbie on left and Pam on the right.

I even did a free form design. I combined two different flowers to make a big pretty bunch.

Popular Celebrations for Flowers

Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas, Birthdays and New Babies are huge.

I asked Debbie and Pam if Easter was a busy time as well. They said it was, and that a lot of people come and purchase daisies for the Easter period. It is up to the individual which bloom takes their fancy but it is interesting that Easter is still a busy time. I suppose daisies make me think of rabbits, the Easter Bunny and nice roaming hills and lush lawn.

Brightly coloured flowers.

Brightly coloured flowers.

With Mother’s Day soon approaching I was keen to know what flowers or items were in demand at Fine Flowers?

I thought that red roses might be the flower of choice. However I was surprised by the answer.

For Mother’s Day all pastel/light coloured flowers were extremely popular and not just roses. Anything that might be pale pink, creams, pale everything. It does not even matter the age of the mother here, it could be for a new mum pale blooms will be purchased more so than brightly coloured ones.

Interesting don’t you think? Mums get the dainty, pretty and pale pastel coloured flowers.

I do love them and they do look pretty but I fall in the other percentage that love some bright blooms. I love colour and some nice bright Gerberas or maybe some vibrant purple Irises with some yellow Tulips or Daffodils.

So pretty and textural, the bright yellow Chrysanthemum Disbud (Spider).

So pretty and textural, the bright yellow Chrysanthemum Disbud (Spider).

The ladies at Fine Flowers said that bright coloured flowers are still purchased but not in the same quantities as the pale or pastel shades.

Do you love bright flowers like I do? Or prefer the pastel shades? Let us know what your favourites are.

 

My nice bunch of Dahlias and Alstroemeria on the hall stand at home. It the first thing you see when you come home and walk anywhere in the house. A perfect place for pretty flowers.

My nice bunch of Dahlias and Alstroemeria on the hall stand at home. It the first thing you see when you come home and walk anywhere in the house. A perfect place for pretty flowers.

I loved my in season bunch of flowers that I purchased from my local florist. I am now keen to go back and get another bunch. This time I think tulips will be in order. They were so pretty and colourful. A good flower to brighten up a space and lift your mood this autumn.

Do you love flowers as much as I do?

I really like the fact that you can get such a great variety of flowers. This variety allows me to change the look of a room easily and helps lifts my spirits as well.

What is your favourite bunch to get from your florist?

Do you have some of your favourites in your garden? Let us know.

 

Disclaimer: This post was written as an entry to The Fresh Awards 2017 Blogger Awards – Florist Story. I go to Fine Flowers regularly and love freshening up my house, my office and anywhere with some fresh and vibrant flowers.

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