Published on October 26th, 2017 | by Home and Family0
The Beautiful Life a Florist Leads
Who doesn’t love fresh flowers? Whether in a carefully manicured garden, sprouting up wild and free in a field or along a mountain path, or in a delicately designed arrangement for a bouquet, flowers have a way of brightening anyone’s day. The splash of color, the sweet, deep aroma. And of course, if it is a bouquet, there is also the caring sentiment behind it. All of these things ignite that warmth of happiness within. As they are such a widely accepted form of expression, floral arrangements are used in countless ways, from celebration to memorials.
What can your local florists do for you?
The job of a florist is truly a beautiful one. Working hand in hand with nature, coming up with the perfect combinations to create bouquets for every scenario is certainly rewarding work. However, they must understand more about flowers than how many roses any given bouquet should have. First of all, did you know that different colors of roses have different meanings? While red roses are the standard, there are yellow, pink, and white roses, among others. Some people attach meaning to different types of flowers as well. A good florist will be able to tell you what kind of flowers would go well in an arrangement for a particular purpose. But more than the aesthetics and ideas behind the types of flowers, the right caregiver for those flowers will be able to keep those beautiful plants alive. Appreciating the beauty and wonder that nature has to offer should go further than picking a bunch of flowers that will eventually wilt. Most florists also sell plants that you can care for, bringing out your green thumb and growing closer to nature.
The tradition of celebrating with flowers
It has been found that as far back as 2500 B.C., flower bouquets were common. Today, the national yearly spending on various floral arrangements, plants, and other similar products is an astonishing $26.6 billion. Or perhaps it is really not that shocking, considering all the different ways we celebrate or remember with flowers. There is, of course, the tradition of giving flowers in remembrance of someone who has passed away. Flowers at funerals are a welcome sight, a brightness during a dark time. But there are so many other instances where flowers are used as well. Some of the most common celebrations where you will likely see a flower or two, or perhaps multiple bouquets, include birthdays, anniversaries, and of course, weddings. In fact, flowers and floral arrangements often make up about 7% to 8% of a wedding budget. And there are the holidays that call for a floral arrangement or a few, such as Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day, and the holiday season in December, whether it is Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or something else entirely that you celebrate.
Flowers are nature’s way of giving the most pleasant greeting. Pass it along, and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses along the way.