Saturday, February 28, 2009

On Flowers; Fresh and Faux

E claims that my years working in a flower shop have given him a complex about buying gifts of flowers. He simply doesn't know which ones are best. While I haven't decided whether or not this is a cop out, (The fact is that ANY flowers are good. He really can't go wrong.) I solve the dilemma by occasionally buying and combining a few inexpensive grocery store bouquets.

Circus roses are my favorite. I love the variegated petals and the way they absolutely fling themselves open to the sunshine for one bright, vivid, intoxicating week. The scent is incredible and one can't help but see a metaphor there about being open to the world to soak in all its pleasures.

"If a woman has artificial flowers in her house, flowers that need dusting twice a year, but never die, she is closing herself off from any understanding of life or death." -May Sarton in Journal of a Solitude


abby said...

lovely. and the quote. i've been pouring over seed catalogs for the last couple of hours. so many lovelies, so little space!

this tiarella was the most recent to captivate.

CHIC Sensibility... said...

Great pics. I love flowers.

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