Bouquet bothers

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I got my first order for a bouquet.  I spent all week looking forward to what I could do with a brief of purple, orange and yellow.  I had leanings towards ranunculus, but it’s planting time for them here, not cutting.  Eventually I got my overactive brain to shut up enough and accept that whatever I found on Saturday would be it.  Zen enough.

one of the disadvantages of where I live is that there is no flower market.  There is one grower at our local farmers market, and otherwise I am reduced to a small number of retail outlets, of varying quality and price. I don’t know what happened yesterday but the selection was awful.

I nabbed the dahlias and the pompom gerberas from the market.  After that it was scratching the bottom of the barrel.  I ended. Up with kale.  Not that I have anything against kale at all, but…the only other purple choice available was purple chryssies and I’m pretty sure this client is not a chryssie type.  So it all got mixed up with some spray carnations that are more pink than purple, gum, correa and rosemary foliage and a few sprigs of aster.

You can see the quality control inspector checking out the result above.  It’s ok, but I just wish that for my first order I’d been able to put hand on heart and say that I was genuinely happy with it.  The vase is what I did with the remainders and the bunch of spray roses I bought to cheer myself up over this failure.

Recent work

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Just a few pics of my recent work in class and out.  It’s wreath season here in Australia so we’ve been practicing.  For the bottom right, I’ve been trying to get over my fear of lilies.  Not a good thing to have if you want to be a florist.

On the top are two wired bridal bouquets, one contemporary and one traditional.  Challenging but very enjoyable.

Finally a flower crown I made for my friend to wear on the day she submitted her Phd. I wish I’d thought of that when I was submitting…