I’m just a little bit smitten with the world of flowers at the moment … I seem to be constantly on the lookout for pretty blooms to display around the home. They have a way of making everything feel brighter, fresher and happier.
Ever since Anabela wrote about the loveliness of Baby’s Breath flowers, I’ve had those pretty, delicate blooms on my mind. I was reminded of how much I used to love that often overlooked flower, and it made me realise that I don’t notice bunches of Baby’s Breath around as often as I used to.
As a child I used to enjoy having a day out and about in the city with my Grandma (back when going to the city felt like a very big deal). At some point during these outings we would stop at a favourite florist and select a pretty flower to take home to my mum. Normally it would be something simple (and suited to my childhood budget), like a single rose. The florist would always select a little Baby’s Breath to surround the rose and make that solitary bloom look like even more of a beauty.
With my Baby’s Breath obsession growing stronger by the day, earlier this week I was very happy to discover this beautiful bunch of white Carnations and Baby’s Breath … and so of course I had to make it my own. Incidentally, while I love the look and fragrance of roses, I seem to have greater success with carnations as cut flowers in the home (the roses all seem to wilt far too quickly).
Certain flowers are perfect for marking an important occasion, some can be the very symbol of love, while others are full of fond memories. Whatever meaning they are used to convey, it’s certain that all flowers are simply lovely to look at. Do you have a favourite bloom to include in a bouquet? Or am I alone with my current cut flower obsession?