Spring flowers are in full swing these days!

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Tulip Photo Courtesy of Gwylan Goddard photography

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Mother’s Day 2014

Did you see the youtube video that went viral about the World’s Toughest Job? If you haven’t’ then you should take a few minutes out of your day to watch it. It pretty much sums up the reality of motherhood, and will make you think twice about not being nice to your mom…..or be ashamed of yourself for not buying her flowers (just kidding).

Last year I chose a soft  lavender and white tones for the bouquets. The Lilac were in season so it was a perfect choice. This year with the cold weather, and a lot of blooms being delayed in the season, I decided to go bright and colorful to help spring our minds forward to those hot summer days.

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It is Spring in Montreal….Supposedly

Ughhhh…more snow seriously? Have we not suffered enough?

A good friend recently posted a quote by Leonard Cohen that a lot of us here in Montreal can relate to:

“In Montreal spring is like an autopsy. Everyone wants to see the inside of the frozen mammoth. Girls rip off their sleeves and the flesh is sweet and white, like wood under green bark. From the streets a sexual manifesto rises like an inflating tire, “the winter has not killed us again!”

I feel like the spring flowers can relate. They must be growing impatient under the thick layer of snow. In the meantime perhaps a nice image of paper whites, and a spring inspired white freesia arrangement can help brighten this spring snowstorm.

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Winter Blues and The Tulips Cue

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If you are anything like me, and suffer from the winter blues, the idea of spring has now replaced your wildest fantasy. I look forward to seeing the 10 foot snow bank at the end of my driveway melt into a small lake, but more than that i want to see my garden beds. I will probably walk by them dozens of times once they are revealed from their wintery slumber, with my view consisting of nothing more than wet dirt, but then one day they will be there. The green fleshy leaves of one of the first flowers to emerge in the spring….my tulips most likely a few less then last year since the squirrels probably helped themselves to a little snack or two but who can blame them.

For the history and science oriented fans in the crowd you should check out this link from PBS for the documentary entitled “The Botany of Desire”. When tulips first came on the scene in the flower world in 1634, it triggered what is known as tulip mania. The flower actually gained such popularity that is became expensive enough for the bulbs and flowers to be used as a form of currency.

http://video.pbs.org/video/1283872815/

I will refrain from going on and on, but appreciate the tulips they are amazing, and if you want to send a beautiful bouquet or arrangement to someone you love you know how to reach me.