When you choose floral design as a profession you have to work at changing people's mindset around giving flowers as gifts or buying a bouquet to enjoy in their own homes. "They just die," is a comment you hear a lot. Yes, they do. They bring a few days of unbelievable beauty to a close friend, family member, true love, or yourself. Then they die, they die beautifully as a matter of fact (some more beautifully than others, I admit). Then they can be composted. Perfect gift. Beauty, then compost. No useless something or other cluttering someone's home or ending up in the landfill. If you believe experiences are more important than things then think of sending drop dead gorgeous blooms as a beauty experience to someone you care about. We all need more beauty in our lives and an intimate connection with the natural world.
As I mentioned before, some flowers die more beautifully than others. Welcome to my blog series titled "A Beautiful Death." Each blog post in this series will follow the rise and fall of some of the best blooms that die beautifully. The first in this series is the tulip.
Ta-Dah! Petals take a bow :). True masterpiece.