Sometimes I am certain that my favorite flower is the Rose. When tulip season rolls around I am almost swayed to believe otherwise, but then I get a whiff of that perfect fragrance…
… and I am gone. Completely over the moon, in love. In my 25 years as a florist and a lifetime of gardening, I have found nothing that is quite as romantic. But I am not the first to discover this, judging from the amount of poetry written for this wonderful flower!
GARDEN ROSES– one of my pet projects has been growing roses. I have a great collection of varieties, and one greenhouse dedicated to growing these long stem beauties for cutting. It has been a learning experience, with mistakes and all, but I love it still. There is always a new variety that I need to try!
Finding that perfect shade of blush, the exact purple of a snip of ribbon, or the perfect lushness for the romantic look, these are my tasks when designing wedding bouquets. I have been trying to learn the roses by name to make my job easier. I have been collecting the pictures and names for some time now, and learning each roses good and bad points. Here are some of my favorites: