Some little thoughts

A Is For …

Anemone. The windflower. Possibly the love of my life in the flower world. I could gush for hours about how much I love anemones. I promise I’ll keep it short. For me, they signal the true sign of spring and a hopeful end to cold winter weather. How can one not fall completely head over heals in love with their dainty heads and delicate unfurling petals. Coming from the Greek word for “windflower” the anemone is rumoured to have sprung from Aphrodite’s tears as she mourned the death of Adonis. They are said to bring luck and protect against evil. Throughout mythology anemones are linked to fairies, which are said to sleep under the petals, after the flower closed at sunset. The modern interpretation is linked to anticipation. Anticipation that warmer weather is coming. I love them arranged in single stem vases. I have an ever-expanding selection of gold and silver numbers that are slowly cluttering up our mantelpiece. These vases are my favourite. Beautifully simple, elegant and they use up all the off cuts, snapped stems and I know summer is a little way off...

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Flowers, Some little thoughts

Tuesday 1st Feburary … We Are Looking Forward to Spring

Today is the 1st February and hopefully that means spring is around the corner. The shop is filled with Ranunculus, scented Hyacinths and Anemones - I literally love them all and have treated myself to an old biscuit tin filled with all sorts of lovely flowers and viburnum. Don't even get me started on how much I adore Helleborus. I have also being dreaming of an Auricula theatre, possibly inspired by my Emma Bridgewater mug... Our bellies are full of Nigella Lawson's chocolate and orange loaf and all is well with the world.

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