Stop and Smell the Roses

I am dodging raindrops and soaking up the sun today-and best of all breathing in this fresh spring air. Easter was last weekend and I saw so many wonderful photos on social media of little egg hunters and friends dressed in their colorful Easter best. Seeing all of the joy lifts me up and gets me even more excited about all the good things to come from Eufloric Events. Locally grown flowers direct from Sweet Peas Flower Farm are already making their way into flower arrangements that are being delivered around the city for special events. (You can also find Sweet Peas flowers at Wildwood Market in Fountain Square each week.) Another sensational thing coming up is Roses and Rosé, a flower workshop and wine tasting event at the exquisite Daniel's Vineyard. This is to take place on Thursday, May 11th at 6pm. We are delighted to be partnering with them! Visit their website to reserve your spot.

I was thrilled to get to work some of Sweet Peas Flower Farm's colorful local ranunculus and poppies into a large arrangement for a friend's Easter celebration. Set in an urn that looks like it should have lichen developing on its surface, an ambrosial collection of blooms were bursting forth celebrating the occasion. In addition to the farm grown ranunculus and poppies, lilacs, Juliet garden roses, tulips, lavender spray roses, seeded eucalyptus, and Italian pittosporum came together and seemed to sing all the joyous hymns though fragrances, colors, and textures. It is incredible how flowers can have that transmuting effect. Flowers are hardly ever just flowers. So many of us have associations with certain flowers for specific reasons. We hold those dear and when we see, smell, or touch that special bloom, something happens to us. We remember a moment or a person and maybe we stop to breathe in and bask in that fleeting feeling. As a flower girl, I advise all people to stop and smell the roses. 

I hope the Easter Bunny brought all sorts of goodies to you. From here on, I will be looking to Mother Nature to bring us some gifts that we can share with you!

xoxo -- Paula