09 April 2007
Florists, Flowers, Moms & Memes
The A-list bloggers are participating in a cool meme around the theme of 'Why do you blog?" (It's a fascinating group of posts/relationships and you can follow the paths here.)
Kinda goes without saying that we florists are a bit off the beaten path and unlikely to get tagged (except for maybe Rich Dudley, who straddles both the tech and florist worlds. :-) )
As far as why most florists blog, I can sum my own reasons up in two points:
1) Local florists have done a fairly weak job of defining what we do and differentiating ourselves from national wire services/order brokers. We really are different - and we can speak first hand about both the technical and emotional sides of the flower business.
2) Somebody needed to counter-balance all those flower/florist splogs on blogspot. ;)
I'm starting a meme among the florist/flowers bloggers and ask "What are your three favorite Mother's Day flowers and how did/does your Mom inspire you in the flower business?"
Favorite Mother's Day Flowers:
1. Peonies - for their color and fragrance
2. Orchids - for their exotic nature and long-lasting qualities
3. Tulips - for their amazing textures, colors and nearly uncontrollable character
My Mom instilled a respect and love for flowers in her five children and showed us how much she cared for flowers by saving and drying many floral gifts over the years. She even had her bridal bouquet, from 1956, store in a hat box in the attic. Though not a commercial florist, she grew and dried many varieties from her garden and shared her talent for the design crafts with friends and family. From Mom, I truly learned about the power of flowers.
Now it's some other florists' turns to talk about their favorite Mother's Day flowers and their Moms so I'm tagging:
Rich and Kathy - The Bloomery
Eric - Everyday Flowers
Heather - Felicity Flowers
Richard & Scott - The Flower Place
Kenji - Flowers Insolita
There isn't a big pool of florist bloggers but let's hope we can get to everyone by the time Mother's Day rolls around.
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