Special order

So it has to be the first time in about 4 years that I didn’t work in the floral industry for Valentine’s Day. I’m a little sad that I wasn’t sleepless (for days), (pleasantly) caffeinated and knee-deep (literally) in beautiful red roses, (not to mention) their leaves, stems and thorns. As well as swimming in a sea of wonderful peonies, orchids, lilac and hydrangea (just to name a few). Though not completely out of the game, I was asked by my step-brother-in-law to create a Valentine’s arrangement for my lovely step-sister.

She is fond of softer pastel colors, so I kept the palette in shades of pink with touches of purple, white and green. Flowers included: spray roses, garden roses, double-petal lilies, tulips, ranunculus, snap dragons, dianthus, kale and a few sprigs of the blooming lime tree (from my yard).

It was a lot of fun to do and she absolutely loves it! Here is another view (with strange lighting apologies).