Big holidays are especially poignant for families who have lost a loved one. This Mother’s Day, one of our customers, who had lost a sister, wanted to send fresh arrangement to her mother and asked that we include something in the arrangement to let her mom know she was remembering the beloved sister, too. She told me that her her sister’s favorite color had been turquoise, and wondered if we had any flowers in that color. We don’t carry any flowers that are naturally in the turquoise range, so I suggested adding a ribbon and a silk butterfly. I had in mind a certain ribbon we have in the shop, and these sweet little butterflies that come in many colors. After I got off the phone, I ransacked the shop looking for the ribbon, and couldn’t find it. Panicking just a little, I checked with our supplier, who told me they would send it over the next morning. Fingers crossed that it would be nice ribbon…and it was. So here is the arrangement I made, and as a result of this, I have a newfound love for turquoise and the dimension it brings to an arrangement.