The Endless Possibilities

The Endless Possibilities

One of the great joys of making floral arrangements for the cooler is that I can create anything I feel like making. There are no parameters set by a specific order; the sky is the limit.

The first thing I do is stand in front of the coolers and see what flowers I am most compelled to use. Normally I’m not a fan of carnations, but I did buy some very pale pink ones at the wholesaler that are as full and heady as small peonies. I am bound to grab a few hydrangeas in different colors. Anything gardeny like bouvardia is a go. I need interesting greens in the mix: today they are olive branches and scented geranium leaves. Something unexpected like yarrow makes me smile; and at least one fragrant flower–we often have freesia in four or five colors.

With my armful of flowers, I set up shop at my table, placing the stems in large vases along the perimeter of my desk until I’m surrounded. All that’s left is my knife and an empty vase waiting to be filled with an inspired design.

By |2017-04-25T16:48:31-04:00January 11th, 2012|Blog|1 Comment

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  1. m. valladares January 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    Sounds just like a painter preparing his easel for an inspired piece of art. Or a photographer with a subtle but persistent notion in mind, searching for the right colors, lines and subjects to appear on frame . . . and then, click, mind meets matter and the once elusive finally becomes real.

    Congratulations on a great website.

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