Many people have a particular flower that they like. For me, it’s the ‘Jude The Obscure’ rose from the David Austin English Rose collection. It is listed as an apricot yellow, double/full bloom rose with a strong fruit smell. Just a gorgeous rose. The first time that my wife and I saw it was when we were in Nova Scotia a few years ago while visiting friends, at a beautiful Nursery. The smell was so tranquil, sharp and fruity and we were in wonder of this rose. This became, our rose that we had discovered together.
In our previous home, we had planted 2 of these David Austin roses in our backyard, 1 in my in-laws garden and now 2 in our present home. All of the girls in our family have been the recipient of one of these flowers and I have introduced many a neighbour to it. It’s a wow for us and very special.
In many corners of the world, flowers are a gift-of-the-day while going to visit friends and family. It is such a nice tribute to the host and hostess to present them with a beautiful bouquet. And there are many other occasions that come to mind where a good bunch of flowers are presented, just for a time of cheer.
So pardon me if I don’t wait for valentines day, or wait to place a boutonnière on the lapel of my tuxedo whenever one of our children get married, or a birthday, Easter or Christmas. Whats very special about a nice bouquet, is that it can be presented, for nothing. Just to make someones day a little brighter with the marvel of different colours on the petals.
So if you don’t know exactly what to say when you’re trying to find the special words, flowers are pure poetry.
Go on, go get some. Your allowed.