Autumn is just around the corner. This means busy bees hunting flowers get to rest down a little. It’s the opposite for florists though. Have you ever received a bouquet? Have you ever thought of how it came to you all bunched up pretty?
Let’s see how. Florists the world over make sure that they deliver quality flowers, thus they start their day early and do about their work diligently. As a general trade, floristry is a vast market starting with flower cultivation, then, there’s care and handling, floral design and arrangement, then, flower display, selling and delivery.
A day in the life of florists in Vienna is perhaps the same with that of florists in London, only the former starts with a cup of Melange, the latter drinks tea. It’s probably the same in Sydney, in Tokyo and New York too – they’re always on the move.
On certain days, a florist will go to a supermarket and handpick flowers they would use, whether as bouquet, centerpiece, flower arrangements for events and celebrations. Most of the time though flowers are delivered to their shop by floral distributors. Throughout the day, a florist entertains walk-in customers, phone calls from potential buyers and inquiries from wedding and event coordinators. If needed, they need to cater to certain events and be available for days or weeks on location, it could be funerals, weddings, company events and the likes.
Florists make sure that cut flowers are fresh and well cared for while waiting to be arranged. Shop temperature is always checked, vases are filled with water, leaves sprayed on to maintain freshness. In between, there’s selecting of appropriate flowers, cutting stems, removing wilted leaves and petals. The florist then assembles flowers with consideration of colors, occasion, even a customer’s specification and budget (should a husband want some chocolates with the flowers sent to his wife, for example). That comes with the knowledge of flowers, the familiarity too of which other plants accent a bouquet best. The flowers are then either sent wrapped, in a vase or how the customer specified. It will be sent then depending on the services offered. Flower delivery takes very little time, order today and it will be on the recipient’s doorstep tomorrow.
Receiving flower bouquets, no matter how big or small these are, is always a pleasant experience. Hence, the next time you receive a bouquet, visualize how the bouquet happened in the first place. Think of the thoughtfulness of the sender and the emotions sent through those flowers. More importantly, think of the florist who worked his or her magic to come up with a bouquet meant to put a smile on your face.
I have never been a fan of flowers but when my cousin got married a few years back, my mom volunteered to make her wedding bouquet. It’s cheaper but it certainly is hard to create a beautiful bunch of flowers.
Made me wonder when was the last time I received a bouquet? Not a long time ago and it was truly a magical feeling. Yup I even thought of how where the bunch of flowers I was holding created. The process it went through makes it deeply special.
I love flowers. They’re just beautiful and for me they represent the different colors of life.
because i am the only girl in the house, i feel like a queen everytime my husband and two sons give me bouquet of beautiful flowers on special occasions such as valentines and my birthday lol
Bouquet of flowers always reflect the efforts of those who prepared it as its always challenging coming up with one and mostly those preparing it are passionate with what they are doing so its a product of passion and love.
A bouquet of beautiful and colorful flowers is a perfect present whenever the occasion may be or even nothing to celebrate at all. It’s a token of countless reason to make someone special.
Thank you for describing a florist’s job. I always thought they have one of the most charming jobs in the world, well, minus the business part where it could get hard just like any other job perhaps. Last time I received a bouquet was 100 years ago. I wish le boyfriend was flower-type romantic. *sigh*
I love receiving flowers. It really makes me feel loved. But I never thought of the labor of love done by the florists. thanks for reminding me. 🙂
I love to receive bouquet of flowers. Hubby doesn’t fail to give me on very special occasions 🙂
flowers are my all year favorite gift, aside from so goodies. flowers are soothing to ones soul
I always apprecaite someone who takes time to go to the flower shop to buy me pretty flowers. I also admire the work that the florist puts in into making it beautiful and taking care of it making sure it stays pretty that way. I may never fully know about the day that goes on as a florist, but I know they put love and a lot of work and time to making sure their customers are happy. 🙂
receiving flowers is such a heaven feeling..
Flower arrangement is always a great gift to give for me it is versatile!
I’m such a sucker when it comes to flowers. A bouquet of flower always bring smile to every woman’s heart. Not only for occasion but any time as well.Flower arrangement always fascinates me, that is I tend to spend much time at the Florist shops here in my town looking all the bouquet of flowers that are uniquely and beautifully arranged.
Flowers can turn one’s ordinary day into a magical one. I can tell it so…
I used to always tell the beau to give me flowers, but after I received my first bouquet during our last anniversary, I somehow don’t yearn for it anymore. Beautiful flower bouquets are expensive, so I told him we can just use the money he’ll be buying the flowers with for a nicer dinner out 🙂 haha