Last weekend I headed out to the wedding fair looking for the floristry masterpieces, knowing that it is difficult to find an event with lots of florists at this time of the year; as so many of them are busy with real weddings or preparing for the Chelsea flower show. I kept my eyes peeled looking for blooms everywhere.
I learned a while ago that Harrods will be making a fragrance garden for the Chelsea flower show and though it sounded intriguing, I wasn’t fully on board. Up until this banking holiday when the shop was redesigned for the ‘Pop-up Flowers’ campaign.
So where do florists buy their flowers? The answer is a bit complicated as there is a range of options a florist can have: Grow the flowers themselves, buy them directly from growers, get them via one of the large auctions or from wholesalers. This may seem obvious, but when you consider that the flower trade is an ancient business and that flowers are better traveled nowadays then people who buy them, it starts to look like this topic needs a bit of explanation.
Recently the Columbia Road Flower Market has been featured a lot on the Internet, be it Instagram or blogs it felt like it was everywhere. So I decided that I need to find another flower market, which is less known to the general public.
If flowers from the corner shop wouldn’t do and you can see the difference between mass market creations and a bouquet with a difference, then Scarlet & Violet is definitely a place for you!
Ok, ok, it is not a post dedicated to Parks or Walks, but it’s winter and I wanted a splash of flowers that we all missing so much. With festive spirit being packed up until next year we have slowly moved into that time of the year when we are waiting for spring and sunshine. Unfortunately, I am not a magician and so I can’t speed up time, but I can treat us to some nice flower photography. So enjoy and smile.