It is now almost a week since the Valentine’s Day exchange of gifts. Many of you will have given or received gifting flowers as part of the ritual, particularly bouquets. Without meaning to sound overly morbid, many of these will now have died, or be in the process of wilting. However, I have no doubt that there is greater longevity in any relationship that was touched by the fleeting visit of such flowers; to this external observer, in giving such a gift for Valentine’s Day, it would appear you are doing something right. To anyone who was thoughtful enough to send fresh blooms to your loved one, and is questioning the meaning of such a gesture as they droop lower and lower, each petal slowly growing closer to the rim of the vase, I can guarantee that this floral reminder of how much you care did not go unappreciated.
What better way to commemorate the passing of Valentine’s Day flowers than ushering spring into your home a few weeks early with the purchase of some blossoming decorative replacements? Although the debate between the relative merits of real and artificial flowers in home and office décor rages on, this time of year – when the sun only ever considers shining, as if too scared to fully commit to it – the unparalleled vibrancy and transformative smell of fresh flowers can brighten your home as well as your mood.
Here at Inspiration Florists, we can provide that springtime feeling – the precise source of which is sometimes difficult to put your finger on – as we understand the strength of the association between flowers blooming into life and the impatient anticipation of this restorative time of year. For many, its arrival will still seem like a very distant prospect, as the struggle through the cold and wet continues.