I love flowers. I love how they make a room feel more homely, how they lift my mood when I am down and how they create a smile on the faces of those you love. Flowers have always played an important part of my life. My grandparents are passionate gardeners and my nan is incredibly proud of her colourful flower beds.
There are roses and sunflowers, Gerbera, Lilies, Asters and many more, which I can’t name, because I’m not half as switched on as my nan when it comes to the art of floristry and because some of them have terribly tricky names.What I do remember is that I always got a gorgeous bunch of Asters for my birthday, because they grew in the most beautiful colours when I celebrate getting a year older. I wouldn’t go as far as saying that they are my favourite flowers, but they are the flowers that I am emotionally attached to the most. Whenever I walk passed a market stall selling Asters, I get this warm feeling inside that reminds me of my nan. Asters make me smile and they remind me of my childhood. Every summer, my nan told us to be careful and not to break off any leaves when my sister and I were running around her flower beds playing hide with the children from next door and every summer, we accidentally broke off leaves and hid them only for her to find them minutes later. It was so funny, because she tried to keep a straight face, but always ended up smiling about our clumsiness I loved those summers and I hope that Amy will get to experience the same fun and jauntiness that made my childhood so special.
She loves flowers already and had incredible fun at the weekend picking dandelions on our little family outing to Ashton Court Estate, but I think she’ll have to use The Flower Council’s clever little app to find out a bit more about the flowers she can find in her great grandma’s garden. The app has been released as part of the Flower Council’s Favourite Flower Campaign and aims to show that flowers are a personal and special present that a lot of thought has gone into.
It will even help her to find out, which flower her favourite is, if she is anywhere as indecisive as her mummy. I have just given it a little test run and I have to admit that I am very impressed – that’s of course not because of the hunky flower boys (see the photo above!) who helped me find my No. 1 flower, but because you can also win a huge bouquet of your favourite flowers, if your friends can guess correctly, which flowers you like the most. I wonder, if they’ll be delivered by you the guys above…
What flowers would you love to receive? Are there flowers that remind you of special moments in your life, e.g. your wedding day or maybe the birth of your baby?
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