It’s not all fun and games, this floristry lark. Sometimes folks pass away and a floral tribute is a popular way to say goodbye.
We’ve had some emotional times here at Flowers on the Corner, grief stricken families mourning their loss have filled our tiny shop with tears. I do my best to console them, I’ve hugged quite a few too.
You hear some touching stories like the one about the farmer’s wife, who was the only one attending his funeral. She bought a pile of un-arranged blooms from us and went off to dig a hole to roll him in, under a tree, on their farm.
Yes, we’ve had some imaginative requests but Mum relishes the challenge and loves it when we’re asked for something unusual. In the past she’s made things like, a 3D Tea Cup with saucer, a miniature garden cushion and even a Treble Clef for a musician! It’s not easy when all you have is wet foam, a knife and some flowers but it’s not easy to lose someone either, and having their tribute reflect the personality of their loved one is paramount.
Everyone called her AUNTIE they said, and her favourite colour was Red. So, I based the letters in a mass of Double White Chrysanthemums and Mum worked her magic on a Red Rose feature, to give it that special finish.
We did well I think. Her nephew came in today to thank us for the work we did. Surely, knowing that the customer is more than satisfied is the best part of any job. I hugged him.