A Guide to Farmer's Market Flowers

A Guide to Farmer’s Market Flowers

Aren’t they tempting, those fresh-looking bouquets for sale at farmer’s markets?  The bounty, the color, the variety! And there are always flowers you won’t find at your local florists, because they are seasonal and local, and so much more appealing because of their rarity.  It’s impossible not to be happy with a bouquet of farm market flowers in your tote – until you get them home and they start to wilt before you can get them in a vase… What […]


All Hallows Flowers

Halloween is HUGE. It appeals to people in such a way that it brings out crazy, feverish, joyous creativity. Pumpkin-carving has reached such a level of artistry that it should probably have a museum, to preserve the art being made with squashes, gourds, and the simple orange jack o’ lantern. Halloween floral ideas are also extraordinary; it’s as if Halloween raises everyone’s creative game for no better reason than because we like it. And the costumes – Sigmund Freud could […]


Farmer’s Market Flowers

There is something so honest and friendly about a flower stand at a farmer’s market.   You can imagine the lovely green place that they were cut from: all happy rows of blooms turned up to the sun. It reminds me of wandering around my grandmother’s farm, gathering flowers for a surprise bouquet for her.   I could pick anything I wanted, except wildflowers.  She showed me how quickly wildflowers wilted, and so there could be no point or pleasure in picking […]