Saturday, January 30, 2010
Stopped by the Flower Lady's workplace to check up on things. This interesting, spiky accent on an arrangement going out is a tillandsia. It's related to the bromeliads and native to Central and South America. This particular tillandsia, however, hails from New Jersey.
The Flower Lady was especially excited about the silk arrangement, destined for a downtown hotel lobby. FL liked the silks, with their faux ice coating.
For a flower person, the FL is quite fond of winter. I think it's because she likes Christmas. And her birthday is in December. And our anniversary. Now I like December, and winter, too--as long as I have my Flower Lady!
The Flower Lady and I hied away to our own Undisclosed Location to enjoy a winter getaway. Nothing fancy or exotic: a prime rib buffet and a swimming pool and we're happy campers! We had a glorious weekend and duly noted the floral arrangements. This one, at the entrance to the hotel, was one that pleased the FL's eye.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
The very next day, the Flower Lady bought home some lilies and added them to the birthday greens arrangement. See what I mean about keeping up with the FL? They couldn't use the lilies at work because they had already opened, and the arrangements wouldn't be delivered till after the weekend. The FL has to design with closed lilies precisely timed to open for the week they are on display in some fancy-schmancy legal office. You have to know what you are doing in the corporate design world!