Of Flowers and Florists

florist imagesThe late Anne Morrow Lindbergh, an American author and aviator during the early 1900s, was once quoted saying: “Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day – like writing a poem or saying a prayer.” Even Ralph Waldo Emerson, had something metaphorical to say about flowers. And quote: “Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.” It is quite obvious that the elegance and beauty that flowers quietly exude are what enamours and attracts people to them regardless of age, gender and background. Flowers have the power to fill anyone with peace, joy, happiness and love by just being. Because of this, florists have one of the best professions since they are around flowers almost all their waking hours.

Florists, in more technical terms, are in the business of cultivating, arranging and selling flowers. They are in charge of cutting, arranging and designing fresh, dried, or artificial flowers. Most, if not all florists are artists in their own right in that they create flower arrangements based on their own creative inclination and instinct. They are able to interpret and help bring to life a client’s specific idea or concept for a floral arrangement. Florists usually can easily create different floral arrangements such as bouquets, corsages, and wreaths using a variety of flowers such as roses, carnations, tulips, lilies chrysanthemums, daisies and orchids which are some of the more popular flower varieties.

Florists are not only artistic and creative. They are also very knowledgeable about flowers and how to best care for them to avoid wilting for longer periods especially for cut flowers. They can be found in florists shops or in grocery stores. The busiest times for any Montreal florist are usually during Valentines Day, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Easter and All Souls Day. Flowers are not only given during significant holidays. Anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, funerals are just some of the events in people’s lives where flowers play a key role in.

While today’s digital world has ushered in the use of the internet to purchase and choose flowers from a selection of arrangements and designs to save on time and effort, nothing would compare to the experience of personally interacting with a florist and actually seeing real flowers. Not only can customers be assured that they are getting only the best and freshest flowers, but they can also relate their ideas for a specific floral design and get personal tips on flower care from an actual florist.