Friday, 17 August 2012

Combining Our Passions - the Silver Horse Jumps!

One of the questions we are asked most often is "Why is the flower shop in Kentville named Silver Horse Florist?"  The answer is that the owners have many passions - one of them is flowers, and another is breeding beautiful Spanish Andalusian Horses, most of whom are a beautiful silvery grey. 

We all lead such busy lives it is wonderful when we can weave together our various passions in life.  Last weekend we did just that when we unveiled the brand new Silver Horse Florist horse jump at the Annapolis Valley Hunt's jumper show.  We helped to decorate the event by providing lovely silk tropical flowers and palm trees to decorate the onsite "Tiki Bar," and some of the other jumps benefitted from some of our flowers displays.  But the one below was our favourite.  This horse and rider pair are doing a fine job trying it out too!

When the wind came up, the topiaries had to be tied to the jump so they did not blow over, which is why they look like they might have spent a little too much time at the Tiki Bar.  Despite the wind and sometimes threatening weather, it was a fantastic horse show.  The money they raise through shows like this help to pay for the upkeep of the Hunt's hounds all year long.  The organizers did an excellent job and we were proud to be a part of this event. 

Friday, 3 August 2012

"I Feel Like A Wilted Gerbera!"

Oh the hot sticky humidity of a midsummer's day.  No matter how many fans you have blowing it seems like you can't stop sweating.  At one point in the flower shop today I said "I feel like a wilted gerbera daisy."  Upon which I was reminded that to revive a wilted gerbera you cut off the stem, plunge it in fresh water, and give it a good misting with the spray bottle and pop it in the fridge. Thankfully, no one "refreshed" me quite that way...

And then someone said, "you ARE like a gerbera daisy - colourful, playful and fun.  If you were a flower, you would be a bright purple gerbera daisy."  I love that idea.  Every flower communicates a different feeling and experience to the person who is viewing it, much like individual paintings in the gallery.  I started thinking about my friends and what flowers they might all be based on their characteristics.

So if you were a flower, what flower would you be?