Margot’s Favorite Flower

I don’t mean to have expensive tastes; it just seems that when I walk into a department store I head straight for the Prada, without even seeing the label, or the cashmere without feeling the softness…you get the idea. I wonder if it’s just that truly beautiful, exquisitely fashioned things—purses, sweaters, flowers—are just naturally worth more. It’s like they know.

When I first started working in a flower shop, I went straight for the peonies—at eight dollars a stem (I had no idea). Again, expensive taste. But let’s face it, that “show-offy,” frothy peony is worth every peony—I mean, penny. Nothing says luscious like the peony. And nothing says confident like the peony. This is not a bashful bloom. When I want someone to know I think they’re swell, I send peonies if I can locate them. That’s the other thing about peonies: they’re not in the grocery store. Nothing wrong with grocery store flowers, but they do have the feel of everyday-ness.

Photo by Dave Schilling

Photo by Dave Schilling

Not peonies. They’re for special.
I just love ‘em.


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    balendra said,

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    Jean Lannen said,

    Hi There!
    I’m so very excited to have just found you! I look forward to being inspired and hope my photography and mixed media art work of “flowers” will be published in your lovely magazine! Thanks so very much! Smiles, Jean Lannen
    http://www.JeanLannenImages.com
    http://jeanlannen.blogspot.com


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