Well the idea came to me late on the afternoon of Friday, 20th August 2010…a blog about flowers – everything to do with them!
I remember as a child growing up in the middle of nowhere in Devon, going for walks and picking wildflowers to bring home to my mum. Trying to make rosewater by picking petals from her beautiful roses in the garden, placing them in water in our little bathroom and hoping for miracles. Needless to say, she ended up getting rid of them when they’d turned a very delicate shade of brown…
One of my very fondest memories was going to church on Mothering Sunday. Walking into the church, you were overwhelmed by the beautiful smell of flowers and foliage. At the end of the service, each child went up to the vicar to collect a little posy to present to their mum…I didn’t really want to give mine away though! My dad used to grow anemones in the garden amongst the runner beans and carrots…it took me a little while to be able to pronounce their name properly! I loved the violet and red ones.
More tales of my flower memories to follow in future posts, but just for now, I wanted to tell you what Flowerona is all about.
It’s a blog about everything flower-related. Be it fresh flowers, flowers on things, anything that has the word flower in it, things called after a flower, floristry, gardens, meanings of flowers, flower names (including the latin names), the history of flowers, books about flowers and floristry, flower designs, flower events, websites…
I’d like to help, inspire and educate people about flowers and hope you enjoy reading my blog.
Happy to be the first person to comment on your site before you’ve even started blogging! This is going to be a lovely space, I can sense it
Beth (from BYW)
Amy @ Journey Mum says
I enjoyed reading your responses to our week two homework assignment. I really like all the ideas you have for your blog and look forward to seeing it in action.
Amy (also from BYW 🙂 )
Thank you so much for your comment. I’m really looking forward to getting started when we’ve completed the course.
Rona, what a bloomin’ good idea (excuse the pun!) for a blog. I’m really looking forward to coming back to this site and finding even more beautiful, fresh, & inspiring ideas on all things floral.
PS I’m especially looking forward to a feature on Gerberas – my favourite flower!
Thank you Robyn. As one of your native flowers, I’ll make sure I write a feature on Gerberas very soon!
Elizabeth Kirby says
It was so lovely to read your comments and it brought back so many memories.
Love from your Mum.
Mum, I’m really glad that my post brought back so many fond memories.
Rona, so happy that your blog is now live! It’s fab and I look forward to all your fabulous posts 🙂 x
Thank you Arianna for all your support!
Laura, HappyHomemakerUK says
Such a lovely childhood stories. I love flowers too, and excited to follow your new blog. Congratulations! XO L
Thank you Laura. It seems so long ago that we completed Holly at Decor8’s course and I’m so pleased that my blog is now up and running!
Joanna Merrills says
What a lovely idea, wishing you the best of luck with this venture. Look forward to seeing you and Matt on Boxing Day with Richard and Laura.
With love, Joanna.
Many thanks Joanna for your comments. Look forward to seeing you too on Boxing Day.
Lovely blog! Looking forward to many many posts!
Thank you so much Jenny for popping by and your comment!