Butterfly ranunculus, which is currently in season, is going down an absolute storm at New Covent Garden Flower Market in London this month! And there are so many beautiful different colours to choose from, including this pretty pale pink one called Isis.
If you’d like to read more about the flowers, foliage, plants and sundries which are currently available at the market, my latest report is now live on their website. There are two big dates for florists taking place this month…
International Women’s Day | March 8th
Did you know that vibrant yellow Mimosa, which has the Latin name of Acacia dealbata, is seen as a symbol of celebrating International Women’s Day?
Historians aren’t sure why the act of giving this particular bloom began. But there is documented evidence that on March 8th in 1946 men in Italy gave the fragrant flower to their wives, mothers, sisters and daughters as a sign of love and appreciation. Over in Russia, as a legacy of the Soviet era, the day is widely celebrated and actually a public holiday, with flower giving being hugely popular.
Mother’s Day | March 31st
At the end of the month, we’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day here in the UK. And you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to spring flowers to choose for your gift bouquets! From tulips, narcissi and fritillaries to ranunculus and hellebores.
I hope you enjoy reading my latest report, In Season at the Flower Market this March. And I’ll see you on Sunday for the next issue of my Floristry Industry Insight.
P.S. Just in case you missed it last month, here’s a link to my special report all about anemones!
(Image : Rona Wheeldon | Flowerona)