Red Red Roses
There was a long period when I wouldn't go near them—except when kow-towing to Valentine's Day mandates. I thought they were boring, over-used, too common. I'm not sure when exactly I changed my mind, but boy did I do a 180! Right about now, when my fingers are chilled, and the afternoon light fades before afternoon is really over, I truly appreciate the velvety lushness of a deep red rose especially combined with red or orange french ranunculus and a touch of chartreuse buplurem or lady's mantle. In a bowl overflowing on my coffee table they become my floral fireplace, warm and cozy and familiar in a comforting way.
Posted by Barbara