1st March, 2021
In the floral, botanical and horticultural world, March is very much our New Year.
Spring is coming and it’s the time of new beginnings, hope, fresh starts, lighter longer days and life starts to feel better. Bulbs are pushing up through the ground and the trees start to unfurl their leaves, produce pretty blossom with birds singing us a tune to make us get up and show up.
What’s not to love about this time of year? I have a March birthday too so it’s win win for me! We feel ready for anything!
The planning for the year in January is done, the boredom of accounts is complete and I’ve taken a sunny holiday although this year that was but a dream!
For me it is a month for shaking up and waking up the shop, we’ll have a change around, a fresh coat of paint, and a good spring-clean ready for houseplants to make their return to the shop after winter. Inviting all that green foliage back into Botanique fills me with such excitement and I absolutely love unpacking them all, teaming them up with new ceramic pots and sea grass baskets helping you discover your dream combination.
Excitingly the colour palette explodes, fresh and vibrant as the British flower market wakes up bringing us some of our favourite flowers; our homes feel brighter and welcoming with a simple vase of tulips gracing a kitchen worktop or table, they bring a smile and lift your wellbeing.
And, of course, March sees us celebrate and honour our mothers; Mothers Day is Sunday 14th March, one of the busiest days in the floral calendar. All the planning in January and February come to fruition, we madly make bouquets into the night so lets hope we can see our mums this year and actually hand over our flowers and spoil her the way she deserves. For me it’s a day of not only spoiling my mum but being spoilt by my children now they are older and are able to cook me lunch, fingers crossed!
So March is very much a time to wake up from our winter slumber, take off the thermals and spring into brighter days with a cheery smile knowing longer warmer days are ahead of us.